TC Long graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Masters of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling in 2001 and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature in 1997. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including residential, outpatient, behavioral health agency and private practice. He has worked with adolescents, teens and adults who are dealing with issues such as Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Trauma Recovery. TC also has a specialization in Technology-Assisted Therapy allowing him to provide therapy for Arkansas residents over the phone or the internet. TC worked for St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Fayetteville as a Campus Minister directing the choir and leading retreats for college students for 10 years. He currently lives in Alma with his wife, Angela, and their four children, Thomas, Monica, Maria & Cecilia. They attend St. Michael Catholic Church in Van Buren where he is the youth choir director and a religious education teacher.
My approach to therapy is Client-Centered, which focuses on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients in order to allow them to more freely explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Client-Centered therapy involves meeting clients on their level instead of being in the role of expert or sage who will provide all the answers. It also involves authenticity, which I believe helps to build trust and rapport with clients. Even though I'm a therapist, I'm also a normal human who struggles with life issues too. Most importantly, Client-Centered therapy involves empathy, the ability to understand and relate to the way a client is feeling.
When I work with you, it's collaborative. We work together to explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are interfering with your life. As we work through all of the issues and begin moving to a place of healing, we'll also focus on specific skills that you can develop to reshape the way you think and the way you manage your feelings. I would love to work with you on addressing the issues that you're struggling with and walk with you on your path to healing and happiness. Contact our office today at 479-709-9880 to schedule an appointment with me!