Hello, My name is Chase Longnaker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Kentucky. I am an experienced clinical professional with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Some of my skill sets include leadership, provision of therapeutic services and mental health/ behavioral assessments to individuals and families experiencing PTSD, Major Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Suicide, Self-Harm, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder related symptoms. Crisis management and safety plan development, detailed treatment plan development, and organizational/ professional documentation skills in keeping detailed, confidential client records.
As a LMFT professional I have had the opportunity to counsel a diverse population of clients economically, geographically, and culturally. My primary focus has been working with children (ages 7 to 11), adolescents (ages 12-17), and young adults (ages 18+). Teenage years can truly be some of the most challenging stages of life due to personal identity development; physical and mental development, relational uncertainties, family conflict etcetera. I remember facing feelings of anxiousness, self doubt, difficulties staying on task, not belonging due to bullying and frustration with myself for being too scared to ask for help. Thankfully I had several people that stepped into my life and helped me to think more clearly, feel more confident, and make wiser choices with my actions. . It was these relationships that kickstarted a desire within me to reach out and help others as I had been helped. This desire eventually lead me to my current career and passion as a teenage, young adult and family therapist.
As a mental health professional, one of my primary goals is to utilize empathetic, genuine, and evidence based counseling approaches to help provide impactful changes in individuals and families. My primary areas of clinical modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Solutions Focused Therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, and Basic Level EMDR Therapy.
The clinical experience that I have obtained as a therapist has taught me that people are resilient and under the right circumstances and stressors have the desire and drive to change for the better. This resiliency and drive in people is where I find true passion and inspiration to serve as a mental health professional. Having the opportunity to guide clients to breakthrough moments is what makes me passionate about my job. This same passion is what also drives me to play a part in helping individuals and families process the past, heal in the present, and move towards a positive and meaningful future. I hope that this information provides you with a little insight into who I am on both a professional and personal level. Thank you, and I look forward to the opportunity to help both you and your family on your therapeutic journey.
My Educational Credentials Include:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kentucky
Campbellsville University Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC) Training
EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Level Training
My Specialties Include:
Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Child Abuse, Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Marriage and Family Therapy, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Stress Management
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #263829 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
Chase is amazing! He continues to support me in healing and guides me toward fullness in Christ, which is just what I need!
I love how he listens to my concerns and gives me great advice! He is friendly and very supportive!
Very professional, knowledgeable, caring, supportive & understanding.
Chase is friendly, professional, and engaging. He is very responsive to messages and works to find some therapies that will work including recommending books. He has already offered excellent feedback, and I look forward to continue working with him.
Chase has been helpful from the moment we got matched. I really appreciated that he began our sessions by asking me what I wanted to get out of therapy and what major feelings/events brought me to seek out professional help. He then helped me to set specific goals to base our sessions and conversations on, and his intentionality, kindness, and advice has been extremely helpful. I appreciate his attention to details, the extra work he provides for me in between sessions, and how he makes me feel like he’s within reach if I did need something urgent. It gives me a sense of security, validation, and support.