I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with children and adolescents (13-19) who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I have a long history of working with children and families in the child welfare system. My background includes helping children and families navigate through the juvenile justice and foster care system. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general navigate through life challenges. I have dedicated most of my career to working with children and adolescents.
My theoretical orientation in therapy is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. My counseling style is very laid back; I launch from a strength perspective; always exploring the strengths of the individual.
I believe in work life balance. Some of my self-care activities include tennis, exercise, travel, prayer, music, and spending time with family & friends.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LCSW #6501 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
LCSW #C9310 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
VaKendall does a good job of relating to what your concerns/issues are. As broken people, we need to hear the truth of what we are saying and experiencing, which isn’t always easy.
VaKendall is so easy to talk to. Has a wonderful spirit. I have only been with him 3 times in counseling, but I am certain God chose him for us.
VaKendall has been great.
VaKendall is a professional counselor. He is very practical too. He gives concrete exercises and focuses on the present, here and now. VaKendall is very culturally sensitive too. He didn't refrain from asking more questions to understand more about where I come from. He is emphatic, friendly, and flexible.
VaKendall has been awesome to work with! I was super nervous to start this process but he really helped me work through that so that we could have successful and effective sessions. He’s offered a variety of tools to use to combat anxiety and made me think of anxiety in a way that I hadn’t before. He’s an awesome counselor!
He was very patient and helpful the skills he gave was amazing and they worked... He is really a blessing.
VaKendall is very patient as I sort through my thoughts answering his questions. He is very skilled in reframing thoughts and situations as well as questioning you in a way to help you think more deeply about a situation. A counseling session with him is like talking with a friend who won't judge you or tell any of your secrets. I highly recommend him.
VaKendall is patient and truly listens to what you have to say before giving advice and insight.
VaKendall has been great for us so far. He checks in if it’s been a while and makes sure to listen to exactly what we say so that he can best help us move forward. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
He has been very helpful with ways to help us strengthen our relationship and overcome some difficult things. He's given us tips to help us communicate better and it has made us have more appreciation for each other.
VaKendall is great. He listens very well and gives good advice that actually helps.
VaKendall Long is a great counselor. He is very intuitive and helps you to see things that you may not see yourself. He always shows up on time for the phone sessions and responds to my messages.
Vakendall has been very helpful and insightful, marriage counseling is not easy and he has made it very open and communicative.
We are just getting started but she is very responsive and seems polite so far.
He is a very confident and helpful person. He helps you with a lot of your anger issues or anger he is very nice and laid back.
I would recommend Vakendall Long. He has listened to my concerns and has been very informative and professional . Our goals are being met and I look forward to working with him in the future.
VaKendall offered great help. I was able to put his recommended meditation and calming techniques to use. My quality of life has improved greatly over the last month or so.