About Us

Our practice and practitioners

Joella Long founded Cascadia Family Therapy in Bend Oregon in 2015 with the dream of offering a vital resource to the community she fell in love with on a family vacation in 1992.

Central Oregon’s beautiful landscape draws people from all over the world and though we may all brag that “your vacation is my life” it doesn’t exclude us from the social, emotional and psychological struggles human beings face. Joella is passionate about gathering themes and data in her and her clinicians work to continually improve at serving the community.

Cascadia Family Therapy’s mission is to provide culturally informed systemic mental health care with the heart of a teacher empowering our clients and clinicians with the skills and tools to live their best lives.There isn’t time in session for long winded complaints or arguments between you and your family members. We are focused on pinpointing and highlighting the exact interactional pattern or patterns that may be leading to symptoms like depression, anxiety or general relationship struggles.


We believe that systemic racism, culture, socioeconomic status, language, trauma, the environment you live in and were raised in, all play important roles in mental health. We believe seeing the whole you provides space for healing. 

All of our clinicians participate in continued education to ensure you receive the best treatment possible.

We see relationships as an important resource and factor in mental health.

Get your free 20-min consultation to see if we’re the right fit.

    Our Therapists

    Photo of Joella Long, founder of Cascadia Family Therapy

    Joella has more than a decade of experience working with clients from all walks of life in Oregon and Washington.

    Before starting her own private practice after graduate school, she worked in the private sector for entrepreneurs— adding to her unique skillset advanced training in Solution Oriented Therapy, Experiential Therapy and addiction.

    She is passionate about working with strong driven women 20-60 on finding their authentic voice and empowering them to build a life they love. Using talk therapy, Joella is able to highlight client’s innate strengths and skills and identify opportunities for growth. Joella’s extensive experience as an entrepreneur makes her gravitate towards tangible goals, practical steps, and identifiable outcomes that outline steps for clients to begin taking immediately.

    When not working with clients or on the business itself, she can be found trail running, skiing, or lifting weights— all of which recharge her to be at her best for her clients.

    Joella Long, LMFT
    Photo of Michael A. Long, therapist at of Cascadia Family Therapy

    Michael is one of the most skilled child and family therapists in Central Oregon. His approach is strongly influenced by his experience as a former officer in the US Army as well as his work as a music teacher. He is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Ericksonian clinical hypnosis, has advanced training in solution-focused therapy, HeartMath and somatic experiencing and has taught Mind-Body Psychology as adjunct faculty at the Bastyr University Masters in Counseling program.  

    Michael really enjoys continually learning the newest modes of therapy available and broadening his approach beyond traditional talk therapy.

    When Michael isn’t doing therapy or reading about therapy, he is playing music in one of his two bands or skiing.

    Michael A. Long, LMFT

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    Our highly trained therapists can be a great addition to your workplace, school or running group/club sport. Topics like self-care, substance abuse prevention, and mind-body connection add value, provoke conversation and deepen connection in our community.

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      Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering online sessions only.
      780 NW York Drive, Suite 204

      Bend, Oregon, USA 97703

      (541) 639-2986