Both Michael A. Long, LMFT and Joella Long, LMFT attended Pacific Lutheran University’s Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program in Tacoma Washington. PLU has a rigorous MFT program requiring live supervision of therapists and also provided specialized training in working in co-therapy teams to enhance client outcomes. Michael and Joella are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the states of Oregon and Washington. While practicing primarily in Bend, Oregon, they have also taught Addictions and Mind-Body Approaches to Therapy courses at Bastyr University’s Masters in Counseling Psychology Program in Kenmore, WA.
Using a systemic perspective, we are highly skilled at seeing the whole person who attends therapy whether in a family or individual session. Often times, the medical model of therapy which is based on the diagnosis of an individual, narrows down to symptom reduction, missing many of the complexities of the human experience. We believe clients are more than symptoms and diagnoses.
At Cascadia Family Therapy, we zoom out to look at the complex web of environmental and social interactions making up a client’s life to find the true origin of the symptom. There isn’t time in session for long winded complaints or arguments between clients and their 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 dysfunction.
We are not your average therapists. And that is why we offer the 20 minute free consultation. Schedule a free consultation for yourself and feel the difference.