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Laura M. Longo, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Education

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University at Albany
MS, Counselor Education, Central Connecticut State University
BA, Psychology and Sociology, Stony Brook University

Professional Interests

Dr. Longo is passionate about understanding factors that influence college student health-risk behaviors, such as substance misuse, risky sexual behavior, disordered eating and excessive exercise. Her research focuses on the design, delivery, and evaluation of innovative prevention and intervention services geared towards minimizing substance misuse behaviors. She enjoys providing psychotherapy to college students presenting with a wide range of psychological, emotional, and developmental concerns, such as, substance use disorders, trauma, identity exploration, stress, adjustment, relationship difficulties, and depression.

Approach to Therapy

Dr. Longo’s clinical work is integrative and her approach varies based on the individual’s needs and concerns. Her style is informed by psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy. She believes that it is paramount to address various aspects of one’s cultural identity into the treatment process and that therapy should be individualized to meet each client’s unique needs.

Approach to Wellness

Dr. Longo strives to maintain wellness through a variety of self-care activities such as exercise, yoga, spending time outdoors, reading, and connecting with family and friends.