Dr. Jennifer Long, C.Psych.
Dr. Jennifer Long provides services in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She provides neuropsychological assessments to children and adolescents with neurological conditions, head injuries, medical conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic conditions, or other cognitive, learning, behavioural, or emotional concerns. A neuropsychological assessment can help clarify neuropsychological processes underlying difficulties, lead to a better understanding of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, assist with determining appropriate diagnosis, and document changes in functioning over time. Dr. Long also provides psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents experiencing difficulties at school to evaluate for learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental disabilities, or other problems. These assessments can also evaluate for gifted status. The results of a neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment lead to a better understanding of an individual, and help guide treatment planning and appropriate recommendations and accommodations.
Dr. Long provides individual therapy to children and adolescents experiencing a wide variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, perfectionism, sleep problems, interpersonal difficulties, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. Her primary therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioural (CBT), which involves helping individuals to better understand themselves and their difficulties, and to develop coping strategies that they can use in their everyday life.
Dr. Long strives to provide a warm and caring environment and to work collaboratively with her clients and their families to best meet their individual needs.
Dr. Long is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed a B.Sc. in Honours Physiology and Psychology (with distinction) and a M.Sc. in Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Windsor. Dr. Long completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. She has trained and worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centres, university clinics, and private practice. She has pursued a variety of training experiences in assessment and intervention in both clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology.