I am a wife and mother in a neurodiverse family. In my home I am learning the healing power of play and connection; the importance of my own regulation; what it means to have unconditional acceptance, love, and compassion; and, the importance of doing the work to heal from my own traumas to be the parent my kids need and deserve.
These experiences fuel my passion for the work that I do in supporting other individuals, couples, and families. I tailor sessions to each unique client's needs, goals, and desires. Whether they're wanting greater balance; improved mental health; self-awareness, understanding, and acceptance of potential neurodivergence; to become a better parent or partner; or to process and heal from trauma, I come alongside clients to facilitate growth in these key areas of life. I draw from the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Model, what science tells us about Attachment and Trauma, Brainspotting (a gentle somatic approach), Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, Family Systems Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Relational Life Therapy, the mind-body-spirit connection, neurodivergent individuals, and more.
I am committed to helping parents and educators of children to:
Develop compassionate and evidence-informed caring practices;
Recognize and celebrate human diversity and embrace the mutual process of learning that is inherent in the parent-child relationship;
Understand and work with differently-wired kids (i.e., autism, demand avoidance/PDA, ADHD, ODD, DMDD, anxiety, sensory processing differences, etc.) from a neurodiversity-affirmative framework; and
Engage in emotion regulation and life-giving self-care to prevent and recover from compassion fatigue, burnout, trauma, and deteriorating mental health.
I look forward to meeting you!
Camille Long, she/her/hers
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, British Columbia College of Social Workers, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers