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Dr. Carolyn T. Long

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Minister, Christian Counselor

Works with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families

Specialty Issues:  Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Spiritual Abuse, African American Issues, Stress, Women's Issues, Military issues, Loss and Grief, Divorce, Blended Family Issues, Addictions, Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Chesapeake location

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EDUCATION

  • Bachelors Degree in Sociology, (BS) 1971, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Masters of Science Social Work (MSSW) degree, 1973, University of Wisconsin, Madison campus.
  • Bread From Heaven Institute,Creedmore, NC. (1984 -89). Licensed to Minister
  • Masters of Arts (MAC) in Counseling, 1992, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) 2008, Providence Bible School and Theological Seminary, Norfolk, VA 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Thirty-six years of direct and indirect, postmasters social work experience in a variety of settings in WI, NC and VA, with a variety of populations, ages, issues, and in a variety of roles
  • Settings: Public and private agencies, inpatient, outpatient , health, mental health, substance abuse, mental retardation, family services, and the church environment.
  • Populations: Children, youth, adults and geriatrics
  • Roles: Clinician/therapist in the provision of individual, family, couples and group therapy, director, coordinator, workshop presenter and field faculty
  • Field faculty for undergraduate and graduate social work and counseling students
  • Business established in 2004: First Seek the Kingdom Education, Counseling and Consulting Services.
  • Developed and operated a church owned Christian Counseling Ministry in a large, predominantly African American church in Norfolk, VA - 6 ½ years 

LICENSURE

  • Licensed Clinical Social SWorker in Virginia and North Carolina

PUBLISHED

  • Book: Stepping and Blending: Helping African Americans Prepare for Marriage, Remarriage and Stepfamily Life, published in July, 2009. This is a culturally sensitive, biblically sound educational and counseling resource to help African Americans prepare for marriage, remarriage, and prevent divorce. More information on the website at www.FirstseektheKingdom.com

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • IATM - International Association of Theophostic Ministers
  • AACC – American Association of Christian Counselors
  • BAACC – Black African American Christian Counselors, Advisory Board Member, East Regional Representative

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

  • In addition to being licensed to minister in 1989, she was also licensed in a local church in 2007, where she serves as an Associate Minister. Other minister experience include: Crisis Pregnancy Center Volunteer Singles Ministry Leader Childrens Minister New Converts Minister Covenant Care Pastor or cell group leader and Theophostic Prayer Minister.