Debra Longo, LMSW

I often tell people that the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. We all need to have people in our lives who actually listen, are non-judgmental, understand who we are, and have our best interests at heart. I have been told many times that I am extremely easy to talk to, and I think this is because I absolutely love my work and feel it is a real honor to be a part of people’s journeys. I find tremendous satisfaction in helping people gain insight and build on their strengths and abilities, as well as change coping patterns that are not working so well anymore. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, using elements from multiple evidence-based modalities based on what I think will best help the client, couple, or family to reach their goals. 

I have a master’s degree in social work with 30 years of clinical experience. Much of my past work has taken place in medical primary care offices. I feel strongly that physical, mental and spiritual health is all connected. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, especially older teens and adults, with various issues though specialize in chronic health conditions, geriatrics, care giving stress, interpersonal problems, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, and addiction.

Issues Treated

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Interpersonal/Relationship Problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Illness
  • Aging
  • Life Transitions
  • Addiction (Substances, Food, etc.)

Education and Licenses

  • Master of Science in Social Work from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990.
  • Licensed Master of Social Work interpersonal and micro practice (L.M.S.W)

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)