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Laura Longo, Ph.D.

Dr. Longo (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Psychologist, providing comprehensive evaluation and psychotherapy services for adults at Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC.

Dr. Longo enjoys working with adults who experience a wide range of concerns, such as substance use disorder(s) and the recovery process, trauma, relationship difficulties, identity exploration, stress, anxiety, and depression. She believes that it is essential to meet people where they are at, without judgment, and to cultivate a space where clients can feel safe to be their authentic selves. Dr. Longo’s approach to clinical treatment is integrative, tailored based on an individual’s needs and concerns, and is informed by psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral approaches, through a multicultural and social justice lens.

Outside of Freedom First, Dr. Longo is an active researcher at the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at the University at Albany. She has expertise in the development and evaluation of prevention and early intervention services that address substance misuse and suicide prevention. She enjoys providing training to mental health professionals and graduate students in motivational interviewing and the evidence-based practice Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

Dr. Longo completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology at Stony Brook University, her Master of Science in Counselor Education with a specialization in School Counseling at Central Connecticut State University, and her doctoral degree (Ph.D) at the University at Albany. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, with a specialization in treating addictive behaviors. Dr. Longo has worked in several settings including community outpatient care, addiction treatment centers, university counseling centers, and residential, inpatient, and intensive outpatient care settings.

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