Dating after Separation With Children – Finding Your New Normal

The 5 Do’s and Dont’s about dating after separating/divorcing from your partner especially when you have children. And, when is it the ‘right’ time to introduce a new partner to your children? Written by Rochelle Long, MA, LMHC Let’s admit, dating after marriage or being together for a long time is difficult and scary. This […]

Ask Rochelle…

I am here to answer questions and provide the best possible answer based on my expertise, knowledge and experience. I will answer one to two questions per “Ask Rochelle…”. Please keep your questions coming at longcounseling@gmail.com and I will do my best to answer your questions. Thank you and always remember you matter! *Please remember […]

EMBRACE Our Mental Health During COVID-19

Take Care of Yourself And Decrease Unnecessary Stress During this time… We are all living in the time of uncertainty. Our world is going through an ever evolving learning curve on ways to handle this pandemic known as the COVID-19. Many people are rushing to the stores buying vast amounts of toilet paper, cleaning products, […]

Coping with Parent Alienation: Consider these Tips:

by Rochelle Long, MA, LMHC What exactly is parental alienation? “Parental alienation when one parent alienate the affections of the children so the child does not want to be with or spend time with the other parent.” (Darnell, D. 2007). Parental Alienation is not for those parents who have been estranged from their non-favored parent […]

Is it really possible to Co-Parent with High Conflict Parents?

Written by Rochelle Long, MA, LMHC Parenting children and adolescents with intact families where there are two parents in the same household is challenging as it is. Parents who are no longer together (or never were) and going through custody battles takes parenting their children to another layer of potential complications. The decisions being made […]

Self Care for Professionals Working with High Conflict Families…

Self Care is Mandatory while working with High Conflict Families…Why? Working with high conflict families going through child custody battles is not an easy task.  Professionals in this field easily burnout and need to take care of themselves first so they are physically and mentally prepared to work with this population. I was working on […]

Long Counseling Newsletter August 2018

  WELCOME TO LONG COUNSELING  We have exciting news to share with you this month! Trivia Question: Which continent has the highest population density? Summer Question? Summer is in full swing – what are your kids doing this summer? Exciting Read: Is it about the Parents “my time” or the Children’s Time when thinking about […]

Teenagers, Child Custody and Extracurricular Activities…what is the fight over?

Children who participate in physical activities such as sports experience positive health benefits, including decreased likelihood of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and some types of cancer (Council of Physical fitness and sports).  According to several articles, including the article published by the University of Florida, children who participate in sports are less likely to […]

The Family Courts Are Flawed…

The family courts and family legal system are flawed in so many ways. On one hand, who blames the commissioners and judges for handing out life altering judgements in a matter of approximately fifteen minutes after both parties have argued their point? Yet, on the other hand, how can these commissioner and judges make such […]