North Canton, Minerva Schools, Northwest Schools
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Licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University. Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from Hiram College.
Mrs. Longanbach worked for several years at a mental health center in Tennessee as an adult outpatient therapist. There she specialized in anxiety, depression, domestic violence and rape trauma, and personality disorders. She led several groups for adults and also co-led a parenting group. Mrs. Longanbach later volunteered as a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader at two churches and was an assistant activities director at a nursing home. After moving to Canton, she managed the rapid rehousing program in Stark County helping to find housing for the working homeless and linking them with other resources. For the past 6 years she has worked as a mental health counselor in Minerva Local Schools. Mrs. Longanbach gained her school counselor license in the state of Ohio and has an excellent knowledge of the 504/IEP/ETR process of accommodations for children with disabilities or other learning or behavior problems. She also gained specialties in ADHD, Autism and trauma and have taught trainings on these topics to school staff and parents.
I have specialized in treating tweens, teens and twenties for the past 6 years, primarily in schools. I also have experience counseling K-5 students and adults. I specialize in problematic school and home behaviors, ADHD, ODD, Autism Spectrum, PTSD, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, trauma, and anxiety in children/teens. I tend to work closely with the school when the child and parents are interested in this type of counseling and will have office hours in Minerva Local School district in addition to my office in North Canton. I also provide family counseling and treat adults with all types of short and long term concerns including grief, family changes, stage of life concerns, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Generally counseling focuses on building positive habits, changing problematic behaviors, and improving coping skills, communication skills and anger management skills. I work with each client to find their treatment goals and help them to achieve these goals. Being a teen or a parent today can be stressful and overwhelming. It is often helpful to have someone outside the family unit to talk to about stressors and to get new ideas and solutions to problems. Often teens say they don't want to go to counseling but end up really enjoying the experience and not wanting it to end. The hardest part is the phone call.