Emily Long, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Rochelle Ritzi, Ph.D.

Emily Long Business Card

Child, Adult, and Group Counselor
Play Therapist and Therapeutic Parenting Facilitator

Emily Long is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Rochelle Ritzi, Ph.D. Emily earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas, where she received specialty training in Play Therapy and Child Parent Relationship Training. She has experience in working with children, adolescents, parents, and adults with various mental health issues and life challenges. She also has experience with trauma and parenting issues relating to domestic violence at Hope’s Door New Beginnings Center in Collin County.

Emily believes that the core of mental health comes from honest self-exploration and self-acceptance. She strives to create a warm, compassionate, and genuine environment in which children and adults can feel safe to explore and express their feelings. She recognizes that each person is unique and aims to support each client in his or her individual journey toward personal growth.


Speaking Topics

  • The Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Witnesses
  • Encouragement Versus Praise: Effective Responses for Building Children’s Self-Esteem
  • I’m Not For Hitting: Helping Young Children Develop Self Control Through Limit Setting
  • Our Special Playtime: Using Connection to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

Licensing & Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
  • M.S., Counseling, University of North Texas
  • B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association 


  • Children
  • Adults
  • Play Therapy
  • Child-Parent Relationship Training
  • Parenting Issues
  • Social Skills and Support Groups
  • Domestic Violence and Trauma