Sandy Long, LMSW, is a clinical social worker on the School and Community Programs team at the Child Mind Institute. Ms. Long earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she specialized in clinical practice through an anti-oppressive lens. She completed training in several evidence-based treatments, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing. Her clinical work integrates the best available scientific knowledge with an understanding of how broader social systems impact individual well-being.
Ms. Long has supported young people experiencing depression and anxiety as well as various school, relationship and socioeconomic issues. Her approach in individual and family counseling sessions builds on the existing strengths of children and their support systems. She has facilitated social-emotional skill building groups and fostered student-led extracurricular activities in schools while providing crisis intervention, tutoring, and linkage to community resources as needed.
Ms. Long brings her clinical background to the Child Mind Institute, where she runs DBT skills groups for adolescents and leads training workshops for teachers and caregivers. She is committed to empowering New York City’s school communities through accessible mental health care and education.
- Clinical Intern, Harlem Village Academies, New York, NY
- Clinical Intern, Little Treasures-Petits Trésors, Queens, NY
- Clinical Intern, 163rd Street Improvement Council, Bronx, NY
- MSW, Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY
- B. Arch., Architecture with minor in Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY