Joella Long received her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington and her Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. After graduation, she was trained as a Functional Family Therapist and worked with families court ordered to family therapy before starting in private practice. She is passionate about supporting families and the unique challenges that face young adults. Joella has volunteered around the world for humanitarian causes as well as right here in the U.S. supporting Army families in transition.
In addition to working as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Joella is an engaging lecturer and presenter and a growing researcher. She was accepted as an Early Career Member of the American Family Therapy Academy, where she presented her research at the AFTA 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia. Most recently Joella taught Substance Abuse and Addictions in Bastyr University’s Masters in Counseling Program.
When she is not working with young adults and families, Joella can be found on one of the many trails in Central Oregon with her husband and their husky, Abbeygale.