Julie Longton is a lead clinician and co-owner of Affinity Behavioral Health. She obtained her Masters Degree from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH in 1996. Working in the community for almost 20 years, Julie has provided therapy to couples, families, and individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
Her specialized training as a marriage and family therapist gives knowledge and expertise to ensure that clients are receiving care that is systemic and evidenced based. Treatment with clients is individually based and utilizes a variety of theoretical perspectives including cognitive behavioral, strengths perspective, and solution-focused therapy with a client-centered focus.
She has completed extensive training in addictions, anxiety, depression/mood disorders, and parenting education. In addition, she has 15 years of experience as an AAMFT (American Association Marriage and Family Therapists) approved supervisor. She provides supervision for those working towards licensure as well as clinical consult to other professionals.
Prior to private practice, Julie worked as the Lead Clinician for Care Plus PHP, helping clients with addiction and mental health issues. In addition, she worked as adjunct faculty, as a clinical supervisor for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Southern Connecticut State University. In addition, Julie has done significant work with children with special needs (particularly those with autism spectrum disorders) and advocacy including PPT’s in the early years of her private practice.
Currently, Julie works with individuals, couples, and families in the following areas of practice: depression/mood disorders, anxiety, crisis counseling, life transitions, grief and loss, stress management, bariatric weight loss evaluations and Christian counseling. Julie strives to provide a caring, confidential environment where clients can achieve their full potential while focusing on maintaining positive, healthy relationships.