Julie Long

Founder, Counsellor, Coach & EMDR Consultant (MEd., CCC)

*Julie is accepting new coaching & psychotherapy clients as well as EMDR Therapists requiring Consultation towards Certification.*

All sessions are virtual.

Conversations with Safe Harbour Therapy
97 - Validating Your Feelings with Julie Long

How I can help.

Life happens…and our body is inherently capable of processing those hurtful situations so we can protect ourselves.

Yet when life is too overwhelming to cope, our brain gets behind in its paperwork and our body may act in “seemingly” helpful ways to protect itself: by over responding or under responding in order to survive. Trauma sensitive yoga practices help us to reconnect with our body so we can stay present when we revisit those past events. EMDR engages our innate systems so that we can complete the processing of those old memories that are keeping us stuck in the past so we can live our life – in the present.

Since 2019, I’ve been facilitating with EMDR Trainer, Dr. Kelly Penner Hutton, during her EMDR Basic Training courses and her trainings through Envision’s EMDR Basic Training.

If you’re in need of support in navigating how to use the 3 Prong, 8 Phase EMDR protocol with your clients or if you’d like to complete your EMDR certification, I can help.

If you’re a client who’s tried therapy in the past and is looking for something to deal with the root, I can help.

If you have navigated your traumas and are now looking for the next step in creating the life you choose, I can help.

My story.

Adverse life events (traumas) have knocked me down and there have been times I could not get back up, without help.

In 2009, I remember seeing a therapist who helped me feel that there wasn’t something wrong with me… Something wrong happened to me. We used EMDR to help me move through those traumas so that I could live in the present moment, not in the past.

I received my Basic EMDR Training in 2013 and since then have helped numerous clients resolve their distress using EMDR Therapy. In 2014, I discovered my love of yoga and read about how it helps those struggling with complex PTSD in Bessel van der Kolk’s book, The Body Keeps the Score.

Recently I’ve become an Approved EMDR Consultant and a TCTSY Facilitator with a 300 hour certification in trauma sensitive yoga and a 200 hour yoga teacher training to support client’s with complex trauma so they can claim their body before processing traumas using EMDR.

I’ve also recently received training in Life Coaching and will complete my Spiritual Coaching and Reiki training in the fall of 2022 so I can journey with clients from start to finish – offering support in the past, present and future: body, mind & soul.

I also enjoy working with therapists co-facilitating EMDR Therapy training and offering consultation to those therapists seeking EMDR Therapy certification to support their clients in moving on from the grips of the past and feeling embodied in the here and now with agency, compassion and joy.

Life outside the office.

Mental health advocacy is a passion of mine, in addition to learning how to live our best lives. I love walking my dog and enjoying the sunshine and trees. As a highly sensitive person, some of my favourite hobbies are spent by myself reading in my comfy chair, writing, running outdoors, training, practicing yoga, or meditating. Yet connecting in a meaningful way with loved ones is essential for me too, whether it’s being inspired by the joy of my nieces and nephews, laughing out loud with my husband, or just being with my family and friends.


  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individual Life Coaching
  • Group Life Coaching
  • Individual EMDR Therapist Consultation
  • Small Group EMDR Therapist Consultation

Areas I can assist with.

  • EMDR Consultation after Basic Training
  • EMDR Consultation towards Certification
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Self-Confidence
  • Life Purpose/Meaning


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Life Coaching


ClienteleAdults 18+, EMDR Therapists
Average Cost per session$150/hour plus GST (individual) $180/hour plus GST (Group)
Methods of payment acceptedetransfer, credit
Accepted Insurance PlansDesjardins, Greenshield, Olympic, Healthcare Spending Account
Liability Insurance provider and expiration dateBMS Insurance EXP. January 2023


Years in Practice12
DegreeMasters in Educational Psychology (M.Ed.) University of ManitobaGraduated: 2011

Additional Credentials.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #62422012
EMDRIA Certified Therapist2019
EMDRIA Approved Consultant2021
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator 300 hour Certification (TCTSY-F)2022
Life Purpose Institute Life Coaching Training2022
Kootenay Yoga School 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2022

In the media.

Who’s Who Women in Business Magazine 2019Click Here

Conversations with Safe Harbour Therapy Podcast.

97 – Validating Your Feelings with Julie Long

written by Julie Long on 07/04/22

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others.You need to accept yourself.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Most of us are so kind to others and yet the sound track in our own minds is so mean. Being as compassionate to ourselves as we are to others will continue to […]

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86 – Empowerment Through Choice with Julie Long

written by Julie Long on 21/10/21

For this week’s episode, founder Julie Long, reflects on choice … how choice might empower us and how the lack of choice might dis-empower us and thus affect how we think, feel, and respond to our world.

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85 – The Power of Gratitude with Julie Long

written by Julie Long on 14/10/21

Around this time of year, it’s a custom for many to share what they appreciate about each other. Perhaps you’ve recently been on the receiving end of a thank you. Do you remember your reaction? I know when I receive a comment of appreciation it resonates with me and puts a bounce in my step. Research has shown that sharing an expression of gratitude with another person elevates the receiver’s mood but it helps elevate the mood of the giver of the gratitude. It’s a dose of dopamine and who doesn’t like feeling better?

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