Professional Background

I work with a broad range of clients and utilize EMDR as the foundation in my approach. My expertise includes addressing heavy trauma, anxiety, relationship difficulties, sports trauma, sport psychology consulting with athletes, peak performance coaching, as well as group therapy with adolescents and teens.

Educational Background

  • Georgetown Preparatory School.  North Bethesda, Maryland
  • College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, VA
  • University of Maryland School of Social Work.  Baltimore, Maryland

Clinical Background

Having obtained thousands of hours as a clinical social worker under supervision, some of my experiences are below:

  • Cornerstone Montgomery– Worked with the severe and persistent mentally ill population in the life skills department.
  • Washington DC Vet Center– Co-lead groups and maintained an individual running caseload of 15-20 combat veterans.
  • The Viva Center– Utilized neurofeedback and CBT with individual clients in a private practice setting.
  • Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center– Worked for over a year utilizing EMDR, addressing “Small T” and “Big T” traumas. Maintained a running caseload of 25.  Conducted family therapy, ran groups, and supervised an intern.
  • Aquila Recovery– Performed adjunctive EMDR work and co-lead an addiction group.
  • Gunzburg & Associates (Current)– Traveled to independent schools in the Metropolitan DC area to do group/individual therapy and presentations on social skills, bullying and other prevalent topics for the adolescent population.

Professional Background

Beyond my clinical experience, I have worked as an associate at a lobbying firm, a paralegal at a law firm, a financial representative at an insurance firm, an analyst with the FDA, in addition to having my own mental game/personal training business, Attainable Peak Performance, for 9 years. I have 7 years of coaching experience at the Maret School with the varsity football and basketball teams, in addition to coaching the rugby team at Georgetown Preparatory School for a year.  My professional experiences have allowed me to relate to broad spectrum of people.

Continuing Education/Certifications

  • EMDR and Neurofeedback Skills Training
  • Certified Mental Game Coach/Sport Psych Consultant from the International Mental Game Coaching Association
  • Member of American Psychological Association
  • Member of Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Worker
  • Member of EMDRIA – Click Here
  • Member of WISER – Click here
  • Member of National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports: Helping Athletes Win at Life

Ryan Long, MSW, LICSW


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