Pauliann Long, LCSW-C



About Pauliann

I have been practicing as a licensed therapist in the Washington Metro area for nearly 20 years. I am both a problem solver and listener at heart, which led me on my journey to become a therapist, life coach, and holistic medicine practitioner.

At the core of my work with clients is a profound belief in the innate capacity of human beings for growth, adaptation, resilience, and healing.

As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you, tell you what you did wrong, or place blame. Instead, my approach is to work with you to form a unique partnership with real collaboration and effective guidance in order to empower you.

We work together to create the best therapy program for you—whether it’s traditional therapy and coaching, yoga as medicine, the energy medicines of reiki and meditation, or some combination of all of them. And together, we will resolve what is holding you back from living the life you deserve.

At Inner Passages Therapy you will not only find a qualified and experienced therapist, but a person who fundamentally believes in the power of trust and dedication. I can help you look inward to mend past hurts, and peel back the layers of emotional scar tissue in order to move forward in the world in more rewarding and healthy ways with your new best friend—you!

People say you should practice what you preach, and I do. I’ve been there—right where you are—and done this work for myself. And over the course of my professional life, I’ve watched individuals and couples I’ve worked with transform their lives for the better.

My educational background includes:

  • Licensed clinical social worker via Masters Social Work (MSW) in Clinical Social Work from Howard University
  • 200hr and 500hr Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapy, and Reiki Master Certifications from the Institute of Integrative Health at the University of Maryland

I am proud to be a community-based therapist, treating and supporting local clientele. However, we all know how complicated life can be, and I’m able to accommodate tricky schedules—thanks to modern technology—with Skype.