You have the power to change your path, let’s take the first steps
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It is simple, I want to see you step into your power.

You are not defined by your past.

You are not defined by your addiction.

You are not defined by your medical condition.

You are not defined by your diagnosis.

You ARE deserving of healing and growth.

I believe we all have the capacity to change, grow, and heal. As a psychotherapist, I am passionate about empowering my clients to improve their quality of life in the face of adversity. Congratulations on taking the first step into your power!


Integrative Psychotherapy

I provide individual, family, couples and group counseling for a range of issues.

Areas of Specialty

Stress management
Chronic Health Issues
Smoking cessation / Substance use
Relationship concerns

Trauma Therapy

I am inspired by the body’s ability to heal. You can get beyond distressing symptoms and unhealthy habits that leave you feeling stuck.

By applying the use of resiliency focused therapy and integrative tools, we help you find your power and heal from difficult past experiences.

Health Coaching

Through my experiences in healthcare settings, I have developed a deep passion for guiding others to a higher state of wellness and self.

What to Expect:

Developing specific, personal health behavior goals
Providing support and tools to help you reclaim power over your health
Creating an accountability system, check-ins

Let’s work on supporting you to a healthier, balanced life!



Please note that I am not part of any insurance panels and considered an “out of network provider”.  You may find that your insurance company will reimburse you a percentage of what you spend with providers who are outside of your network.  I am happy to fill out any necessary documentation for any claims you submit.

Out of Network Rates

$150 per 60-90 minute initial intake session
$105 per individual session of 50 minutes
$125 per couple/family therapy session of 50 minutes

Payment Types Accepted

Cash & Check
Debit & Credit Card
Paypal, Venmo

I am happy to offer sliding scale slots for a limited amount of clients. Please inquire for more information.


Joy Long-Vidal, LPC, CTTS

Licensed Professional Counselor (9294) • Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (NT0568).

My approach to therapy focuses on providing a supportive and compassionate environment that fosters healing and growth.  I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to helping my clients find their voice and regain a sense of control and pleasure in life. I believe that we are a team working together with one common goal - helping you feel better. Together, we help you develop tools and strategies for navigating emotions, relationships, and life goals to increase personal power and joy. My clinical style is a blend of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mind-Body Informed Framework, Mindfulness, and the use of Expressive Arts.

My experience includes working with children/adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of mental health capacities including community-based mental health, research, and medical settings.

Education & Training

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, minor in Public Health from University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
In-training as a Trauma Resiliency Model Practitioner : Level 2
Training in: Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Helpful Information / Resources

SAMHSA National Helpline

Suicide Prevention Hotline

National Institute of Mental Health


Call 919-808-2021 to discuss scheduling an appointment or fill out the form below.
Please include your phone number and a good time that you may be reached.

Office Location: 1803 Chapel Hill Road, Suite B
 Durham, NC 27707