MASTER’S LEVEL COUNSELING INTERNS

Brandon Long

Master’s Level Counseling Intern
(he/him/his)

Specialties: Mindfulness, Couples, Adolescents, Addictions, & Trauma

“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.” 

― His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

Ever since I was a child I had to learn and am still reminded of the hard fact of life that there are somethings we just can’t change, no matter how hard we try. However, I have learned that by developing and understanding my inner world better, the less control the external world has over my emotions. Additionally, I feel I am able to live more authentically and live the life I want to live. After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a focus on neuroscience, I became interested in learning about other cultures and ways of living, traveling to Thailand, China, Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America. Through those experiences, my interest in multicultural issues and mindfulness practices flourished, leading me to obtain my Master of Art’s degree in Buddhist Studies with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation, followed by further study in Chinese Medicine.  The culmination of these experiences led me to develop a greater understanding of health and wellness through a mind-body-spirit perspective that I hope to bring to my work as a therapist.  As part of my practicum, I co-facilitated psychoeducational groups around mindfulness skills. 

I enjoy working with older teens, adults and couples struggling with a variety of issues including life transitions, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. As an intern at Untethered Therapy, I have also received additional training and experience working with clients healing from infidelity, sexual addiction, and trauma. My goal for clients is to help them get unstuck from limiting or harmful ways of thinking and behaving that restricts their sense of happiness and contentment.  I have received specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)  as well as Mindfulness, CBT and Emotionally Focused (EFT)/Attachment-based interventions to help individuals, couples and families heal. 

In regard to wellbeing, I believe in a holistic and integrative approach which incorporates and encourages curiosity into the who, what, where, why, and how of one’s personal experience. Through developing a better understanding of how we view and experience the world, we can recognize and take the necessary steps to build a stronger inner foundation. This foundation increases our confidence to trust and love ourselves as we truly are. Through cultivating self-acceptance and self-compassion, one develops a stronger capacity to endure the stressors of day to day living and becomes more prepared for potential tough circumstances ahead.

I believe happiness and contentment are developed and experienced through behaviors and patterns of thought that inform our view of ourselves and the world around us.  Habitual negative thought patterns, over time, can be isolating and detrimental to one’s health and well-being. Through therapeutic approaches such as Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), clients can learn to get unstuck from limiting or harmful ways of thinking or behaving.  This transition allows clients to reorient themselves to a worldview which is more harmonious and consistent with achieving positive well-being and improved relationships.

 

  

Education:

  • M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, Anticipated August 2021
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Maitripa College
  • B.S. in Psychology (Neuroscience focus), Penn State University.

 

Advanced Trainings:

  • EMDR Level II trained-  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) 

 

 

Heather Putney

Heather Putney

PhD, LMFT, CSAT, EFT, EMDR-CIT

Executive Director, Founder 
Clinical Therapist for Individuals, Couples, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Addictions, & Trauma Specialist

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson

LPC, CSAT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals, Couples, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Addictions & Trauma

Amanda Chamberlain

Amanda Chamberlain

MSCP, LPC, EMDR-CIT, CPTT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Partners, Addictions, & Trauma

Gabriella Locke

Gabriella Locke

PhD, LPC, CATP, CDHWP, CSAT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Child/Adolescent, Addictions, & Trauma

Brandi Gurcak

Brandi Gurcak

M.S., LPC, CSAT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Addictions & Trauma

Monica Kaule

Monica Kaule

PhD Candidate, LPC, EMDR

Internship Program Supervisor
Clinical Telehealth Therapist for Individuals, Couples, & Group (she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Addictions, & Trauma

 

Amy R. Stoddard

Amy R. Stoddard

MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Clinical Telehealth Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Partners, Addictions, & Trauma

Taylor Naylor

Taylor Naylor

Master’s Level Counseling Intern
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Adolescents, Addictions, & Trauma