Emily Longo, MA, LMFT

Understanding best practices for treatment of children and families who have experienced developmental trauma has been the focus of Emily Longo’s career. Working as a clinician in IICAPS (Intensive In-home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services) and Extended Day Programs for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance, she completed extensive trainings and advocated for children who were being affected by relational and environmental trauma at young ages. After several years of working in non-profit agencies, she opened a private practice where her focus has been children referred from schools and the Department of Children & Families, as well as families touched by adoption and foster care. Emily is a certified Adoption Competent Therapist and completed the Training for Adoption Competency through the UCONN Adoption Assistance Program.


Emily plans to further advocate for children and families affected by developmental trauma to be recognized and given a correct diagnosis and treatment program, and that these protocols would be taught to those in the fields of early intervention. The goal is to create curriculum, policies, and treatment protocols to reach families when children are young and create equal access to these services among all populations.



Fairfield University


Research Interests

Attachment theory and infant neurobiology
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
Child Welfare Advocacy
Trauma-Informed Education
Systemic and Institutional trauma within the adoption and foster care population

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Emily Longo, MA, LMFT
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