Barbara Long, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice in Atlanta. Although her resume speaks to her broad experience treating patients and consulting in a variety of settings, such as inpatient, day patient, outpatient treatment, substance abuse, chronic pain, and consulting to the medical and surgical hospital units, including cardiac transplantation and artificial heart implantation, currently her focus is consulting to industry about workplace problems and to the legal profession about criminal matters or civil claims of psychological injury. In addition, she has a limited outpatient treatment practice. Her consulting work for corporations has dealt with sexual harassment, interpersonal conflict, behavioral problems, and threat assessment.

Dr. Long has worked with young people and their parents for over 30 years, both professionally and on a volunteer basis as an interviewer and support person for the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Admissions, who awarded her a Hiram Hunn Award in 2009 for her service. She has a special interest in the emotional well being of youth in the “Transition” period from high school through college and their 20s. Her concerns about the challenges of this period of life compelled her to write her book, Keep Your Eye on the Prize!—a Young Person’s Guidebook to Adulthood, which is available through its Website, www.keepyoureyeontheprize.org, or digitally, through Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.

Dr. Long’s 2013 book, Hold On To Your Hat!—Handling the Roller Coaster Emotions of the College Application Process, teaches students and families how to handle the “roller coaster emotions” of this process with resilience and calm.