Dr Edith Langford. Therapist in Brooklyn, NY.
Education, Training and Professional Experience

Licensed as a professional counselor (LPC), mental health provider (LMHC), Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) in the state of Alabama, and credentialed as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC) in New York State, Dr. Langford has over two decades of experience, with particular interest in substance abuse, couples mediation and counseling, gang prevention and recovery therapy, relationship counseling, along with art therapy.

 

As acting Program Director for Brooklyn Art Incubator, a non-profit focused on utilizing the arts to help at-risk youth, and Adjunct Professor at St John's University in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as well as the College of New Rochelle, Graduate School of Psychology, Dr. Langford's work has touched thousands in the broader NYC metro area.

 

 

Certifications
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Alabama.

ADC, Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Alabama.
LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York.

CASAC, Credentialed  Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, New York.

NYS OASAS DUI Evaluation Provider
Detoxification Acupuncturist - Medical and Mental Health Center, Psychiatry Department, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York.

 

 

Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1991.

Concentration: Program Evaluation.
Dissertation: Development and Evaluation of a Strategy to Combat Illegal Drugs: An Ethnographic Case Study of the Process Used in Charlottesville, VA.

M.S., Long Island University, 1985.
Major: Counseling; Concentration: Family Psycho-Therapy.

B.A., Cleveland State University, 1983.
Major: Communications

Concentration: Mass Media, Radio, and Television Production.

 

 

Professional Organizations and Memberships

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)

New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)

University of Virginia Alumni Association 

 

 

Research: Art Resolving Violence
After completing the research for her  Ph.D., Dr. Langford began independent consulting with federal, state and community based arts organizations to develop program design strategies in response to the need for artistic  culturally relevant community based mental health programs, gangs, violent crime and illegal drug activity locally and nationally and to provide educational workshops, trainings and PowerPoint presentations on such topics as strategy development; community partnership and collaboration building; artistic cultural competence for police officers; development of community-based safe havens with after school art classes; and  user-friendly evaluation designs.

 

 

Community Service Work
Presently, Dr. Langford provides gang prevention and recovery therapy to girls who are separating from gangs. Often, they are in need of: safe shelter, domestic violence training, job readiness skills, life skills, acculturation, decision-making skills and appropriate referrals to other family and educational services.

Seven days after Katrina Dr. Langford had the opportunity to volunteer in Houston, Texas to provide crisis debriefing counseling.  However, the need for setting up a volunteer team of local doctors who would be willing to provide free and immediate medical services was most needed. Therefore, Dr. Langford changed her mission and was able to assist in providing a small but critical response in the aftermath of the hurricane.

Contact

Office Hours

 

Monday - Friday:      9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday:   9 a.m. - 12 p.m

Email:

Phone:

 edith.langford@verizon.net

 (718) 208-0526