Phyllis Vokey Long, LMFT

Biographical Profile of

Phyllis Vokey Long, LMFT

Phyllis Vokey Long has served as the Co-founder, Executive Director and Supervising Therapist for the New Day Women’s Center (NDWC) for the past nine years. She earned her A.A. degree in Business at Victor Valley College, her B.A. degree in Human Development from Christian Heritage College and her M.A. degree in Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) from Bethel Seminary. She is also a member of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Phyllis has worked as an LMFT since 2006. Prior to that, she served as Program Director in a variety of non-profit entities, to include ten years at a Child Development Center, certified as a Child Development Specialist; four years as an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern College, SDSU and Bethel Seminary; ten years for Kids Included Together, San Diego training youth workers nationally on how to support children with special needs and behavioral challenges; and nine years as Supervisor for MFT interns at the NDWC, in addition to leading support groups, Bible Studies and therapy groups for the Center.

She has been involved with a variety of organizations and church ministries in the startup and development of leadership opportunities to include Singles Ministries and Seminars. She is a graduate of the Leadership Academy of the East County Chamber of Commerce and was a nominee for the Women in Leadership Award in 2013.  Phyllis currently serves as a speaker and trainer for women’s organizations with a focus on mental health issues including Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, Professional Christian Women’s Connection, church retreats, and conferences.

Phyllis’ heart for God’s service has led her to volunteer and partner with several organizations to include a number of churches, a parent advisory committee for a Child Development Center, CAPS  pregnancy care clinic, the San Diego Rescue Mission, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Women’s Fellowship (PWF) and Professional Christian Women’s Connection (PCWC).