Therapy Treatment Plan
After careful consideration of a client’s goals, strengths, and unique history — a treatment plan is created. I utilize an eclectic approach to treat my patients. Eclectic therapy means that a variety of interventions and strategies are utilized to foster and empower positive change. What may work for one, may not be effective for another. Nonetheless, I employ scientifically proven therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Therapy (DBT) to address common psychological conditions. Utmost importance is placed on the therapeutic relationship – a respectful alliance between me as your psychologist and you as my client. Learn more about Dr. Jamie Long.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
I understand most human behavior as stemming from our core beliefs about our self, world, and expectation of the future. Our perceptions and the way we interpret events in our lives greatly impact the way we think, feel and act. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an scientifically proven treatment modality for symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, sleep conditions, and more. CBT works under the assumption that situations alone do not necessarily cause stress. However, it is our evaluation of an event or situation that may result in distressing emotions. CBT can help people become aware of their negative thought patterns, learn coping skills to combat symptoms and experience life in a more rewarding manner.
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
— Shakespeare (Hamlet)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
The mindfulness-based and skill-building techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are helpful for patients struggling with regulating mood, tolerating stress, or successfully engaging in relationships. Studies show that DBT is especially helpful to those with Borderline Personality Disorder and individuals who find themselves easily triggered to distressing emotions.
Therapy doesn’t stop at merely shifting perceptions or skill building. I believe long-lasting change is achieved by understanding the origins of our beliefs and behaviors. Therefore, I employ insight-oriented interventions to reveal important core issues when clinically appropriate. I find that individuals who improve psychological insight deepen an understanding of themselves and their relationship with the world.
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung