Psychotherapy & Treatment Plan
After careful consideration of a client’s goals, strengths, and unique history — a treatment plan is created for the psychotherapy you will receive. I utilize an eclectic approach to treat my patients. Eclectic therapy means that a variety of interventions and strategies are used to empower positive change. What works for one, may not be effective for another. I use scientifically proven psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to address common mental health issues. 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 a scientifically proven treatment modality for symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, sleep conditions, and more. CBT takes the assumption that situations alone do not necessarily cause stress. However, it is our interpretation of an event or situation that may result in distressing emotions. CBT helps 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.
The best outcomes in psychotherapy typically result from a combination of skills training and increased self-awareness. I believe long-lasting change is achieved by understanding the origins of our beliefs and behaviors. Therefore, I use insight-oriented strategies to reveal important core issues that could be at the root of problems. I find that individuals with improved 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