J. Frederick Long, PhD, Clinical Psychology
A positive relationship between therapist and client is dynamic and built upon a foundation of trust, respect and understanding. Dr. Long treats clients with compassion and receives them with openness to their unique cultural perspectives and beliefs as individuals not diagnoses.
Dr. Long believes that therapy should be a safe, non-judgmental space in which to explore and consider challenges, strengths, hopes and desires. To ensure successful outcomes, Dr. Long and his clients work together to reach the client’s goals of acceptance, awareness, self-determination and positive change. With a better sense of who they are and a clearer understanding of the obstacles to their own happiness, clients can achieve the life, career and relationships they seek.
Dr. Long draws upon clinical interventions including client-centered, Cognitive-Behavioral and Interpersonal Psychology, proven effective in helping adults, couples, families, teens and children from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Dr. Long provides solution-based treatment for clients with depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, PTSD and for families and couples who are struggling with poor communication, anger management, school performance, adjustment issues, loss, aging and intimacy.
Dr. Long earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) from American University located in Washington, D.C. in 2000. He earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from American University in Clinical Psychology as well. Dr. Long obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.