I am a psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapist that works with individuals experiencing relational difficulties and/or disruptions in their overall sense of self, oftentimes resulting in emerging or worsening psychological symptoms. I aid individuals in exploring the mental compromises that have contributed to their symptoms, revealing or revisiting underlying conflicts, and reworking them in the context of the therapeutic situation. In respecting the complexity of those that work with me, I do not provide instruction on how to think or behave "rationally." Instead, I engage deeply with their internal world, nurturing growth in themselves and with others.
As part of working in-depth, I see the uniqueness of the psychotherapy relationship as being a significant agent of change. As such, I help individuals alter problematic ways of relating to others and themselves by exploring the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship as it unfolds over time.
I have over a decade of experience providing mental health care, working in various directorial positions and as an outpatient therapist. Part of my professional development has been to undergo my own psychoanalysis.
Jacob Long, LPCA; Raleigh Office, 919-408-3212 x25