- Orange County
Jayce Long, Ph.D
Jayce’s passion is knowing people deeply; the good, the bad, and the ugly. And to help others as much as appropriately possible along the way. He earned his master’s degree in Family and Child Sciences from the Florida State University, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Dr. Long completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium, Louisiana State University, working primarily with university students and forensic psychiatric patients, and postdoctoral fellowship training emphasizing psychodynamic therapy and psychological assessment with older adults in a community mental health setting.
His philosophy is a psychodynamic approach. He focuses on the underlying emotional and relational patterns that come up in therapy, then through a connected therapy relationship, invites a deconstruction process that leads to more intentional and value-based way of being and relating. At the end of the day, Jayce’s focus is on cultivating a meaningful relationship meant to help individuals understand where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go.
When working with Jayce you will find someone that takes a patient interest in a person’s total experience, beyond their behaviors, and underneath their anxiety and depression symptoms. Jayce tries to be as genuine and real and curious as possible while also following the patient where they feel is important. He tries to appreciate the complexity of every individual he sees, and he suspends any assumptions regarding his knowledge of their unique experiences. They can expect to meet someone who cares and thinks deeply with them about the problems bringing them to treatment.
Jayce has experience working with all ages and has advanced training in working with older adults. Additionally, he has specialized training in Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT) for personality disorders.