Phoebe Long, PhD

( she/her/hers )

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location

Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia

Ages Treated

Adolescents & Adults

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Phoebe Long is a psychology postdoctoral fellow who works with older adolescents and adults. Authentic, attentive, and warm, Dr. Long uses her humor and inquisitiveness to develop a safe environment where clients feel supported and able to share vulnerabilities and struggles. She creates meaningful relationships with each client and helps them explore their life story, with a focus on enhancing their strengths and meeting their goals for therapy and beyond. Clients gain insights into how they tend to respond to stressors, and expand their framework for how to more effectively navigate stress and interpersonal concerns. Dr. Long relates especially well to young adults navigating life transitions, relationships, independence, and identity development. Her therapy style is empathetic and responsive to the unique needs of each client, with a goal of helping each person live a more meaningful life.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Long specializes in working with older adolescents and adults. She has experience treating anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, chronic health concerns, identity formation, personality disorders, life transitions, grief, and trauma. She also has significant training and experience in conducting psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Long’s style is integrative, blending structure from behavioral approaches with warmth and acceptance from interpersonal approaches. Her training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) gives her a toolbox to draw from to promote skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, building acceptance of life experiences as they come, and living a values-based life.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Long earned her master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University. She has worked in a variety of outpatient settings, including university counseling centers, private practice, the National Institutes of Health, and a community mental health center. She has received significant training in behavioral therapies, including ACT and DBT. Dr. Long completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship at the Catholic University of America. She is passionate about using her training and clinical experience to help facilitate insight and behavioral change with her patients.

Dr. Long completed her PhD and is being mentored by Andrea Biel, PsyD throughout her fellowship.

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