• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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    What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.

    ACT helps us change the way that we relate to our thoughts and experiences. Pain – both physical and emotional – is an inevitable part of life. Yet our most common response is to push it away, avoid it, or fight against it. While we do this to protect ourselves from further pain, this paradoxically results in suffering and gets in the way of us being able to find a solution to our problems.

    ACT urges us to accept all of our experiences (even the unpleasant ones) as they are and committing to changing our typical ways of responding. This is done through various cognitive (thought) and behavioral strategies. 

    Watch the video below to learn more about how acceptance can help.

    What Can I Expect With ACT?

    You and your therapist will work collaboratively to understand your current situation, past experiences, values, and goals. 

    The therapist will teach you strategies that you can use to live a life that is aligned with your values and goals. 

    Ultimately, through ACT you will learn how to live a rich and meaningful life even when you are experiencing physical or emotional pain. 

    ACT can be used as a stand alone therapy or as part of a tailored approach. You and your therapist will talk about what would be most helpful for you following the assessment phase of therapy.

    What Can ACT Help With?

    ACT has been well researched and shown to effectively treat a variety of emotional, psychological, and physical conditions including

    Ready to get started? Reach out to us today!

    Reach out to us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a therapist to learn how we might be able to help.

    Call, text, or email using the information/form below. Our intake coordinator will answer any questions you might have and learn how we can help you. 

    If you’re specifically interested in ACT, please tell us at this time so that we can connect you with a therapist offering it. 

    You will then be connected with a therapist for a free 15-minute consultation. 

    This is a chance for us to meet the therapist, ask questions and learn about their approach so that you can determine if they’re the right fit for you. 

    Schedule your first therapy appointment and begin your healing journey! 

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