Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Gilbert, AZ

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Neal Nicholas Holden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Modalities include parts therapy, solution-focused therapy, CBT, ACT , mindfulness and self-regulation, motivational interviewing, and EMDR.
My passion is helping people improve their ability to experience emotions in a healthy way so that they can be the best versions of themselves. We will work together to resolve issues with trauma, anxiety, anger/irritability, or feeling stuck in life. You may have tried making changes to feel better or be more positive, but despite your best efforts something is holding you back. You may have instinctual response patterns that are working against you. That's not you, that's survival mode. I will help reduce the struggle by teaching you how to "rewire" your nervous system so that it works with you, allowing you to be the real you.
(480) 637-3674 
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Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Michael Lusher
Counselor, LAC
Verified
I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), an adolescent form of ACT therapy named DNA-V, and Solution Focused therapeutic techniques.
I am a general mental health therapist. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, and young adults experiencing difficulties, including, but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Motivation Life stressors & transitions, Relationship issues, Family communication, Boundaries, Gender identity, and sexual orientation. I strive to provide a safe space for individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. I work to gain perspective from each individual client’s point of view, with the understanding that every person’s life journey is special and unique.
(480) 739-3170 
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Gilbert, AZ 85297
Offers online therapy
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Doe Daughtrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, PhD
Verified
Using Acceptance & Commitment therapy, Superhero therapy, and DBT skills, I offer *low-risk* clients a compassionate space to identify their strengths, explore solutions to their problems, learn and practice new coping skills, and set and achieve goals.
Even though our culture has developed the attitude that "happiness" should be our default state, life is often hard. We all face difficult transitions, experience scary situations, and often feel at the mercy of forces beyond our control. We easily can have trouble dealing with change as well as emotions like shame, guilt, anxiety, fear, anger, and grief. Faith crises and transitions are especially difficult because religion give us our identity and sense of what it means to be human, our community, our relationship to power and authority, how we can and cannot use our bodies—the very nature of reality.
(480) 530-5698 
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Offers online therapy
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Zachary Telepak
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and other modalities, and can be of professional help to you in achieving your personal goals.
It is through reflection that we gain an understanding of where we stand and what we believe. Perhaps it is finally time for you to take care of you. Therapy offers a special and dedicated time for you to explore and discover who you really are, while giving attention to the parts of you that are hurting, as well as to parts of you that aren't fully alive. But therapy is not just for the challenging moments; it's also designed for when your life may be perfectly fine. My goal is to help you feel most settled within yourself, to develop very fulfilling and satisfying relationships, and to create purpose and meaning in your life.
(480) 680-9427 
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Gilbert, AZ 85233
Offers online therapy
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Meagan MacCleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Therapeutic modalities include CBT, DBT, ACT , Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Mindfulness.
As a Licensed Therapist, I am passionate about helping people identify and accomplish their goals to achieve a mindful, balanced life. My life purpose was confirmed after personal struggles with anxiety and depression as a teen. I knew I wanted to help others who are committed to overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, relationship issues, grief, and difficult life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, judgement-free environment where clients feel heard, supported, and empowered to become their ideal self. I provide individual & group therapy for ages 14 and up.
(520) 341-8667 
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Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Heather Fernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have training in areas of mindfulness, trauma, EMDR, ACT Therapy, & Gottman couple’s therapy.
**Accepting New Clients** Hello, my name is Heather and I have been a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist since December 2013. I have experience working closely with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families. A few of the things I assist in are: grief and loss, life transitions, stress management, improved communication within families and couples, blended families, co-parenting, healthy relationships to include those with domestic violence history, anxiety, self-esteem and assertiveness building, trauma, and drug/alcohol addiction history.
(602) 536-8261 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Stefan Leonides
LPC Intern
Verified
Through a collaborative counseling experience, I utilize a comprehensive strength-based approach influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) to ensure I meet the particular needs of each client.
My vision of the counseling process is through the lens of my life journey in recognizing life can be unpredictable and present challenges. However, those challenges are opportunities to learn and grow, leading you to capture your potential and fulfill your purpose. My mission is to meet you where you’re at in your life journey and empower you to become the best version of yourself. I have experience with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relational issues, grief, and more. I am a certified Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) facilitator and helps couples with pre-marriage and marriage enrichment counseling.
(480) 428-2686 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Meredith Everett
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
CBT, ACT , Mindfulness-Based Counseling or Client-Centered Therapy.
Deciding to begin therapy can be an exciting and/or anxiety provoking experience. We usually decide to start therapy because something does not seem to be the way we want it to be. Each person's story is unique, and every individual has their own creative way of working towards their goals. Our individuality has its own strengths and its own vulnerabilities. No matter what you’re going through, therapy can be a chance to get to know yourself better and learn what you want today and in the future. I help clients make sense of what they’re going through, how to cope with it, and how to feel confident about themselves moving forward.
(480) 864-4248 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Crystalyn A Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified
I also have extensive experience treating general mental health and co-occurring disorders in adults utilizing evidenced-based interventions from various theoretical approaches including: EMDR, Structural Dissociation, DBT, CBT, REBT, ACT & Motivational Interviewing.
I believe the path to wellness involves taking a deeply personal journey back to self. We cannot fully connect with others without first connecting with ourselves. My name is Crystalyn Jones, and I have been a Licensed Counselor in Arizona since 2015. I am an EMDR trained therapist that specializes in complex trauma. I utilize Structural Dissociation Theory along with EMDR to help people integrate parts of themselves and find resolution to unprocessed trauma. Meditation personally changed my life, so I enjoy encompassing mindfulness into my practice and teaching even the busiest minds how to meditate.
(928) 378-3736 
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Gilbert, AZ 85233
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Elizabeth Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My approach is person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed utilizing several evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, ACT , Trauma Focused, and Rogerian to name a few.
Accepting New Clients. Sometimes life throws a curveball (or ten) and things end up sideways; different than anticipated. Sometimes we fall and might need support getting back up. I support clients healing trauma, life decisions, anxiety, loss, depression, identity, medical challenges, relationships, transitions, life, meaning, PTSD, or simply seeking joy. I enjoy helping clients on their journey healing, learning, changing, growing, shapeshifting however they decide they want to while becoming a healthier, more balanced self.
(480) 741-1394 
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Gilbert, AZ 85295
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Isabel Ball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I have training in ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and psychodynamic therapy.
It takes courage to seek support and I celebrate the space you are making for growth and healing in your life. I work with clients struggling with issues such as eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, lived and intergenerational trauma, ethnic/racial identity, adolescent identity development, and family conflict. My experience is in working with 13-25 year olds and their families where appropriate, and I practice in both Spanish and English. I believe that through the process of building self-awareness, leaning into your inherent strengths, and developing new skills, you can manifest the desires you have for your life.
(928) 543-6794 
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Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Julia (Wiens) White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I also utilize other approaches such as Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Expressive Therapy to help my clients heal and embody positive change and radical self- acceptance .
Sometimes, life presents us with painful experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. These unresolved and unhealed wounds can hinder our ability to move forward and live an empowered life. In therapy, my goal is to provide you with a safe space to examine and remove unhelpful patterns from your past, and allow for transformational healing to occur. I incorporate what I have learned from my experience as a clinician at multiple residential eating disorder treatment centers as well as a residential PTSD/trauma treatment center.
(844) 303-6187 
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Gilbert, AZ 85234
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1Gr8Life LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My specializations include Cognitive (CBT), Acceptance Commitment ( ACT ), EMDR (Trauma), and/or Dialectical (DBT) Therapies.
Currently accepting Telehealth only) As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over two decades of behavioral health experience, I am committed to supporting healing from trauma, emotional wellness, and connected relationships. I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples. My specialty and focus includes trauma, loss, mood stability, relationships, and transitions. I am committed in creating a gentel, safe, and supportive space for healing during life's vulnerable and difficult circumstances.
(520) 346-7631 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Gary Tenney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hello! My name is Gary Tenney. I am a licensed Psychologist in the Gilbert area. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults. I also provide some couples therapy. I am open to working with all situations, but I have extensive experience working with anxiety and depression. In my practice I utilize an approach that fits the needs of my clients. There is not a "one-size-fits" all approach that works for everyone and every issue, but I have found a lot of benefit utilizing principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
(480) 712-1816 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Amy Burnside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I want to help you embrace your personal story and live your life in a way that is fulfilling and connected to your personal values. I believe that through increased awareness & acceptance of who you are we can identify behavioral, thought, or emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck. I strive to help clients balance their emotional, psychological, & physical health. Together we can improve your communication skills, decrease emotional reactivity, improve self-esteem & break down internal barriers that prevent you from fully living. I have a down to earth and compassionate style and will help you identify your innate strengths.
(480) 351-5184 
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Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Christine Hoffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over 15 years of experience in hospice care, grief and loss, and psychotherapy; using DBT, CBT, ACT , and EMDR, as well as the understanding of neurophysiology.
Have you been struggling with anxiety or depression from unresolved incidents that have happened in your life? I believe that the way to healing is through connection; to yourself, others, nature, and a higher power (if this is important to you), and building skills to deepen these connections. If you would like to feel more at peace within yourself, and be an active participant in your healing journey, I can help you find the peace that you are longing to have and your ability to move your dreams forward.
(480) 613-8841 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
Not accepting new clients
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Discerning Light Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, Neal, Neal Re
Verified
I also use Acceptance commitment Therapy ( ACT ) approach, for those that are feeling stuck in their lives guide people to a meaningful life.
We often get stuck behind defenses, that for a long time have kept us safe, but have become to big to let us live. I would like to tell you that you can begin to live again, it can be scary step into life after needing the defenses. It has take so much strength to get you where you are now, this is just another step in your journey. The goal is to work together to clarify the path empower you to confidently live your life in the most meaningful way possible.
(520) 251-9548 
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Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Verified
I will draw from EFT, ACT , IFS and other modalities to help you see that change is not only possible, it's in your reach! Once we discover the “big picture” we can look for the patterns that are keeping you stuck and help you create healthier ways of interacting and seeing your world.
Are you struggling to feel happy or move forward in life? Have you tried a variety of things to feel better or improve your relationships, but nothing really seems to work? I've been there and there is hope! As a marriage and family therapist I’m trained to support you through these very normal, but very challenging, difficulties in life. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe place for you and your loved ones to communicate, heal and find hope again. I’m trained in a wide variety of therapy models and have worked with individuals, couples & families to improve their relationships.
(480) 685-8113 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Roxanne R Domek, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing in the mental health field since 1991. I have experience and expertise working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress management, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, and life adjustment issues. Currently, I work with adults and families in my private practice. My focus is to help others meet their life goals by providing an atmosphere of acceptance , warmth and partnership. I am an approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Arizona and provide supervision to other therapists who are working towards credentialing/licensure.
(480) 526-4414 
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Gilbert, AZ 85233
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Audrey B Jung
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LPCC
Verified
Communication is an important issue in counseling, so I often use Cognitive Behavioral Health strategies, including REBT, DBT and ACT with my clients to explore their styles of communication and improve rational thought.
I understand how difficult the decision to begin counseling can be. I want to ease your mind. My clients comment that my listening skills, personable approach and patient understanding have assisted them in achieving their counseling goals and objectives. I have nearly three decades of counseling experience in the state of Arizona, with primary focus on relationships, problems with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress reduction, tobacco cessation, new parent and pregnancy/post partum support. It's easy to get in touch with me. Visit my website to set your first appointment online.
(480) 787-0131 
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists

Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy evidence-based?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of many approaches within the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment framework that has been shown to be effective in treating many mental health conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD.

What is the difference between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Despite being part of the CBT family of therapies, ACT differs from other approaches within this field in several important ways: First, it emphasizes acceptance over change; second, it focuses on present moment experiences rather than past experiences or future events; third it focuses on what clients can do rather than what they cannot do; and fourth it emphasizes values rather than symptoms as targets for change.

What credentials will a certified Acceptance and Commitment Therapy have?

A certified Acceptance and Commitment therapist in Gilbert will have completed specialized training in this approach at a university accredited by The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

How long does ACT typically take?

ACT is a relatively short-term therapy that focuses on helping you accept the things you can't change and commit to the things you can. It typically takes about eight weeks of weekly sessions with a therapist to complete the entire process. You may need to see your therapist weekly or biweekly, depending on the circumstances surrounding your situation.