Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Arcadia, CA

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Ani Martikyan- Aspire Counseling Group Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Let’s work together to explore solutions to your questions and create opportunities for healing, acceptance , and growth.
I am excited to work with people who are ready for change, even if they don’t yet know what that change may look like! Whether it’s a specific problem or general displeasure, we will work together to explore root causes, process pain, establish new patterns, and make change possible. I offer individual, couples and family therapy, with over 13 years of counseling experience.
(626) 779-9348
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Karen Earnest
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Certified Therapist in IFS | EMDR | EFT | DBT | and I additionally integrate CBT, ACT , AEDP, and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
I work from an interpersonal frame of reference and use a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral approaches in my work with adult individuals and with couples. I work with clients in identifying and changing patterns in their lives that no longer work for them in an effort to help them achieve greater happiness, peace, and balance in their professional and personal lives. I believe in people's ability to change and take charge of their own lives. I work interactively and supportively with clients to bring out their strengths and activate the healthiest parts of themselves to accomplish their goals.
(626) 385-7958
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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James W. Sturges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Evidence-based treatment for individual clients with anxiety. Providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), in a collaborative, individualized, and accessible way. Working in conjunction with your other health care professionals to provide you with comprehensive care. Also available: Couples therapy for better communication and a more fulfilling relationship.
(866) 971-5212
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Elsa Busch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I provide individual, group, and family sessions for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy; however, also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Mindfulness to further promote well being and help individuals reach their personal treatment goals.
(626) 722-5006
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Arcadia, CA 91007
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Anthony Gabriel Le
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oftentimes, we are told to just be our genuine self, but that is so hard to do when societal standards, cultural norms, familial expectations set limits and boxes for us to fit into as well. These restrictions and boundaries only then muffle and silence the voices we have inside of us. This silencing and censoring can develop internal messages within us that we are unloveable, never enough, and not worthy of being authentically you. Feelings of anxiousness, nervousness, sadness, and loneliness may arise alongside these thoughts which make it difficult to get a good night's rest or enjoy your favorite hobbies.
(626) 600-3591
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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(Aliss) Ching C. Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, chaos, overwhelm, self-esteem issues, life transitions or relationship issues? Good for you for having the courage to find support for yourself. I help you through your highs and lows, supporting you in being kinder to yourself managing your life, finding the strength and courage to have healthy boundaries, adapting supportive changes, and getting more enjoyment out of life being the best version of yourself.
(415) 562-0685
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Arcadia, CA 91007
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Winnie Ng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have 15 years of experience working with children and family, as well as individuals with mental illness. I worked with children that need to build up their social skills, communication skills and problem solving skills, as well as adults who are struggling with relational issues or achieve healthy emotional well-being. I am bi-cultural, fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and I am comfortable working with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and ethnic groups.
(626) 322-9986
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Selah Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
At Selah Counseling Center, we are passionate about empowering individuals, couples, and families improve their quality of life in the face of adversity. In this healing journey, therapy is a collaborative process where you discover your inner strengths that aids in overcoming life's challenges and promote personal growth. It is about helping you make connections and resolve issues at its roots in a safe nonjudgmental environment and treating you as a whole person body, mind, soul, and spirit.
(323) 617-4711
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Trish Yeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi! I'm Trish. I am a Chinese American therapist who provide online therapy in English and Mandarin. You might be here because you do not feel satisfied with some aspects of your life or relationships. You are interested in learning about yourself and working towards having a more fulfilling life. You might or might not have an idea what it would look like, and you need some guidance. Whether you are looking to deepen your relationship with yourself or relationships with others and the world around you, I am here to help. I can be the compass toward the positive changes you are looking for.
(310) 919-1262
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Tom Carter, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you repeating similar patterns and seeing the same results in relationships with family/friends, your job, and other areas of your life? You want something better but have doubts about things improving. We are all resilient and have a healthy capacity for change. Change happens when something different is done. Our life experiences influence who we are but they should not define us. Therapy offers the space and experience for understanding yourself better and empowering you to start positive change in your life by implementing effective solutions to resolve existing challenges. It allows you to move in a different direction.
(626) 569-7611
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Kiran Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Your mental health matters. By nurturing wholeness, a deep personal understanding and empowerment, therapy can help foster lasting and positive change. I believe that collaboration in the therapeutic process is key as you are the expert in your own life. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, relational stress and conflict, reproductive issues, gender and sexual identity issues, military, social justice issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and non-traditional families (eg. blended, foster, adoption, guardianship)
(562) 553-8492
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Arcadia, CA 91007
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Jeffrey Yeom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
You have been hurt by someone you loved, felt disconnected from your cultural/ethnic identity, lost a loved one, deconstructed your faith/spiritual background or have been faced with extreme anxiety, depression or even thoughts of suicide, I am here to help you by providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and loving space. This is where you can freely process, challenge, and confront your preconceived notions and once held core beliefs about yourself, the world, and the people around you. This is a space for you to build yourself up and live more authentically.
(424) 477-3583
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Tammy Kealey Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Have you noticed changes in memory, attention, or every day functioning? A variety of conditions impact our brain functioning and influence how we function at home, school, and work. Fortunately, psychological testing and neuropsychological assessments can help answer questions in a detailed and thorough way. I'm a clinical neuropsychologist and I offer comprehensive evaluations for individuals with neurological and psychiatric disorders, including (but not limited to) ADHD, stroke, traumatic head injury, dementia as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(626) 779-9082
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Megan Soun Thomsen
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, MTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pain can take a myriad of forms. You might feel crushed under the weight of self-loathing, wishing you could be anyone but yourself. Or perhaps you are stuck in a dark pit of sadness and loneliness, wondering when you will see the light. Maybe you are tired of being ruled by your anxiety or trauma. Or you are tormented by a fear of gaining weight and inhabiting a body you cannot stand.
(424) 543-6015
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Cognitive Behavior Associates (CBA)
Psychologist, PhD, ACT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cognitive Behavior Associates (CBA) is a group practice founded by Dr. Joel L. Becker in 2005, and is one of the largest cognitive-behavior therapy practices in Southern California. We specialize in short-term, problem-focused therapy from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Our treatments are individualized for a full range of psychological disorders.
(310) 858-3831
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Kenneth T Wang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
"I'm not enough" - smart enough, attractive enough, successful enough, popular enough, loved enough, or happy enough. Have you ever had these thoughts? Sometimes our stories are full of shame and scarcity. We feel unworthy, but don't understand where these feelings come from, what drives them, and how to let them go. Therapy is a process of uncovering underlying issues and finding practical ways to provoke change. I will walk alongside you in your loneliness, challenge, or fear, and help you safely overcome struggles.
(626) 247-3884
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Melissa J Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Are you looking for ways to help your family m or yourself find zest and build strength for facing life's challenges? Is your family challenged by stress during COVID-19? I and the Institute therapy team work with children, teens, young women, families and gender-expansive youth to build resilience during challenging times like these. Individual, family, and group therapy are provided with fee and payment options to meet varied needs. As CEO and founder, I offer consultation and training to educators, medical and mental health professionals. Our website is full of resources to support social and emotional growth for our times.
(626) 782-5928
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Elizabeth Shouse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
We all have a better life in mind for ourselves. But when we face big problems and significant pain and stress, it’s hard to imagine a fulfilling life beyond that. That can lead to hopelessness. But the fact is no one needs to do this alone. I believe that every person deserves to live an incredible story and I'm here to help. I know how scary it can be to tackle the big problems in life. For that reason, I offer a warm and safe space to treat depression, anxiety, panic, and phobias using my specialization in health psychology and chronic pain conditions.
(626) 773-8852
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Office is near:
Arcadia, CA 91066
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The Place Within
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Located in a quaint neighborhood, The Place Within has been serving the counseling and mental health needs of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. We offer AFFORDABLE COUNSELING to adults, children, teens, families and couples. Our name suggests a core belief that informs our philosophy of life and our work as therapists. Deep within each of us is a source of wisdom, joy, and peace that can be tapped under the right circumstances. If you are having trouble finding and using your "Place Within," we are dedicated and trained to assist and support you with that inner journey.
(626) 344-8987
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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Sameh Abdelmalak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with a diverse population, offering services to adults, children, couples, and families of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations. The anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relational distress can be very impending to the quality of one's life. Though I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT, Gottman method for couples, DBT, Attachment therapy, and motivational interviewing, if you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or feel like you are alone in your struggle, I would be glad to come alongside you and offer my counseling service.
(626) 610-4542
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Arcadia, CA 91006
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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 therapist have?

A certified Acceptance and Commitment therapist in Arcadia 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.