Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Encinitas, CA

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Stacy Bonds
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I value working with clients facing all kinds of difficulties, but specialize in working with PTSD, anxiety, depression, body acceptance , relationship difficulties, Veterans, sexuality and gender issues.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in delivering evidence-based treatment to individuals throughout all stages of their lives. I have a warm and compassionate approach to therapy, which encourages active collaboration. I have a passion for walking alongside people in the midst of struggle. When you come to therapy, it's like you are trying to climb a mountain. I am not at the top of your mountain but, rather, am on another mountain, offering a different perspective, pointing out potential dangers, and helping you find the most effective path along your journey.
(858) 682-0054 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dr. Ann White
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MA
Verified
While I have experience and training in evidence based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I work with my clients to find the best approach for them as an individual.
Welcome! My name is Dr. Ann, and I’m truly glad you’re here. As a trauma therapist with experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, my therapy dog, Scout, and I work to facilitate empathy, care, and recovery, no matter where you are in your mental health journey (though her presence is optional). I specialize in working with teens and adults who are experiencing challenges with trauma, suicidality, self-harm, substance use, and narcissistic abuse, as well as those who are navigating these issues with their loved ones. I deeply enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ population, as well.
(760) 417-6916 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Chanae Valdez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I utilize an attachment-based approach while integrating techniques from Gottman, ACT , DBT and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
When you’re dealing with relationship struggles, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, isolated, or misunderstood. Whether these challenges are a result of a recent life change, transition into marriage, or becoming new parents, life stressors can make it difficult to feel understood and communicate your emotional, physical and sexual needs with your partner.
(760) 465-2981 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Shawnee Brew
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and have advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who delivers evidence-based treatment to adults. I offer a humanistic and affirmative approach and am passionate about supporting the holistic wellness of my clients. In an often harsh and exclusive healthcare system, I will do everything in my power to nurture you, validate you, and honor your value so you can safely explore and heal. I work to bring curiosity, authenticity, and lots of humor to my practice. I want to hold space to explore, heal, and expand through a blend of humanistic and behavioral techniques. I have spent my career working with adults navigating mental health concerns.
(760) 840-2020 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dr. Nastassia Riser
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
Dr. Riser has over 10 years of experience providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and various other evidence-based approaches for the treatment of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders with special interest in emotion regulation, self-harm, and suicidality. Dr. Riser is an integrative psychologist, utilizing science-based interventions while also taking a holistic, mind + body, indivualized approach to treatment. Dr. Riser earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago Medical School/RFUMS with a concentration in psychopathology.
(760) 280-7340 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Spenser Gabin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
The therapeutic relationship can be an invaluable opportunity to foster growth, take intelligent risks, and rewrite unhelpful narratives. Often the most important and difficult changes in life are internal. Moreover, the most critical changes can begin with the acceptance of a painful reality. Sometimes it is helpful to explore these realities with a supportive individual who has some distance from the situation. I find the most successful clients are curious about their own beliefs and feelings. While they want to be challenged, they also believe in the necessity of self-compassion.
(760) 313-3294 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Allison Logue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In addition to my clinical training, I have spent over a decade working both in the domestic US and internationally educating adolescents and young adults (ages 13-22) on self-empowerment, interpersonal skills, values-based living, and self acceptance .
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Encinitas, San Diego. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, body image, and relationship issues. Based on the needs of each client, I integrate therapies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Bowen Family Systems Theory. I value working with a wide range of people of all sizes, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities. I am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and have lived experience with eating disorder recovery.
(858) 360-8469 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Kaelyn Baker
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC, NCC
Verified
My goal is to be a positive relationship in your life built around safety, acceptance and friendliness.
Are you feeling lost, stuck or confused? Do you experience feelings of stress, anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are seeking adaptive coping skills, increased communication techniques, or conflict resolution skills. First, I want to acknowledge this courageous first step you have taken to find guidance. I am excited to be on this journey with you.
(760) 903-5868 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Chris McDuffie
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC II
Verified
Chris McDuffie, MA, CADC II is a Chemical Dependency Counselor who helps clients using Buddhist, Mindfulness and Western approaches ( ACT , CBT, DBT).
Chris works extremely well with all adults, teens, and families. Chris helps individuals and corporate leaders in addiction and crisis. He is a highly effective leader of Interventions, Corporate Wellness Seminars and support for HR Directors and Leadership Teams.
(858) 461-6921 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Soudabeh Rahmankhah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, M-RAS
Verified
There is an undeniable urge toward growth, wholeness and healing within each individual. The journey of healing and growth is unique process for every individual. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic, creative, and embodied within a framework of Jungian psychology. It is tailored to meet the unique needs of individual and build on existing strengths. I implement evidence based treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, and ACT as well as creative approach. I tailor my approach for each client using a variety of tools including play therapy, sand tray, expressive art, active imagination and dream work.
(760) 858-3386 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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CCS Collaborative Counseling Solutions ~
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
CBT, DBT, ACT , Mindfulness Narrative, Humanistic, Person Centered - all have deep ancient themes.
Ubuntu: " I Am because We Are." We are here to help our Self and Others in relationship to the whole. As the Blackfoot people say; "We do not support the concept of Race, we are all human beings from different cultures, we are representatives of the Earth's diversity. We are all relatives - our work is to honor all." With a deep sense of community and connectedness I Am here to help. 'You' are not alone, we are more alike than different. With non- judgement, willingness, vulnerability, empathic listening, open mindedness and Love... "we" can HEAL. It's Simple ~ Be Yourself. Truth(s) -Transparency & Trust. ! ~ Christie
(858) 358-7364 
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Encinitas, CA 92023
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Kendall Wagner at Carlsbad Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals w/ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
I have been providing Compassionate care since 1994. I see clients in my Carlsbad office & via Utah/Ca TelehealthCounseling.com. Together we work to help you overcome past issues, problem solve in the present and take charge of your future. Counseling to families, children and individuals with many challenges, struggles & situations. Parent/Child and Individual (court mandated) marital counseling Individual Issues of Depression, Bi Polar , Anxiety, Marriage and Family counseling, Only using the evidenced based therapies of E F T, A.R.T. and ACT to create the in depth work providing long term change. A.R.T. for Trauma clients
(760) 648-4465 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
We are an outpatient practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for anxiety, stress, and related problems. We provide cutting edge, empirically supported treatments in a warm, empathic environment. We currently offer treatment for stress, anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, medical conditions, life transitions, and other life difficulties resulting from these problems. Our therapy is solution-focused and helps clients reach their full potential and improve quality of life.
(858) 707-7519 
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Encinitas, CA 92023
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Meghan Hammel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I offer support to women through various life transitions (including young adult stressors, pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenthood challenges) by providing space to help you explore and connect with what is important to you. Therapy offers you a safe place to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly and receive emotional support. I utilize CBT and ACT modalities including mindfulness and self-compassion to help with managing difficult emotions and experiences. It is my goal to provide you with compassion and warmth as you navigate life's challenges.
(760) 230-9949 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Jessica Belter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Using an eclectic mix of experiential, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, 12-step, and attachment theory, I seek to address problems related to; substance use, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, love addiction and more.
Who doesn't want freedom in all aspects of life? I believe that true freedom comes from transformation of self from the inside out. We are not on this planet to struggle, rather to find the courage to let our light shine. If you are feeling stuck in your relationships, career, family, or any other aspect of life perhaps it is time for a change. Life is short.
(612) 260-1593 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Linda Marie Snell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CATCIV
Verified
I have an interactive style, creating a comfortable space for free expression and acceptance .
Stuck, overwhelmed, isolated? Struggling to see your value? Feeling weighed down by feelings of blame, guilt, and shame? Have an intense need to please everyone? Substance use, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, depression, emotional challenges, and/or interpersonal conflict can all lead to personal suffering and interfere with your ability to engage in daily life. Allow me to provide you with a safe space to begin your journey of developing strength, trust, worth, wisdom, and freedom. I will work collaboratively with you. My goal is to help you transform your life into a life that is meaningful to you.
(949) 239-1651 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ashley K Whelan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
You don't feel fully expressed in your career, environment and relationships. You're noticing a gap between who you're showing up as and who you really are, and don't know how to bridge the gap. You know you're not who you used to be, but you haven't fully figured out who you are becoming. All of these signs indicate that a transformation is unfolding within you. A new version of you wants to emerge and is being met with resistance, fear and doubt. Your transformation is brushing up against - and calling your attention to - the need to heal the roadblocks of your lived experiences: traumas, fears, and limiting beliefs.
(760) 965-7867 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Whitney McLennan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Working through difficult experiences and emotions can be challenging. It can be even harder to make desired changes in ones life when certain patterns have been established for so long. I work hard to ensure that my clients feel safe and supported throughout this process. By creating a comfortable and lighthearted environment, individuals, families, and couples are able to gain some reprieve from the difficulties they are experiencing. This allows change to begin to occur in the lives of my clients.
(760) 642-1595 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Jaya Roy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I typically see adults who are interested in exploring what deep healing means to them. Many of my clients have experienced various forms of trauma and are looking for ways to understand themselves and heal from it. We explore the roots of their pain in hopes of nurturing deep, transformative healing. I gravitate towards practices and perspectives that are descriptive and holistic verses directive (such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Narrative Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, Trauma Therapies- all from an AOP and decolonial lens). I often integrate mindfulness and somatic work.
(760) 821-8154 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Gauri Savla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Thank you for taking a step toward making a positive change in your life. Whether you have long-standing emotional or cognitive difficulties, are facing new challenges, or are simply seeking personal growth, I can offer you a safe, kind, and supportive environment where you can speak without fear of judgment, learn to live a fuller life, and gain perspective and a renewed sense of hope. Over the past 19 years, I have worked with adults suffering from depression, anxiety and psychosis. I have a special interest and expertise in seniors (65+ years) and young adults (18-24 years), but I work with adults of all ages.
(213) 784-8095 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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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 Encinitas 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.