Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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Curtis Hsia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety, panic, fear, and OCD have answers. You can take control. I use empirically supported treatments (CBT and ACT ), tailored to each individual. Through the use of virtual therapy and in-person exposure therapy, I provide my patients with over 20 years of experience, specializing in OCD, Anxiety, and related disorders. My patients average a 15-week treatment, with the option of 6 to 8-day intensive formats. My pride is in my success rate. My focus is to do a proper assessment to understand the issues and help my patients to set goals, achieve them, and move on in life as quickly as possible.
(805) 243-1296
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Martha Del Bosque
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic style is one of genuine connection, acceptance , and compassion.
I am honored to accompany you on your journey of growth and healing. Life is not easy, and often, people can feel overpowered by life-changing events and ongoing challenges. It's also difficult to understand old patterns of thinking and core misbeliefs that can impact behaviors without guidance. I am here to support you. I am passionate about working with children, young adults, couples, and individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, academic and occupational stress, relationship issues, and life transitions.
(949) 749-6986
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Orange County Anxiety Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our focus is using research-based techniques (CBT and ACT ) and will go with patients to face their fears.
Anxiety, panic, fear, and OCD have answers. You can take control. Patients average a 15-week treatment under our specialists. We also offer 6 to 8 day intensive formats. We use empirically supported treatments tailored to each individual, including home visits and practicing skills outside of the office setting. Our pride is in our success rate.
(949) 558-2610
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Lori Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw on aspects of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic, and acceptance and commitment therapy to assist clients in improving their symptoms, relationships, self-image, and coping strategies.
I strongly believe that therapy should be a safe place where anyone can come and talk about their life without judgment or shame. It is a place where everyone can benefit from unconditional empathy, understanding, and grace. I am an outgoing person who is easy to talk to, and I do my best to make the therapeutic process as smooth and understandable as possible. We will go at your pace and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. I strive to help you become self sustaining where you can gain a sense of understanding of what skills you need, why you are utilizing them, and when to utilize the skills learned.
(949) 426-7069
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Stephanie Arnold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know being open and vulnerable is difficult, so you will always have a space free of judgement and one of empathy & acceptance within our sessions.
Welcome to my practice! My name is Stephanie and I am very passionate about helping people heal. My life’s purpose is to help other people, and I would be honored to help you on your journey! My sessions are all tailored to my client and what they need, as there is no one-size-fits-all therapy session.
(562) 268-5372
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Kimia Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I believe treatment should be unique to the individual and I like to focus on what the client's goals are. My specialties include working with stress, depression, anxiety, substance and alcohol abuse, trauma and PTSD, and confidence-building. I am trained in EMDR and use this technique to supplement talk therapy.
(714) 475-1593
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Rachel Coleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Monarch Rising Therapy and Nutrition Services is Orange County's premier outpatient center supporting clients on their journey of healing their relationship with their bodies, food, anxiety, and depression.  Our societies messages about food and health are destructive and not inclusive, which leads to body shame and a conflicted relationship with food. We believe that ALL bodies are worthy and deserving of food freedom and that full healing is possible. We guide each client in their transformation journey so they can freely fly. We offer personalized, creative therapy and nutritional counseling so you can transform, heal, and rise.
(310) 929-6891
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Dr. Colleen Long - Clarity California
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Clarity California provides therapy, psychological, and neuropsychological assessment for individuals aged 5-85, for; diagnostic clarification, memory/executive functioning issues, ADHD, learning disabilities, personality testing, pre-operative surgery evaluations (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, spinal cord stimulator). We also provide evaluations for egg donor and gestational surrogate candidates.
(949) 216-5713 x1
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Alia Harlan Kaneaiakala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am an Attachment based therapist well versed with severe levels of trauma, anxiety and depression due to family systems, addiction, adoption or other struggles. I have over 20 years experience as a dancer and dance studio owner from which I draw upon for a creative, integrative approach in therapy and fresh approach to understanding my clients. I am also fortunate enough to work collaborately with another therapist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to provide wraparound services for clients all in our beautiful office space. I believe in exploring all avenues and taking innovative approaches in therapy to aid the client in healing and personal growth.
(949) 273-2912
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Mission Viejo, CA 92694
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AnnMarie Nelson, LMFT, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Welcoming Zoom Clients! Call or visit my website to schedule a complimentary consultation. My work is driven by the deeply held belief that people get better. Every person has the ability to heal, make connections, and deserves healthy relationships. While the benefits of counseling can last for years, it shouldn't take years before experiencing the benefits. By using evidence based practices, significant change can happen rather quickly, in weeks and months. I have advanced degrees and training, and am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
(949) 518-3672
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sonja Taghavi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Making the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult choice…life is filled with ups and downs, and sometimes we just need a little extra support. That’s where I come in, my name is Sonja and I’m here to help you through the journey of life. I believe in taking a client-centered approach to therapy and helping each individual client with their personal needs and goals. I take great pride in providing an environment which creates a safe and trusting experience for my clients. I also believe in creating a healthy therapeutic relationship together which empowers my clients and helps them live an overall healthy and happier life.
(949) 749-2948
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Karla Portillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified
Verified
I have a background working with teens and adults who suffer from Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as numerous other related psychological conditions and behavioral concerns. Cognitive Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention are evidence-based practices that have been shown to be highly effective with anxiety and OCD disorders. Cognitive therapy is a structured and direct form of psychological treatment and each plan is individually tailored to provide the best outcome and support.
(949) 676-5735
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Kiandra Hebert
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Accepting clients in person & video. I provide a comfortable, accepting place where you can gain insights and specific skills to help you feel your best. Often we have deep beliefs about ourselves that can hold us back. Our systems can become overloaded with the stress of modern life. I can help you develop a plan to achieve your goals, have more confidence, & feel more at ease. We are an energy system that can learn to better regulate itself and experience more tranquility, joy, and happiness & better manage sadness and anxiety. I use a variety of research based techniques that I tailor to your needs and preferences.
(949) 264-5515
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Shirin Aliverdi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe you already starting your healing journey by seeking help. If life challenges got the best of you, and you are feeling stuck, anxious, and down, I can help. I provide my support and practical feedback with care and sensitivity to your condition. I integrate approaches and use a variety of techniques to incorporate what is most appropriate and helpful for each of my clients. My goal is to help you attain personal growth, self-awareness, and life fulfillment. We work together to achieve your goals, help you succeed, and heal during the process of therapy. Please reach out to see how can I support you.
(949) 522-5625
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Tracy Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
During the process of therapy, working through the struggles of life can bring you to a deeper and more meaningful place, not only finding, but also liking who you are. Therapy will help you learn coping skills, setting boundaries, changing perceptions that keep you stuck, finding the connection you want in relationships, building self-esteem, finding release from loss and grief, openness to change, and a willingness to accept your worth and find your authentic voice.
(949) 393-4292
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Melissa McManis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Inc
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You may be longing to understand how to prioritize your need for connection and obtaining more joy out of life. I can be a supportive guide while helping you navigate this journey. I specialize in trauma treatment for trauma survivors. I am trained Somatic Therapy, EMDR, and Sex Therapy & Coaching. Additionally, I am open and affirming to all. I will encourage you to teach me how you want to collaborate together.
(916) 461-8755
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Erin M. Oden, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients > > > I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people to help themselves. I utilize a strengths-based approach, as I work to help my clients gain and maintain increased insight and self-efficacy, so that they can better achieve their goals. I find joy in this work, as I realize that everyone has difficulties in life, no matter how big or small. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, negative self-image, addiction, food issues or low self-esteem, I am here to walk the path beside you, as you learn to cope in a healthy, empowered manner.
(949) 894-4842
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Problems are often the catalyst to transformation......you becoming your greatest self. Our work together will help clarify your preferences and identify what gets in the way of living the life you want. My approach to working with clients varies depending on our therapeutic goals. Each client is unique and brings important life experiences and personal resources into the therapeutic process. These strengths will be foundational to our work together. I am experienced in treating a broad range of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, relational problems as well as issues relating to trauma or loss.
(949) 528-6300
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Michael J. Kuhle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
All meaningful lives involve pain, there is no escaping this. Even if we cannot avoid pain, we can learn to rise above it and still create a life worth living. Life will never be unbearable due to circumstances, but only from a lack of purpose and meaning. My job is to help you look at your situation differently, and to develop a committed action plan to make the positive changes you have been wanting to. Like the Serenity Prayer says, we need to accept the things we cannot change, and have courage to change what we can, starting with ourselves.
(949) 200-6497
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Dr. Tiffany Modica
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, and longing for freedom from what weighs you down? You are not alone. I bring an integrative, compassionate approach to therapy, empowering adults, families, adolescents, and children in walking through life’s challenges.
(949) 409-8754
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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 Mission Viejo 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.