Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Monterey, CA

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Jennifer Neilson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
I use a combination of ego state therapy, ACT , DBT, EMDR, and mindfulness-based approaches to tailor treatment to your needs to help you manage and heal your psychological wounds.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, and/or overwhelming emotions? Are your relationships healthy? Are you feeling fulfilled and living the life you always imagined you would? Do you struggle to make sense of what you're going through? We all have a story to tell, and I'm here to help you make sense of yours. Let's work together. I will help you develop your inner resources to cope with challenges, heal your stuck parts, and live a life you love. Trauma and other labels do not define you.
(831) 264-0845 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Jessica Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My clinical approach is integrative, and utilizes CBT, cognitive processing, narrative work and ACT techniques.
Therapy can be a meaningful experience that supports you in building healthy coping skills, better understanding yourself, and enacting desired life changes. I am a licensed psychologist with 16 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I strive to provide culturally sensitive therapy that honors your intersecting identities. I utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed lens and work to create a relationship where clients feel safe, supported, and understood in their lived experiences.
(831) 292-3965 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Senechal Consulting
MA, BCBA, ABD
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth/empowerment through education, training, and therapy as clients gain perspective, skills, and self- acceptance and -efficacy to improve their lives. I welcome people with learning, social, gender/sex/sexuality, neuro-diverse or medical concerns. I honor APA/WPATH standards of care for Trans/Queer/Non Binary/Expansive/Agender people. A professor of Biological Psychology, Somatic Psychology/Sexuality, & Mental Health with focus in gender/endocrinology/pharmacology, and 10/22 completing a PhD in CIIS, SF I offer a broad integrated approach to empower clients authenticity and adaptivity.
(650) 866-1499 
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Monterey, CA 93942
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Paige Lynn Dickman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CTC
Verified
I work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), to explore your unique values using mindfulness and psychological flexibility.
When we experience transition, loss, find ourselves in cycles of addictive behaviors, or find we've lost our center, no matter what age or stage of life, this life can feel overwhelming. Heart centered, skillful guidance and support can help us find renewal, peace and wholeness in the midst of life's most challenging circumstances.
(831) 318-5828 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Charese Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I believe the purpose of therapy is to create a safe and validating environment where people can focus on creating a "life worth living". I help facilitate this journey by focusing on both acceptance and change in a warm, interactive and thoughtful fashion. If you are someone who is struggling to manage your emotions and behaviors because of anxiety, depression, or trauma we can work together to define the life you want and overcome the obstacles to it.
(510) 876-4191 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Nicole Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
While I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches in my work, I rely heavily on modalities that address how our past impacts our present, increasing the mind –body connection, mindfulness, and self- acceptance .
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
(831) 264-1697 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Wellspring Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am the founder of Wellspring Psychological Services and supervising psychologist for this group private practice. I specialize in creating mind and body wholeness, helping to bring balance back into life. I have a passion for working with teens and young adults, particularly because the challenges of adolescence require a unique and strong client/therapist personality fit. Students in residency and couples in transition can take advantage of my 15 years of clinical expertise. My mission is to create a therapeutic space where each person is able to fully show up and create a more contented and peaceful life.
(831) 222-6388 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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WilliamReeseTherapy.com
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP
Verified
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, I'll meet you FREE online for our First Interview!
(831) 531-3388 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Hailey Kohler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you a military family member or service member? Perhaps you are at your first or tenth duty station, and life isn't aligning with your ideal vision. Deployment, moves, marriage and parenting are uniquely challenged in this lifestyle. I am a therapist with a personal understanding of what this looks, and feels like. With my understanding of this lifestyle I can take practical steps in supporting you or your relationship in a therapeutic environment. I provide therapy to couples and individuals. My second passion as a therapist is to support those suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
(831) 291-4360 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Cat McDowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you are feeling stuck, sad, anxious, and know in your bones it's time to move forward with your life, I can help. Together we will examine the issues that are holding you back. You will have better self understanding, and learn new ways to cope when old patterns surface. We can re-examine your life's traumas, identify how they shaped you and how you can free yourself. We collaborate on strengthening your innate self awareness, and your ability to stay in the present moment and face what is holding you back with new, real life skills that will quickly become familiar. Your relationships will become grounded in your authenticity.
(831) 278-4203 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Christiane Dettinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST, CYI, MSW
Verified
I work with individuals and partners from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. My areas of expertise are challenges with relationships and sexuality, communication, intimacy, desire discrepancy, infidelity, sexual orientation, gender, and romantic and sexual life styles as well as self-discovery and sexuality through the life span. As a sex therapist I am trained to assist you with sensitivity and competence to address these issues. My goal is to support people in their self-realization and growth as relational and sexual beings and to collaborate with you to strengthen your emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
(831) 350-4733 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Pamela M Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Searching for a therapist? I offer counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. I use evidence based counseling techniques with a personable approach to help you make changes in your life. I am easy to talk to and have a passion for helping others.
(831) 264-0301 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Therapy Lab Monterey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
(831) 231-1429 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Lena M Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
(831) 221-9641 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Danny A Meadows
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
I believe that each person has a unique purpose. Life presents with situations where depression, addiction, anxiety, eating too much, eating too little, low self-esteem, and no self-identity can distract a person from finding this unique purpose. I like to explore a variety of issues that keep you from experiencing your purpose in life and help you find your meaning and make sense of that meaning.
(858) 212-0289 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Jenna Lane Marsala
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
(925) 690-2896 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Judi Lang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over thirty years of experience providing strategic therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family therapy to adults, children, adolescents and families.
(213) 319-2873 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Jennifer Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
Verified
Everyone experiences challenges and pain in life, yet when they happen to you it's an experience that is uniquely yours. It takes courage to face uncomfortable feelings and to cultivate an open heart. To recognize you need support and seek treatment is good coping. I work with a wide variety of clients experiencing traumas; transitions; anxiety and OCD; grief and loss; sad mood, guilt, hopelessness; excessive worry; overwhelm; irritability/anger; relationship strain/conflict; identity issues; and work/school stress. I'm trained in pregnancy/postpartum adjustments through Postpartum Support International, and OCD through IOCDF/BTTI.
(831) 287-8306 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Dr. Deborah Wilday, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
My psychotherapy focuses on revitalization, moving forward, and cultivating deepening perspectives. An inner personality force--some call it soul--beckons us ever forward and ever deeper. Our work together helps you discover this innate healing force, allowing for a transformative reset that replenishes your vitality and awakens "positive" emotions like reverence, awe, and compassion. Misfortune can, with hard work, become a potent deepening agent that increases self-awareness, amplifies meaning in life, potentiates spiritual pathways, and elevates your capacity for presence and intimacy.
(831) 346-1121 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Rinku m Lalchandani
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
I am a licensed and board-certified rehabilitation psychologist with a sub-specialty in clinical neuropsychology with over 10 years of experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings. In addition to providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment planning I also employ evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness based techniques, and cognitive rehabilitation to help individuals and families cope with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae typically associated with neurological conditions.
(831) 208-2066 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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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 Monterey 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.