Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Palm Desert, CA

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Tess R Hightower
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Modalities include: CBT, Mindfulness, Acceptance , Positive Psychology.
In private practice in Los Angeles for 25 years. I am a seasoned therapist, with a Doctorate in Psychology and taught Psychology for 15 years. I have written a workbook for couples, and work with several populations, including same sex couples. While relationships are my primary focus, I am also trained in trauma, addictions and gerontology (specializing with clients over the age of 50). You will find my office environment warm and friendly, a safe place to talk about very difficult topics. You may request a resume or Google me: Dr. Tess Hightower, or visit my website at Drtesshightower.com. 310-625-9996
(310) 620-1736
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Caryn L Kruse
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, PPS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we feel lost, get stuck, and don’t know how to move forward. I offer personalized therapy tailored to where you are and where you want to go. EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative are a few of the modalities we will use to help you understand yourself, heal, and move towards your goals instead of away from them. I am passionate about helping individuals on their journey toward wellbeing through healing traumas, learning new skills, and making healthier choices. If you are ready to make changes and want a safe place to get started, let’s talk.
(760) 919-4664
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Alicia Caruthers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The therapeutic process has been found to be challenging but what is harder to live with is less than a good quality of life. My commitment to assist my client’s can make that therapeutic process less challenging. The commitment and the client’s willingness for change can be a powerful tool to assist with the struggles of mental health. All an individual needs is enough courage to take the first step and reach out to a professional for guidance through the healing process.
(760) 392-2211
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Frances Jacobs
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
Verified
Addiction is a Disease. Many people afflicted with this Disease have been shamed, suffered horrible consequences, lost families and self-respect. I want to help educate each person who questions what is wrong with them and wants help. There is help out there for each person and all the families who are looking for answers.
(760) 299-7918
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Mere Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are there parts of yourself you want to work on? Do you find yourself facing anxiety, overthinking/questioning things, feeling misunderstood, or repeating old patterns? By processing feelings, gaining insight, and developing new skills, we can break unhealthy cycles, approach situations, and manage emotions and behavior with greater awareness and ease. I work collaboratively to help clients make sense of the past and progress toward their future goals while building compassion for themselves and others. I strive to see and understand not only who my clients are now, but what they've experienced, and who they are becoming.
(510) 648-3338
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Palm Desert, CA 92261
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Dawn Therese Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Individual, couples and family counseling is offered in a warm and comfortable environment! I help individuals and couples work through difficult life experiences in a nurturing and loving way, and assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult life situations. I specialize in infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during the healing process.
(760) 334-5580
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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New Leaf Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with anxiety? Or perhaps you've noticed your child or teen seems anxious, stressed, sad, or frustrated? Concerned that you or your child's behaviors or life events are interfering with relationships, academics, or self-esteem? Our team of therapists specialize in working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families; we know just how hard it can be to navigate the many stages of development while dealing with the demands of everyday life. But we also know that anxiety and stress don't have to rule your life! We're here to help you experience a life worth living.
(760) 813-3347
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Palm Desert Hypnosis
Counselor, CHT, RC
Verified
Verified
Are you dealing with disease, illness, anxiety, depression or other physical, mental and emotional issues? I am a Medical Counselor and Hypnotherapist specializing in cancer, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, dementia, end-of-life, IBS, fibromyalgia, weight loss, hypertension, phobia, anxiety and other health and wellness matters. I have more than 23 years counseling experience. I was in private practice in the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle and on Bainbridge Island from 1997 - 2018. Since February 2019, I am now at 74-967 Sheryl Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260. I have been live online worldwide since 2005.
(760) 219-8079
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Joseph H. Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Share taught educators how to work with special needs & gifted kids. He was a School Psychologist and then Director of Psychological Services for a school district. He supervised college students completing their Marriage/Family, and or Psychologist License. He developed programs in parenting skills, marital improvement, reducing depression, assisting dysfunctional families and dealing with daily life stressors. Dr. Share taught classes as an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Los Angeles. Courses were in parenting, working with ADD/ADHD, learning/behavioral, & emotional issues of children and adults.
(442) 282-6474
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Windows of Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Palm Desert individual, couples and family counseling offered in a warm and comfortable environment! We help individuals and couples work through difficult life processes in a nurturing and loving way. We assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult situations. We specialize with mental health counseling in Palm Desert and Long Beach dealing with infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. We look forward to hearing from you.
(310) 928-2319
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Jessica Lee Ann
Psychological Associate, EdSplst, MA, BCBA, Dr Can, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The decision to enter into therapy is very personal. My goal is to help you resolve obstacles in your life that are creating additional pain. I work with adults and adolescents in an individual and group counseling setting. This allows me to provide guidance for clients to resolve pain from difficult events and will come out with stronger coping strategies and self-care. We can't change our past experiences or current diagnostics, but we can work together to better understand and work with the challenges in your life.
(949) 431-9211
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Dr. Kristine Kepp
PhD, MA, BA
Whether you are looking for Individual, Couple, Family or Grioup Psychotherapy, today you are one step closer to a new you. The path of personal growth is exhilarating and empowering. Regardless of the modality I use, I am solution focused and my goal is to help you discover and uncover your highest potential. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to transform them into powerful assets for the present and future. By applying complementary psychotherapy approaches and teniques, I will help you unearth and extinguish longstanding behavioral patterns and negative perceptions. As the result of our work together you will experience a complete transformation of mind, body and spirit. you will be walking in a totally new direction.
(424) 365-8434
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Ray Montella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Ray Montella provides Individual, Couples, and family Therapy; Clinical Assessments, and Psychological Evaluations for both adults and teens. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction or a mental health condition and is seeking help, call our team today for a free confidential assessment. My goal is to get you some tools, insight and relief to help alleviate symptoms and get you back to the life you want to live.
(760) 561-5124
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Saralee Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Relationship problems? I can help! Sometimes life is overwhelming, and you need individual or couple support. My Practical Strategies, and powerful Tools, help you quickly feel Supported, Optimistic, Balanced, Connected. I'm a Solution focused, holistic therapist, empowering clients to increase Communication and Commitment, reawaken Love, revive Passion, solve Issues and increase Understanding. Also, I mentor Sensitive Women to learn excellent Self Care, and find Love. I enjoy coaching Women seeking Zest, new Energy, Direction. Plus, I make house calls. Either in the privacy of your home or remotely by telephone & Skype - for your convenience. Extended sessions, VIP days available.
(858) 215-1939
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Esau Joel Valdez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or some other issue please reach out for help in reducing and eliminating these symptoms or problems. Sometimes all we need is a little help from someone who is willing to help.
(760) 280-6858
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Palm Desert, CA 92210
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Lara Hanson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! Life is full of challenges that at one point may feel especially difficulty to face alone. I am a LCSW with over 25 years of professional experience and providing clinical psychotherapy. With each client I build a trusting relationship to help navigate changes, healing and growth in hard times. I believe each person has unique capabilities to incorporate while in therapy and can bring about the changes desired. My unique approach to psychotherapy combines multiple styles and techniques both traditional and holistic that will help you balance your mind, body, and spirit.
(747) 281-3493
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Jack Mkroyan
MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Telepsychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
(909) 442-5197
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Ramona P Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
(442) 291-7025
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Triny A Rios
Licensed professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I invite you to consider a life with self-compassion, self- acceptance , self-love, and self-worth. Although, at this time this might be hard to envision alone. Therapy with a calm, caring, and compassionate person can help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I strive to connect the body and the mind to help create a sense of wellbeing and connection with oneself. I offer a safe space to feel, explore, and grow.
(323) 591-9739
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Cathedral City, CA 92234
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Downing Medical
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with clients as a team, and create a safe place of acceptance to explore and work toward releasing the burden of negative messages from the self and from others.
I have extensive experience in working with child and adult survivors of child abuse. I have helped those struggling with anxiety and depression, and those who are challenged by low self-esteem, insecurities and poor coping.
(760) 659-5454
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Indio, CA 92201
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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 Palm Desert 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.