Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Midtown, San Diego, CA

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Alex Stautzenbach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I tailor treatment based on the needs and preferences of the client while utilizing evidenced-based approaches such as CBT, ACT , DBT, Play Therapy, PCIT, and mindfulness-based strategies.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, experiencing a life change, or struggling with depression or anxiety? Is your child struggling with difficult behaviors or do you simply want to improve your relationship with your child? Do you seek more inner peace, balance, or fulfillment in your life? I have clinical experience in the outpatient setting working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, stress management issues, trauma, grief/loss, chronic pain/illness, substance use, parenting skills, relationship issues, self-esteem and adjusting to life transitions.
(760) 389-1760
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Paul Krebs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evidence-based psychotherapy can help you achieve relief in overcoming the concerns that life brings. My practice specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment ( ACT ), EMDR, and trauma-focused therapies, which have been shown to help clients achieve lasting success within a short timeframe. Whether you have a general concern related to work, family or personal matters, or have a specific issue related to anxiety, stress, trauma, anxiety, or depression, I am available to discuss options for therapy that can meet your needs.
(619) 393-3412
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Brian Blanco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and compulsions, and/or trauma I am here to help. I have worked in community clinics and public service settings including UC San Diego and VA San Diego and am experienced in providing evidence based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE).
(760) 387-8998
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(213) 531-5473
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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HM Psychological Services, Inc
Registered Psychological Associate
Verified
Verified
I practice Integrative therapy (cognitive processing therapy, mindfulness based-approach, ACT , cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior, and aromatherapy).
The nature of my work varies base on clients needs. The goal is often similar; Enhancing lives through simplification understanding and consistency. I am an experienced clinical psychologist working with individuals, who may be having difficulty coping with feelings of anxiety, relationship, challenges, and life transitions. My experience promotes self awareness, more adaptive coping skills, and greater insight into working through challenges. I apply cultural sensitivity into my work to accommodate differences in the opinions, values and attitudes of various cultures and to provide the most effective treatment for clients.
(760) 678-4904
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Paola Nieto-Aguayo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am devoted to providing a safe place for individuals seeking to learn to practice self-compassion and self- acceptance . My goal is to be a strong support for you by providing therapy through a trauma informed lens. I will work alongside you, as you explore your strengths, values, and maximize your potential to live your true authentic self. I have experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, as well as those newly diagnosed with HIV, and those adapting to new life changes.
(760) 624-3899
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in EMDR, family systems, CBT, and ACT .
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(760) 227-2296
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Ryan Buchmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CADC-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Suffering can be emotional pain, physical pain, pain caused by love, death, or even loss. Sometimes our suffering can be more than we can bear and we need help to understand the source of our pain and acceptance of it. Very often we are unaware of the thoughts that cause us pain. By becoming aware of the thoughts behind suffering, you can change the thoughts and promote peace. In other words, you can condition yourself to believe and behave differently and eventually suffering diminishes.
(442) 244-2743
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Andrea P. Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have taken post graduate course work in ADHD, EMDR, Trauma, Gottman's Couples LV III, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT , Complicated Grief and Motivational Interviewing.
As a therapist my goal is to assist you in finding your purpose, place and power. I approach clients with empathy, using love, compassion and humor. I work with adults who find themselves in an uncomfortable and sometimes painful place. I am an educated grounded therapist who has walked the talk. Utilizing evidenced based treatment models, I offer up respect that you are your own best critic, therefore, it is a collaborative therapeutic session that I offer. I believe it is my role to help you to find where your insight may need adjustment in order to find solutions that are healthier and empowering.
(619) 727-6573
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Shoshana Shea
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We mainly utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), mindfulness-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic (CBT) approaches.
At San Diego Psychotherapy, we work collaboratively with clients to help them engage with the wisdom from within to move with purpose and meaning in their lives. We see a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds, age ranges, and with various clinical issues. Our focus is on helping people create more life balance, facilitate self-growth, and enhance self-esteem. We specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression, weight, eating, body image, grief, trauma, high functioning autism, and in helping people through challenges related to relationship, academic, work, parenting, and life transitions.
(619) 940-1371
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Nasim Bavar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am trained in several therapeutic modalities including EMDR, CBT, ACT , and Mindfulness, and I enjoy helping those dealing with relationship issues, parenting challenges, eating issues, and addictions.
Have you heard of the saying, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change," by Dr Carl Rogers? In my experience, our suffering stems from a lack of self- acceptance and self-compassion. I have also realized that it is not until we are willing to take that first step of looking at ourselves honestly and kindly, that we start living life fully. If you are feeling stuck dealing with difficult situations or repeating unhealthy habits, I can help.
(858) 221-9189
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Bill Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, ACS
Verified
Verified
My clients typically fall into three categories: 1) individuals with existential angst, questioning their trajectory in relationships, careers, and/or life; 2) individuals suffering from a myriad of compulsive behaviors/addictions; and 3) couples experiencing communication difficulties, misaligned values, discordant desires, or desiring archetypal reconstructions. My work emphasizes identifying & isolating troubling emotions that lead to negative thinking and behaving, and learning to think & act according to reason. I am offering in-person sessions and teletherapy.
(415) 968-8968
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Jaclyn Nematbakhsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
She uses a combined approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy,.
If you have found yourself here it is because you are wanting to make a change in your life and/or your relationships. Maybe you have been feeling overwhelmed at work or at home, you have been experiencing low self-esteem, or you are stuck in a relationship that is no longer serving you. The therapeutic process is a powerful one where you get to work through your emotions and thoughts to come out even stronger than you were before.
(619) 566-7066
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Aaron Skobel
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Verified
When I listen to someone's story, I like to offer techniques that incorporates gentleness, kindness, self-compassion, and acceptance .
Thank you for taking the time to search out help for yourself. Reaching out when life becomes difficult is not an easy task; so, I ask you to please be proud of yourself for taking this important step in your life today.
(619) 332-2204
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Natalie Coates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use different theoretic approaches including EFT, Gottman techniques, and ACT .
I’m a bilingual (Spanish-English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about working with couples and guiding individuals in navigating relational issues and facilitating healthy interactions because I am a strong believer that we can heal and grow through safe and nurturing relationships. I also have experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, self esteem, and other life transitions.
(619) 586-6375
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Melissa Pollock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, couples’ issues, grief work, trauma work, spiritual therapy and use various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and others.
Even in the best of times, anxiety and depression can take away from the joy of life that we all deserve. In times of struggle and transition, loneliness and confusion are natural responses to changing tides. My goal in entering into a therapeutic relationship with you is to support you through the ebbs and flows of life by-focusing on alleviating depression, anxiety, relationship stress, low self-esteem, and other issues that get in the way of a fulfilling life. Well-being is the natural state of existence and I can assist you accessing the potential goodness that you have within you. Life can be different!
(619) 648-5566
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Rachel Tribble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I practice an integrative approach to mental health, drawing upon Narrative therapy, ACT , Seeking Safety, CBT, DBT, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy.
It can be a challenge to feel safe being our full, authentic selves. The impact of societal and cultural expectations on our sense of self can be profound and may lead to feeling overwhelmed, fear, anxiety, doubt, shame, or stuck and unfulfilled. You deserve support that honors all aspects of your lived experience. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, body positive, trauma informed, socially conscious, and anti-racist/anti-oppressive oriented therapist. I approach therapy with unconditional respect for you and your story, no matter how you define it or where it leads.
(619) 206-5271
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Janae R Borrego
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new clients. I provide Video & Telephonic services throughout California. Are you struggling to cope with life or feeling dysregulated? Experienced trauma, violence or systematic oppression? Feeling miserable or stuck? Struggling to connect to others? I provide an inclusive, welcoming safe & neutral space to discuss challenges that bring individuals to therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to process emotions, reduce the use of unhealthy processes & develop skills to live a happier authentic life while fostering self acceptance & love. I work with LGBTQIA, BIPOC & same sex couples.
(310) 421-4196
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Priyanka Pathak
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Working with me, you can expect warmth, acceptance , and a sense of empowerment.
I'm Priyanka - South Asian therapist. It may seem like everyone and everything around us is moving on and moving fast toward the next big thing. It’s great when you feel in sync with the seemingly collective momentum forward, but right now, you're feeling disconnected because something feels wrong. There's just a lot on your mind and your go-to strategies haven't been working. You've reached the point when you’re done lugging around emotions from old, heavy memories and are ready to confront the stubborn worries, doubts, and fears that meddle in your intimate relationships and work. Let's take a deep breath. You've got this.
(424) 789-7383
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Midtown
San Diego, CA 92103
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Jamillah Pargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is imperative for clinicians to encourage self- acceptance , support patient's rights to self-determination, assist with embracing change, and recognizing each patient's personal strengths to aid in recovery.
Are you experiencing Hopelessness, Sadness, Worthlessness, Panic Attacks, Racing Thoughts, or Fear? Do you lay awake at night WORRYING about EVERYTHING? Are your worries or fears a constant cycle? Do you avoid interaction with loved ones, or maybe you don't want to be a burden to family or friends, so you begin isolating from everyone? Do you ever say, “I can’t take this anymore?” Do you feel alone in your problems? You are not alone, whether you're dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Health Crisis, Midlife Crisis, or just unsure how to move forward in life, assisting adults redefine life is my passion & purpose.
(619) 736-2408
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Midtown
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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 Midtown, San Diego 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.