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

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Heidi Furnish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
"Sometimes it takes more courage to ask for help than to act alone" - Ken Petti.
If you are an individual, couple or family struggling with stress, difficult emotions, relationship issues, trauma or any other life challenge, I am here to provide a safe space to help you find hope and restoration. Difficulties come our way unexpectedly and in many different ways. I am dedicated to getting to know each person’s story with compassion and respect, and working collaboratively towards the achievement of personal and collective goals of my clients.
(406) 946-5302
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Liana Abascal
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, dipACLM
Verified
Verified
We integrate treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, self-compassion and positive psychology.
Is your life not where you want it to be? Change is hard. While doing things differently can feel uncomfortable at first, it is possible to do, and becomes more comfortable with time. Change often applies to the behaviors we engage in, or the thoughts that we have. Change can also apply to our relationship with our thoughts, and it is powerful to become less tied to the random thoughts that appear in our head. Let us help you with this! We are passionate about helping people get unstuck and move forward in their lives. Our approach is collaborative and non-judgmental, and includes warmth, compassion and humor.
(858) 682-6427
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Katee Zullo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize a blend of different modalities, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
Do your emotions ever seem out of control? Maybe you’re in a daze, just going through the motions? Do you feel like no one understands you? Sometimes life comes at us fast and we have difficulty catching up. The good news is you no longer have to go through this alone. I’m here to help. I work to create a safe, compassionate environment to explore your thoughts and emotions, while emphasizing the healing nature of our therapist-client relationship.
(442) 276-3580
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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The Center for Men's Excellence
Verified
Verified
We use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Exposure for anxiety, and mindfulness-based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to empower our clients with the techniques, insights, and resources that will benefit their specific presenting issues.
***We provide both in-person and HIPAA-compliant secure video sessions*** We are an outpatient group practice with skilled therapists who provide structured, scientifically-supported psychological support designed to give our clients the tools they need to better manage their issues and to thrive long-term. We specialize in working with men who present with a variety of common issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, sleep troubles, a history of trauma, substance use/addiction, fatherhood, life transitions, medical conditions, and sexual difficulties.
(858) 256-7559
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Katherine Pica
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Katherine Pica, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, ERP, CBT, ACT and mindfulness skills.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried therapy before with no success? There is hope and you are not alone. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for Anxiety, OCD and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, EMDR and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that we can work on together, to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get freedom over issues that are holding you back from your true potential and goals in life. With over 15 years of experience I can help and guide you to learn to break free from old patterns and negative thoughts to tune into our true resilience.
(858) 266-9613
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Jonathan Paul Marquez
Psychologist, PhD, BCB
Verified
Verified
I address both concerns and strengths with a straight-forward and action-oriented approach while utilizing evidenced-based treatments, such as CBT, DBT, and ACT to help you better cope with life's stressors.
Life can get tough and overwhelming for anyone. You may find yourself wanting to go at it alone and attempt to "stuff" issues such as anxiety, sadness, feeling withdrawn, or relationship problems. I work with my patients to identify specific, well-researched, and concrete tools that can help combat mental health issues and empower them to react with more control, insight, and balance. We'll work as a team to give you the skills you need to gain deeper insights, manage the inevitable barriers you face, and gain more control over your psychological concerns so you can live a better life.
(858) 298-3726
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Audrey Trottier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Curiosity can lead to deeper connection with ourselves and in our relationships. My goal in therapy is to provide a confidential space that allows you the time and safety to explore, be curious, and make meaningful change. I believe that there is strength in being intentionally aware and curious about your challenges, your achievements, and the invisible things that guide your actions and thoughts. I also believe that acceptance and staying present are superpowers that are within our reach! I want to know about you, what unique challenges you are facing and what ideals you aspire to.
(858) 251-7128
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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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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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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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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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Jessica C Silsby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
DBT blends practical skills refinement with acceptance of oneself in the moment.
I provide comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (adults & adolescents) experiencing emotional dysregulation, strained relationships, overwhelming suffering (w/wo diagnosis of BPD), and/or thoughts of suicide or self-harm. My frame is client-centered, believing that you are the expert of your life, & therapy is a collaborate effort. I also work extensively within the Trans*/Nonbinary community, supporting an affirmed life for you and those around you. This can be at any age and include issues of disclosure, life changes, overcoming fear while balancing safety, & community advocacy.
(619) 430-2475
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Yishan Xu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In our clinic, we strongly advocate evidence-based treatment (CBT, DBT, ACT , etc.
I have 3 specialties: sex therapy, sleep treatment, and child/teen mental health. Mind & Body Garden Psychology is a Mandarin-English multicultural group practice with 20+ bilingual therapists, psychiatrists, etc. We provide psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services, and see our roles as gardeners. When people come to us seeking support, they may have too many branches of mental blocks and bushes of stress in their lives. What we can do is to help people be more aware of the branches and bushes that impact their quality of life, and then assist them to trim these parts, cope with stress, and live happily.
(415) 417-1462
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Kelly Blaylock
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I mostly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey that builds upon one’s personal strengths and goals to find clarity to questions or challenges you may be facing. I believe therapy is a safe space to explore your true identity, and find helpful ways to be your best self. My goal in therapy is to provide you with a safe and comfortable place to process and talk freely and openly about any challenges you may be facing, and work together to find helpful ways to manage them, or at least make them a little less impactful on your well-being.
(858) 304-2866
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Jessica Taverniti
Psychologist, PSY, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
Verified
I am a a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and  Licensed Behavior Analyst. Clinically, I have been working in the field of Neurodiversity and TAY (Transitional Aged Youth Population), and young adults in a diversity of settings for many years. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work through life’s challenges, transition, and personal growth leading to maximizing potential personally and professionally.
(858) 251-9503
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Angeline Baucom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, RADT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use various research-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems.
(760) 227-5274
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Center for Motivation and Change:California
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The Center For Motivation and Change (“CMC”) is a unique outpatient private group practice with locations in NYC, Long Island, DC and San Diego. We are a team of experienced psychologists who are driven by an optimism about people’s capacity to change as well as a commitment to the science of change. Our clinicians are all deeply trained in research-supported therapies that target substance use/compulsive behaviors patterns as well as mental health issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/complex trauma and anxiety/mood disorders. The cornerstone of our approach is motivational.
(858) 212-0985
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Ezak Marquez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Ezak and my pronouns are they, them, theirs. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Diaspora Therapy Group. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach and I have been trained through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I work with adolescents and adults wanting to make a change in their life and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals.
(619) 329-9950
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Salvatore Dinovo
Psychologist, PhD, MPHS
Verified
Verified
Stress is an inevitable part of life and aspect of the human condition which, in its unhealthy and extreme forms, can manifest as clinical anxiety, depression, and other problems in living (e.g., substance abuse). Perhaps you have experienced the attendant extremes in thought, behavior, and emotion that are brought about by struggles in modern living but you, like many, have hesitated to ask for help or, after trying various forms of therapy, have not made the progress you expected and you’re questioning whether therapy is right for you. This is where I come into play.
(619) 503-3396 x4
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Seda Gragossian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions. Our approach is to address underlying issues and provide treatment that heals the person as a whole. We utilize evidence-based and self-empowering modalities and create a safe space for you to work towards gaining insight into your choices and nehaviors. We guide you to set your own goals and arrive at your own solutions as we believe you have the answers and need a supportive space to see them. It takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help and we make every effort to make your investment count.
(858) 225-8408
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dain Dorsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hey! Whether you are new to therapy or not, I commend you for the bravery it takes to start searching. I hope that you will find I could be of service to you. In both my professional and personal journey, I have sought to learn how to find more peace, happiness, and fulfillment. As a therapist, my goal is to learn what that might look like for you, and explore how we get there. I want my clients to crave insight, and question "Why are things the way they are?" I work best with clients who are willing to consider alternative perspectives, experiment with change, and remains persistent despite obstacles or failures.
(760) 407-3529
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92126
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Kelsey Lynn Paulson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Kelsey Paulson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Iowa State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in Forensics Studies. Over the past 17 years, Kelsey has received training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, active duty service members, and Veterans. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illness, mood/anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, and chronic pain.
(858) 943-6379
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121

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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 Sorrento Valley, 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.