Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Financial District, San Francisco, CA

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Mia Houtermans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My approach is warm, inviting, direct and attuned. I meet my clients with interest, non-judgment, and respect. I believe that change flows easiest from self- acceptance , and that self- acceptance is nurtured through the telling, the listening, and the embodied expressions of our lives. I am driven by a profound sense that individual and community care are interwoven, and that healing is a process of mourning and meaning-making.
(408) 539-8394 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Cristina Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I use approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness.
I am passionate about my work and guide my patients through their journey of self-discovery and healing, assisting them to identify their own inner resources to transform their current challenges into bridges for success. I am specialized in issues like life transition, stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression. I will be on your side every step of the way to help you to respond to everyday life experiences with confidence, resilience, and power.
(415) 966-3913 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Monica Kelly
Psychologist
Verified
My aim is to ensure that each individual with whom I work experiences a sense of being respected and heard by using an empathic, non-judgmental, and collaborative style. I strive to understand the past, present, individual and systemic factors that have led to current challenges and help guide each client to identify their values and develop practical goals for treatment. I meet each individual where they are at, while using a supportive yet direct approach to facilitate change and/or acceptance in an effort to help clients reach their goals.
 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Kristi Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am trained in and draw from CBT, DBT, ACT , mindfulness, and EMDR.
Therapy is a highly individualized process: It can be about bringing awareness to challenges you're experiencing and giving you the skills and insight you need to change how you interact with them, and it can also be about reprocessing distressing events so as to be able to move past them.
(408) 676-5408 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Kate Dubé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Using a trauma-informed approach and an evidence-based practice called acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), we’ll work together to get some breathing room from your problems so you can live a rich and fulfilling life even when difficulties arise.
I can’t change the world around you, but I can help you find your footing. Whether you’re wanting to feel comfortable in your own skin, struggling in your life, or seeking meaning and connection – therapy is a place to listen deeply to your inner wisdom and experience. Together, we can discover how to make the changes you’ve been wanting to make.
(310) 706-2037 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Private Practice of Saloomeh Nakh Saz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
My specialty areas include trauma, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and relational therapy for individuals and couples utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ).
Regardless of what you may be feeling right now, whether you are facing new challenges or struggling with issues that have plagued you for years, today you can begin to create a life of joy, inner peace, and personal freedom.Together, we will explore what is standing in the way of you having a pleasant life. I will help you move through past experiences, and increase your ability to respond to current situations, instead of reacting or using unhealthy ways of coping. I will help you approach and process complex emotions and provide you with tools for self-sooth.
(415) 802-0286 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Meg Josephson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified
Clients that I work with are interested in inner child healing, building an awareness around thoughts patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving them, and are looking to strengthen the relationship that they have with themselves and others. I believe in the power of acceptance and uncovering our own inner guidance, understanding that we carry the answers that we seek. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, or an overall sense of just feeling lost in life.
(628) 265-4777 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Jane Skoyen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to help clients reduce their symptoms, maintain calm and presence, and increase the quality of their experience.
I’m Dr. Jane Skoyen, a licensed psychologist in California and New York. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and assist with life transitions, stress reduction, and management of physical illness. I work with intelligent, proactive, and curious people who have found themselves stuck. Most of my clients are juggling many stressors of living in a competitive world and weathering the pandemic. They are looking for ways to reduce challenging symptoms, assert themselves, increase self-care practices, and find more joy in their lives.
(707) 593-5783 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Troy DuFrene
Psychological Associate, MA, BCBA, LBA
Verified
My work is grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), which is a kind of psychotherapy that makes this kind of work a focus.
What do you want to accomplish in therapy? A lot of people want to have less of something: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship conflict, and so forth. This is understandable. When things hurt us and get in our way, even if those things come from inside us, it’s very reasonable to want them to go away. But what if making thing go away has been the problem all along? Can you remember a time in your life when you felt strong, resilient, and resourceful? During this time, was your life free from problems? I’m guessing not. Bu you were probably were moving your feet in the direction of things that mattered to you at the time.
(628) 265-6980 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Zdravko Rozic
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, CCC
Verified
I am Zdravko, but I usually go by Z. I approach my work in a person-centered way, focusing on what your needs are. In my work, I pull from a variety of theoretical learnings like CBT, Mindfulness and Meditation, Acceptance , and Commitment Theory, as well as career-based theories like Social Cognitive Career Theory and Happenstance Theory. Recently, I have been focusing on how people with ADHD are affected by their environment and the strategies they can employ to improve their functioning.
(415) 842-4293 x5 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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John ' Andy ' Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and grief. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance , and a focus on values.
(510) 426-9091 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Angela Herron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have been working as a mental health clinician for nearly two decades. I take a client-centered, strength-based approach to working with clients. I draw from a variety of approaches but tend heavily toward evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I incorporate useful aspects from several research-based modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Motivational Interviewing. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
(415) 792-4788 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Caterina Sanfilippo Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Adulting & parenting; the struggle is REAL. You may be experiencing stress and anxiety navigating your 20’s-30’s trying to figure out your career, relationships, values and life purpose. Parenting/caregiving may be harder than expected; a rollercoaster of emotions, the ultimate balancing act and feeling like a failure at everything. Navigations transitions are challenging, because let’s face it; change is hard. You have goals but they feel unattainable because you feel that you are not enough, not valued and your voice is not heard. You want to make a change but not sure where to start. I am here to tell you that change is possible.
(628) 239-7021 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Katie Hamlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My training is based in CBT approaches, such as ACT and DBT.
I work with individuals looking to fundamentally change the way they relate to themselves, to break free from the burden of impossible standards and feelings of inadequacy. Often this involves investigation into the ways we relate to ourselves and to the ways we can punish or sabotage ourselves. Working together, we can find new ways to cope that allow you to live a more vital and authentic life, less encumbered by anxiety and stress. I believe that this kind of work represents no less than liberation from the doubts and fears that stop you from living your own best life.
(510) 756-2158 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Kariisa Carrasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Welcome! Glad you stopped by, my name is Kariisa and I specialize in supporting life transitions. If you are going thru a big change and feeling a bit out of control you have come to the right place. I would love to walk with you for the next several months as you seek clarity and establish personal goals for your life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT , Humanistic Theory and Family Systems Theory we will work to develop a guide map that will get you transitioned. Therapy is a judgement-free zone to process where you have been and where you would like to head towards. I look forward to walking with you on this path!
(415) 930-9374 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Corey Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
It is through our relationship with others and our relationship with ourselves that we can learn who we are. I work with families, couples and individuals as they navigate loneliness within and between relationships, manage life transitions, navigate grief, and learn to better understand their mental and physical health. I am passionate about the work that I do and have seen how therapy can be a place to find self- acceptance , resilience, forgiveness, and healing.
(415) 301-6833 x3 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Janet Gaborek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have been working with people that are negotiating changes in their lives for over 30 years. I believe that when people are at a crossroads in life, or suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or a loss, it can feel very overwhelming. I believe it takes courage to reach out and seek support, and my goal is to create a safe space to help people open up and find ways to approach issues that are causing distress.
(310) 691-5832 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Leigh Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I believe that the first step towards change is acceptance ; therefore, I strive to create a non-judgmental space, one that views many "symptoms" as coping mechanisms that made sense at some point but have since outgrown their usefulness. When we can view ourselves with compassion, we can then challenge ourselves to examine thought and behavior patterns that may be keeping us stuck and learn to move beyond them. An important part of this work is getting in touch with our core values and finding ways to remain in alignment with them as we move towards our goals.
(415) 360-0672 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Graham Woo-Holoch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My approach utilizes combinations of Motivational Interview, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a systems approach.
I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, adult couples, and families with a member or members on the ASD, and/or diagnosed with ADHD. I am dedicated to supporting neurodiverse folx in identifying and engaging with their goals. My areas of experience include transitioning life stages, "failure to launch" syndrome, social skills, finding community, anxiety, depression, supporting people diagnosed and undiagnosed with ADHD, and the nuanced experience of being on the Autism Spectrum.
(415) 548-7954 x2 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Susana Scotti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I see myself as a guide on your journey towards wholeness, vitality, and self- acceptance .
I’m so glad you are here. I know it can be tough getting started with psychotherapy. While therapy can be effortful, I strive for it to be a constructive process that builds you up. I am passionate about helping people get the most out of life and am committed to providing quality, individualized services to meet your specific needs. I have more than 10 years of experience providing therapy for adults with a variety of concerns, specializing in recovery from trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction/substance use disorder recovery. I am happy to work with you on harm reduction or integration of drug assisted therapy experiences.
(415) 324-6073 
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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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 Financial District, San Francisco 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.