Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Melissa Tervet-da Cunha
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I teach children and their parents, teens, and adults how to live more enjoyable and fulfilling lives released from the grip of anxiety, worry, or depression. I bring my practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy along with my experience as an educator to every session, helping clients learn skills that empower them to experience life in a more fulfilling and satisfying way. I use the most effective research-based treatments for OCD and for uncontrollable hair pulling/skin picking behaviors.
(415) 942-1645
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Wellspring Psychotherapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT , CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
(415) 878-1892
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Jodie M. NewDelman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My clients are leaders, emerging professionals, clinical providers, young adults, and pain patients. I also provide clinical supervision, organizational consulting, and collegial case review. Recently, I've been serving on the Council of Therapists for my prescribing partners at Journey Clinical. I offer psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), and integration. The work is solution-focused, with a "whole person" perspective and a pragmatic blend of approaches including Attachment-Based, Internal Family Systems, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, CBT, ACT , somatic modes, and Habits of Mind.
(628) 209-6714
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Danielle Aubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mental health issues are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth. Many of us think "this is not how I thought it would be" at some point during the perinatal period. The stress of becoming a parent can cause us to unearth unhealed trauma and pain. We can experience anxiety, (sometimes scary) intrusive and/or obsessive thoughts, relationship conflict, and communication breakdown during the first weeks, months, and years of parenting. My approach is neurodivergent-friendly, warm, and insightful. This means that my primary aim as a therapist is to act as a compassionate guide during your process of self-discovery.
(628) 265-4412
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Adelaide Fulconis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, LLM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
How you feel today is important to me. Many people coming to therapy believe that something is missing. It might be love, understanding, support, meaning, a sense of purpose, lack of control, a job, or a partner. Therapy can help. I would be honored to guide you through a self-empowering journey that could help you enable the changes you would like to achieve in your personal life or within your family. I work directly with individuals, couples, children, and families. My style is gentle, compassionate and authentic, and I provide unconditional acceptance , optimism, patience, and trust.
(628) 600-3167
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Anicia A Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MS, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I use an integrative approach: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR & Attachment Focused EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic & Mindfulness.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, multicultural issues, addictions & the relationships that suffer as a result. I love helping anyone willing, to (learn to) love and honor the person they are today & recognize their story’s ending is one that they get to choose. I enjoy helping clients who found ways to manage their mental health issues in ways that are no longer serving them. My practice is a safe space and provides equality of services and care to everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, disability, religion, or belief or sexual orientation.
(415) 991-1428
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Debra Hadden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
“Psychotherapy is both an art and a science, and it is most certainly about getting to know people using great acceptance , an open heart, and flowing compassion.
I am a California-licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have extensive experience treating stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, trauma, and somatic illness, and is an expert on bio-psycho-social functioning. I work with individuals and families struggling with chronic mental and physical conditions that challenge health, well-being, work-life balance, and daily functioning. I am adept at working within multiple cultures with great sensitivity.
(415) 429-7761
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Ellis McCauley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Work: mindfulness based, behavioral ( ACT , CBT & ERP), experiential & somatic (body-centered) = we are going to do more than just talk about problems! I see my role as that of witness, collaborator, teacher, guide, mentor, coach, mirror.
I work with OCD/Anxiety, Trauma, Grief/Loss, End of Life and Couples. In collaboration with an MD, I offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), which can expedite results beyond what is possible in talk therapy alone. KAP brings shifts in perspective that can be anchored and implemented towards lasting change. If you are struggling with difficult thoughts, memories, sense of self, life choices, or relationships and standard psychotherapy hasn't helped as you'd hoped for, this might be a better option for you.
(415) 634-0950
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Alisa Kyle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I interweave various evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness into my work tailored to each individual to build on your strengths.
I am grounded in strength-based person-centered therapy where fostering an empathic and collaborative environment to empower client resiliency and growth is at the center. I have a passion for meeting you where you are at and walking with you together through the therapeutic journey.
(415) 727-7909
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Kate Herrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have training in utilizing ACT to treat anxiety disorders, depression, and assist with difficult life transitions.
In my practice I bring compassion, humor, insight, and a sincere dedication to my clients. My practice is grounded in attachment theory, play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), exposure and response prevention (E/RP), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). With my warm and welcoming nature, I strive to create a safe space for children, teens and adults to explore their concerns. In collaboration with you, I will support you in taking steps toward an improved sense of well-being and a life path that aligns with your deepest values. I work with individuals of all ages, families, and provide parent coaching.
(415) 578-6083 x1
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Jeffrey D Helvig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My therapy work focuses on the six processes of psychological flexibility, drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Even the richest of lives lived will bring with it many challenges and emotional pain. Unfortunately, it's often natural that we add to that suffering through worries and rumination, obsessive problem-solving, and a fixation on our shame, fears, and doubt. Our work together can help you make sense of this struggle, break free of unhelpful patterns of thinking, and facilitate more conscious and deliberate ways of interpreting and responding to your world. Let's sort out what's important to you and what's getting in the way, explore how and where you'd like to invest your energy, and take control of your emotional wellness.
(415) 687-5133
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Robin Joy Berenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in storytelling, and that the act of telling one's own story can be one of the most therapeutic experiences possible. As a therapist, I am a skilled listener, able to help clients understand their own stories. My style is interpersonal, open, and communicative, recognizing that each person is inherently valuable, possessing an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. Please ask for me when you call.
(415) 702-3420 x100
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Melanie Summerhayes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I maintain a psychotherapy practice which is best described as client-centered and collaborative while incorporating Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), and Dialectal therapy (DBT).
Are you struggling with anxiety and depression and feel hopeless? Life can be frustrating at times, but there is hope. I can assist you to understand your story, thought patterns and behaviors that you want to change. I enjoy helping individuals who are focused on personal growth and emotional healing.
(415) 766-9499
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Richard Engebrecht
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use many different tools to facilitate change, including CBT and ACT for symptom relief, the techniques and processes of Hakomi (a body-centered depth psychotherapy, which integrates western psychology, advances in neurobiology, and the mindfulness practices of Buddhist Meditation), and finally an interest in Existential Psychology(freedom, meaning, etc).
I have seventeen years experience as a clinician and have been licensed for the past 14 years. I enjoy working with adolescents (16 and older), adults and couples. I work collaboratively with clients to clarify what they want to get out of therapy and then work towards those goals with compassion, creativity, and a large tool box.
(415) 237-2110
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Danielle R Miyasato (Aka Casden)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The methods I commonly use to help patients and families improve quality of life include: mindfulness & acceptance therapy, existential therapy (making sense of human existence), and cognitive behavioral therapy (understanding how thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect each other.
Are you or a loved one having difficulty coping with chronic illness (cancer, HIV, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, pain or other illness) or managing stress in your life? Health issues can affect every aspect of your life, including relationships, work, finances, mood, and sense of self. I have over a decade of experience helping individuals, couples and families improve the quality of life and reduce suffering. As a Clinical Health Psychologist, I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy and will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.
(415) 413-0915
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Laura J Cabanski Dunning
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My specialties include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming), clinical HYPNOSIS, ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), stress-reduction, mindfulness, cognitive-behavior therapy, diagnostic / personality assessment.
Are you anxious? Troubled? Stuck? I know how difficult it is to enjoy life when you feel trapped by stressful thoughts, feelings, circumstances, relationships. I work creatively with you as you work through difficulties and find new energy and inspiration in your life. We will work together to decrease your current distress as quickly as possible, while helping you to gain deeper insight and move forward positively in your life. I'll tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies such as hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), stress management, relaxation, CBT.
(415) 858-6264
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Michael W Vurek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in a wide range of cognitive-behavioral therapies for mood and anxiety disorders, including some of the newest approaches that emphasize mindfulness and acceptance strategies.
Despite huge advances in modern technologies to extend life expectancy and increase physical comfort we have made only modest progress in relieving human psychological suffering that manifests as mood disorders and anxiety. It appears that many of our attempts to "fix" ourselves frequently backfire. My approach is highly collaborative and uses the most up to date discoveries in the field of behavioral science to help you "have a mind without your mind having you". Together we can help you gain flexibility that reduces suffering and learn skills that increase values-based living.
(628) 227-5650
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Richard Mauterer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My specialties are Grief/Loss and Divorce. I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Client centered techniques. If indicated, I like to have your sessions take place in nature. My life has taken me from experience, to study, and now to the service of others who are suffering as a result of Grief/loss and/or divorce. You may not believe it now, but these life traumas can act as a force that helps you awaken into a more conscious and self actualized human being.
(415) 692-7970
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Alexandra Matthews
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I specialize in treatment of anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, phobias, discomfort in any social situation, separation anxiety), child and adult ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, parent/child difficulties, and coping with chronic and/or life-threatening medical illness. I will help you develop effective coping skills, healthier habits, and new tools for future use. My goal is to reduce anxiety and depression, to increase confidence, and create lasting change. I do neuropsychological testing for youth and adults who may have learning differences.
(415) 767-1667
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Judy Iwanier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I come from a place of compassion, acceptance and hope.
There are times, when we need an open minded, non-judgmental external support person who offers strength based, empathetic, and solution focused interventions. I offer support to survivors of traumatic experiences, individuals who have experienced a loss or separation from a loved one, as well as those suffering from depression and anxiety. Emotional pain is as common as physical pain, and can be truly agonizing. I am constantly amazed by the human spirit and believe firmly that everyone has an ability to heal. Allow me the privilege of being part of your journey.
(707) 419-3415
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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 San Rafael 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.