Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Westminster, CO

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Christine Bondeson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I utilize DBT, ACT , CBT, and solutions focus techniques to help aid my clients in managing stress and developing skills to live a happier, more fulfilled life.
I believe that people are the experts on themselves. However, they often need therapy to help aid them in discovering and changing the patterns in their life that continue to produce discomfort and/or unwanted outcomes. I have worked in the field of therapy for more than 11 years in a many different environments to include residential, forensics, inpatient, and outpatient settings. In these settings I gained experience in working with a variety of people focusing on different struggles to include depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, relationship issues, and other challenges.
(720) 410-6595 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Becky Lane-Ramsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I also have been trained in and utilize methods based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including specialized CBT training emphasizing Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as TF-CBT.
As a therapist, I extend compassion and curiosity to build an alliance with my clients aimed at fostering a sense of safety, create openness to cultivate an understanding of how their living has unfolded. I see therapy as a conduit for clients to explore, brainstorm, develop and practice adaptations that they can implement to build their quality of life. I work with clients spanning the entirety of the adult life cycle, from those new to adulthood through those who are seasoned.
(720) 386-8344 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Trista Gayle Sorenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am trained in CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment therapy and Gestalt.
We are all many different things. We have many different feelings. We have many different issues. And we address them (or not) in different ways. We are a handful, and sometimes we need someone else to help figure things out. Human beings have a great capacity for growth and change, and in working together we can find the best version of yourself to be more authentic, happy, peaceful and inspired. My approach is simple: get personal. With an eclectic academic and professional background, I am committed to helping people though a method specific to their needs.
(720) 712-5988 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Lynne M. Klaus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified
I believe we all go through challenges in our lives and that asking for help is an act of strength and courage.
Note: I see clients who reside in either Colorado or South Carolina. Does anxiety, sadness, irritability, anger or grief impact the quality of your life? Or, have you been managing uncomfortable emotions with substances and questioning your relationship with alcohol or drugs? If so, I’d like to help. I offer my clients the opportunity to explore who they are, who they want to be, and importantly, a partnership in forging the path toward healing and change. People often seek therapy having exhausted their own internal resources trying to feel better. They may also believe they have exhausted their loved ones in the process.
(843) 594-2357 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Miranda L Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I work to face those challenges directly with my clients using empathy and acceptance .
To me an ideal client does not exist we all have our struggles that are unique and treatment should be individual. The important thing is that a client and myself need to have a good relationship and commitment to doing the work as a team. I have passion for working in trauma and helping clients become empowered in their own story. I also specialize in relationships and interpersonal conflict. Finally, much of my work focus on the process of grief through life changes that we experience in order to build meaning and acceptance . The question is what do you want your journey to look like? How can I assist you on that journey?
(720) 571-4119 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Josh Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My treatment plan often focuses around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and mindfulness therapy, among others.
Choosing therapy can be a tough and life-changing decision. I specialize in working with adults and seniors, with a particular focus on the LGBTQ population, who are seeking to live a more fulfilled life. I truly believe that an objective view can bring clarity to a subjective experience. In my heart I am a teacher, and I am passionate about teaching clients ways to better understand their brain. I am also passionate about social justice issues and the ways therapy can be more accessible to those who need it.
 
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Westminster, CO 80020
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Dolores DeVargas-Schoonover
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CACII, CEDS
Verified
I approach my work with my clients with the belief that family unity is an important factor to healing. The family is viewed as a whole, I incorporate Family Systems Theory to guide my clients through their individual healing. “The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts” -Aristotle
(720) 730-5318 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Erin Wick
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LPC, CACIII
Verified
I have 23 years of experience helping my clients change their relationship with their thoughts and feelings as they close the gap between how their lives are and how they want them to be. I draw from different approaches, which allows me to meet my clients where they are, creating a personalized approach unique to the needs of each person. While I specialize in substance abuse, women's issues, and depression, I also help clients develop skills to manage stress, improve their relationship with themselves and others, and adjust to life transitions such as divorce, starting a new relationship, or having a baby.
(303) 816-8032 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Jennifer Nakata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
My clients frequently say they feel stuck. Many say they can't trust themselves. A lot in their life is going well; they are doing & trying everything they "should," yet none of it is really working to help them to feel relaxed, happy, less angry, less powerless or less stressed. As an experienced, Licensed Professional Counselor, I compassionately support my Adult clients by looking at day-to-day choices, thought patterns, strengths and weaknesses while also identifying new coping tools.
(303) 963-9382 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Gina Henschen
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified
I believe that we are all born on this planet as whole and worthy human beings. I also believe that our various lived experiences — including trauma in all its forms — can have a big impact on our beliefs about ourselves and the ways we show up in the world. As a therapist, my goal is to help you get back in touch with your truest, most authentic self and uncover whatever it is that may be preventing you from living your most joyful life. I work from a person-centered, collaborative, and integrative perspective, offering a non-judgmental space for clients to explore all parts of themselves.
(720) 703-9448 
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Kaitlyn Valdez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I love working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse, as well as clients with chronic illnesses. These are intense, unique experiences that can change the way we think, respond, and prepare for day-to-day activities. It can also change the way our body functions on a basic level. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment in which someone is able to explore traumas, create coping skills, and gain confidence in themselves. It is within a safe, comforting environment that people have the potential to create meaningful change in their lives.
(575) 215-5948 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Tevara Jeanne Paranto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Do you struggle with food and body image? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed with life? Is your relationship feeling stuck? Are you needing to come out and be the TRUE YOU? I am here to join with you and help you move through these issues. I believe that we all have the power and potential to change and therapy can be the starting point. Therapy is about growth, going deeper and finding a better way to live. You are courageous to have taken this first step.
(720) 316-7302 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Katie Murray
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MA
Verified
My focus in therapy stems from a holistic approach, which allows me the opportunity to treat the individual from a systemic perspective. This means that I believe an individual’s story contains more to process and consider from outside factors, than from just solely their individual experience. I am trained to work with individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples, and families. The areas I specialize in include; grief work, play therapy, child and adolescent development, identity development and trauma informed care with specific regards to child trauma that includes depression, anxiety and PTSD.
(970) 599-1118 
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Matthew Cavanna
Counselor, BFA, MA, LPCC
Verified
Are you concerned with aspects of your behavior and want to understand their root causes? Are you and your partner needing guidance to work through challenges in your relationship and improve the quality and depth of your intimacy? Are you wanting to feel more safe and at home in your own skin? I view counseling as a sacred container which supports your innate healing capacity to emerge. Just as a doctor does not “heal” a broken bone, therapy does not heal the wounds of the heart and soul. Instead, we create a safe space together in which your powerful inner healing capacity is supported to emerge.
(720) 571-9318 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Stephanie Topol
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
I am a licensed professional counselor candidate (LPCC) who helps children, individuals, couples, and families work through challenging events, assisting them to thrive. Creating a non-judgmental, safe, positive, compassionate, and supportive environment is one of my ultimate goals. I have experience in helping individuals and families manage anxiety, depression, health & eating issues, loss of a loved one, addictions, life transitions, divorce, deployments, and much more. I have worked with both children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, as well as helped their families through challenging times.
(720) 702-9461 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Catherine S. Tilford
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CEDS
Verified
Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, it's not good enough? Are you consumed by thoughts about food and your body? Perhaps you feel like you have to control how much and what you eat? Or like you can't stop worrying or be present in your life? Our team can support you in finding increased freedom, flexibility, and fulfillment in your life. We specialize in eating disorders, body image, fertility & postpartum concerns, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, trauma, and personal growth. Our approach is strengths based, integrative, and inclusive. We provide effective therapy in a caring, authentic counseling relationship.
(303) 578-3730 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Nancy N.c. Hardy
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
I love working with people who are ready to make a change and who are ready to turn the page and find out what life is like beyond their symptoms. I love working with clients who are eager to examine problematic beliefs and behaviors, and who are willing to try looking at their problems in a different way than they have in the past. I know what it's like to feel unsure about identity, purpose, and beliefs. I appreciate all aspects of diversity and appreciate how those facets of identity create a complex individual with a unique story.
(720) 702-4728 x5 
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Packingham Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specify in working with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues. I create a comfortable space for clients to explore their identity and work on their relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with the LGBT+ community exploring sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, as well as interpersonal relationship issues. Through my experience in child welfare, I have developed a trauma-focused lens to help clients work through their symptoms of anxiety, depression, and mood regulation to attain joy and fulfillment in life once again.
(720) 807-0354 
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Hannah Aslin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified
As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Candidate, I specialize in working with individuals of all ages experiencing various mental health challenges. I strive to provide clients with a welcoming, and comfortable space to heal and grow. I value making counseling collaborative and meeting the client where they are in their process in order to have the most effective and beneficial counseling experience.
 
Westminster, CO 80030
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Kara Bates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Do you want changes in your life but feel stuck or don't know where to start? Do you and your significant other seem to argue about the same things repeatedly without finding solutions? Do you have concerns about your adolescent or go rounds with them only to find you both feeling frustrated? I have 22 years of experience helping clients navigate these types of difficulties. It is my goal to provide support and assist clients in determining what is best for them and how to achieve the changes in life and relationships that they desire.
(720) 741-7648 
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Westminster, CO 80234
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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 Westminster 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.