Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Bristol, CT

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Ian Zettervall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified
I am a practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment therapy, which utilizes 6 core processes of mindfulness techniques to learn tools for profound life-change.
I have extensive experience working with people with substance abuse and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and PSTD. I'm the most laid-back, non-judgmental counselor you will find. We will work together and get real results. As a person in recovery for the past 20 years and a Iraq war infantry veteran, I would say my "specialty" would be veterans and first-responders and people struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, maintaining sobriety, but I work well with everyone, including OCD, ADHD, and ED.
(860) 845-6834 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Offers online therapy
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Royale Treatment LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
DBT, and ACT which are a few of the treatment modalities that I utilize to provide effective treatment planning.
My focus is to help people heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. This will be achieved by providing a neutral/safe space, by listening to your concerns, and by customizing a evidenced based treatment plan- for you. The promised goal is to be there for you every step of your journey. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
(860) 321-8069 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Not accepting new clients
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Claude Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
I am proficient in ACT , DBT, CBT, REBT, Solution Based Therapy, and Christian Counseling.
The clients I have and continue to work with deal with different stress levels and anxiety. Many of my clients also have dual diagnoses, with some dealing with psychosis, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe depression. My client's needs have always been to find coping skills and processing techniques to navigate their lives with mental illness. If you would like a free phone consultation, please email me, and we can get started.
(860) 590-9573 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Vivian Mercado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
I strive to help clients challenge their negative beliefs and self-doubt to help them gain self- acceptance and empowerment in their life.
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use an integrative therapeutic approach to help clients achieve their goals. I am bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. I believe in providing a safe, supportive, and positive space to help clients reach their full potential.
(475) 800-8782 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Offers online therapy
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Julie Cipes, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I believe that the unconditional positive regard a therapist reflects can help individuals overcome any impediment standing in their way of their happiness, acceptance and overall equanimity.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with substantial clinical and school-based experience who provides therapeutic treatment to children and adolescents (ages 6-19) experiencing personal challenges impacting their relationships, self-efficacy and overall daily functioning. My therapeutic approach is integrative in nature, incorporating a variety of modalities to help clients work through the issues they are currently struggling to overcome. I have experience addressing a range of topics in therapy including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, social skills, self-esteem, OCD and bereavement.
(860) 931-7114 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Charter Oak Therapeutic Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
George Gogas LCSW has extensive experience in the mental health and substance use field. He has treated many different issues which vary in severity and specializes in: anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, anger management, depression, substance use issues and trauma. George is also a combat infantry veteran who deployed to Afghanistan which has given him the life experience to relate to other veterans, first responders and and people who work or live in high stress environments. George enjoys working with men and other clients who are typically opposed to the therapy process and carry some stigma in asking for help.
(860) 254-6964 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Audrey Elbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
When you are experiencing stress, it is common to feel lost and unsure. My passion is helping people heal and grow from conflict; whether that's family, marital, major life changes or general feelings of being overwhelmed/stressed. I have dedicated my career to helping people of all kinds, including teens, adults, couples and families. With the extensive evidenced based therapy training and years of experience I have received, I can offer quality treatment. To make it even more convenient to receive quality treatment in the comfort of your own home, I offer online exclusively.
(860) 406-5510 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Offers online therapy
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Warren Corson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of experience providing therapy to clients. My approach is non-judgmental, honest, individualized, collaborative, and evidence based.
(860) 943-4579 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Gonzalez Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have experience with working with children as young as 3, families, adolescents and adults. I have worked extensively with families involved in the DCF system. I've worked with individuals with special needs and adolescent and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders and PTSD, across the State of Connecticut , and within a group home setting, and I hold a certification in TF-CBT. I enjoy being creative and assisting my clients in building coping skills, and I feel very lucky to work with each client that I meet. I also enjoy facilitating groups and am a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor.
(860) 850-2330 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Shawniel Chamanlal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello, I’m Shawniel Chamanlal founder of Healing Springs Wellness Center. Our expert team of Therapist and Wellness Professionals are passionate about empowering individuals to live a more authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling life. We have created a safe and nonjudgmental space to allow you to move beyond your fears, life stressors, and unhelpful behavioral patterns. We utilize scientifically proven methods and holistic healing to help you feel better emotionally and to optimize your physical and spiritual wellness.
(860) 406-7580 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Dana Farr
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Verified
My mission is to help you to explore your life experience, to come to better know your true self, and to become empowered to enjoy your best possible quality of life. Realizing and building upon inner strengths - and courageously working through difficulties within the safety of a therapeutic relationship - are important to this process. I work in a primarily psychodynamic, integrative way based upon each person's individual needs and goals, whether related to relationships, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, identity, life transitions, somatic symptoms, ADHD, problematic or self-defeating behaviors, or other issues.
(860) 421-6793 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Not accepting new clients
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Katie Bassoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You may be exhausted, disconnected, or feeling empty and looking for some hope. You may feel alone on this journey and believe something needs to change. Seeking therapy takes bravery, and I’m glad you’re here. Perhaps you are in a relationship that just doesn’t feel right or you have experienced something that has left you feeling afraid, out of control, or numb. Maybe you are navigating a difficult journey toward motherhood, grieving the loss of one or more pregnancies, or have arrived at motherhood to realize that this is not what you had expected.
(860) 378-8577 
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Bristol, CT 06010
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Kristal Wichman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
**Accepting new clients.** Let's get you back to feeling balanced. Anxious, depressed, unresolved or current trauma and relationship/attachment styles are some of the struggles I can counsel with you. I am the co-owner of Balanced Solution Therapies, LLC in Appleton. I earned a Bachelors & Masters Degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). For 21 years I have been working as a social worker, and the past 10+ years clinically. I have worked with individuals, couples and groups with clients in the age range of 6 to 86.
(920) 245-8529 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Heather Damon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Perhaps you are having difficulties in your primary relationships, perhaps there are stressors at work, perhaps you face a great choice and several obstacles are hindering your clarity and peace. I have been honored to witness individuals and couples overcome many barriers that initially seemed insurmountable. Based on my experience and the lived experience of those I work with I believe that a full, happy, and peaceful life is within reach for everyone who seeks it.
(475) 255-7044 
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Bristol, CT 06010
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Steven Douglass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My primary area of expertise is in working with individuals with substance use disorders and related co-occurring disorders. I have extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression,and trauma. I use a synthesis of different approaches rooted in cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy but including insights and strategies drawn from a broad range of other therapeutic modalities. This allows for a flexible approach tailored to the needs of the individual and responsive and adaptable to the input regarding what is most helpful, constructive, and productive for each client.
(860) 530-2593 
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Avon, CT 06001
Offers online therapy
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Neil G Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
I primarily work with adults and young adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or addiction, in addition to those struggling with relational/communication issues. I take a highly personal, strengths-based, positive approach tailored to each client's individual needs. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which directly targets negative thoughts, I use an acceptance -based approach by encouraging clients to accept, rather than negate, current thoughts patterns so that clients can move toward their values and start living meaningful and productive lives.
(203) 350-0592 
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Avon, CT 06001
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Spirito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Reiki
Verified
I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am EMDR trained.
I am a licensed clinical social worker excited and prepared to help you achieve your goals by offering individualized patient centered treatment. We will collaborate to create the best treatment associated with your strengths throught a variety of techniques.
(860) 866-5098 
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Avon, CT 06001
Offers online therapy
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Megan Clarke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral approaches as appropriate.
**Please note that I am not accepting new patients at this time.** Relationships are central to the human experience. They shape our expectations about the world, our interactions, and others in our lives. At times, our experiences can leave us feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and even disillusioned. I am a licensed clinical and health psychologist, working with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, maternal mental illness, vicarious trauma, and those managing life transitions.
(860) 200-1553 
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Farmington, CT 06032
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Tina M Crystal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
***I am currently unable to accept new clients. ***Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns of coping, even though you keep telling yourself you want to act differently? Do you often overthink situations or have trouble moving on from something that happened in the past? Do your reactions to stressful situations interfere with you living the life that you want? Are you hoping to grow and improve your life, but are unsure of where to start? Are you avoiding something that is very important to you and would like support in overcoming this? Do you experience intrusive thoughts or rituals that you would like to decrease?
(959) 214-2586 
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Farmington, CT 06032
Offers online therapy
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Purvi Shah Vanderploeg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Welcome! You are destined to have a thriving life and if that is not what you are living right now, I can help! I partner with clients who are interested in growing and facing the barriers that get in the way of their health. Maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Maybe you are living with a chronic disease that has changed how you live. Maybe you have some habits that are taking away from your health. I will work with you to gain an understanding and acceptance of what is going on, so we can then take action and move towards THRIVING!
(860) 333-6892 
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Avon, CT 06001
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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 Bristol 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.