Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Essex, CT

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Nancy Diane Varga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in helping clients who are dealing with issues related to an oncology diagnosis, palliative care caregivers and or/chronic illness and grief and loss. I also have expertise in chemical dependence treatment and am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
(860) 698-0977 
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Essex, CT 06426
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Friedrich Steinmacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
During difficult times, we can feel overwhelmed and stuck, unable to break ineffective or even destructive cycles. Getting “unstuck” involves incorporating new skills and concepts, such as psychological flexibility, self-awareness, assertive communication skills, mindfulness, effective coping strategies, insight, decision making skills, and values clarity.
(860) 245-1282 
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Essex, CT 06426
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Andrea S. Chiappa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
(At this time I am taking new clients via telehealth or by phone. ) Each one of us has our own personal story, interwoven with the joys and sadness of life. Every client I work with I believe walks through my door so that together we can work on navigating issues, gaining skills and understanding of what they wish to change in their lives. Sometimes it is a subtle change one is looking for, or at other times it is a life changing event that propels us to seek help. Whatever the reason I am here to help people find the change they seek.
(860) 791-4210 
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Essex, CT 06426
Offers online therapy
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Mary McGannon-Kollman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. My training includes a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
(860) 612-8686 
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Essex, CT 06426
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Maureen McCann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT
Verified
Telehealth session offered. I welcome individuals and couples facing relationship challenges, depression, anxiety and stress. Many of my clients experience difficulties balancing the demands of relationships, parenting, work, transitions, and finding time to look after their own needs. During the Covid- 19 crisis many are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and relationship problems. In working with me, clients will work on gaining insight into their problems and improve their ability to achieve peace, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives. I offer Saturday morning appointments for clients with busy weekday schedules.
(860) 615-9949 
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Essex, CT 06426
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Dennis Goguen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Providing creative counseling solutions within a safe, caring and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been providing clients with opportunities of growth and change for the past 20 years by utilizing a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches to include: CBT, Trauma Treatment, EFT, ACT , Solution Focused Counseling, Couples Therapy, and Mind-Body Spirit.
(860) 764-3050 
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Clinton, CT 06413
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Litwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with young adults, and adults, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people build meaningful lives. I use evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and general distress. I believe that by combining compassion and commitment, together we can overcome the obstacles that are creating difficulties achieving your goals and connecting to your values. The majority of my work focuses on helping people learn new ways of relating to and coping with emotions and understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(860) 846-4638 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Nikki Danish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I recognize that body acceptance may not be accessible to all, so I work with body respect and trust to help guide you on your path towards body liberation.
Diet culture's insidious messages have confused many of us and complicated our relationship with food and our bodies. If you or your teenager is struggling with shame, guilt, and worry around eating, I teach self-compassion skills that support a holistic, intuitive, and confident way of living. I have a passion for providing brave spaces for individuals living in marginalized bodies and am a LGBTQIA+ gender affirming care provider. I love helping people of all ages become confident, intuitive eaters and rebuild their relationship with their bodies.
(860) 850-2231 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Katherine Kassler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Life is challenging and difficult to negotiate. The goal of therapy is to identify and build on your strengths so we can better manage life's stressors. My goal is to help people achieve their dreams and goals. Your past doesn't have to be your present or future. In addition to providing treatment for those living with depression or anxiety, I also specialize in issues relating to infertility, and the Gifted/Talented individual.
(860) 661-4772 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Offers online therapy
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Alis Volat Propriis Place, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, APHSW-C
Verified
Ready to punch the next person who says “Everything happens for a reason” or “Time heals all wounds”? You know that none of us make it to adulthood without experiencing loss. Everyone is grieving something. But it doesn't stop the crushing weight in your chest first thing in the morning. It also feels like snapping at your kids when you don’t mean to, being extra clumsy, exhausted, numb, or nursing a pervasive brain fog. The grief comes in waves; battering you, crashing into you, knocking you breathless to your knees. You may not see how yet but you will get through this, and I’m here as your guide and support along the way.
(475) 275-6857 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Anna Elizabeth O'Donnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in treating individuals & couples with depression, anxiety, sexual health & relationship issues, trauma, and other life challenges. Although it can be difficult to take the leap into mental health treatment, I believe doing so can contribute immeasurably to anyone’s well-being. The current stress and uncertainty of day to day life make this especially true. I strongly believe all individuals are capable of personal growth, overcoming struggles, and bettering their lives.
(860) 362-3541 
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Westbrook, CT 06498
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Anna Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
My ideal client is a person aiming to reclaim their zest for life. I'd love to work in partnership with someone who wants to do good in the world and is looking for a holistic approach. Being open to appropriate humor + a straightforward therapeutic delivery is essential, as I keep it very real. If you need help turning your 'fire' back on - I won't do it for you. I WILL, however, shine a spotlight on your radiant innate gifts and help you see yourself as the person you were always meant to be. Freedom, self-love, power, and a sense of wonder are already within you. You are the masterpiece and the world really is up for grabs.
(860) 609-3501 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Dorothy A. Martin-Neville
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
My ideal client is someone who is currently lost or overwhelmed and wanting to come alive again after a major loss or transition. Or has been dealing with a physical illness, and now wants support in coming back into life in a new way. It can be easy to forget that we are not the lives we have created, we are so much more. Having help recognizing where you are going and why, and dealing with the problems that show up along the way can be necessary in looking at exactly what is happening, why they are happening, and what you want/need to change to make things so much easier to handle so you can bring in joy, peace, and your dreams.
(860) 485-7762 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Middletown Counseling Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
***Our clinicians Michael and Anna are currently accepting new clients***Hi there! We are a small group practice housing several lovely clinicians with varying specialities. The one thing we all have in common is a passion for working with people to make life better. Please feel free to reach out to see if one of us could be a good fit for you, we look forward to hearing from you! To learn more about us individually, check out our website: https://www.middletowncounselingllc.org/
(959) 214-4772 
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East Haddam, CT 06423
Offers online therapy
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Anne Peterson, LPC, ATR, CLAT
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, CLAT
Verified
****CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****If you are feeling unsure about who you are and the direction your life is going; are experiencing a major life change or you are struggling with addiction, alcohol or substance abuse; do you have anxiety or depression; or some other dis-ease within? If so...therapy provides an opportunity for you to explore who you are, gain a new perspective, develop new coping skills and behaviors. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space for you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings. Together we will develop a plan that is right for you.
(860) 920-5525 
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Centerbrook, CT 06409
Not accepting new clients
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Eileen Grudier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
*IMMEDIATE TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE* Anxiety is so hard. You can't sleep. Your heart races. You feel sad most of the time. You feel like you're forcing yourself to do everyday things. Maybe you tried medication but you don't feel like it's helping. You may even be finding comfort in drugs or alcohol because they are the only things that make you feel better or not feel anything at all. These are some of the many realities of what it’s like to live with anxiety or depression.
(860) 200-2567 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Integrated Counseling Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LADC
Verified
**Now accepting new clients- day, evening and weekend appointments available** Mission: Our 25 plus years of experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individualized psychological care. We treat a range of mental health and addiction disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Our focus is to support individuals to heal and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing treatment goals.
(860) 356-3163 
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Miwa Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sometimes we need help managing anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship struggles, self-esteem, trauma, loss, or alcohol and substance use. It's more than ok to ask for help. Life has been chaotic and sometimes it feels like it is getting worse. Is it difficult to manage life's demands that keep piling up? Do we need help in communication or relationships? Are you hard on yourself and wish you were at a better place in your life? Do you struggle with past hurts and wonder how it is affecting your current life? Do you need a safe, non-judgmental space, to process your life apart from friends and family?
(860) 891-2076 
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East Lyme, CT 06333
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Glorimar Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Life is filled with challenges, past and present, that at times can leave us feeling, drained, overwhelmed and hopeless. The good news is, you already have all the tools you need to pull through to the other side. You may not know how to access those tools or may need some guidance on how to skillfully use them to work in your favor. My goal is to guide you in that journey of self-discovery and healing so that you can feel empowered and ready to face whatever comes your way.
(860) 932-8937 
East Lyme, CT 06333
Offers online therapy
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Beth Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MED , LCPC, LPC
Verified
I look forward to working with you! My clients are individuals of all ages, although I specialize in working with adolescents, teens, and young adults and their varied needs and challenges. I can offer support and strategies with such issues as anxiety, grief and loss, social skills, depression, and life transitions. Whether you are looking for short term or longer term counseling, I will help you reach your desired outcomes.
(410) 847-2296 
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East Lyme, CT 06333
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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 Essex 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.