Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Gainesville, FL

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Maria E Montenegro
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for supporting others in their journey toward self-development, exploration, acceptance , quirks and all.
With all the ups, downs, sideways, and loops life takes you through how do you begin to make sense of what life is dishing out to you? And how do you fit in all of that, where are you, who are you? Are you even you anymore? You may be having so many questions, so many thoughts, feelings, sometimes no feelings, and what a challenge to know how to cope with all of it! You would love to figure out how to process, move/play, analyze, journal, meditate, explore, and feel through whatever it is you need support in. It would be nice to gain some tools to manage life so that when life throws you a new challenge you know you got this!
(352) 605-6616
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Dr. Sara Jessica Civetti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My aim is to help you learn how to cope more effectively with life’s struggles by taking a “present-focused approach” and help you develop skills focused on balancing both acceptance and change.
Ask yourself the last time you felt truly connected to the current moment. Most of us would admit that living in the present is a struggle. So often, we get caught up in trying to rewrite the already lived chapters in our life stories, or have a desire to over control and predict the outcome, that we lose sight of the chapter that we're currently writing. This tendency keeps us from being the best, most authentic versions of ourselves and limits our ability to consider what's truly important and meaningful. I enjoy working with clients who recognize this conflict and are willing to sit with and consider their current experience.
(352) 290-7702
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Gainesville, FL 32607
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Julia Murchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, ACT , polyvagal theory, and mindfulness skills through a psychodynamic lens to empower you to uncover the emotional blocks and thought patterns that may be keeping you stuck.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida working as a clinical therapist. My focus is helping people learn to feel safe in their own body while addressing issues of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, complex trauma, and substance use.
(352) 309-2177
Gainesville, FL 32653
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Melissa L. Hamblet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Self-compassion and self- acceptance are often overlooked.
Are you feeling overstimulated, distracted, stuck in your head, with thoughts that seem to never get anywhere? Have you lost interest in things you used to enjoy, and even when you push yourself to do them, you don't feel the same joy that you used to? Or are you having difficulty in relationships, feeling burnt out, excessively drinking or using substances, or having trouble feeling good about yourself despite your hard work and accomplishments? We all need a compassionate person that we can trust and talk to about the difficult emotions, thoughts, relationships, and situations we are experiencing.
(727) 610-8953
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Shaunique Brown
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize several modalities including CBT, DBT, CPT, and ACT , amongst others.
Are you stressed and overwhelmed? Are you wanting to take the first step in getting your life back, but don’t know how? I am here to help you if you are ready to begin your healing journey. My name is Shaunique, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
(352) 670-2083
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Gainesville, FL 32608
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Daniela Paola Garcia
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified
Verified
My counseling approach is focused through person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy.
As a counselor, it is a privilege to being part of someone’s journey for growth and to provide a space for vulnerability. As humans, we come with our own set of experiences and obstacles that can be hard to address with ourselves. As such, I am here to help people achieve the change that they would like to see flourish in their lives.
(352) 496-8565
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Dr. Ana Cikara
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My specialty is working with individuals on body acceptance , radical self love, family or relationship concerns, identity exploration and development, and making meaningful change.
If you are experiencing dissatisfaction with yourself, relationships, or life more generally, I would like to help you. Sometimes we develop ways of coping with past experiences that no longer help us in the present. We may experience painful relationships that leave us questioning ourselves and our worth. Or, we can be very critical of ourselves because of messages we've received from family or society. There are many reasons we can feel unhappy with ourselves and life. However, I would like to help you achieve greater compassion, kindness, and love toward yourself and to live a life that feels fulfilling and meaningful.
(352) 414-0739
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Vicki Knox
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize a client-centered and trauma-informed framework to encourage growth and self- acceptance .
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”- Maya Angelou. Whatever your story may be, I hope to create a safe and healing space for you to share it. I believe that being seen and heard fully is an intricate part of the healing process. Together we can tap into your strengths to work through trauma, difficult relationships, and challenges in your life.
(352) 290-2038
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Marcus Jeremy Lewis - E M D R Certified And C I T
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP-II, NBCC
Verified
Verified
To develop your strengths and techniques, I use a combination of treatment paths which include acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational-emotive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
(352) 280-3161
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Gainesville, FL 32608
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Joy Steiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My aim is to assist you with the here and now, through acceptance and an integrative approach that addresses all aspects of your well being.
Disruption of routine, unexpected life changes? Feeling like nobody understands, alone, overwhelmed by the loss of normality? Anxious, confused or feeling mentally unstable? It takes courage to reach out and believe in the freedom to change. I am here to listen to your story. We will focus on processing life and managing emotions, both positive and negative.
(352) 290-5058
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Christie Marie Washer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Utilizing components of ACT and DBT, I work with clients to create a safe space where they feel heard and supported.
Do you feel as though you are in a constant battle with your thoughts, feelings, and actions? Do certain thoughts and emotions “hook” you? Do you find yourself involved in behaviors that leave you feeling worse in the long term? Does it sometimes seem overwhelming to work toward change or acceptance ?
(352) 329-3126
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Danielle Clark
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Hi there! I’m Danielle. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I aim to provide affirming, supportive, and illuminating therapy to help everyone discover and become the most authentic version of themselves. My approach to therapy is rooted in insight building, I love helping clients understand and accept all the parts of themselves on a deeper level. I believe that understanding is key to acceptance and acceptance is the biggest catalyst for change. I enjoy helping my clients take the journey to make changes that allow them to feel more connected and present in their lives.
(352) 280-3978
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Jeannie Lindskog Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PSC
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself suffering from more stress and anxiety than usual? I offer exclusively online therapy sessions. I work with clients to raise their self-awareness, understanding and acceptance , in order to facilitate the changes they desire. I work with adults and adolescents around issues of depression, anxiety, stress, loss, family and marital relationships .My clinical background spans across age, gender, racial/ethnic groups, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. I offer empathy, experience and a non-judgmental approach in the therapeutic relationship.
(262) 279-1733
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Tiffany Smith
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize different evidence-based therapy modalities to individualize our work together based on your unique needs including CBT, ACT , DBT, expressive arts, and the Unified Protocol.
I know it can be difficult to reach out for help, so one of my goals is for our sessions to be a safe space for you. I believe in developing a therapeutic relationship by providing an empathetic, non-judgmental space for us to work together towards your wellbeing. I'll work with you to help you identify and develop skills to cope with your challenges and create change. I'm here to guide you, encourage you, and challenge you when needed. I work with both adults and adolescents to reach their goals.
(954) 231-2059
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Gainesville, FL 32611
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Taylor Hendrieth
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help you navigate gridlocked conflict in your relationships, develop self- acceptance , and cultivate the lifestyle you want.
I am most passionate about working with both heterosexual and LGBTQ+ women and couples. I help clients that feel overwhelmed and confused by breakdowns in communication, discord in relationships, difficulty developing and expressing an authentic sense of self, and low self-esteem that hinders their capacity to engage comfortably in life.
(850) 820-8511
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Holistic Integration
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals through life transitions and seeking to find flow and peace in their lives. I love to help college students with self exploration and growth into their highest selves. Many of my clients come to me in crisis, depressed, anxious, struggling with self worth and self esteem due to harmful relationship, familial, greif and life experiences. Together, we will integrate the mind, body, and spirit, assisting you in showing up for yourself, powerfully, and with intention so that you can step into your most aligned self.
(352) 872-7146
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Billy Alan Palmer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My intention is to provide compassionate psychological support. Though we all need help sometimes, we do not all have the support we need. I am here to help.
(352) 706-5775
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Sophia Cruz-Perez
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and Welcome! My name is Sophia and I am glad you are seeking the support you deserve. Thank you for investing in yourself. Your resilience is powerful and hard won. So is your tenderness. You might be wondering if your lived experiences and identities will be understood by a therapist. Or will you have to spend time explaining your unique identities and experiences when you are seeking support. There’s always a risk that things won’t work out with a new therapist. There is also hope that the right therapist for you is a possibility. This is where the magic happens. I see you.
(352) 254-3873
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Gainesville, FL 32653
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Kaylee Brenneman
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, EdS, MEd
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am so happy that you have begun your therapeutic journey by looking for a counselor who will meet your unique goals and needs. My goal as a clinician is to assist my clients as they work to engage in life more authentically and fully. I believe that people are always doing the best that they can with the resources that they have, and they also want and need to deal with the hardships of life more effectively - that's where I step in to support, accept, educate, and guide. Some of my areas of specialization include: Addiction, Anxiety, BPD, Depression, Identity Exploration, Trauma Recovery, & Relationships and Communication.
(352) 306-4179
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Shanti Cruz-Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hey, welcome. I'm glad you're here. Everyone deserves to be witnessed, heard, and validated when experiencing hardships in life. Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship we will build a safe space to emotionally connect to personal struggles and develop a sense of resilience. We will cultivate a deeper understanding of what lies within emotional pain and how to heal from past traumas.
(352) 309-3917
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Gainesville, FL 32653
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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 Gainesville 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.