Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Norcross, GA

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Mariah Shandri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for reaching out! I am Mariah Shandri, BSW, MSW, LCSW, Therapist with over 8 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My warm, attentive approach nurtures sincere support for issues such as Addiction, Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis, Depression, and Relationship Issues. I use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Strength-Based therapies. I have much respect and compassion for my clients, choosing to process present overwhelming thoughts, emotions, and reactions.
(229) 808-7092
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Norcross, GA 30092
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Margaret Pendergrass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am Margaret Pendergrass, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with clients that are dissatisfied or lacking meaning in their daily lives. Sometimes this is due to debilitating anxiety, loss of a loved one, a new diagnosis, or general life stressors. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients explore their values, set goals for the future and accept their challenging emotions and thoughts. I use methods from other modalities like mindfulness and existential therapy. I believe it is important for the therapist and client to work as a team in finding a way to change.
(706) 350-6102
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Norcross, GA 30092
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Sarah Durrance
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Amidst a world of continuously changing life circumstances, unexpected hurts, and complex relationships, it is only natural for you to feel weary. Possibly you've identified the problem, yet you don't know where to go from there. Regardless of the difficulty you may be facing, I long to enter into your life and walk with you towards growth. Because I believe we heal in the context of relationships, my hope is that our relationship can provide a safe context for you to let go of your burdens and experience wholeness. As a companion on your journey, I am passionate about promoting a safe place for you to experience transformation.
(470) 589-5085
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Port Counseling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
There are 2 major concepts that shape the way we work with the individuals we serve. The first is that there is nothing wrong with you. While at the same time, you have the desire to continue growing. We will guide you through accepting this contradictory truth as it is where the growth occurs. The 2nd concept is that we are whole beings. While we may think that certain issues only exist in one part of our lives, it is safe to bet that it also exists in other parts. Throughout the process, we will help you recognize the themes and patterns in how you function, then work to shift the patterns so that you are successful.
(470) 412-8796
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Norcross, GA 30092
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Chronicles Counseling & Coaching, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Greetings! Are you looking for a counselor that will listen to the narrative about your life and be equipped to help you identify areas that need development /change? I believe through my own life experiences and transitions, better equipped me as a counselor to be sensitive to the need of my clients and extend a fresh wind of hope! I have worked with clients for over 10+ years dealing with trauma, marriage conflicts, depression, and life transitions. I am passionate about my role advocating for you to apply the tools learned through our sessions to your daily life. The first step is calling to schedule your appointment today!
(678) 605-9158
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Norcross, GA 30092
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Arise Renewed Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you at a place in your life where you are ready for a change yet don't know how to make the change? Having difficulty identifying and/or communicating your feelings? Experiencing sexual anxiety? Disconnected from the people who matter most? Our practice has a clinician to assist you with addressing your inner challenges and making a positive change in your life. Arise Renewed Counseling vision and goal is to provide each client a safe space to fully express themselves while gaining clarity and inner strength leading to a renewed sense of self.
(470) 260-5294
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Molly Petner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that each person is unique and therefore requires an individualized approach to therapy. From day one, you will feel involved in your therapy and feel confident that we are working towards your goals. You will feel seen and heard. My goal is to get you to a place where you can experience all of your emotions in a safe and healthy way. I may be a good fit for you if you: 1) want to gain and use coping skills to manage anxiety, depression, or ADHD, 2) want to improve personal relationships, 3) want to have a say in your therapeutic journey, 4) need a safe space, or 5) want to enhance your self esteem.
(470) 431-5225
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Norcross, GA 30092
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Kate Velez
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a bilingual (English Spanish) Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Certified Alcohol & Drugs Counselor. I hold a master’s degree in School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the San Buenaventura University. My experience includes working with immigrant children and their families, individuals struggling with alcohol and drugs use, co-dependence and domestic violence. I facilitate domestic violence, anger management, and addiction’s recovery groups and feel strongly about the importance and benefit of group support.
(770) 874-9353
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Not accepting new clients
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Silas Wheeler
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a counseling intern working with clients ranging in age from adolescents to adults. I work with clients focusing on a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, navigating relationships, and working with those who are feeling lost in life.
(678) 679-7064 x702
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Norcross, GA 30092
Not accepting new clients
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Young Rae Shim
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
I provide counseling services for individual, couples, and family who are seeking help for emotional support and healing. It is voluntary and confidential. I utilize various therapeutic theories to fit each individual's personal growth and needs, which he or she is striving toward. My therapeutic approach is with traditional and evidence-based therapies.
(470) 260-5074
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Elly Yooil Chung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed master social worker(LMSW) with specialized training in mental health. I have various experiences as a clinician working with people with serious mental illness(SMI) to Co-occurring disorders. I also have experience with people with mood disorders and personality disorders. My clinical and research interests are 1) how culture plays a role in one’s life, 2) how to reconstruct relationships through reconstructing one’s unresolved trauma, and 3) strengthen one’s resilience to cope with life difficulties.
(470) 410-6107
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Waitlist for new clients
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Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is often tough & can be very stressful & overwhelming. Challenges are often thrown our way & we struggle with finding ways to cope. Hi, my name is Dr. O, I am a U. S. Navy veteran with a doctorate degree in International Psychologist. I am the Clinical Director of Out of the Box, CCC, a mom, a wife, & I'm here to help. I understand the difficulties of navigating the challenges of life while trying to hold it all together. I specialize in working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children facing emotional, cognitive, & social challenges as a result of trauma. When most people think about trauma, they usually
(404) 800-3147 x21
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Holly Stuckey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you find that you feel stuck or uncertain, no matter what you do? Are you having difficulty achieving your goals or feeling connected? Is it hard to choose your next step? You want to appear in control and confident, but deep down you are struggling to make decisions, set goals, or cope with challenges and emotions. You want to experience peace and happiness, but you feel empty or overwhelmed. Anxiety, depression, addiction, or life stress can leave us feeling out of control, distant, and hopeless. Together, we can process these thoughts and feelings, and identify your path to growth and contentment.
(678) 403-6941
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Norcross, GA 30092
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Elizabeth (Lizz) Toledo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, II
Verified
Verified
Providing multicultural mental health and addiction treatment. Especializing in trauma, anxiety and depression. Bilingual (Spanish/English).
(404) 724-5855
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Jamia L Poole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stressed, depressed , anxious, worried, isolated, frustrated or fearful? Do you need help resolving everyday challenges with work/life balance, school, relationships, family, and/or interpersonal issues? With all of todays challenges, self-care is of the utmost importance. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness with a focus on balancing your mind, body and soul to achieve personal satisfaction.
(678) 403-6090
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Counseling Institute of Atlanta
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC, NCC, GAPSC
Verified
Verified
I am a mental health counselor with international experience in counseling adults, teenagers, and families. If you are facing facing acculturation issues, overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment or emotional disturbances, we can work on these issues. I also have experience working with life-threatening conditions, domestic violence, divorce, HIV, grief and trauma. In addition, I enjoy working with parent/children to strengthen their relationships and behavioral issues. Also, I enjoy working with young adults transitioning, seeking a career path, identity formation, relationships, and intimacy issues.`
(470) 740-6067
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Lorice Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Recovery is possible! We are all capable of changing, healing, and growing. I support adults, couples, and families who are experiencing relational conflict, depression, grief, anxiety, life stress, life transitional periods (e. g. divorce, job loss, midlife transformations), serious mental illness, and other struggles as well. I am especially passionate about supporting adults recovering from substance use disorders (addiction) and their families.
(470) 260-7290
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Norcross, GA 30092
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The Safety Net Youth Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, ICAADC, CCTS-A, CLC, SAP/DOT
Verified
Verified
The Safety Net Youth Services, is a Nonprofit organization, our goal is to provide enrichment services for communities, families, children, in crisis, in the state of Georgia. Our agency is a was established in 11/2015. Our agency offers the following services; Intervention/Prevention, Child Development, Social Awareness, Outreach, Assessments (Substance abuse, Anger Management, and Trauma), Group/Family/Individual Counseling Sessions. Mission Statement: To provide services for children and youth in crisis, and strengthen the communities with safety and support.
(404) 856-0969
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Norcross, GA 30093
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Julie Coker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Unforeseen challenges and issues going on in the world can leave you reeling. Maybe you've been a pillar of strength to those around you but, at the same time, there seems to be no space left for you to meet your own needs. Fear of falling behind can leave you feeling stuck: you want a better life for yourself and, at the same time, change seems overwhelming. Therapy can provide an accepting, wellness-focused environment for you to move from a place of "stuckness" to growth and positive change.
(678) 719-0294
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Norcross, GA 30071
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Trudy Post Sprunk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC SEP, RPTS, EMDR, CPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
During the last 45 plus years, I have provided experiential psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults in individual, couple, family, and group settings. I have given over 800 lectures on the subjects of divorce, parenting, transgender, family play therapy, supervision, learning disabilities, grief, ADHD, play therapy, adolescence, etc. I am a registered play therapist, certified in EMDR, and provide supervision and consultation to other psychotherapists.
(678) 740-3813
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Norcross, GA 30071
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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 Norcross 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.