Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Buffalo Grove, IL

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Thomas Czapiewski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Tom is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). He obtained his Masters degree in Human Services from National Louis University.
(224) 223-1727
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Megan Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use a solution-focused approach to my therapy while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques.
My approach to therapy is based on empowerment and supporting people in a way that allows them to be the best versions of themselves. I tend to lean towards a more accessible, easy-going approach when helping clients work towards goals important to their journey. I find that bringing humor to the session lends to a more comfortable therapeutic environment. While identifying goals can often be challenging, my aim is to help clients identify strengths and learn the skills needed to make positive changes in their lives.
(847) 581-6370 x25
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Sonya Kontorovich
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I offer my clients understanding, appreciation, warmth, humor, and complete acceptance as we do this important work.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, frustrated and uncertain are common human experiences that can leave you disconnected from your best self. I help my clients bridge the gap between where they ARE and where they WANT TO BE by understanding their priorities through a collaborative identification of barriers, fears and hopes. We then design a treatment plan to develop insight about how internal thoughts and belief systems have evolved from unique life experiences and how they influence current interactions and behaviors. Effective strategies to cope with limitations are built upon a foundation of self-awareness.
(847) 973-7321
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Katarzyna (Kasia) Zak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I want you to know that you are not alone and asking for help is an act of courage.
There are many ways we learn to cope with hurt, stress, and loss and, given our past experiences and upbringing, these ways can often involve avoidance – wanting to escape or numb the pain. This may look like excessive screen use, emotional eating, self-medicating, isolating, self-harm, etc. If you’re noticing that what helped you get by until now no longer works, if it’s impacting your ability to show up in your life and engage with the things you care about most, then I want to be your ally and support you through the process of change.
(312) 535-9874
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Nicole Sherbert
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC, QMHP
Verified
Verified
I like to use cbt, motivational interviewing, act , and strengths.
Hello, I am currently working at a private practice. I specialize in addiction. I work mostly with adults, but will also see adolescents. I have been in the mental health field for about 8 years and substance use for about 6 now. Goals for a client would be for you to want to work on getting sober, or reduce use patterns. I also know many clients have a mental health issue along with substance use. If a client wants to work on both at the same time we can do that too.
(224) 479-1021
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Therapy Solutions AH
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Gottmann couples therapy, Mindfulness, Exposure response prevention, and Emotion release therapy.
I specialize in adult/teen depression, anxiety, ADHD and relationship/family issues. Response time 24 business hours to calls or emails. My first priority is to understand you as a person. If you are feeling hesitant about therapy, understand that this is normal: letting another person into your private space can be frightening. A good therapist, however, will accept you as you are, with all the good and the ugly. Courage!
(224) 441-2151
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Hillary Schoninger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! I’m Hillary. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, Families, Minors, Preteens, and Couples with Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self Esteem, and Family Conflict. In therapy, I typically use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Holistic, Compassion Focused, and Strength-Based approaches. I believe in creating an open and positive environment where my clients can feel comfortable growing.
(815) 345-2077
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Mika Kondo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I have been honored to work with individuals and families since 1999. Life can at times be a bumpy ride, and sometimes we might feel stuck not knowing how to handle certain situations, but my core belief is that we all have the inner ability to make each life experience a growing opportunity. I support clients by using collaborative, compassionate, and culturally-sensitive approaches. I also incorporate mindfulness and gratitude and strive to offer clients a safe and caring space throughout their journey.
(847) 278-9785 x29
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Marta Tamara Kromka-Brigagliano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, CCM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marta Kromka-Brigagliano is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor, and certified case manager. While working with clients she utilizes a systemic approach that focuses on individual’s relationship with others, family of origin issues, personal history and relationship with self.
(847) 474-9468
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John Merrick
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
With more than 8 years of experience in counseling, John focuses on working with individuals and families to build a personal and supportive relationship to empower independent action. With a therapeutic practice emphasizing authenticity, compassion, and humor, he relies on empirically validated cognitive behavioral techniques and incorporates light existential work to help clients face their unique challenges and make meaningful, lasting changes in their lives.
(224) 252-8644
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Rebecca Kiel
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Central to my practice is the belief that all of us deserve respect no matter our histories, and have within ourselves the wisdom for peace and healing. Our individual journeys are at times celebratory and at other times heartbreaking. We may not always be able to choose the circumstances we face such as illness, or the end of a relationship. Instead, we can choose what we are going to do about our challenges. We can choose how to integrate this information into our overall life stories for greater joy, creativity, and balance.
(224) 676-9800 x23
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Bridget Pileggi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Bridget is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy. As a graduate of The Family Institute at Northwestern University Bridget earned a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy and received extensive clinical training at the Family Institute’s Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic. She is currently serving as a practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of interest are women's issues, couples, sexual relationship therapy, young adults, life transitions, self-esteem, communication, and first time parents.
(224) 888-3140
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Andrew Latoszewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe mental and physical health are inseparable. This principle is at the core of my career as an experienced mental health professional. I specialize in individual therapy for teens and adults across the lifespan and have assisted and advocated for individuals of all backgrounds. I would be honored to assist you as you walk along the journey of recovery. I will walk with you through your explorations, your pain and your joy, providing support and understanding.
(847) 242-2528
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Samantha Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Samantha completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She has experience working with individuals dealing with numerous psychological illnesses. She has spent the last twenty-two years working at Catholic Charities Older Adult Services in Chicago. Samantha also has experience providing individual, group, couples and family therapy in a private practice setting. She strives to help clients overcome emotional challenges by utilizing evidence-based therapies that are tailored to meet clients’ in individual needs.
(847) 503-9740
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Rosann Leadingham
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rosie Barranco, LCPC,CADC is a licensed professional counselor who also specializes in Substance Abuse Counseling. Rosie also has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and has used these evidence based clinical skills in assisting clients with anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Rosie has worked in psychiatric treatment facilities throughout Arizona and Illinois. Rosie conducts therapy with children, adolescents, and adult population.
(224) 268-9498
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Rebecca Welles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rebecca is a graduate of Adler University Chicago. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, she is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Rebecca views the therapeutic process as a holistic experience and is constantly inspired by the courage of the clients she works with. Rebecca has extensive experience working as a Personal Trainer with a specialization in disability, illness, disease and health related issues. Therefore, she strongly believes in the mind-body connection and that change is possible in any situation. Rebecca is also working towards her certification in EMDR and Equine Therapy.
(708) 578-5127
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Charissa Simon-Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional, CADC, CODP-I, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charissa Simon-Wright earned her MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Addictions from Perdue University. Charissa is currently a doctoral student enrolled at Walden University in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology. Charissa has also obtained certifications as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), a Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CODP-I), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
(847) 960-3858
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Holly McDaniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CTP, CTMH-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When we experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel. My skills, training, experience, and compassion can help bring healing to people who have been through adverse experiences. Whether it be unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, life stressors, or trauma, I’m committed to sitting alongside you in your journey. I have experience working across the lifespan and am LGBTQIA affirming. I guide individuals in creating healthy perceptions of themselves. I facilitate the strengthening of relationships, allowing people to experience themselves fully and safely in the world and in community with others.
(847) 713-1910
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Gina Mandell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With over 20 years of clinical experience, I am comfortable working with adolescents and adults struggling with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, relationship issues, low self esteem, life transitions and more. Within a supportive environment, I can assist clients in making connections leading to improved outlook, reduced stress and achieving balance.
(847) 447-2798
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Stephanie Armanetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” This quote by Sigmund Freud exemplifies what therapy means to me and it's an honor to be a part of your healing journey. Therapy is a dynamic, collaborative process and that's why I choose to incorporate different therapeutic techniques into my work. Therapy shouldn't be a "one size fits all" experience so we will work together to tailor a plan to put you on the path to healing.
(224) 252-3877
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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 Buffalo Grove 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.