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

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Leon DiBiasio, LCPC
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Let's talk! Sessions are confidential, safe and non-judgmental. You can share your most personal concerns. Feeling helpless and stuck? We will get you moving again by talking, offering suggestions, helping you take advantage of available resources, and also skills training. Contact me. Please leave a message so I know you're serious (I get many telemarketing calls). I will get back to you asap. I do in-person sessions in Evergreen Park, IL. I do phone sessions from Downers Grove, IL and welcome potential clients from all over the state.
(630) 634-9312
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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$127 per session
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Brianne Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She uses evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Brianne Collins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in child and family studies. She then graduated with a Master of Social Work with a specialization in children and youth services from Louisiana State University. She understands that issues that are experienced at any point in an individual’s life can cause significant distress both psychologically and emotionally. She believes in meeting each individual where they are and focuses on their strengths to empower them along their journey.
(630) 526-7834
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$135 per session
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Samantha Kovac
LPC Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
I apply evidenced-based techniques and skills including ACT , DBT, and client-centered therapy.
I believe everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients to allow them to reach a level of vulnerability that allows for change. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort through which we can build healthy boundaries and coping skills to live and maintain a healthy, productive life.
(630) 296-5731 x3
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Benjamin Cowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy is an important space where anyone can experience unconditional acceptance and support, and that it is a privilege to walk alongside a client through whatever challenges they may be experiencing.
In therapy, I enjoy collaborating with clients to increase their self-knowledge and utilize their strengths to facilitate change towards living a more rewarding and fulfilling life. I am committed to identifying and implementing an individualized approach for each client to support them in achieving their therapeutic goals. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults using an integrative therapeutic approach, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills.
(630) 593-0831 x7
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Quantum Counseling Inc.
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CFTP
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to teach my clients to manage their emotions.
Finding the right therapist is important. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with many years' experience working with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to grow and work through the problems many face every day. Additionally, I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug counselor and have training working with people regarding Domestic Violence. I hope to work together with my clients to help them figure out why they do what they do and to make any changes they choose to make to improve their lives.
(630) 707-7217
Downers Grove, IL 60516
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$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Emily Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in addictions, anxiety, mood disorders, co-dependency and interpersonal relationship issues, My integrated approach is evidence based using client-centered therapy to build on client’s strengths using CBT, DBT, ACT and mindfulness.
Anxiety, depression, and other symptoms can cause you to feel alone in your journey. Life can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult at time and it takes a lot of courage and strength to take the initial steps to seek help. As a licensed social worker, I would like to welcome the opportunity to work with you in making the changes. I will provide insight,guidance, a safe environment where you can feel empowered to find clarity and self-awareness to make the needed and wanted changes.
(630) 324-4663
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$150 per session
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Carolyn Schoenbeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
To me, therapy is a collaborative experience with the intent to promote real change and liberation. I place great value in the therapeutic relationship that is fostered through honesty, warmth, acceptance . Through the therapeutic relationship, I hope to establish a safe and non-judgmental environment that encourages vulnerability and change. Working together, we construct effective coping techniques, communication skills, healthy boundaries and behaviors, and improved life functioning.
(331) 254-4511 x10
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Asma Afridi
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, PEL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Moreover, I have a holistic approach to therapy, and can pull from my vast work/life experiences and trainings which includes CBT, ACT , and Mindfulness to achieve the desired goal of my client.
As a culturally skilled LCPC and Professional School Counselor, I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families from all walks of life in a person-centered and collaborative environment. I believe that simply accepting that you have emotional needs that you require help with is half the battle won, and the other half is confronting them. It's my goal to work with my clients and give them the courage to address the challenges that face them - and to guide them on a path to happiness.
(630) 521-3808
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Sophia Sayani
Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am dedicated to providing you with hope, compassion, and acceptance .
Often we have barriers in our life that get in the way of us embracing the life we want to live. We may feel stuck or held down by life transitions and circumstances that we are uncertain on how to approach it. Together, we will work on exploring your barriers, challenges, and personal goals to find clarity. As a therapist, I provide a safe and therapeutic environment for you to heal, recover, and process your inner thoughts and feelings, develop coping skills, and build towards a meaningful life that you want to live.
(630) 912-0497
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Rachel Sullivan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize a number of different therapies including ACT , CBT, trauma-focused CBT, DBT, and mindfulness.
Trying to heal and work through trauma can be overwhelming and difficult to begin. Going through major life transitions can cause unwanted stress. Asking for help can be hard, but taking that step shows strength and resilience. My goal is to help you feel empowered, validated, and supported along your healing journey.
(630) 626-0494
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Douglas R Schacke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw on techniques from Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and psychotherapy.
I have found the heart of therapeutic work lies in meeting clients where they are and supporting individuals and couples as they identify what they already know to be true. I view every client through a strengths-based, trauma informed, and holistic lens. I know how trauma can hold us back from meeting life goals and want to work with you through this process.
(708) 350-6490
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Sam Reif
Counselor, PhD
Verified
Verified
Strategies include breathing retraining, mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, acceptance and commitment, and learning to give yourself some compassion for what has been, while becoming who you want to be.
I specialize in the treatment of behavioral health disorders for motivated clients who are interested in collaborating and working to attain their goals. We will work together, primarily focused on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. Through scientifically- supported methods, we will concentrate on your views and beliefs about your life, and how they are tied to your behaviors and emotions.
(630) 948-7510
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
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David Rodemaker
Psychologist, PsyD, CH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, as well as Mindfulness and Narrative Techniques, I work with you in a spirit of openness to identify what is important to you for your well-being and relationships - and take the action needed to make those qualities a part of your life.
I look forward to working with you on making and taking the choices and actions that move you towards building a life filled with meaning based on your values and goals. The struggles we all face, large and small, are part of what define our humanity - be it anxiety, trauma, or confusion. It is the compassion and willingness for intimacy we show to ourselves and others that defines much of the rest. I enjoy working with my clients as they go through the process of defining who and what they want to be and then help them go about achieving it.
(630) 447-0671
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Not accepting new clients
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Linda Schile-Bradley LCSW Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a therapist, I work from the perspective that therapy can enable you to positively change your understanding of yourself, your encounters with life's stressors, and your capacity to find pleasure and enjoyment. My approach is founded in building strong relationships based on trust and respect that enable one to develop tools to change existing patterns that previously caused unhappiness and discomfort. I utilize family and individually focused therapy and employ the methods of ACT , DBT, CBT and EMDR to help people bring understanding to their lives and enable transitions from discomfort and sadness toward happiness.
(630) 361-0884
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
$125 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Liza Devaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over twenty years of social work experience. I have worked in foster care and adoption, in a psychiatric hospital and am currently working in private practice. My patients include children, adolescents, adults and couples. I treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief issues, conflict resolution, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, OCD, addictions, issues related to divorce and family/marital conflicts. I use a variety of treatment modalities based on the individual needs of the patient. My therapeutic approach is a non-judgmental blending of eastern and western philosophies thereby helping patients develop acceptance and develop better coping strategies to deal with their challenges.
(630) 884-4319
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Kelly Kenna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Whether you're interested in therapy to help with grief, anxiety, body image issues or eating concerns, I'm here to help you connect with your most authentic self as we work side by side to overcome the things that are getting in the way of your happiness. No matter what has brought you to therapy, I'll be here every step of the way to guide and support you. Seeking support is the ultimate act of self-care, one that can spark profound change in the way you see yourself and the way you relate to the world around you.
(331) 276-6399
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Kristen Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use play therapy with younger kiddos and I find the sweet spot of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and CBT to help your child.
Let's be honest, it's been a tough year (or two!) and our kiddos have been through some stuff. Have you noticed your child feeling more anxious and worried? Are they having issues in relationships at school? Isolating themselves for just feeling down in general? I help children, teens and young adults become more self-confident, more able to manage big emotions, and be more effective in their relationships. I collaborate with parents to develop a clear path to healing for your child and provide regular, check-ins with parents. Therapy will be fun and your child will be on their way to feeling like their favorite self again.
(630) 354-0739
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$120 per session
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Tony Steuer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
Very often folding in CBT principles, Motivational Interviewing, DBT skills, and ACT perspectives to facilitate what each client is needing.
I believe that the meaning, or sometimes “lack of meaning,” we apply to our situations, experiences, people, and ourselves is often the root of much discomfort and suffering. In meeting with individuals, I hope to learn, understand, and share your experiences to explore what meaning is being applied and if perspective and approaches need to be adjusted.
(331) 215-6373
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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$150 per session
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Alina Keegan
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sometimes the hardest thing is asking for help. Choosing to enter therapy is a courageous act and one of the best gifts you could give yourself. Finding the right therapist for you, someone whom you can trust, who makes you feel safe, and believes in you might feel difficult and daunting at times but is also one of the strongest predictors of successful therapy. I feel honored and grateful to each and every one of my clients who entrusted me with their stories and embarked on their healing journey with me. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you gain the necessary insight and skills to live the life you want and deserve.
(630) 478-8074
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$165 per session
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Diana Chavez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Every person deserves to have a safe space where they can unload the heavy stuff, explore new possibilities, and begin to heal their life. Therapy can be those things and more. I’m here to help bring clarity to the things that you value most and work beside you to cultivate the change and life you desire. I’ll meet you with acceptance and warmth throughout the process because I recognize the strength and courage it takes for you to be here.
(630) 621-4767
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$160 per session

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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 Downers 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.