Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in McHenry, IL

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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I utilize principals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am trained in Applied Behavior Analysis.
I have been providing psychological and behavioral services in the Chicagoland and Grand Rapids, Michigan area for the last 14 years. In session I am empathetic and positive, working collaboratively with each client, in overcoming life challenges. Due to the vast amount of experience I have gained in both psychotherapy as well as behavioral modification, my therapeutic approach is diverse and can be non-directive, guiding the client at their own pace, or directive in nature. My goal is to assist each client to a happier, healthier, productive life, in a safe environment.
(815) 401-0766
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
We focus on the willingness to act in accordance to what one believes and values in the service of creating a more meaningful and rich life experience.
The Willoughby Center focuses on the use of empirically supported therapeutic treatment options geared towards increasing a client's psychological flexibility, stress management skills, and overall functionality. Therapy consists of a collaborative and individualized approach, allowing rapport to blossom and work towards the clients chosen values to achieve a life worth living. Our center provides a variety of behaviorally focused, client-centered approaches to help clients effectively cope with life's challenges and struggles to start living not just surviving.
(224) 293-4307
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Krystyna Wojtowicz
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I approach therapy with a person-centered approach and utilize strategies that are appropriate to each client’s unique situation, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution Focused Counseling.
My clinical focus is on individuals struggling with depression, stress/anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, adjustment to life transitions, relationship distress, and parenting support. I believe that it is important to understand what brings each person into therapy, and tailor therapy to each individual's unique needs and goals.
(779) 242-2189
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Mindy R Tomlinson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The poet Rumi said, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Emotional wounding is a very real part of human experience. It can happen as a result of trauma, loss, rejection, a serious health diagnosis or unwanted change. Like a physical wound, if left untreated it can become infected and lead to symptoms like anxiety and depression. My name is Mindy Tomlinson and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I work with individuals to heal their wounds and enter the light where insight, clarity and acceptance lead to a renewed sense of normalcy and peace in their lives.
(815) 345-2693
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Amy Fujino
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I use strength-based perspectives and ACT to help motivate individuals feeling stuck in toxic relationships, thinking styles and emotionality.
In Touch Counseling Center, LLC is officially open for business! I am providing individual, family and couples therapy in person and Telehealth for individuals experiencing depression, generalized anxiety, ADHD, anger, adjustment difficulty, low self-esteem, grief & loss, eating disorders, negative body image, borderline personality disorder and stress.
(815) 524-8249
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Diana Escobedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I will often incorporate creative therapeutic interventions into my work, but I also utilize more traditional treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy directives.
You are capable of so much. We all are. When life becomes overwhelming, you may be challenged with feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, lack of motivation and so much more. Talking to a therapist can help you get through these challenging times. I am a licensed therapist with a background in art therapy and counseling. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe space in order to work together through whatever may be causing you emotional difficulties. I have experience working with children, young adults, families and teenagers.
(815) 345-3400
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Center for Therapeutic Svcs & Psychodiagnostics
Counselor
Verified
Verified
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(779) 704-4110
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kirsten L Honkala
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BHCMS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be challenging sometimes and you just need someone to listen and help you work things out. Maybe you're struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness or find yourself using substances or other distractions to escape. Maybe it's your child or teen who needs help. Perhaps you feel you and your partner, or you and your children just need a neutral party to help you understand and hear each other better.
(224) 218-5279
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Sabrina Sherrin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy is a time for people to explore and better themselves leading to a more fulfilled life. I work from a person-centered approach meeting the client where they are at, but also utilize strategies from all different practices. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and needs someone to show empathy, support, and guidance. I approach each session as a unique situation and involves the client in every step.
(815) 393-1139 x707
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Gisella Foto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
My passion is to see individuals come to the realization that they have the power to enact change to circumstances in their life. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment with a nonjudgemental approach to assess the best interventions to tackle mental health symptoms. I focus on their emotional needs , thinking patterns, and interpersonal relationships that may be impacting functioning in daily life. I work in a collaborative nature with the client to establish their goals and provide guidance in finding solutions.
(779) 204-4793
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McHenry, IL 60050
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The Tabor Therapy Group, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis Counseling, a masters degree in Human and Social Services and a bachelors degree in Psychology. I have experience working with individuals in a variety of mental health settings. On my time off, I enjoy being with my two grown children, my extended family, and my three cats. For exercise, I dance and swim. During quiet time, I read, crochet, and play the piano.
(779) 223-0255
McHenry, IL 60050
Not accepting new clients
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 869-4858
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Aaron Melnek
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Aaron Melnek specializes in working with adults, young professionals, and college students experiencing concerns related to academic and work stress, anxiety, depression, identity development, relationship difficulties, and grief. Dr. Melnek practices collaboratively and prioritizes the contextual and identity-based factors of each individual. He works from a relational model, integrating aspects of mindfulness, culturally-informed treatment, and existential philosophies where appropriate.
(815) 581-9482
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Angela Serritella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reach out! Do you ever have those days where things are especially difficult?? Many of the people that I meet struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and managing traumatic events. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have extensive experience supporting teenagers who have experienced trauma, which led me to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently I work with adults and youth, and I'm a strong believer in the mental/physical health connection.
(779) 704-6033
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 673-7431
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Not accepting new clients
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Clark Barshinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Most of my work is with individual teens and adults, and with marriages and families. My strength is in creating a comfortable fit and a clear goal and direction in the therapy work. I have a warm, caring style, with emphasis on clarifying the problems in your life, looking for practical solutions, and focusing on your inner emotional experience for clues as to how we can best find pathways to healing. I am interactive, giving feedback and recommendations. I am passionate about making a difference in my clients' lives and personalizing the therapy sessions to your needs.
(847) 558-1077 x11
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Cherry Hill Counseling
Verified
Verified
Cherry Hill Counseling is one of the longest-standing counseling practices in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Cherry Hill has seven locations including: Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills, McHenry, Deer Park, Chicago, Grayslake, and Wheaton. Our counseling services include: individual therapy, family therapy, counseling for children and adolescents, marital and premarital therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing.
(847) 386-2109
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Brian S. McCallum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Counseling is a conversation about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the collaboration between counselor and client to co-create goals for change. I am comfortable working with a diversity of people wrestling with a diversity of "problems of living": anxiety, depression, loss, grief, trauma, spirituality, interpersonal relationships, and more.
(847) 553-4283
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McHenry, IL 60050
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The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is a private outpatient group practice with offices in McHenry County and the Chicago suburbs. We work with clients of all ages and strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive and empathic environment for those we serve.
(815) 701-9420
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression and anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication and relationship concerns.
(630) 506-3906
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McHenry, IL 60050
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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 McHenry 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.