Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Midtown, Indianapolis, IN

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Arin Gardner
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a licensed counselor in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, my nearly 20 years of experience have helped me cultivate a strategy of tailoring counseling to each person; ultimately it is about what works for you! Clinically I am primarily an ACT therapist, but I use many other modalities (e.
Effective counseling is all about connection. We seek to be understood, to be known, and to share life with someone else. Counseling provides a safe place to try out ways of connecting with another person, with ourselves, and with our world without fear of hurting others or our own reputation in the process. The majority of my clients come to me wanting to work on navigating life with differences of gender identity and sexuality; taking time to share in a safe place is vitally important.
(317) 659-7363
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46205
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Open Roads Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My theoretical framework comes from integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, self compassion, and shame reduction into what the client says is working for them.
I believe wellness has different definitions and paths for each person, and I love being a part of my clients' journey in creating, adjusting, and respecting that picture. My concept of quality therapy includes discovery, personally defined healing, creating new connections, and finding ways to take self-compassionate action. I enjoy art, media, and literature and integrate this into my work whenever possible. Clients and colleagues have described me as calm, compassionate, curious, and a bit nerdy. I embrace these identities in my role and enjoy working with a variety of communities and identies.
(317) 548-6360
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46203
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Chelsea Chojnacki
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a collaborative, client-centered approach based primarily in ACT /CBT to help guide you to your personal idea of peace and fulfillment.
Are you feeling like your life has been more difficult to manage than it used to be? Do you feel like there is something or multiple things holding you back from feeling content with your life? There are so many things we as humans are constantly juggling to keep a balanced and fulfilling life. In my work with clients, I help you to make sense of the chaos and get to a balance that works for you. There is a spectrum of trials and tribulations that impact and influence our ability to make it through the day. I provide a space of empathy, compassion, and an outside perspective to help find blind spots or reframe meaning.
(765) 792-7617
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46218
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Danielle Cummings
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I believe that each person has a story to tell and I am someone who genuinely wants to know yours. I have had over 7 years of experience counseling many individuals, couples, families, and groups from ages 4-85. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, past trauma, relationship issues, sexuality/gender issues or trying to be the best version of yourself, look no more. If you are ready to put in the effort and do the work, then I am the person for you. I will encourage you to be authentic and genuine and learn self-love and acceptance .
(765) 295-6158
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Dr. Colter Snethen
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life often hands us challenges we do not feel capable of managing. Our thoughts, feelings, and expectations can be so overwhelming that they become obstacles to making decisions and living our lives to the fullest. Therapy is a safe environment to understand our thoughts and feelings, face pain and fear, and align our lives to our values. The freedom that comes from understanding and facing our challenges is well worth the effort. In treatment, I help cultivate an environment of trust and compassion to face and overcome life's challenges through an integration of CBT, ACT , ERP, relational, and dynamic therapies.
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Marsha Farias
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
Asking for help is the first important step. It gives substance to our desire for change and makes concrete our wish to feel better. This very act of asking says that we feel entitled to support and serious consideration. I want to be able to help those that are willing to take the first step through day to day struggles to past traumas.
(317) 342-0462
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Kadee Kirkpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapy approach is rooted in CBT and includes skills from ACT , DBT, and emotionally focused therapies.
Hello! I specialize in helping individuals recover from eating disorders, chronic dieting, and related struggles. I have a passion for helping those who are trying to find peace in their relationship with food and build a kinder relationship with their body. I would love to help you grow in anxiety management, assertive communication, and self-compassion. I offer warmth, empathy, insight, and practical strategies to each of my clients. I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of eating disorder treatment, including inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care.
(463) 220-2601
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Emily S Paxton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Approaching clients with compassion, a desire to connect, and with truth and grace is what I bring to each session. I counsel clients with eating disorders, body image concerns, and those who are desiring to move towards acceptance and care of their current bodies. In addition, I serve clients experiencing daily stressors including relationship challenges, problems at work/school, and possible difficulties juggling a work/school-life balance. Assisting clients to learn new tools and build upon their strengths as well as to provide comfort and guidance in life's painful and rewarding moments is why I do what I do.
(317) 661-4377
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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George Vesper
Counselor, LMHC, LAC
Verified
Verified
George, a graduate from Indiana University, has been a therapist for 14 years. His warm, accepting, creative, insightful and recovery focused therapy style encourages developing self- acceptance , the confidence for positive change and what's preventing that from happening. With a holistic perspective, he feels comfortable incorporating spirituality in treatment upon request with a primary Christian perspective, but will work with all beliefs.
(317) 739-4960
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Sara Elizabeth Nowlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I primarily utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
It takes courage and commitment to seek counseling. I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression, eating disorders and body image issues, and people who have a history of trauma. I love to support people as they figure out what's holding them back and how to make the adjustments they need to change their lives. I incorporate warmth, compassion, art therapy, mindfulness, and humor into my treatment approach.
(317) 647-3225
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46242
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Stephanie Mowery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My therapeutic style draws upon several approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and existential therapy.
My passion is helping people confront and move beyond stressful life events and self-sabotaging behaviors to achieve peace of mind and personal wellness. I specialize in working with people with disordered eating and those who want to improve their relationship with food and their body. I also work with individuals navigating anxiety, codependency, depression, relationship issues, addictions, low self-worth, and life transitions.
(317) 218-9535
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46222
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C. Shawn Oak
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LMFT, ACS, CLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I bring compassion and unconditional acceptance to our sessions, fostering a safe, understanding environment for exploration.
Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, intimacy issues, or problems that don't go away? Collaborating with a therapist who can provide insight, guidance, and tools to uncover and develop your strengths can be the transformative factor you need. You deserve to live a happier, more satisfying life but unless you take the first step to solve your problems, they will never go away. If you are an individual, couple, or pod desiring to open your relationship or there is a need to address challenges encountered in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, I have the experience to help you navigate both.
(502) 443-1275
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Sunnie Allen
Counselor, LMHC, LCACA
Verified
Verified
She utilizes CBT, ACT , mindfulness-based, and person-centered therapy, and practices from a trauma-informed lens.
Sunnie is dually licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC) and clinical addictions counselor (LCACA). Her clinical work is driven by empathy, collaboration, empowerment, connection, and belief that each client has the ability to transform and reach their highest potential. She focuses on the person as a holistic individual by addressing mind, body, and spirit concerns as they are related to mental health challenges. She specializes in trauma, addiction, mood disorders, anxiety and stress, life transition, self-esteem challenges, and emotion regulation.
(765) 534-8851
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Sara Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
Verified
Aloha! It is my desire to create a safe, warm & accepting space for all the individuals I work with. I believe that feelings of belonging & acceptance are the foundation of the growth we can achieve together. Understanding my clients' problems from a holistic perspective is important to me. As you share your unique story it is my goal to paint a more detailed picture of your problem within the context it has evolved & been maintained. My belief is that all problems make sense in the context of our unique experiences & relationships. My desire is to validate these experiences & help you work towards lasting healing.
(808) 784-7057
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Josh Collingwood
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
Other specialties include faith-based counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I specialize in working with individuals who might be struggling with anger, anxiety, OCD, panic, perfectionism, and high-pressure life situations. My ideal client would be someone who is looking to gain insight into the issues underlying their concerns and work through those issues in a therapy setting. While there is often no clear-cut "one and done" solution to life's difficulties, I have seen the therapeutic process make a huge difference in client's lives.
(317) 204-3650
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Cheyann Peckinpaugh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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Life today might not look the way you want it to. I’m here to tell you that that’s okay, it doesn’t have to stay this way. Whether anxiety or trauma is affecting your day-to-day life or you’re just ready to invest in your wellness in a new way, this is a place for you. I believe that you are not broken; that each of us has an innate ability to heal ourselves. By learning to understand yourself better — to no longer avoid or resist the way you are but instead to embrace it — you can experience the freedom and wisdom that results in real, lasting change.
(812) 220-3736
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Aryeh J Graber
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPact
Verified
Verified
However, my therapeutic approach is integrative as I regularly incorporate relational and acceptance -based approaches in my work.
I am a clinical psychologist, specializing in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders including OCD (including Pure-O), panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety, across the lifespan.
(317) 666-9406
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Sarah Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Indianapolis. Sarah has helped adults in intensive treatment settings and has provided ongoing therapy services for over 16 years. I have a light-hearted approach to effective, evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), to help clients understand, cope with, and overcome life’s challenges.
(317) 622-4748
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Jon Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness-Based CBT to individuals and couples.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed and needing support to cope with life challenges? Need some relief, or to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Life is hard. Sometimes you need empathetic support and expert guidance to cope with complicated and stressful situations.
(812) 633-8930
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Janet Newsham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand the need for genuine acceptance .
"Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness" - Rollo May. Making space for ourselves to practice self-care, to care about others, and to live fully in the moment are areas of exploration that can be helpful in seeking healing in the space of therapy. One of my beloved aspects of being a therapist is having conversations about life and helping others grow into their full potential. Together, we create and grow this safe space in our therapeutic relationship, in order for you to share some of your most joyous moments or some of your darkest times.
(615) 588-2084
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Midtown
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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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 Midtown, Indianapolis 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.