Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Dick Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My approach starts with empathic acceptance of our struggles for relief, and respect for a person's capacity to find more effective responses within to ease suffering.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN RESPONSE TO CORONA VIRUS: I am now offering telemental health counseling only. Telecounseling, or video therapy sessions, are now the most protective and effective way to access compassionate support during this time of crisis. I am using the Doxy.me platform which meets the highest HIPAA and Health Information Technology and Clinical Health Act requirements. Please remember to care for your emotional well being as an essential part of meeting the challenges that are ahead of us.
(317) 747-3772 
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Indianapolis, IN 46220
Offers online therapy
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Michelle Walkey-Thornburg
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
I am a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist. I provide therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and adults to increase self-awareness, identify personal strengths and have a more meaningful life experience. My practice is collaborative, solution-focused and utilizes evidenced-based treatment approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Art therapy is optional and not required to participate.
(317) 820-2708 
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Indianapolis, IN 46250
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Ewing
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I believe in cultivating a culture of self- acceptance and self-compassion for where one is at in their life, which is a prerequisite for change.
I am a married, mother of 2 with 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups dealing with a wide range of issues. I have experience providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings, including private practice, employee assistance program, the nonprofit sector, and in university and church settings . I have worked extensively with marriage and family challenges, divorce, interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, abuse and domestic violence, and life transition issues.
(317) 647-8295 
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Indianapolis, IN 46256
Not accepting new clients
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Charla Cannon Yearwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
I tend to use a variety of modalities, including acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ) and EMDR.
I’m Charla Cannon Yearwood (she/ her), a licensed clinical social worker. I’m all about liberation, social justice, and community. I believe that we are all connected in community. Meaning, my healing is tied to your healing. You can expect to be heard, understood, and valued. The goal is to create a space where you can bring your whole self and practice vulnerability, while also being challenged to try something new.
(317) 245-3736 
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Indianapolis, IN 46220
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jennifer Hutchens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I like to utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, pain management and addictions.
I am a passionate practitioner-scholar in the field of clinical psychology with a true desire to help individuals see and experience life differently through the therapeutic process to resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.
(317) 676-2893 
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
Offers online therapy
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Enlighten Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a therapist with an employment history in the active-duty military, corrections, and public health. I provided values focused, self-enriching, strength-based therapy to clients with relationship issues, parenting issues, trauma history, anxiety, and depression. In therapy, I will teach you about what is happening in your brain, develop skills to manage the mind you have, and techniques to stay on the course of healthy living. I use a model of therapy called acceptance and commitment therapy alongside principles of cognitive therapy, behavior focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. Through a collaborative process, we can
(317) 406-0981 
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Indianapolis, IN 46268
Offers online therapy
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Elliot A Fisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I offer over 35 years of experience, advanced training in ACT , and a history of being the leader of an in-patient Eating Disorders team.
Perhaps you're more worried than you'd like to admit. Or life just feels flat and empty, and your mood seldom gets better. Are you losing your temper more than you should? Maybe your closest relationship is getting really uncomfortable (to put it mildly). We can work together to help you become more at peace with yourself, while living a life of values that matter to you. (Not to mention allowing more joy and meaning into your life!)
(317) 364-4281 
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Indianapolis, IN 46254
Offers online therapy
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Amy DiVincenzo, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The treatment approaches I use most often are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness Skills, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Welcome, I'm so glad you're here. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Consultant (CADAC) with almost a decade of experience in the mental health field. I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, college students, and women. My areas of specialty are in treating ADHD, OCD, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you or your child are struggling, you are in the right place.
(317) 699-7373 
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Indianapolis, IN 46227
Offers online therapy
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Anne E Halleck
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RYT
Verified
I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, and relationship issues. My work focuses on guiding people through battles with self-criticism and doubt toward a place of greater acceptance and peace.
(317) 360-8564 
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Indianapolis, IN 46205
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Dan Bowes
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, LMHCA
Verified
I work to create a container in which you can experience a connection to yourself that fosters safety, acceptance , and the illumination of whatever your own goals may be.
I connect most with people who are willing to think creatively and in a way that acknowledges the often painful absurdity of the human experience. I feel that our society can frame our personal problems in such a way to make us feel that there is something "wrong" with us. However, while there may be parts of how we relate to the world around us that aren’t working very well right now, there is nothing inherently wrong with who we are. I approach therapy in a way that aims to help you feel more embodied, grounded, and prepared for life's challenges, both personally and in relationships.
(317) 548-8450 x704 
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Indianapolis, IN 46220
Offers online therapy
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Open Roads Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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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Indianapolis, IN 46203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Chelsea Chojnacki
Counselor, MA, LMHC
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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Indianapolis, IN 46218
Offers online therapy
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Marsha Farias
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA, Intern
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.
(937) 705-5293 
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
Offers online therapy
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Emily Shoemaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMHCA
Verified
I believe that each of us receives support in different ways and it is important to make the therapy process specific to you! Some of my specialties include emotion regulation strategies, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness practice.
I am a mental health counselor with experience partnering alongside clients of all ages who hope to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing. I have worked with clients experiencing a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, complex trauma, family/relationship difficulties, and more. Whether you are looking to talk through a current life transition, receive support for ongoing challenges, create healthier relationships, or seek diagnosis and treatment for mental illness- I am committed to creating a safe, healing space for you.
(317) 458-9822 
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Indianapolis, IN 46240
Offers online therapy
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Tommy Parry
Counselor, MS, MEd, BCBA, LBA, LMHC
Verified
I have expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and am passionate about helping my clients live rich, full, and meaningful lives.
What if your own worst thoughts weren't the enemy? What if nothing needs to be removed? My ideal client is someone who is working through some of the hardest phases of their life, someone who might be: going through a faith transition - receiving a new diagnosis - losing a job - suffering due to trauma - parenting a child with a disability - managing increasing anxiety or depression. I want to help increase the amount of space you have to live in. Often when our worlds crumble apart, it feels like we are confined to these small, unlivable corners. My goal is to help expand those spaces so you can move towards what matters.
(571) 536-7982 
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Indianapolis, IN 46236
Not accepting new clients
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Makalah Krick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified
I offer CBT, DBT, TIC, and ACT as modalities used as interventions.
As your therapist, we will process anxiety, depression, past traumas, reroute negative behaviors, & learn how lived experiences impact the way you view the world currently. My clients often seek therapy because they are wanting to uncover the meanings behind their emotions; together, we are often able to uncover the meaning behind these emotions by better understanding past traumas encountered. Only then, can we replace negative behaviors that have stemmed from these traumas, together. I provide a safe & genuine space for LGBTQ clients & practice from an inclusive & client-centered perspective.
(317) 563-0361 
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Indianapolis, IN 46260
Offers online therapy
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Leslie Rielage-Ralph
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
People everywhere, in all walks of life, can experience things like grief, burnout, emptiness, loneliness, and low self-esteem at times. Whether it's your first time or not, coming to see a counselor is a big decision, and one that I don't take lightly. My goal is to give you a safe and supportive space to work on what really matters to you. I have treated a variety of anxiety, adjustment, and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, as well as suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, stress, psychosis, codependency, relationship and communication issues, and parenting challenges. I use a blend of CBT, ACT , and DBT.
(765) 268-9048 
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Indianapolis, IN 46268
Offers online therapy
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Donna L Lazarick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Empathy, problem solving, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Mindful Self Compassion, and EMDR for trauma resolution represent a few therapies that I offer.
After 35 years of experience, I approach life and therapy with a sense of humor, creativity and evidence based practices. Most clients report that I am easy to talk to and put people at ease. I enjoy challenges and exploring mind-body-spirit using ACT , CBT and EMDR. Complex issues are interesting to me along with normal life transitions, depression, anxiety and trauma. I welcome working with high school students, young adults, and adult individuals and couples of any age. My office or virtual office is a safe place to explore diversity of all kinds including LGBTQIA+ , disability and culture
(317) 669-9946 
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Indianapolis, IN 46240
Offers online therapy
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Olivia Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize approaches from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, ACT , and have experience with TF-CBT as well.
My background is rooted in a trauma informed and holistic approach in order to best serve youth, adults, and families. I have experience working within the LGBTQ community, with families impacted by addiction, and in coping with grief and loss. I also have worked to help clients of all ages impacted by anxiety and depression. I strive to work in partnership with my clients in building on their existing strengths and resilience. I hope to be an advocate and work alongside you with the knowledge that you are the only one who fully understands your life experiences.
(317) 245-3679 
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Indianapolis, IN 46250
Not accepting new clients
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Melissa Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RBC, CCTP, LCSW
Verified
I have experience in using a wide range of modalities from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment therapy), Mindfulness, and Trauma Recovery based approaches.
I have direct experience working with families, groups, and individuals. I have a passion for Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Trauma Recovery. All of my therapy sessions are held on a secure online platform. This allows you to have therapy in the comfort of your own space and be able to access therapy from anywhere in Indiana.
(317) 648-9161 
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Indianapolis, IN 46229
Offers online therapy


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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 Therapy have?

A certified Acceptance and Commitment therapist in 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.