Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Lafayette, LA

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Victoria Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, TCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I strive to create a safe space for LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC to foster meaning-making and acceptance throughout all life areas.
Want to walk through life as your most authentic self? It may feel like a maze of obstacles standing in the way of transitioning and achieving gender euphoria. I believe you have the power to create meaning through examining the steps necessary to achieve your authentic self. I will guide you across this journey by alleviating gender stress, building gender resilience, securing social supports, and focusing on embodiment goals. Together, we can create a world where you can live in and express your gender with freedom from restriction, aspersion, or rejection.
(337) 202-2760
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Lafayette, LA 70501
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Brooklyn L. York
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Change involves patience with ourselves & acceptance of where we are in this moment.
I hope that you recognize your strength in beginning this search for your healing. It can be hard to reach out for heIp and it is my goal to meet you where you are on this journey. During our time together, I will prioritize creating an environment where you feel safe, validated, and understood. In addition to my lived experiences, I have worked with individuals who are navigating daily stressors, anxiety, grief, depression, relationship difficulties, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, identity issues, and more. I also strive to create a safe space for BIPOC to process the challenges they face.
(337) 202-2592
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Ryan Albarado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
The work I do is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), a mindfulness-based approach geared towards helping people live meaningful lives even in the presence of adversity.
I think being human is hard. I believe on some level, most people know who they want to be, but it gets really hard to show up in our lives when the bad feelings-fear, guilt, shame, embarrassment, anxiety-are present. I think my role as a therapist is to help people learn how to show up in their lives and grow enough to have these bad feelings, and be people they can be proud of.
(337) 202-2783
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Lafayette, LA 70501
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Matthew Hebert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MEd, MTh, PLPC
Verified
Verified
One size never fits all so I use an integrative approach to counseling including, but not limited to, client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Sometimes we feel lost and stuck in our lives. We have pain and trauma that feel unbearable. It can feel hopeless. There is a path forward. My name is Matt Hebert and I am passionate about helping others find the healing, peace, and self- acceptance that allows them to live a fulfilling and happy life. I want you to have a safe space to renew—or discover entirely—your life’s meaning. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples with various mental health and wellness concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexuality, intimacy, religious deconstruction, religious trauma, and life transitions.
(337) 545-2074
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Whitney Storey
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I primarily work from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is less about decreasing symptoms and more about increasing our living.
In the therapy room, I love working with folks who find that they are struggling to fit in and connect with others - folks who might not feel that they have someone who GETS them. Maybe you feel like the black sheep of your family. Maybe you feel like you stand out in your community in some way. Perhaps you're ready to make some changes and feel nervous about how the new you will be accepted. I'm here to be a support and a guide, when needed, as you begin your new journey. Additionally, I love working with women and parents, with folks trying to learn how to live lives more true to their core values, and with folks in relationship.
(337) 545-2105
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Aimee Dupuy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can become overwhelming at times, and seeking help can be the first courageous act in achieving a higher quality of living. I enjoy working with a wide variety of populations dealing with multiple issues, such as depression and anxiety. I am especially passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ population and individuals struggling with relationship issues. It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship is central to client growth. Creating a space of safety, trust and unconditional positive regard for the client guides all my interactions and interventions.
(337) 806-8822
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Emily Kennison Sandoz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The work I do is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), a mindfulness-based approach to helping people actively build lives that are meaningful to them.
Being a human is hard. Each and every one of us, at some point in our lives, finds ourselves lost and stuck. We look at our lives and realize that this is not the life we planned for, that we are not the people we wanted to be. We look at the things we're spending our energy on, and we recognize that we're not moving any closer to to the life we want. My work focuses on helping people settle into those stuck moments, to choose a direction, and to take steps toward the life that they want.
(337) 465-4670
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Lafayette, LA 70501
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Danielle Rovira
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult at times, and we all experience feelings of distress, anger, and sadness that can cause us to feel isolated and alone. Let me walk with you on your healing journey and help you to reconnect to a place of strength and peace within. I believe human beings achieve growth through an empowering counseling relationship built on acceptance , genuineness, and understanding. I practice in a way which helps you, the client, to uncover your own answers, and explore your own strengths in a safe, empathetic environment built on trust and respect.
(318) 656-3168
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Samantha Rink
MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I believe we have the choice of experiencing the pain of staying where we are or the potential pain from growing. My hope is to make others feel seen and be a guidance of support through the evolving journey of growth. I work in topics of grief/loss, anxiety, radical acceptance , and self-empowerment. Building coping skills to navigate these changes impacts our understanding of their purpose. I incorporate creative interventions, including aspects of nature towards healing to contribute to a holistic approach. Our approach to therapy will be collaborative and nonjudgemental, while offering grace and compassion through the adversity.
(337) 201-9320
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Evan Broussard Acadian Counseling Center
MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in using a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) standpoint as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) to help treat clients.
Everyone goes through life experiencing trials and hardships, but that does not mean your experiences and feelings are not validated. One of my most important beginning goals as a counselor is to make sure you are getting what you need out of our sessions and that you have found the right counselor for you. I work with individuals, adolescents and adults that are experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or sexual trauma. I am also an LGBTQ+ allied counselor and welcome anyone who is part of the community.
(337) 202-8173
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Kylin M Labiche
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I have a strong desire to work with tweens, teens and adults. My goal is to be an unbiased listener, who will hear and accept you as you are. We are able to build trust, connection, and motivation for change when we feel accepted rather than judged, and that is what I seek to achieve with you in our sessions together. I have a passion and a history working with individuals within the LGBTQAI+ community. I believe that personal growth and development can occur in all individuals open to acceptance and understanding of themselves and others.
(337) 573-2528
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Lafayette, LA 70501
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Brad Gros
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether it be ACT , REBT, EMDR, play, art, or talk, I meet you where you are.
Do you feel as though life is passing you by? Do you feel as though you are a stranger in your own body and home? Are you ready for something different in life, making room for new experiences? As your counselor, we can explore these and many other issues, on your personal path to wellness. Contact me today to begin this wellness journey. In-person and telehealth sessions are available.
(337) 202-2746
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Zach Hebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I do my best to make therapy an accessible, human process by building a safe, stable, healthy therapeutic relationship using hope, humor, and open acceptance without judgement.
Hey, there. I'm Zach (he/him). Chances are, if you're here, you've found yourself at a point in your life where you want, or perhaps need, to make a change, even if you don't quite know what that change is yet. That's alright. A good therapist is like having a trusted guide by your side to help you figure out the best path forward and to ease you through the harder spots. I'll help you figure out where you need to be, plot the best route to get you there, and support you every step of the way. If the story of your life isn't what you think it should be, let me help you rewrite it in a way that better fits.
(337) 514-4425
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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Meaghan Landry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! Have you reached a point in your life where you’re needing support in a way that makes you feel seen, heard, and understood? I am intentional in creating this space for all of my clients. I approach counseling through a person-centered and acceptance & commitment lens to help you make positive changes in your life that leads to greater emotional well-being. My goal is to support you in your life's journey to work through difficult challenges, whatever those might be. In addition, I am an LGBTQ+ allied counselor and welcome you wholeheartedly.
(337) 329-9291
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Kristen Baroni
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
My name is Kristen (she/her). Deciding that you want to change is both brave and courageous. Congratulations on beginning your change process! I am here to help you through that process and I will act as a guide. I will help you understand the concerns that you have as well as learn how to overcome them. Change can seem overwhelming, but while working with me I will help break it down and make change more manageable and achievable. During your change process I will provide a safe environment for whatever it is that you may need help with.
(337) 201-9438
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Corey Porche
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The work I do is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), an evidence-based form of CBT which incorporates mindfulness and behavior change strategies.
Whether you have previously seen other therapists or if this is your first time seeking help, I am an active and curious therapist which tends to make it a little easier to engage in this process. I believe that every one of us deserves to live the fullest life we can, even with the very real obstacles that stand in our way. I also believe that struggling is an inherent part of being human. The way we interact with our past, current situation, and dreams and goals can actually lead to increased suffering instead of moving closer to what we want.
(337) 313-0177
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Lafayette, LA 70501
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Tanya T. Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I believe that awareness, acceptance , commitment, and action are the most effective antidotes for any irregularity or suffering that afflicts our thinking and body.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, confusion, feeling stuck? At a turning point in your professional or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel helpless, uncertain, or unhappy at times.
(337) 541-2689
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Cammie Porter
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You're deserving of the help it might take to navigate your journey. Whether it's issues with daily stressors, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship stress, relationship issues, etc. My mission is to hold a supportive space for you so that you can explore ways to flourish in your life. I aim to instill confidence and hope in my clients by helping them identify strengths and resources. I use an integrative approach that incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, strengths-based therapy, and child centered play therapy to meet the needs of every client.
(337) 273-0989
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Maddy Deshotels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with clients experiencing a range of struggles and goals, primarily with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationship concerns, and social skills. I am a person-centered therapist who pulls from Strengths Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness techniques into session and client homework. I meet clients where they are, and help them create goals that bring them closer to their values. I want clients to create and reach goals that align with their values, gain insight into their lives, and process emotions openly and freely.
(337) 419-3852
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Nicole Fontenot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Nicole Fontenot, am I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). While I believe the most effective therapeutic technique is creating an environment where the client feels safe, supported, and heard; common approaches used in practice include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and Solution Focused Therapy. I also have experience in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD and Trauma Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (TFACT).
(337) 448-4198
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists

How does acceptance and commitment therapy work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy encourages a person to listen to their self-talk. A person’s inner dialog can be indicative of how they treat themselves. ACT also encourages self-compassion; this can lead to a better understanding of negative thought patterns and emotional states. This understanding can then lead the individual to needed behavior change.

What are the goals of acceptance and commitment therapy?

The goal of acceptance and commitment is to expand a person’s psychological flexibility, a trait that encourages an individual to live in the present moment and to accept all their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, even ones that are difficult such as sadness and anxiety. In ACT, this acceptance is congruent with the individual’s values and beliefs.

Does acceptance and commitment therapy work for depression?

Acceptance and commitment therapy is effective for depression because it allows the individual to view their discomfort and suffering differently. Depressive feelings about relationship heartaches, for example, are a part of life. A despondent person learns to let go of their struggles and instead view their painful thoughts and feelings with compassion. This will lead the individual toward positive change.

How long are people typically in acceptance and commitment therapy?

A typical acceptance and commitment therapy session is 50 minutes long with one session per week. Treatment for common problems such as anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties can last between eight weeks to four months. However, more severe cases may require more than one session a week and/or a longer time frame for treatment.