Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Brookline, MA

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Daniel P Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am committed to creating a safe environment in which clients feel empowered to enact meaningful change in their lives. I approach this work using acceptance commitment therapy ( ACT ), a scientifically-validated treatment that prioritizes the client's values in therapy and offers concrete skills for how to work with painful experiences and how to take mindful, effective action in difficult situations. This ACT approach is supported and informed by my training in other cognitive-behavioral therapies, including exposure with response prevention (ERP), prolonged exposure (PE), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
(857) 847-3433
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Brookline, MA 02445
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Rose Zimering
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
When you feel distress associated with a career or life transition, relationship conflict or other life stressor, psychotherapy can help. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with years of experience in the treatment of stress and trauma, and anxiety and depression. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based behavior therapy and trauma focused treatment.
(857) 364-8122
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Brookline, MA 02445
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Colleen Jackson
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
Verified
My approach is based on cognitive and behavioral techniques, including mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and ACT , and is built on years of practice in academic and VA medical centers.
I am a clinical psychologist with board-certification in clinical neuropsychology. I specialize in working with adult clients facing challenges related to ADHD, aging, caregiving, and adjustment to medical or neurological diagnosis. I also have extensive experience helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety/worry, and more general life difficulties. I incorporate expertise in the complex relationships between the brain/cognitive abilities and behavior to help clients develop insight and skills to function their best.
(617) 958-6354
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Dechen W Mahajan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, and stressful life experiences. I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance based approaches to create positive change. Taking a goal-oriented approach, I collaborate with clients to identify and actively work towards their goals, using the skills they learn in therapy. I am experienced in working with a range of issues including depression, social and generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and OCD.
(857) 957-7068
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Kathy Walsh Samp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I use cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, mindfulness, positive psychology and acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ).
Daytime & Sunday morning availability...... I believe psychotherapy is about self-discovery, change and empowerment. If you feel stressed or unhappy, psychotherapy can help. My goal is to create an emotionally safe place, so that together, we can find the right answers. I appreciate that life can be complicated and that solutions are unique to the person. I am warm and nonjudgmental and my approach is client-centered and collaborative. My clients see me as knowledgeable and supportive. I listen carefully with an open mind. I would feel privileged to be part of your journey of growth and healing.
(508) 503-1233
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Kate Moschandreas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For my work with individuals, I use psychodynamic and narrative therapies as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I love helping clients who feel stuck with anxiety, depression, or trauma become “unstuck.” In my therapy space, I strive to create a supportive environment for people to explore their emotions – and the experiences that shaped those emotions. With individuals, couples, and families, I work collaboratively to understand how previous dynamics, especially with families of origin, contribute to their current thoughts and coping skills. When clients understand how their past relationships influence their current selves, they are better able to build new futures, with greater self- acceptance , growth, new skills, and overall happiness.
(781) 512-6974
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Brookline, MA 02445
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Jacob D Weinberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My approach is collaborative and grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), an evidence-based therapy incorporating mindfulness and perspective-taking.
Life’s challenges are inevitable. I aim to help each client navigate these difficulties through a shift in their relationship with unpleasant thoughts and feelings. As Jon Kabat-Zinn says, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." As a therapist, I bring kindness, curiosity, and humor. Clients who have benefited most from working with me are inquisitive, and open to trying new exercises in therapy.
(857) 576-8720
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Karen Chinca-Nourished Minds Counseling + Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CEDS-S
Verified
Verified
At Nourished Minds, we offer compassionate, holistic, and evidence-based counseling to adolescents, adults, and families. We provide a safe, affirming, and inclusive therapeutic space for clients struggling with a wide range of mental health disorders which include anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, OCD, and depression. Our licensed and experienced therapists specialize in treatment modalities which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), and internal family systems (IFS).
(857) 384-4858
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Michael Schonberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I integrate treatments that fall under the umbrella of CBT including DBT, mindfulness, & ACT .
Change is hard, but less so with help. I hope I can be your guide through the change process. I am a clinical psychologist trained in CBT. I have a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and am on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. I run a private practice on Sunday mornings and have intermittent availability during the rest of the week. I am comfortable providing treatment in an individual or family context, whichever better fits your needs. I am results driven, but also warm and sensitive.
(412) 419-2743
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Brookline, MA 02445
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Tammy Faintuch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in several evidence-based treatments including CBT, ACT , DBT, and EMDR.
If you are reading this, it is because you believe that you or someone you care about would benefit from therapy. I know that the search can seem overwhelming and the process daunting, so I make it a priority to create a safe, comfortable, and professional therapeutic space, no matter your difficulties, background or needs. I strive to create a trusting relationship to navigate with you whatever it is that brings you into therapy. My areas of expertise include life transitions, adjustments (acculturation, parenting, etc), learning disabilities (ADHD, Dyslexia, etc.), chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
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Brookline, MA 02445
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Sara Danitz-Steinhardt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My therapeutic approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness and acceptance -based behavioral interventions.
Experiencing emotional pain, worry about the future, and feeling stuck are common human conditions. Through therapy you can find new ways to change and relate differently to your feelings, thoughts, and actions. It is possible to live the life you’d like to live, and our work together can bring you closer to that.
(617) 936-7899
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Jonathan Green
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Green is a clinical psychologist dedicated to helping clients realize the change they desire. He offers expertise in trauma-related reactions as well as a variety of other issues clients might have. These include depression, anxiety, substance use, motivation, and assertiveness. He has worked with couples since early in his graduate training. Dr. Green utilizes gold-standard, empirically supported treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Motivational Interviewing.
(857) 362-8542
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Scott Litwack
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
We work to balance change and acceptance in treatment to help client's move toward a more values-consistent life.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I specialize in working with adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and loss. I also have extensive experience helping clients navigate major life transitions across the life-span, from early adulthood challenges to adjustment with retirement and aging.
(617) 915-4406
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Esther Kim
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I provide in-person & telehealth individual and group therapy sessions in MA. I provide only telehealth individual therapy in NY. I have extensive experience providing DBT, CBT, and ACT in group and individual therapy settings. Upon request, I can integrate Christian spirituality and spiritual formation into our sessions. I utilize evidence-based treatment and psychodynamic approaches to help you cope with mental health issues that interfere with your quality of life. I hope to help you through stages of healing and restoration so you may be empowered moving forward.
(351) 247-4753
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Venetia Breene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am certified in DBT, and integrate elements of CBT and ACT into my work.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma. I particularly enjoy supporting young people as they grapple through the transition to adulthood & the related issues that arise including identity, relationship and conflict navigation. I believe that my clients are experts in their own experiences & I feel privileged to be allowed into their lives. I strive to create a warm, safe & non-judgmental space for my clients, in which I bring curiosity & compassion to every session.
(857) 374-7466
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Lorna Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
With over a decade of experience in Outpatient Psychiatric clinics, I have witnessed the human capacity to change and adapt to the challenges life delivers. In therapy, my role is to help clients determine their own path through a crisis, develop skills to manage difficult emotions, and support their overall well being. I strive to help clients see more clearly what their needs are and identify coping strategies to meet them. I tailor my approach to match what my clients need, and have extensive training in present-focused, evidence-based treatment modalities (CBT, DBT and ACT ).
(917) 243-9197
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Mike Yaniv
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Currently Accepting New Clients. I work with young people and their families to provide meaningful and lasting change that help improve their wellbeing and success in their lives. I focus on integrative treatment modalities that teach and reinforce skills for emotional and behavioral management, as well as help my clients achieve acceptance and commitment for positive change through effective treatment plans and person-centered approach.
(857) 971-6703
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Amasa Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clinical approach to therapy is grounded in ERP, ACT , and CBT.
Navigating OCD, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions can be emotionally and physically draining. There is little more frustrating than thinking and behaving in the same ways despite knowing they contribute to these issues and other debilitating symptoms. Therapy is a place to safely explore the thoughts, behaviors, and relationships that are interfering with living a more fulfilling and rewarding life. (more info on www.smithlicsw.com)
(617) 807-0077
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Lucienne Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My primary goal is to listen to my client's needs and walk alongside them through their life journey. Utilizing my strengths of authenticity, empathy, and humor, I strive to create a trusting and open space where clients feel encouraged to engage in self-exploration and empowered to make meaningful change in their lives. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that can promote self- acceptance and help navigate life's stressors. We'll work together to develop insight and awareness, challenge unhelpful patterns, and implement strategies that allow you to be the person you want to be.
(617) 517-6471
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Rachel Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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I am a clinical psychologist with faculty/staff appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I believe that therapy should be collaborative, supportive, and warm, while also facilitating real change in clients' lives. You may benefit from working with me if you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, angry, or lonely; or struggling with low self-esteem or lack of confidence. I can assist you in better managing relationship or family conflict, work- or school-related stress, parenting or caregiver stress, grief/loss, and major transitions.
(617) 440-5241
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Brookline, MA 02446
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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 Brookline 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.