Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Watertown, MA

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Jon Jampel
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
At the Mindfulness & Change Group, I specialize in treating PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I have particular expertise in individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am passionate about helping people build on the unique strengths they possess while learning new ways to cope with their challenges. I believes in helping clients set individualized goals so they can make changes in valued life directions. I take time to understand my clients' struggles so that therapy is a safe and validating environment.
(617) 744-4703 
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Watertown, MA 02472
Offers online therapy
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Paula Bucca Karl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I practice a psychodynamically informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that incorporates mindfulness and radical acceptance . I work with adults 23 + experiencing challenging life events, or struggling with anxiety or depression. I have expertise in perinatal mood complications (depression and anxiety disorders ), infertility, and pregnancy loss.
(401) 561-6919 
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Watertown, MA 02471
Not accepting new clients
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Brittany Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SAC
Verified
I work with adolescents who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, problems with peers, difficulty coping with life transitions and a variety of school-related issues that interfere with functioning as their best selves. Together, we problem solve, develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult emotions, tackle low self esteem and self-worth, strengthen effective communication strategies and improve ways to navigate difficult social situations.
(339) 201-9852 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Martha C Pedersen
Counselor, MLA, MA, LMHC
Verified
***I am currently accepting clients for intensive and adjunctive EMDR. I will not be accepting weekly clients until March 2021 at the earliest.*** I know looking for a therapist can feel daunting when you're depressed or anxious or when you feel like your relationship or job (or whole life) is falling apart. But it's a great step because a therapist can help you! With a therapist, you can work through your issues and go from feeling "stuck" to feeling like you're living up to your potential. I love helping people get there.
(617) 681-7644 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Laurel S Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am essentially an integrative clinician, using a wide array of approaches over 25 years of practice, so as to connect with whomever I work (that unique person and spirit) in the most empathic and fine-tuned way possible. In my work, I draw upon my early, solid training in the medical medical model of psychiatry, along with clinical approaches illuminating intergenerational trauma, eating disorders, addiction, and the importance being willing to listen to, or at least acknowledge the existence of, ALL parts of oneself.
(857) 847-0614 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Judy Ashway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCD, ACSW
I have been a child & adolescent therapist for 46 yrs., & I enjoy my work greatly. I also work with parents who want advice and guidance about parenting skills. Children can change much faster than adults, and that is why I love working with young people. I try to support their strengths, encourage their creativity, relate to them with warmth and humor. I also work with parents with children, and with parents with teens if teens want me to. I like the challenge of connecting with both children and teens, ages 4 to 20. Connecting requires intuition and open-heartedness.
(617) 682-9018 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Marsha H. G. Klein
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
In therapy, the client and I enter into a collaboration to find new ways to problem-solve, reduce suffering, discover patterns and build new life paths. As part of this process, I help the client: to learn about patterns of thought and behavior, to learn to be with unpleasant experiences instead of avoiding them or grasping for something else, and to practice awareness, self-compassion and curiosity, habits of mind that help bring about positive change. I have a gentle, direct, and engaging approach that encourages and supports the client.
(781) 912-3822 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Kimberlie E. King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Would you like to know what psychologists, navy seals, monks, professional athletes and t.v. personalities already know about handling stress? Whether you are coping with everyday stressors that have just built up over time, or are facing the unique challenges of managing a new or chronic illness, individually tailored CBT offers easy to use, proven tools to decrease stress quickly.
(617) 812-2232 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Ana F Trueba
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ) skills.
There are moments in life when emotions become overwhelming and the tools and support you have are not enough. Stressful life events can become especially devastating when you have struggled with long-standing issues like worry, grief, family problems, anxiety, fear of failure, fear of displeasing others, fear of abandonment, etc. Therapy can help you identify areas of dissatisfaction in your life, learn healthy coping and communication skills, and make meaningful changes that make your life more satisfying.
(617) 622-5478 
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Belmont, MA 02478
Offers online therapy
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Charlene C. Chow
Counselor, LMHC, MPH
Verified
PLEASE EMAIL OR SUBMIT WEBSITE FORM (DO NOT CALL) TO SCHEDULE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION ------ This practice is NOT accepting new clients at this time, and the waitlist is currently CLOSED. ------ Are you looking to better manage your mood, anxiety, health habits, work identity, relationships, cultural or other adjustments? I'm passionate about collaborating with individuals who are looking for support around boundary-setting, acceptance , self-actualization, conflict resolution, and overcoming life's challenges - mental, emotional, and physical.
(617) 315-6352 
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Newton, MA 02456
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel R Duvall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Lately, you find yourself questioning everything. You second-guess every word that comes out of your mouth, while the expectations from others keep piling up. Saying you're overwhelmed is an understatement. Maybe you're struggling with your relationships, your identity, and figuring out where you fit. You've spent your life trying to do everything "right" and you still feel awful. There's a small voice inside that says, "this is what I want," but it feels terrifying to turn towards it. I get this feeling. I've been there! With acceptance and compassion, we can help you tune into that small voice and find what you truly want.
(413) 213-3609 
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Newton, MA 02456
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Melissa M Amick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who helps adults cope with mental health concerns and achieve their personal goals. I use cognitive-behavioral therapies that have been shown to improve emotional health. I specialize in treating anxiety, living with chronic illness, caregiver stress, and depression, as well as, developing coping strategies for more general life complexities and stress. I view therapy as a collaborative process and tailor interventions to the client’s needs. Often I expand my approach to integrate mindfulness and acceptance -based techniques.
(617) 612-4366 
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Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Evelyn Gould
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
We use a strengths-based, affirmative approach that includes ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), to help every client build a rich and meaningful life they can love.
**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Our program at New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston and Los Angeles) offers specialized, affirmative, compassionate, and culturally responsive care for individuals and families struggling with treatment refractory OCD and related disorders. I have been supporting families and individuals with a broad range of challenges for two decades, and have particular interest and expertise in OCD, anxiety, Autism, LGBTQIA+ and college student mental health, and complex co-morbid presentations. I also specialize in supporting caregivers and families.
(857) 203-8392 
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
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Shannon Shea
PhD, BCBA-D
Behavior therapy means that we will primarily look at what you do, how that works out for you, and how you could act more effectively to shape the life you want.
I have worked with a wide array of people. I've had the pleasure of working with individuals with Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injuries, Dementia, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. My work has been with people throughout the lifespan, from early childhood concerns, such as behavior problems, to adults of all ages. I work best with clients who would like to make a change in their life, and behavior, but do not have the tools or motivation to do so. We can work together to identify what might be causing issues & how to change those behaviors.
(561) 320-3240 
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Office is near:
Cambridge, MA 02140
Offers online therapy
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Psychoanalysis, Somatic Awareness, Executive Coach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In my experience, each person is driven by a deep longing for something better: to get along better with family, coworkers or friends; to sharpen & hone their personal effectiveness, creativity or success; to act & live more meaningfully; to have relief from worries, anger or sadness; to be seen & appreciated as they are rather than what they are expected to be. Helping people tangibly grow closer to fulfilling their aspiration is my work. My approach & background combine psychodynamic/attachment lens to understand the deepest & often, unconscious motivations that drive people (I am a psychoanalyst); somatic awareness & embodied
(617) 682-9200 
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
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Dave Zellmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My approach is relational in nature and incorporates an eclectic range of interventions including CBT, ACT , motivational interviewing, mindfulness training and narrative therapy. I believe that the therapeutic process is a journey where client and practitioner work together collaboratively to achieve the client’s goals through a strengths-based and client empowerment approach. I recognize that each client’s strengths, needs and goals are unique and I tailor my therapeutic approach accordingly to best support each client.
(413) 344-2250 
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
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Stephanie Power
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My training is in CBT, ACT and mindfulness treatments.
Would you like to feel the same kindness and compassion you give others? Do you want to stop questioning your value and worth? Are you ready to find more meaning and purpose in your life? Are you looking to connect deeper with family and friends? My clients often struggle with perfectionism, low self-worth, anxiety, depression or medical issues (infertility, obesity, etc). Together we identify stuck points, repetitive problematic patterns, and other destructive behaviors that cause suffering in your life and serve as obstacles to your happiness and fulfillment. I help clients achieve self-awareness so they can make lasting changes.
(781) 230-6211 
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Arlington, MA 02476
Offers online therapy
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Mack Sushchyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
I draw significantly from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework and am trained in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD and anxiety.
What is it like to be you? My approach lies in creating a meaningful and authentic relationship with my client where there is security and openness to fully explore areas of difficulty, pain, joy, and growth. Together, we can address concerns surrounding anxiety and mood, coping strategies, identity and self-worth, disconnection, and transition/loss that may be impacting wellbeing. I aim to help others cultivate a greater understanding of and compassion for themselves, increase the ability to make choices and try new ways of being, and make changes that reflect core values and aspirations.
(415) 962-3876 
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
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Clinton D. Fuller
MS, BCBA, LABA
Verified
I specialize in helping children, teens, and young adults who struggle with challenges associated with Autism, OCD and Anxiety. My approach is grounded in evidence-based, contextual behavior therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA). I am particularly interested in helping neurodiverse clients find self-determination, vibrancy and meaning - in the face of a social world that does not always understand their unique perspective and potential.
(508) 544-0281 
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Karen Wachs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am trained in effective, evidenced-based approaches including CBT, ACT , and Motivational Interviewing. The core of my work aligns best, however, with an Internal Family Systems Model of functioning that embraces the complexity of our human brains. We are capable, and even built, for contradiction. The very sensations or symptoms that trouble us frequently are adaptations to protect and keep us going about our daily lives. My goal is to help clients disengage from patterns of self-judgment, irritability, anger, fear, guilt, or sadness that keep them stuck, while building capacities for pleasure and creativity.
(857) 626-9370 
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Belmont, MA 02478
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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 Watertown 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.