Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Annapolis, MD

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Marisa Padeletti
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
I am also fond of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Seeking out therapy can be a scary process, and despite this, you are taking your first step toward growth. You may be struggling with anxious thoughts, depressive mood, or unhealthy behaviors. You might lack support from others or you are tired of living in fear. Whatever the case may be, you are also wishing to grow and heal as a person.
(410) 927-1049 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dawn K. Morgan, LCSW-C, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, loneliness, life changes, indecision, performance issues, impulsivity . . . we all struggle with something; it is part of the human condition. And at times, it is more than we can manage on our own. Let's collaborate on a mission to understand what is troubling you and identify the steps you may take toward realizing the life you envision. As your therapist, I will listen, but also will actively participate in a conversation about you and what matters most to you. Acceptance and empathy, along with the encouragement and guidance to grow, are the cornerstones of my practice.
 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Arin Jayes
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, CBIS, CTP
Verified
I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), tailoring techniques to my clients needs and goals.
Accepting New Clients - Welcome to counseling! I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to meet you where you are and serve as an ally in your therapy journey. A typical session with me is collaborative, psychoeducational, and constructive with a healthy dose of humor. I help clients develop insight into old patterns that may have helped them in the past but are no longer serving them in the present. I support clients as they accept what is, identify alternative pathways, and commit to change. Informed by the trauma response, I teach clients skills to regulate their nervous system and catalyze their brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
(667) 200-1350 
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Annapolis, MD 21403
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Heather I. Major
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I provide individual therapy for adults, integrating the approaches of evidenced-based treatments such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), and psychodynamic therapy for the specialized treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and stress-related conditions.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Welcome, and congratulations on beginning (or furthering) your journey of growth and wellness! I am honored that you are considering me to help support you along the way. I believe that many struggles we face are the result of imbalances within fundamental aspects of our lives - physical, emotional, social, and/or spiritual. That is why I value a holistic approach to therapy. I use integrated, evidenced-based methods to help clients explore their lifestyle, relationships, career, life events, values, and goals so that the process of personal growth can begin and be fostered in a safe, calming environment.
(443) 648-9606 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Melanie E Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
My clinical training and philosophy reflect a holistic orientation and I typically engage with clients from a strengths-based approach utilizing Acceptance & Commitment, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused Therapies.
As we navigate daily life sometimes we come across rough waters that overwhelm us, leaving us feeling adrift, without direction or purpose, even stranded and alone. Finding the "right" direction can be petrifying! In both my professional and private life, I've learned that getting support is integral to finding our way again. I am passionate about helping adults and couples learn new skills, uncover new perspectives, connect with a source of strength, and choose a more authentic path. Idea clients include caregiver burnout, young adult transition, parenting and Adult ADHD.
(443) 241-6645 
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Annapolis, MD 21409
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Katherine Heines Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PhD
Verified
Therapy is an invitation to learn about ourselves and our world. This search, both joyful and difficult, can be hard to tackle alone. In therapy we explore together the questions that confront us, such as: Who am I? Why do I often act in ways I can’t explain? How can I learn to feel comfortable in my own skin? How can I find greater meaning in my work? Why is it sometimes difficult to love the people close to me? How can I imagine a new way of living? Delving into these questions with a therapist can help clear away impediments and give us courage to live, love, and learn well.
(410) 267-4249 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Maggie Forester Miller
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
Some of the treatment theories that I draw on include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral, acceptance and commitment ( ACT ), strengths based, trauma informed, and mindfulness.
I work with individuals to develop tools to manage times of transition. Usually, it is from these uncomfortable times in life that tremendous growth occurs. Together we will discover strategies to manage and move beyond your discomfort with increased self-awareness. The bottom line is that this is your journey, and I am humbled to walk with you during this time of self-discovery. Ideal clients for me include young adults in life transitions, relationships, addiction, anxiety, and depression.
(443) 227-5661 
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Annapolis, MD 21409
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Michelle D. Long
Art Therapist, LGPAT
Verified
I practice nonjudgmental acceptance of the client with unconditional positive regard to create a relaxed and open environment for self-expression.
I serve clients who struggle with anxiety, ADHD/ADD, depression, self-esteem, and suicidal thoughts. Artistic talent is not needed for Art Therapy. Sometimes, feelings are just hard to put into words, so creating art helps people identify and share how they feel. My theoretical views are based off of Cognitive Behavioral Theory in which our thoughts, emotions and behaviors have a cyclical effect on each other. In order to change our behavior, we must first learn how our thoughts affect our emotions and vice versa.
(410) 934-3175 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Jessi Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My approach is always first guided by what your individualized needs may be, in addition to drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy concepts.
If you are feeling stuck in a cycle of unhealthy thought patterns, plagued by the stress of strained relationships, or feeling overwhelmed by a change in your life, I would love to help you begin to increase your ability to cope and adapt to all that life has thrown at you. I genuinely enjoy building a trusting and friendly relationship with my clients. Our work together may look like taking time to process feelings, confronting difficult issues, and learning new, productive ways of handling life's many curveballs. The power of taking time for yourself and feeling heard by another person is often underestimated.
 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Christie Chorbajian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, DBT-C
Verified
I have had training in Narrative Therapy as well as Functional Family Therapy; as a DBT-Certified therapist, I help clients balance patterns of acceptance and change, reducing problematic behaviors and establishing new behaviors to manage stressors.
I establish a therapeutic relationship where clients learn to communicate and advocate for themselves in relationships with others. I teach clients skills to increase self-awareness and expand ways of responding to chronic stressors. These skills fall under the following themes: emotional regulation, distress management, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. In my work with clients, I reinforce choices that are connected to clients' value systems in order to stay motivated and working toward their personal goals.
(410) 914-1338 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Nazlah Johnson-Gunthrop
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
I create a safe, judgement-free zone that is full of acceptance , empathy, understanding and unconditional positive regard so you can access what is already in you.
Have you ever thought…“There has to be more to life than this? What am I here for? No one understands me!” Do you sometimes feel as though you are not noticed or appreciated for what you bring to the table? Does anxiety, fear, worry, thoughts of traumatic events or depression seem to hang around longer these days? Ever think…“I can’t handle this! I don’t know what I’m going to do! Does anyone even care about what I’m going through?” I care and I am here to help you!
(301) 900-4088 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Caroline Ball
Master Social Work, MSW, LMSW
Verified
I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Emotion Coaching to reach your goals.
Life is full of feelings whether we like it or not. If you are struggling to identify your emotions and what they mean, you are not alone. Trauma, transitions, and a history of a lack of emotional guidance can make it feel as though you are grasping at straws. If you have children of your own you want to teach, this can be even more overwhelming. No matter the reason for this sense of overwhelm, you do not have to go through this journey of self compassion alone. I am a firm believer that we all have a “toolbox” of coping skills. Some may be empty, some filled with rusty tools, and others are just out of reach.
(410) 261-4036 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Jaimie Lynn Rhodes
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Jaimie Rhodes, LCPC, enjoys working with a variety of populations and emphasizes using collaborative, holistic, client-centered approaches to counseling services tailored to fit late teens/emerging adults’ (aged 18+), college students’, and adults’ individual needs. She has a passion for working with clients who are motivated to evoke true healing change in their lives, providing a positive counseling experience in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere using a variety of approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance -and-Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Counseling, Existential Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.
 
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Annapolis, MD 21403
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Amanda Robles
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Everybody is different, so I’ll personalize my skills to you, drawing from CBT, Mindfulness, Positive Psychotherapy and ACT .
I am so glad to see you here. It takes courage to reach out for help, especially when we are not feeling our best. I see you, see the desire to make a change, and I am excited to collaborate with you. You might be feeling all kinds of things, wondering what change might look like or feel like. And that’s okay! I am here to help walk you through it. Together, we can create a safe space for you to be yourself. I use a person-centered approach, providing a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to grow in. I know that being vulnerable doesn’t always come natural, but I strive to help people feel secure enough to be so.
(410) 936-3585 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Micah-Jane Neese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Do you feel like no one gets it? Better yet, no one gets YOU, not even yourself? Do you find yourself in the same cycles of relationships, negative thoughts, personal crisis and just feel like the proverbial hampster on a wheel? Are you sick of the sound of your own voice saying you want things to change but they never do? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you feel like you're screaming at the top of your lungs but it all comes out garbled gibberish that no one can hear anyway? Do you feel like you've fallen into your life rather than created it? Do you want to feel seen, heard, healed, and hopeful?
(410) 650-6980 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Darren Freeman-Coppadge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
If you feel like something is missing, like you’re struggling with things that are out of balance in your life, I’m here to help you become the person you truly wish to be, to find healing, wholeness, and a sense of congruence with your values and identities. It’s so easy for life to get the best of us, leaving us feeling out of control or not fully ourselves. We’re often not even aware of how much the problems within us have to do with the systems outside of us, like our relationships, communities, and culture. That's why I especially love working with marginalized (LGBTQ+, ethnic minority, etc.) and young/emerging adults.
(443) 832-6750 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Beth Janis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Life can be full of difficult moments, unexpected transitions, and painful relationships. They may leave you feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or as though you’ve lost who you are. You may be finding yourself resorting back to old patterns during times of stress, even if those patterns no longer serve you well. Although you may be feeling stuck, you’re sure that you want things to change. Together, we can walk through your experiences side by side. You deserve a space in which you feel heard and supported, and where we can work towards gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, your experiences, and your relationships.
(410) 671-0370 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Virginia Barnes Ricketts, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
I am a counselor and psychotherapist working with adults ages 21 and above as well as couples. My training and experience includes a broad range of mental health conditions. I use an integrative and strengths-based approach to therapy that emphasizes cognitive change and emotion-regulation. My style in working with clients is interactive and educational. Client goals are central to the therapy process.
(410) 472-5101 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Datina Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Are you struggling with stress, anxious feelings, worrisome thoughts, uncomfortable emotions? Are you having trouble genuinely smiling and enjoying your life? And now, you find yourself looking for a therapist. You don't need to go through life with these struggles. As long as you want to make life better, it is doable. Be encouraged. I've seen such changes in my clients and, for them, it all started by looking for a therapist. So, find yourself a therapist and get started on the kind of changes that makes life fuller and richer. If you are considering me - Let's talk. I offer a Free 15 minute consultation.
(410) 237-0166 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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Karen E Helfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
My approach to treatment begins at a basic level. I create a warm, safe environment where you can explore your personal goals and concerns. Together we will discover what keeps you from achieving healthy relationships, personal growth, and well-being. Treatment is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.
(443) 569-0835 
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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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 Annapolis 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.