Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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Clarissa B Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
You can learn to embrace your thoughts and feelings and live a value-committed life by applying proven therapeutic principles like; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; or Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Unfortunately, I am not able to take new clients at this time. I will update this profile page when I'm able to take new clients. I've compassionately helped hundreds of clients address their unique mental health issues to realize positive and beneficial change. My approach is to bring humane, patient-centered care that empowers, supports, and brings hope and healing to clients. I will meet you where you are in a nonjudgmental and open way. Together, we will build trust and identify areas to address, to change or to improve in therapy so you achieve your goals and live your best life.
(443) 329-9497
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Roger Dever
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Whether you have experienced concerns with your emotions or mental health, trauma, couples issues, or have just got to a point in your life where you did everything right, but you don't feel happy; I would love the opportunity to try and help. I treat a variety of mental health and emotional issues. I believe that therapy should not only address mental health symptoms but also help people develop an ability to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I specialize in using a variety of evidence-based treatments to help people change what they can and learn acceptance and compassion for the rest.
(443) 241-8099
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Michael R Midgley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles, we focus on changing relationships with our thoughts and feelings.
My focus is helping clients to achieve their goals in life. Whether it's improving interpersonal relationships, managing overwhelming anxiety or enhancing coping skills caused by daily stress, I can help you live your life to the fullest. I have worked in the mental health field for over 14 years and have been a practicing clinical social worker for the past 7 years. In addition to private practice work, I have significant experience working in emergency medical and crisis intervention settings. I've counseled thousands of clients ranging in all types of mental health issues throughout my career.
(240) 334-6940
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Nancy Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My treatment approach is Person-Centered, Solution Based, and Systems Driven with a strong focus on wholistic health (mind/body/soul) while providing empathy and compassion for your needs as you work for change or acceptance .
During my 26 years in the social work profession, I have had an array of experiences that have focused on crisis work with families, and individuals experiencing: trauma, loss, depression, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, housing & employment issues, and family challenges. In my more recent practice years, I have enjoyed working with the LGBTQ community as a straight ally, and advocating for equal rights and fair treatment for all. I am also certified as a divorce mediator, and I provide clinical supervision to graduate level social work professionals seeking their LCSW-C licensure.
(410) 401-4909
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Alexander Amico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize evidence-based practices, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral therapies (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Hello, I am a licensed social worker who specializes in clinical mental health disorders, symptoms of depressive, anxiety, traumatic stress, OCD, men's issues, familial stress, and couples counseling. If you are curious about symptom management, recovering from stress, trauma, or substances, or looking for support during stressful time, we will likely be a good fit. I believe mental health is often a family situation so I find it important to offer couples and family practice. My approach is compassionate and validating, however, challenging (at your set pace). Regards, Alexander Amico L.C.S.W. – Massachusetts/Maryland
(443) 960-7569
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Kelly Bishop
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use an integrated approach to celebrate the uniqueness of each person and most commonly utilize techniques from CBT, ACT , DBT, EMDR, and mindfulness.
Now Accepting New Patients. The journey through life is full of ups and downs and sometimes those downs can create barriers that make us feel stuck and can impact our ability to enjoy the ups. Though it might not feel like it, you have the power and strength to overcome those struggles; it just might take a little help, and hey, we ALL can use a little help navigating the curveballs of life! My mission is to provide that guidance to help unlock the answers within you to create that change you’ve been wishing for.
(443) 594-6211
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Elizabeth Lynn Meritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but am also comfortable with a more relaxed, relational based talk therapy.
I work with adults struggling with depression and anxiety, substance abuse disorders, relationship difficulties, and life stressors. I utilize a collaborative process to help you learn important coping skills and tools to create a more enjoyable life. It is my goal to work with each client and provide them with a safe and positive environment to explore the issues and destructive patterns that cause distress and discover healthy and adaptive ways to live and thrive. **NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**
(240) 201-2414
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Annie Scheffer
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
ACT can be used with various clinical conditions, including depression, anxiety, anger, family/relationship struggles, and difficulty coping with life's changes/stressors.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I provide therapy services for adults, with a special concentration in couples and young adults. Through my practice, I utilize techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and have training in various additional techniques in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I believe that everyone is unique and therefore requires personalized treatment based on individual needs, goals, values and interests. My goal is to assist my clients in making necessary changes to live healthier and more meaningful lives.
(410) 927-8885
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Inahlai Powers
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Asking for help is a courageous loving act that honors you.
You are worthy, you deserve good things, you are powerful! It may be difficult to feel powerful and valued if you are struggling with emotional pain, depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, relationship issues, fear, addiction, stress, or trauma and abuse. Be still, breathe, go deep within, meet your wise inner being, YOU are the Guru! Welcome to Yudaguru Integrative Wellness; a synergy of ancient wisdom and modern behavioral science. My integrative approach combines psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology which includes elements of spiritual practice and soul work to assist you in accessing the truth of who you really are.
(443) 241-3276
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Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Lotus Healing Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all experience difficult periods in our lives. There are times that we need support, validation, and understanding. These difficult times may bring sadness, stress, grief, hurt, loneliness, or dissatisfaction. I will help you let go of behaviors and patterns that no longer serve a purpose for you and help you gain insightfulness, clarity and acceptance in your life. I can help foster a greater connection with self and others, through a humanistic, intuitive and caring manner. Together we will work toward a fulfilling and enjoyable present.
(443) 957-4383
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Kathleen Childs
Counselor, LCPC, MA, CMHIMP
Verified
Verified
I provide support, encouragement and the hope for change using empathy, compassion and acceptance .
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and reach their full potential. Life is filled with obstacles, struggles and difficult times from which we can learn. I offer a safe, nurturing and confidential environment to help you reframe your issues, move beyond your emotional pain and gently confront your challenges. I work with your individual beliefs and strengths to meet your needs, where you are in your emotional development.
(301) 841-8642
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Dr. Maxine Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified
Verified
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* You are making the first step in improving your quality of life. Knowing that you are safe and supported is one of the best predictors of successful therapy. I know that deciding to seek therapy demonstrates an act of humility and self-love. I work from a tailored team-oriented approach with my clients to assist them in recognizing their true potentials and inner strength, which enables them to feel empowered and allow them to build on those elements to find their own path forward. As such, I utilize an intersectional framework to honor and affirm how your identities impact the way you navigate the world.
(443) 730-5974
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Ellicott City, MD 21029
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Mary Rimi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I will help you identify and utilize your own power in this present moment to affect the acceptance or change that you need.
**Teletherapy Option Available** The decision to come to therapy typically arises when we reach a point where we say "I can't do this alone." The "this" could be anything; maybe you are experiencing significant stressors at work or in your relationship; perhaps you've had years of trying to manage symptoms of trauma, depression or anxiety alone, and you're tired; it could be that your relationship or family has gone through a major change, and you are struggling to adjust. Whatever the issue is, I am happy that you have acknowledged that support is needed, and in that acknowledgment you are on your way to progress already.
(410) 346-9566
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Ellicott City, MD 21041
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Arthur Sandt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I draw heavily on approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Positive Psychology.
Hello, my name is Arthur Sandt and thank you for visiting my page! I’m a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with a wide range of issues and difficulties. Although I pride myself on being versatile, I specialize in helping clients with addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. With compassion and acceptance , I would like to get to know you at a pace that feels right for you and understand what matters to you in your life. I will also be honest with you and together we can confront issues in your life in a constructive manner.
(301) 939-0254
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Jeffrey Taulbee
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
Is your life being restricted by fear, worry, phobias, shyness, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, or repetitive/compulsive behaviors? Do you feel that your "comfort zone" has been shrinking, you've been avoiding things that you want/need to do, or that you get "stuck in your head" and can't be present in your life? There's good news: things can get better. My goal is to always bring a compassionate, authentic attitude to therapy that respects each client’s individuality, while utilizing powerful, evidence-based practices that have been proven to work.
(410) 983-3844
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Angela Pietrowiak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
You are the expert on your life and your needs! I'm here to help guide you by incorporating techniques and strategies derived from acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
I enjoy working with adults seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse concerns, interpersonal and relationship issues, anger management, parenting, and problems stemming from stress management and life transitions. I have primarily worked with adults involved in the criminal justice system, which has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life and with a wide range of treatment needs. I have struggled with an anxiety disorder in the past, which has provided me with insight into the challenges some of my clients face.
(410) 983-6779
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Nicole Lanciotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I have found that an eclectic treatment model, catering to the needs of the client while incorporating models such as ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Positive Therapy, Mindfulness-Based, and Client-Centered approaches are successful in helping clients recognize and resolve their issues.
Do you or a loved one find yourself experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, family dynamics, trauma, or other issues? It can be beneficial to reach out to someone who can help you work through these difficulties and put you back on the path to discovering your ideal self.
(410) 648-9094
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Lauren Butler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I use an integrative approach to therapy, pulling from evidence-based interventions, including CBT, DBT, and ACT to create individualized treatment plans that address each patient's concerns and ultimately reduce emotional suffering.
Life is difficult. At times it can feel like we'll never break free of the pain. It is my passion to help clients challenge the negative thoughts that influence the view of ourselves, our world, and the people around us. I truly value being able to connect with my patients over the things that make us feel vulnerable, imperfect, and human and collaborate to radically accept, grow from, and manage these painful experiences while continuing to build a life worth living.
(619) 349-9102
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Sarah Vayda
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you overwhelmed, feeling unrelenting worry or sadness? Or is life not meeting your expectations? These feelings can be paralyzing and affect all areas of our lives. Allow me to help you navigate through this difficult time and find peace of mind to live a more fulfilling life. I combine an individual approach that focuses on living in the present and helping you manage these disruptions. This new perspective is helpful for many people to view their lives differently with more compassion for themselves and an increased ability to live the life they choose.
(443) 398-3198
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Michelle Weill
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Feeling alone in your journey to grow your family? Feeling overwhelmed and emotional following the birth of your baby? I work with individuals and couples learning to navigate this often confusing and emotional journey of infertility as well as postpartum depression and anxiety. I can walk with you through these hard times, helping you to manage stress, nurture your relationships and make challenging decisions.
(443) 574-6113
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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 Ellicott City 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.