Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Severna Park, MD

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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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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Lori Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, DBT-C
Verified
Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based therapy, has been effective with a range of clinical conditions.
If you are seeking therapy, you have already been working so hard! It's time to try something different. I practice a therapy focusing on mindful awareness and living in the present; fully and peacefully experiencing life. As a result, clients experience symptom reduction and improvement in functioning. This therapy emphasizes values, forgiveness, acceptance , compassion, living in the present moment, and accessing a transcendent sense of self. This practice can often help people who have been unsuccessful with therapy in the past, have had a return of symptoms after repeated therapy, or are reluctant to engage in the therapeutic process.
(424) 570-6838 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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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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Severna Park, MD 21146
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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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Severna Park, MD 21146
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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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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Tamara Hladun
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Has your “life as usual” recently changed and you are having a hard time adjusting? Or have there been aspects about your life that have always been challenging and you want to take that brave first step of facing them? If you need help in making sense of things, whether it is dealing with the stress of everyday life, or something more specific I would like to help. Whether it is anxiety, depression, adhd, the loss of a loved one, or work related stress, I provide you the space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions as you strive to face life’s challenges.
(443) 315-2573 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Sara Illiano
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Making the decision to seek help can be challenging and is a big first step on your journey to wellness. Wellness is not an absence of problems, but it is a process that helps us become more aware and make choices for a healthy and fulfilling life. If you feel overwhelmed and want help developing proper coping skills and self-care, you are not alone. Support is available and change is possible! Although I believe the client is the expert in their life, therapy is a collaborative effort between you and I. Together, we will work on identifying and meeting your wants, needs, and goals.
(410) 793-1131 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Scott Peck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who helps people struggling with difficult issues like anxiety disorders, OCD, chronic insomnia, and panic attacks. I love working with people who have been told their OCD and anxiety symptoms are "difficult to treat" or for whom therapy has not been effective in the past. Because different types of therapy work better for different people, I use cognitive, behavioral, and person-centered approaches to healing. I strongly believe therapy should always be about improving your life however you want to live it – never about what a therapist believes would be best for you.
(410) 401-8187 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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William Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Weekly and Biweekly Availability, early afternoons available only. Many of us struggle to manage many of life's challenges on top of feeling fear, frustration, or deep sadness. That being said, you've already taken an important first step in connecting with help! I've seen clients who experience anxiety, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, trauma, grief, life changes, anger, and interpersonal issues. My goal is to help you feel comfortable managing whatever symptoms you may be experiencing while embracing wellness and change. I am a culturally sensitive, LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
(410) 401-1818 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Louise Loehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Therapy is a process of purpose, one where you share your experience with a person who's sole role in your life is to help you understand your thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences. My goal is to support you, or a loved one, in a sincere manner that balances the serious, thoughtful & emotional moments with humor and joy. Visit LLTherapeuticServices.com to find out more detailed information about services
(410) 587-2373 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Carroll Counseling Centers (Severna Park & Towson)
Verified
Life today is difficult with all the demands placed on us by our family, work and our own need to achieve. Add to this the emotional stress of family conflict, divorce, defiant children, an illness or death in the family, and you begin to understand why more and more people are seeking the help of mental health professionals.
(443) 979-8636 x1212 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Kirsten Johannsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I hope you can absorb and appreciate this moment. You have already made a courageous step toward taking care of you! Whether you are seeking to heal from past or present events, change behaviors, and/or cultivate personal growth - you are to be commended! On your quest, please know that I am a therapist whose sensitivity toward others derives from my perspective on life - that each person's journey is unique yet, feelings are universal. This mindset can be a powerful tool for self-awareness, understanding others, and navigating relational dynamics. We are all connected and not meant to go it alone.
(410) 204-2187 
Severna Park, MD 21146
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Bradford Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
At Bradford Counseling Services, LLC we provide counseling to adults, adolescents, families, couples and children (age 5 and up). We service many individuals all over Anne Arundel, Howard, and Montgomery Counties. Our clinicians see clients with LGBTQ + issues, Addictions, Trauma, all issues related to children, Couples, Family Conflict, Co-parent, Anxiety, Stress, Life transitions. We are here to help you get through the difficult times that bring you in to therapy. We strive to provide our clients with new insight and feasible tools to take with them and utilize on a daily basis. Tell us how we can help you?
(443) 965-9201 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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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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Marla M Sanzone
Psychologist, PhD, MP
Verified
Are you intellectually curious about personal growth? Let "change" be an intriguing adventure rather than an anxiety-producing threat. In your life experiences what has and hasn't worked for you? Triggers, symptoms of distress can become new ways of understanding what in your life needs a new focus. Knowing oneself more fully and making conscious choices equals more personal meaning. A great therapy experience involves jointly developing a trustworthy exploration of how feelings, thoughts, behaviors and interactions help or hurt your pursuit of a contented life with less self-doubt, fear of the unknown and personally determined lifelong growth.
(410) 417-7942 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Ann Aspnes
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
You have probably tried therapy before, but you're still hurting. You still feel stuck. I work differently than traditional therapists - using Evidence Based Psychotherapies - treatments proven to work by research. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are based in brain science. We can retrain your brain. We can work to build new coping skills and a different approach to emotional pain. Research shows these therapies work to help people like you feel more calm and connected to their lives. You can feel better. You can live better!
(410) 267-4076 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Shoreline Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Welcome to Shoreline Counseling Services LLC. My name is Melonie Truslow, I am the owner and operator of Shoreline Counseling. We, here at Shoreline offer a wide variety of services, including individual , couples and family counseling services. My team has extensive experience in a variety of mental health issues, ranging from simple behavioral modifications to intense mental health diagnoses. Voted Pasadena's Top Licensed Clinician by the International Leaders in World Wide Health Care!! Telehealth options available ! Voted the BEST of Anne Arundel County 2021!!
(443) 341-0649 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Corry Bulkley
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
You found me! If you're tired of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, riddled with anxiety or struggling with unwanted feelings and want to make a lifestyle change, then you have already taken the first step towards change. I recognize how difficult it can be to seek out therapy and my passion for helping others has encouraged me to develop a supportive environment for clients to engage in treatment. As a therapist, I will actively listen to your experiences and help you process your emotions. I find it important to create a comfortable, nonjudgmental, and safe space for exploration into deeper meaning.
(410) 989-4862 
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Bay Area Counseling & Consultation, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, CCTP
Verified
Congratulations on taking the steps towards a healthier and happier you! Through these uncertain times, you do not have to go through it alone. BACC is a Trauma Informed Mental Health Group Practice and it would be our privilege to support you on this journey. Our Clinicians practice from an evidenced based lens to best treat mental health symptoms and restore individuals to their optimal level of functioning. Our mission is to meet each person where they are and offer empathetic and supportive treatment approaches. We believe bringing awareness to mental health is vital to overall health and happiness.
(410) 421-7915 
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Severna Park, MD 21146
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Carroll Counseling Ctrs - Mt. Airy And Eldersburg
Verified
Life today is difficult with all the demands placed on us by our family, work and our own need to achieve. Add to this the emotional stress of family conflict, divorce, defiant children, an illness or death in the family, and you begin to understand why more and more people are seeking the help of mental health professionals.
(443) 233-0359 
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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 Severna Park 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.