Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Colette de Marneffe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Equipped with this insight, we will work collaboratively to explore new ways of understanding and valuing yourself, more fulfilling ways to relate to the important people in your life, and greater ease and acceptance of the circumstances you cannot change.
Are you struggling now and looking for relief? Perhaps life has thrown you unexpected challenges. Maybe you feel caught in old patterns of behavior and thinking. Perhaps you are having difficulty adjusting to new life demands or hitting familiar obstacles in relationships.
(240) 913-6959
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Stefania Gheorghiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
When we desire self-improvement, change is always possible, however it is not always easy. If you find yourself reverting to the familiar yet unhelpful patterns of thought and/or behavior you may feel stuck, however your efforts are not futile, and you certainly are not alone. I aim to empower my clients through acceptance , understanding, empathy, and challenge as we work together to navigate new ways of moving through life in order to achieve your goals.
(240) 202-2211
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Daniel Moore
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
If you are new to therapy, reaching out for help is an act of courage and a demonstration of your inner strength and hope for a better tomorrow. If you are experienced with therapy, you have developed your lists of likes and dislikes based on your experiences in therapy. I know that therapy works from my own life's journey, and I have confidence therapy will work for you. Now the task is finding the right fit. I want to meet with you for a "no cost," 15 minute chat to see if I am a good fit for the situations in your life that are motivating you to seek help.
(202) 953-2658
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Sarah Levine-Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My style consists of cognitive behavioral and acceptance commitment therapies.
I'm Sarah, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent the last 10+ years helping individuals navigate challenging life events and mental health issues. I work with people through life transitions, challenges, relationship issues, and periods of stagnation. I have specific expertise in mood and anxiety disorders and the pregnancy and postpartum period. I have a warm, encouraging, strength-based approach to therapy.
(240) 220-9960
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Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Jeannette Craigfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I integrate multiple theories in my work and pull mainly from humanistic, relational, and mindfulness and acceptance based therapies.
I specialize in working with anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship concerns. I work particularly well with clients who struggle with being compassionate towards themselves and need a space to understand and embrace their authentic selves so they can pursue what they truly value in life.
(240) 339-6268
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Obella M Obbo
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified
Verified
I incorporate many therapeutic styles and tools including: DBT, REBT, and ACT .
I have experience offering trauma-informed therapeutic services for survivors and alleged perpetrators. And I have offered counsel to many emerging adults struggling with fundamental childhood pain related to their upbringing and connected their experiences of racism, their ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodivergence, and the many other multi-dimensional ways we can identify and be made to feel othered. As I understand trauma can be relational, as so should be healing. So where you may find value in intimate partner, familial, or group healing, I am happy to meet you and other willing participants there.
(301) 781-5698
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Monica Rene Testa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sessions are client centered and strength based, and acceptance sparks active change.
'What worries you, masters you.' Do worries, stress and fears cause imbalance in your life? I work with individual clients to identify and reframe core beliefs and assumptions, and shift challenging patterns and behaviors. 'Love does not dominate; it cultivates.' Relationships require openness, curiosity, and trust. Couples counseling provides a nonjudgmental, distraction-free space to share and listen. Clients explore challenges, identify strengths, and mutually gain deeper understanding of themselves and the relationship. Couples therapy is self-pay only. I am licensed to serve clients living in Maryland and Virginia.
(240) 245-2722
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Anne Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience/training in CBT, DBT, ACT , Trauma Informed, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, bereavement counseling, Clinical Supervision, and Mindfulness.
I have experience working with clients ages from 5 to 105. I have worked at elementary school working with children, middle school & high school working with teens, university students working with young adults, community mental health centers working with adults, and a hospice setting working with mostly elders, providing individual, couples, family, group-therapy including bereavement counseling. I have enjoyed working with clients at every human development stages and learn to respect every one of my clients in the process of supporting them.
(301) 284-3491
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Scott Kreeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Drawing from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I will help you make sense of what makes you you.
Are you tired of starting each day stressed, depressed or lonely? Taking the seemingly simple (but often difficult) step of asking for help is likely to decrease those negative feelings. I work with adults who are coping with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties in their personal relationships, and challenges in their professional careers.
(301) 923-4518
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Mary Hewes - Walk Talk Therapy Services Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
What do you value? What is important to you? Are you showing up for yourself in those areas? You have the right to live a satisfying and rewarding life that's free of suffering. Sometimes in our journey, we can feel stuck to the point of emotional stagnation. I am committed to working with you, collaborating & following your lead, to a place of greater satisfaction. Whatever the case may be, you deserve to thrive, and I would love to partner with you through your process to a place of increased wellness and acceptance . I consider myself to be an integrative therapist grounded in psychodynamic thinking and allied with nature.
(301) 918-5001
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Anne Lipp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Brief Strategic Family Therapy.
I help people in the midst or aftermath of life’s upheavals, when the ways they coped with stress are no longer sufficient. People I help are seeking support with: Difficult feelings and situations such as relationship strain, divorce, retirement, empty nest, illness, death and loss. Learning or practicing new skills or strategies to get through a challenging time. Conflict and self-criticism. Anxiety, depression and trauma. Inner conflict related to sexual orientation or gender identity, or that of a loved one. A roller coaster of emotions, such as anger, rage, and blame. Developing healthier ways of coping.
(240) 213-9586 x5
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Sarah Fairchild - Healing Hearts Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to Healing Hearts Therapy. Whether you need support navigating relationship challenges, processing grief, managing anxiety/depression, or exploring ways to move forward from past trauma, I am here to walk with you on your healing journey. Within my scope of therapeutic work, I take a trauma-informed and person-centered approach, utilizing a blend of modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and somatic-based interventions.
(240) 253-6276
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Rachel Phillips-Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are stress and anxiety getting in the way of the life you want to lead? Do you feel tense, overwhelmed, and stuck in your head much of the time? Through evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) - the "gold standard" of anxiety treatment - I help people overcome panic, worry, phobias, and OCD. I use honesty, humor, and compassion to help you break the cycle of worry and ultimately realize a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(301) 273-1382
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Tali Elitzur
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
My approaches include: EMDR, trauma therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, multicultural, internal parts, CBT, and others.
Available for in-person and telehealth appointments. Relationships with ourselves and others can be tough, and they often affect our daily lives. Recent or past traumas may intensify challenging feelings, and can lead to feeling stuck, confused, or overwhelmed. You are not alone! Collaborative therapy can help establish a sense of clarity, balance, joy, and hope. Our work together is meant to carry over into your daily life, and help you feel more secure, connected, and assertive. We will process and practice applying new skills into your life. I provide a safe space and support as you navigate your life journey.
(240) 698-2546
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Lea Didion
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I am an expert in PTSD and trauma and am certified in evidence-based & informed treatments for PTSD (CPT, PE, EMDR, ACT , DBT).
​Trauma does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone no matter their circumstances. Fortunately, there are also treatments that can help. In my 18+ years of experience, I have born witness to the incredible resilience of individuals who have experienced trauma and firmly believe that recovery is possible. I have expertise in working with survivors of all forms of trauma including (but not limited to) service members, veterans, journalists (awarded certificate through JTSN), childhood abuse, chronic invalidation, developmental trauma, intergenerational trauma, race-based trauma, and interpersonal violence.
(202) 318-6076
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Kayla Wallington
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
With calmness, warmth, humor and acceptance , I help individuals find their strengths, understand their challenges with compassion and improve behaviors, mood, cognition, school, career, relationships and daily activities.
We'll address and resolve distressing experiences, symptoms, relationships, behaviors and thoughts that affect your mood and functioning. You'll develop skills to identify feelings; assert needs; manage conflict in relationships; reframe irrational thoughts; regulate emotions; replace dissatisfying behaviors; increase distress tolerance; improve interpersonal skills and more. Teens and young adults work with me to gain insight and learn long term coping strategies to improve anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD tendencies and more. Using a collaborative process, we will build a flexible and dynamic plan for you.
(240) 222-5326
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Hillary Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I primarily use principles of CBT, and often incorporate other treatment modalities such Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Mindfulness.
Many people have difficulty navigating various life stressors, and need support in learning how to cope. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, coping with traumatic experiences, and stress management related to family, relationships, school, and work. Working collaboratively with each client to help them learn healthy coping skills and healthy decision-making skills is an important part of treatment.
(240) 775-1882
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Gwyneth Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I use evidence-based behavioral therapies, primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
I am committed to providing effective, empirically tested, affordable treatment. My approach is honest, collaborative, interactive, and nonjudgmental. Often in life we buy into stories about ourselves that seem to protect us but ultimately prevent us from moving toward the things we value. We get caught up in judging whether a behavior is good or bad, rather than asking if it is effective in creating the life that we envision.
(202) 800-1905
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Lisa Carlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I have extensive experience working with trauma survivors, and have received specialty training in treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder ( ACT , PE, CPT, EMDR), OCD (E/RP) and insomnia (CBT-i).
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I strive to provide my clients with a collaborative and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, tailoring effective treatments to the individual needs of those I work with. I see individuals who are struggling with a number of different symptoms and life situations, including history of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, difficulty coping, and life transitions. I look forward to working with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your therapy goals.
(301) 850-6845
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Miranda K Morris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I use several therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance & Commitment,and insight-oriented therapies.
Are you leading the life you want? So many people aren't. Dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression, and stress become fixtures in our daily lives. If yours is not the life you want, therapy can be a powerful means by which to let go of suffering, to find fulfillment and joy in you life. In my work, I help people develop the skills they need to let go of pain, to pursue their goals, to strengthen relationships, and to live fully. My clients range from people who are having acutely painful problems to people who simply feel stuck or unhappy.
(240) 696-4173
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists

How does acceptance and commitment therapy work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy encourages a person to listen to their self-talk. A person’s inner dialog can be indicative of how they treat themselves. ACT also encourages self-compassion; this can lead to a better understanding of negative thought patterns and emotional states. This understanding can then lead the individual to needed behavior change.

What are the goals of acceptance and commitment therapy?

The goal of acceptance and commitment is to expand a person’s psychological flexibility, a trait that encourages an individual to live in the present moment and to accept all their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, even ones that are difficult such as sadness and anxiety. In ACT, this acceptance is congruent with the individual’s values and beliefs.

Does acceptance and commitment therapy work for depression?

Acceptance and commitment therapy is effective for depression because it allows the individual to view their discomfort and suffering differently. Depressive feelings about relationship heartaches, for example, are a part of life. A despondent person learns to let go of their struggles and instead view their painful thoughts and feelings with compassion. This will lead the individual toward positive change.

How long are people typically in acceptance and commitment therapy?

A typical acceptance and commitment therapy session is 50 minutes long with one session per week. Treatment for common problems such as anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties can last between eight weeks to four months. However, more severe cases may require more than one session a week and/or a longer time frame for treatment.