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

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Lisa Moscatiello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe that people enter psychotherapy because the ways in which they have been managing their pain are no longer working, they have become disconnected from their true sense of self, and no longer feel authentic. My goal as a therapist is to help you to claim a deeper level of self-understanding, genuine intimacy with others, and a sense of purpose and agency in life. Change can be difficult simply because we fear the unknown. A relationship with a therapist can provide a place of acceptance and safety from which to explore new ways of thinking and behaving.
(301) 246-8812
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Jahmela Williams - Nyaga Health
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
At Nyaga Health we seek to provide a holistic virtual wellness space with removed barriers so often faced by people/persons of color and intersectionality communities. As a woman of color, I am intentional about providing a safe space for my extended community to learn tools in practicing radical self-care as a form of resistance and self-preservation. As a body of color, I am very much aware of how it feels to live in a society where I must demand “the right to matter”. Because of this, the mindset that I bring to therapeutic healing is one of radical acceptance , kindness, and non-judgment.
(301) 381-4713
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Ruby Snyder Counseling
Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel lost in your own life? Are you anxious about the future or ruminating on the past? Maybe you just want to know yourself better and create the life you want. Together we can create a path to your best life fully in the present. I work from a solid foundation of empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard. Building a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship is central to my process. I incorporate techniques from behavioral therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and CBT, strength-based counseling, multicultural counseling, and humanistic perspectives to help you achieve your goals.
(301) 215-3252
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Rajya Karipineni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Has life thrown a lot at you? Maybe you’ve successfully gotten through past difficulties, only to find your old ways of coping no longer serve you. Let’s work together to find your healing. With warmth and acceptance , I work to unlock your connection to and trust in your strengths, wisdom, and creativity. We'll shape an understanding of who you are, where you’d like to be, and what tools work for you to build skills and find solutions to your goals. Using my foundation in the neurophysiology of stress and trauma, I will partner with you to cultivate cognitive and body-based tools to cope and find new responses to present challenges.
(410) 963-8422
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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GI Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Many clinicians also maintain advanced credentialing in ACT , EMDR, and psychodynamic therapy.
GI Psychology is a group practice whose behavioral health clinicians are experts in effective treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, chronic pain, and other complicated medical conditions. We are experts in facilitating scientifically supported treatments that have been shown to reduce physical distress and increase engagement in life. Our clinicians regularly provide individual, family, and group services as primary therapists as well as adjuncts to treatments with other providers (i.e. therapists, GI specialists, etc). We believe collaborative care that is individualized to your needs and preferences is essential to recovery.
(703) 783-6351
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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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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Takoma Park, MD 20901
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Jessica Goodman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have training in the Gottman method (pursuing certification), CBT, DBT, ACT , client-centered, and even Play Therapy.
I love working with clients struggling with identity issues, life transition issues, reflecting on family of origin issues, trauma, relationship issues, intimacy issues, career challenges, and general stress of life that leads to feelings of anxiety and depression. I provide a warm place to be honest about what clients are experiencing, constant reminders they are not broken or wrong, and achievable challenges to move toward client-defined goals.
(202) 335-0967
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Robin Mize
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy can give you a new perspective on your life, and provide the tools and insight to make positive changes. I work with adults of all ages to become more grounded and centered in a life they feel passionate about, and to find emotional balance and well-being in themselves and their relationships. Same sex couples welcome.
(301) 852-7817
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Paul Rahn - Takoma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LGSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in everyone’s potential for transformation and change. Compassion, collaboration, and connection are important in my approach to therapy. Mental health challenges affect us all, and I am here to help you explore new perspectives about what you are facing. I believe that you deserve the opportunity to be heard, seen, and acknowledged.
(240) 844-3357
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Rebeca Rios
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
When we are struggling with emotional or physical pain, hope can be tough to come by. If you are considering psychotherapy, there is good reason to be hopeful. As an evidence-based clinical health psychologist, I feel fortunate to practice at a time when the science behind psychotherapy is in full bloom. I am particularly passionate about mind-body approaches that combine modern cognitive and behavioral therapies with the wisdom that ancient contemplative practices have to offer.
(240) 201-2237
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Be Well Resource Group, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently offering 2 virtual groups starting the last week of Feb.: "Grow and Glow: Virtual Anxiety Group for Working Mothers" and "Mind-Body Anxiety Group Therapy". Please contact us if interested in joining either group. Are you having feelings of anxiety? Are work-life or couples issues overwhelming you? I'm here to help you in your journey as you navigate the challenges in your life, and I'll also celebrate your wins with you! As a client, you can expect a warm, client-centered environment and I will meet you where you are in the process.
(301) 720-1357
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Jacqueline Wallen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My clients are adults, usually midlife or older. They come to me for help with a variety of issues, including: life transitions, parenting, caregiving, or relationship difficulties, mental distress such as depression or anxiety, alcohol or drug problems, or a desire to resolve past traumas. I am comfortable and experienced with clients who want to strengthen their own spiritual resources in therapy and welcome diversity of all kinds.
(301) 476-1480
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Richard Kim Davenport
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
Verified
Down to earth, caring and optimistic, interactive, offering more than just a listening ear. Personal life experience and professional training combine to help me offer real-world treatment and support for depression, ADHD (and Bipolar), relationships, parenting (and fathering), loss and grief (including suicide), and life transitions. I love this work and connecting with young and old, and many of us in the middle. Note: Appointments are made online. I'll forward login info after we've connected and decide to more forward.
(301) 960-3898
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Evelyn Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". For many people therapy represents a first step toward changing their lives for the better. Life's challenges and unexpected obstacles can create stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to help them weigh options, increase self-awareness, change destructive habits and pay closer attention to their feelings and behaviors. My office provides a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to feel safe and to genuinely express themselves.
(301) 637-7583
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Cathleen Horan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced clinician with over twenty five years of experience providing psychotherapy for young adults and adults (18-80) as well as couples and families. I have training in CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and utilize an eclectic approach to fit my client's needs. I specialize in treating substance use disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, grief/loss, life transitions and relationship difficulties. I provide a safe and caring environment to explore and strengthen coping mechanisms.
(240) 949-6730
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Aaron W Severn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
Verified
With a foundation of relational trust, and by utilizing your unique strengths, we will work together to overcome challenges. Regardless of the concerns that are prompting you to reach out for support, I will be a calming, empathic presence who seeks to understand your goals, values, and strengths. This relationship and mutual understanding will serve as a critical component as we resolve individual, relationship, or family concerns. I am a firm believer that each person requires a unique therapeutic approach and will explore with you how your own history, thought patterns, and/or habits relate to meeting your goals.
(202) 559-0247
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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Britt M Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
SAME DAY, EVENING & WEEKEND OPTIONS. Need help, but find traditional approaches unappealing? I provide an integrative strategy informed by the latest research in neuroscience, environmental factors, & mindfulness. I focus on shifting the culture of your relationships and internal schemas from their current negative, painful cycles into a place for connection & achievement. Beyond knowledge, so much in therapy is about the relationship: I'm here for you. Ready now? I get that. Phone is monitored until 10 p.m. & weekends/holidays. Getting therapy should be easy, not add stress.
(301) 750-1182
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Takoma Park, MD 20901
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Josee Aumiller
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
• I am accepting new clients • Hi! So nice to meet you. I provide therapy to people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, phase of life problems, family dynamics, stress, relationships/marriage, and more. I love working with teens and adults who are self-aware and determined to make the changes they want to see. You may not know all the answers, but you're eager to find them. You know it takes time and effort, but that doesn't hold you back. I strive to be an additional perspective to give you more insight into your life, relationships, and habits. I believe that you can see the changes & joy that you want out of life.
(240) 734-2918
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Takoma Park, MD 20901
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Greg Pelletier
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greg provides an environment of acceptance , understanding, safety, and security to explore and resolve the obstacles preventing clients from flourishing.
Greg works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, ADHD, and trauma. He focuses on treating each person as unique and seeks to understand them from their specific life experience. Greg works collaboratively with clients to develop a mindfulness perspective to address anxiety, sadness, and depression so that they may experience a sense of peace and joy in their life.
(443) 222-0969
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Silver Spring, MD 20903
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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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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 Takoma 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.