Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Birmingham, MI

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Lilly Jacobson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Some of the treatment approaches I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), exposure-based, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
As a clinical psychologist, I use evidence-based practices to empower and assist patients to reach their personalized goals. I work with individuals of all ages who are facing challenges to their well-being due to stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, ADHD, adjustment issues and life transitions. I provide concrete tools to improve coping skills, self-compassion, and self- acceptance . I have specialized training and extensive experience with children and adolescents, having worked as a psychotherapist and researcher at Children’s Hospital of Michigan for more than 10 years.
(248) 422-1632
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Sydney Walsh
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide a warm, accepting and nonjudgmental approach, emphasizing the use of evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). In addition, I have received formal training and experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ). I have facilitated DBT skills groups and provide individualized DBT treatment to adolescents and adults. I thus focus on applying mindfulness and related behavioral skills to help clients learn to tolerate distress, manage emotions, and increase their overall coping ability and quality of life.
(248) 558-2242
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Emily Amherst Andersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am committed to providing effective treatment through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), and exposure and response prevention (ERP).
Do you feel overwhelmed and disempowered by your thoughts? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief? You may be searching for the skills and strategies to reduce symptoms to feel better and regain control over your life. Grounded in evidence-based practices, my goal is to meet clients where they are and guide them with the tools to bring healing. In sessions, I use both a strength-based perspective and a social justice lens to help you make sense of your experience. My clinical experience is in integrated health as well as working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship concerns.
(248) 985-8591
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Valerie Luxon
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I utilize evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based therapies; emphasizing choice, resiliency and authenticity to help move you towards your goals and live the life you want to live.
Are you ready to make sustainable life changes? Do you want to change your relationship with food and your body? Are you in need of changing your critical internal voice? Can you imagine a life free of judgement and fear? What will you spend your time, energy and focus on once free of self-destructive, critical, and demeaning self-talk and behaviors? While it can feel impossible to imagine a life without these behaviors it is possible. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT philosophies to help you create change.
(248) 791-2639
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Alyssa Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize mainly CBT but borrow from DBT and ACT .
I have experience working with a full spectrum of diagnosis, however, i throughly enjoy working with eating disorder treatment, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I love working with clients who have motivation and willingness to work towards their goals, individually and as a team.
(248) 985-8994
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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OCD and Anxiety Michigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, LCSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I primarily utilize Exposure Response Prevention, an evidenced based treatment for OCD and incorporate ACT .
Do you have intrusive thoughts or worries, or maybe unexplainable urges or images that seem to come out of nowhere, are repetitive, that are stuck in your mind and cause significant distress and anxiety, and sometimes shame because of the themes? Are these obsessive thoughts, images or urges unwanted and continue to exist even though you know they are irrational, causing you to doubt yourself? Do you feel compelled to perform repetitive behaviors or mental rituals in order to decrease the anxiety and distress caused by the obsessions? If so, you may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or a OCD spectrum disorder.
(231) 202-3860
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Cally Kantarian
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, MLP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
EVERY human deserves a place in which they can feel safe, un-judged, and respected. Within that safety comes true growth, understanding, realization and acceptance for yourself and your story. I hope to walk with you on your personal journey in finding the grace and compassion to find your authentic self.
(248) 988-3015
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Robin L Billings
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
Services include acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and family therapy.
Dr. Robin Billings is a clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. He sees patients at his private practice office located in Troy, Michigan.
(248) 565-3196
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Birmingham, MI 48012
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Melinda Henderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also practice Acceptance and Commitment therapy, an extension of cognitive-behavioral therapy which incorporates mindfulness strategies.
The process of psychotherapy will transform your life as you develop more fulfilling options for thinking, feeling, and behaving. As a practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience with a Ph.D., I specialize in treating individuals with addiction, difficulties regulating mood, anxiety and interpersonal problems. While I integrate a number of clinical approaches, my experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator has taught me to rely heavily on treatments that have demonstrated effectiveness.
(248) 955-5494
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Virginia Martinez
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CTP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I utilize evidence-based approaches to treatment including cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical-behavior (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapies ( ACT ).
Opening up to the process of healing and creating space for change is what my practice is all about. I am a Counseling Psychologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I work collaboratively with you to co-create your authentic life. If you are struggling with your mental health, know that restoration, clarity, and healing are all possible. I am a psychodynamic therapist who utilizes an integrative approach to therapy to help meet your unique needs. I offer a non-judgmental space to work through issues such as disordered eating and body image concerns, post-traumatic stress, trauma healing, anxiety, and depression.
(248) 468-1627
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Desiree Messina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I combine: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. You could be struggling with food and body image or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive and undefeated outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(989) 520-1100
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Cami Bolton
Counselor, MA, LLPC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I provide cognitive behavioral therapy while integrating aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and other solution-focused skills.
I hold my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. I provide psychotherapy for clients in Michigan and Illinois who are struggling to find their inner voice. I help clients develop a loving self image while building skills such as self-advocacy, mindfulness, and emotional-regulation.
(947) 217-6294
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Victoria Cuadrio
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am eclectic in my approach to suit your needs, and my style incorporates Psychodynamic, Acceptance and Commitment, Person-Centered, CBT and Mindfulness therapies.
I offer a safe space for you to be vulnerable, heard, and validated. I understand that no single approach is right for any one person. We will work together to clarify your needs in a non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. We will navigate fears, process your past, and learn the coping skills that will be best suited for you. Through therapy you will feel more understanding and compassion toward yourself, experience fulfillment in your relationships, and feel more confident moving forward in life.
(248) 965-5430
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Rachel Freedland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSW
Verified
Verified
My training is in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Particularly when working with trauma, I am passionate about utilizing IFS and EMDR to restore wellbeing and stability.
Is your life spiraling out of control? Anxiety, lack of sleep, irritation, failure in relationships; does it seems that too much is not working out as planned? Throughout my previous career in the medical field and now as a therapist, the opportunity to help people has always been my passion. If you want to own the direction of your life and address the issues that are keeping you off track, I would love to help. Using multiple approaches to therapy, I have the knowledge, freedom, and flexibility to meet my client where they’re at, rather than applying a standardized, “one size fits all” method.
(947) 333-4321
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Sarah Kuretzky
Counselor, MA, MEd, LLC, SCL, CHHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus remains on cultivating a supportive therapeutic relationship using a variety of resources to help clients embrace life, and act from a place of authenticity, integrity, and joy.
I specialize in individual and couples therapy working with adolescents and adults. Offering unique and healthy cognitive alternatives. I perform traditional talk therapy, but often supplement that with creative art modalities. I also do mindfulness meditation, imagery and yoga. I specialize in disordered eating, substance use, women's issues, self-esteem building, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, parenting issues, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(248) 927-1200
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Danielle Deveson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working individually with children, adolescents, and adults as well as families. I strive to connect with all of my clients on a deep authentic level while fostering a safe and supportive environment. People develop conscious and subconscious strategies of getting through difficult periods of their lives. Frequently, these strategies result in maladaptive behaviors, thought patterns, and interpersonal struggles. Through empathetic connections, nonjudgmental acceptance , and evidence based modalities, we can unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from your goals.
(248) 744-6917
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Kristen Ghersi Hering
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive training and education in assisting others in their journey of self- acceptance and personal growth.
Therapy is a personal commitment and choice for an individual who wants to gain a greater understanding of their strengths and struggles. I offer insight-oriented psychotherapy in a comfortable environment where you can feel safe, accepted, and heard. My goal is to work collaboratively with you and assist you in cultivating a greater sense of self-awareness to live a more fulfilling life.
(947) 282-2795
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Stephen Pravel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been specializing in treating anxiety disorders and OCD for over 20 years in adults and adolescents with individual and/or family/couple sessions. Because I specialize in anxiety disorders, clients frequently report much better progress than they have experienced with prior therapists who didn't specialize in anxiety but treated anxiety in a generalized manner along with many other issues. I specialize in use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Insight Therapy and Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP). I have an audio program "Anxiety to Serenity" available on my website - either 4 CD's or as a download.
(248) 513-8516
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Amanda Tompkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a therapist who cares a lot about helping you to feel better? I have worked with adults for over 15 years helping them to find healing ways to change and move toward who they want to be. My expertise is specifically in working with people who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety that stops them from living as they desire. I find it rewarding to help someone & see them progress to feeling hopeful about their life and their future.
(947) 777-0528
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Lisa Kent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
You spend the majority of your days simply going through the motions in your life; feeling disconnected, unmotivated, or unfulfilled at work, at home, or in your relationships. You see how much time has passed and wish that you could have a life filled with more joy, fulfillment, security & abundance. You don’t know where to start. To the outside world, your life might appear to be okay, but for you, something just doesn’t feel right. You push yourself to do better, be better, but inside, you battle with a little voice in your head that is telling you it's not enough. At times, you feel like you’re barely holding it all together.
(248) 265-3402
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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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 Birmingham 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.