Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Cary, NC

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Amy Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe your relationship with me is the foundation for acceptance , healing, and change to occur.
Are you struggling with anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem, depression or stress? Are these symptoms taking over your life? Look no further as I am here to help! I use a holistic treatment approach to give you the coping tools needed to take back your life, feel better, and become the best you. I incorporate self-care to increase work-life balance, as this is a big factor to overall wellness. I use an integrative treatment approach that is client-focused, incorporating mindfulness, evidence-based, behavioral interventions and solution focused therapy.
(984) 299-9697
Cary, NC 27513
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Erin Moore
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Erin is passionate about mental health and believes everyone deserves empathy and kindness. Her areas of focus include anxiety, substance use, perinatal mental health counseling, and addiction counseling. Erin believes that patients are the experts in their lives. She brings a collaborative approach to treatment that is tailored to meet their individual needs. Erin uses cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing.
(919) 443-6091
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Cary, NC 27518
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Alyssa Decker
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC, CRC
Verified
Verified
I pull in techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ) among other therapy approaches that will best serve your needs.
I recently graduated with my master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have experience working with people across the lifespan with many different mental health needs in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I primarily work with individuals 16 years old and older who may struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, gender identity, sexuality, life transitions, and stress.
(919) 879-2319
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Cary, NC 27511
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Haley Rognstad
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Modalities: Neuroaffective Relational Model (NARM), Psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT), Internal Family System (IFS), and ACT .
I am passionate about assisting my clients in unlocking their inner wisdom and striving for balance in their lives. I enjoy working with adults of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. I have experience assisting individuals with trauma and complex trauma (relational, physical, sexual, and emotional), spiritual trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain, neurodivergence and adult diagnosed/self-diangosed autism, difficult life transitions, and LGBTQIA+ specific stressors.
(919) 504-5737
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Cary, NC 27513
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Correy Dowd Schnupper
Psychological Associate, LPA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use an integrated approach, pulling from ACT and CBT, to meet your unique needs.
Hi there! I have extensive experience treating a wide range of mental health concerns in adults, young adults and teens. These disorders and concerns include, but are not limited to: anxiety, PTSD, depression, adjustment difficulties, anger management, substance abuse, ADHD, personalilty disorders and suicidal ideation. I will help you learn how to better manage distress, mood and behaviors. We will work to re-identify and establish goals and develop coping skills in order for you to live a more value-driven and purpose filled life.
(919) 877-6194
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Cary, NC 27513
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Colin M Iwanski
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist with a background in utilizing evidence based practice with individuals across the life span and functioning spectrum, including elite athletes, individuals with clinical psychopathology, and individuals interested in exploring their self-identity. I seek to create a collaborative therapeutic environment, in which I empower clients to better understand themselves, while assisting them to strengthen the skills necessary for elite performance and functioning. In my practice, I incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies, in addition to mindfulness, acceptance , and interpersonal approaches.
(919) 873-4927
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Cary, NC 27518
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Audrey Ahlvers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy; NC First Responder Peer Support Network (Vetted Provider); Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; Veteran's issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Every one of you is a complex, unique individual that deserves to be treated as such. My treatment philosophy is to get to know a person well, develop a trusting relationship, and find out what specific treatment will work for them. I have a wealth of experience and training thanks to living around the world, always staying curious and open, and being in the military for 9 years. I take that knowledge, couple it with my education, and put it to use helping you survive, thrive, and ultimately live the life you want.
(910) 672-6431
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Cary, NC 27518
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Constance Simmons
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach consists of Person-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and holistic therapies.
Sex is often a difficult subject for people to discuss, especially when it concerns one’s own sex life and sexuality. However, I am here to create a positive space for you where there is no judgement, shame, or embarrassment. Sexual wellness is an integral aspect of an individual’s well-being. I believe in the importance of a positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients and I am here to help my clients discuss this topic so they can feel more comfortable and free to express themselves.
(919) 926-0313
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Cary, NC 27511
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Brooke McMillan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Brooke is an empathetic and attentive counselor, as she establishes mutual respect within the therapeutic relationship to foster acceptance and increase progress for all of life’s challenges.
Brooke is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works from a trauma-focused and attachment-based lens, while tailoring her approach to each client’s unique needs. She provides a safe, compassionate space that fosters honesty and trust with the therapeutic process, helping to lead clients toward growth and self-discovery. Brooke has been working with clients since 2017, specializing in trauma-informed therapy and is experienced working with individuals, couples and families overcoming life stressors to develop healthier patterns.
(919) 635-9754
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Cary, NC 27513
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Jonathan Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
By using a person-in-enviornment approach, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as ACT , CBT, EFT, EMDR, and Motivational Interviewing to address the goals that you bring to therapy.
Therapy can be an intimidating and vulnerable process for anyone regardless of life’s circumstances. While you may feel apprehensive to reach out for therapy, I can promise that I will do my very best to ensure you have every ounce of safety to bring your true self to the therapy room. I commit to working with my clients as a team where together we can address the challenges you are currently facing.
(919) 214-5048
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Cary, NC 27511
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Brooke Schreiber
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate Psychodynamic Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) in work with clients.
Reaching out for help and support can feel scary, but I believe it is one of the most courageous things an individual can do. I would be honored to be a support for you! I love working with college students, young adults, and women facing a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, family-of-origin issues, stress, self-critcism, codependency, faith and spirituality concerns, identity issues, and relationship difficulties.
(919) 343-0698
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Cary, NC 27511
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Ian Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Mentalization-based therapy (MBT), Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I love dogs, specifically Boston Terriers. I love music and was a touring musician for a bit. I love sports and am the type to wake up at 4am on a Saturday to watch a soccer match. Humor is so important. Long walks on the beach are cool, too. I say all this because before I am a therapist, I am a person with interests and hobbies. In my opinion, too much of the traditional therapeutic process can feel sterile and impersonal. This approach might not work for all but hey, honesty is important. You may have told social media about your mental health acting up, now tell a licensed professional.
(984) 232-6936
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Cary, NC 27513
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Elena Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
There are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, unmotivated, and disconnected. We lose sight of who we are and what we want. It is my belief that all humans are capable of growth and contentment. That, through practicing self-awareness and self- acceptance , we are able to re-examine beliefs, behaviors, and patterns of protection that keep us from connection and creating joy. I utilize an integrated and relational approach to work with clients on becoming "unstuck" from anxiety, depression, trauma, body image issues, relationship concerns, challenging life transitions, impacts of oppressive systems, and limiting beliefs.
(919) 214-5842
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Cary, NC 27511
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Amanda Bloom
Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize an integrative approach combining evidenced-based treatment practices of CBT, ACT , and EFT to build upon your strengths, identify life solutions, develop resilience, create healthy and meaningful relationships and cultivate self- acceptance .
I believe that we have all experienced challenging situations or have felt lost at some point in our lives. Taking the leap to seek additional guidance and support takes courage and vulnerability and I believe it cultivates our growth and well-being. Together we collaborate to examine thoughts, emotions and behaviors and identify new tools and solutions that will move you toward a place of worthiness, purpose and authenticity to meet your personalized goals. With over 14 years of experience, I specialize in treating adults who have concerns regarding anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, trauma, and women's issues.
(919) 858-2692
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Cary, NC 27511
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Brandy Templeton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy; acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety disorders; motivational interviewing; solution focused therapy; dialectical behavioral therapy; and systems theory.
My training and experience make me a good fit for both adolescents and adults seeking services for anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders; grief and loss; adjustment disorders; co-dependent behavior; substance abuse and recovery; relational concerns; life transition;and a variety of personal growth issues that may draw an individual, couple or family to counseling. I have provided services to children, adolescents, and their families in a school based setting, to adults in an inpatient facility, to professionals in recovery, college students, military, and employees seeking therapy for professional and personal matters through an employee assistance program.
(919) 809-6667
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Cary, NC 27511
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Heather Ingram
Counselor, MS, LCMCHA, CRC
Verified
Verified
I use a person-centered approach to counseling, utilizing acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other psychotherapy techniques based on client needs.
Growing up with family members living with mental illness gave me a deeply personal perspective on how important compassionate high quality mental health care is for clients and families. I am passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and families with managing life transitions and coping with change, anxiety and depression, parenting, career issues, burnout, adjustment to disability and chronic illness, substance abuse, stress management, and lasting lifestyle behavioral change. I truly believe you can't heal what you don't feel, and I strive to provide a safe place for processing feelings and emotions.
(919) 343-5649
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Cary, NC 27513
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Gary S Grubb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MD, MPH
Verified
Verified
For chronic illness, acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ) is effective.
If you're looking for a therapist to help you cope with a medical problem, I have some unique professional training and personal experience that could help you. My 25-year medical background helps me understand and communicate the effects of your medical problem on your psychology and emotions. As a cancer survivor, I empathize with the often subtle but sometimes profound changes in how you view the world, your relationships and yourself. Whatever the therapies we use, I work to create a trusting relationship with you as the key to successful therapy.
(919) 589-4785
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Cary, NC 27518
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Kathryn Figaro
Counselor, NCC, LCMHCA, CTP, CGP
Verified
Verified
I cater therapy towards the individual’s needs by integrating tools from multiple theories including Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, DBT, Acceptance & Commitment, strengths-based and holistic approaches.
Life may have handed you a set of cards that you aren't sure what to do with and I'd like to step into that with you. I know taking the steps into therapy can be intimidating so I have a laid-back approach where I allow you to set the tone and pace for our work together. As a therapist, I seek to create an atmosphere that feels as if you’re sitting down for coffee with a friend. The genuine relationship we build, as counselor and client, is what’s most valuable to me. Through that key, we can explore your suffering, discover your strengths and coping skills, and renew your hope of a brighter future.
(919) 568-5014
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Cary, NC 27511
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Emily Silver
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
My therapy style is eclectic and will tailor therapeutic interventions based on the individual needs, goals, and life experiences of each client. I utilizes evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) as well as incorporate psychodynamic and attachment approaches. No matter what the theory or intervention, my is focused on working through a trauma-informed lens and my approach is warm and person-centered. I have experience working with various mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety), trauma and PTSD, OCD, psychosis, adjustment disorders, a personality dx.
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Cary, NC 27511
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Justin Ravizee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
Over the past 8 years I have gained experience in a wealth of areas that impact individuals and families. I strive to provide a non-judgmental and safe space to assist clients with their growth. Treatment specialization includes therapy for anxiety, stress, anger, domestic violence, addiction, divorce, and parenting.
(919) 948-2659
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Cary, NC 27513
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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 Cary 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.