Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Montclair, NJ

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Deborah New
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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I integrate theory and practice principals from trauma theory, psychoanalytic theory, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems to meet the person in front of me with the approaches and tools that will be most useful.
Clients come to me for relief of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and to learn to process how trauma or complex trauma may be impacting their lives today and how to move forward from it. They also seek to gain insight into why they do what they do, to improve their agency or control over their own lives, to learn how to recognize and deal with feelings, to build their self-esteem and to find more pleasure and serenity in their lives. As we work towards the goals clients become ready and willing to make the real behavioral changes that will make a positive difference in their lives.
(973) 566-5880
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Amanda Marie Aster-McKenna
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, & substance abuse difficulties. I work from an evidence-based framework with emphasis on mindfulness practice, acceptance of difficult internal experiences, and valued-based living to increase quality of life. This approach to treatment is known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ). ACT proposes that painful human experiences and life's struggles are all inevitable, and teaches how to learn acceptance of inevitable human difficulties and continuing to live a rich and meaningful life.
(973) 528-7403
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Joseph LaBelle
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Learning to understand ourselves can lead to acceptance and resolution.
Working with a professional when life gets challenging can make the challenges you face a little less overwhelming. I provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. I collaborate with clients to understand and motivate anyone who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, personality disorders, or transitional periods. I work with clients who have diverse backgrounds. I also work well with men and anyone who might be apprehensive about beginning counseling.
(973) 346-9587
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Roxanne Ruiz-Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I firmly believe that life is easier lived when lived in relationship. In relationship, we can receive support, understanding, growth, and acceptance , making difficult life experiences much more bearable. We find and make relationships in so many domains; at home, with friends, in communities, and even with a therapist. That is why I think finding a therapist you feel safe with is so important.
(908) 913-6571
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Emil Vernarec
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use evidence-based approaches, such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and compassion-focused therapy.
If you struggle with anxiety or depression, it's likely you ruminate often, engage in self-criticism, and avoid activities you wish you could enjoy, I provide therapy that combines a warm, accepting style with counseling expertise. I am certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and integrate other approaches to match my client's needs. I will use my skills to help you change self-defeating thinking and behavior, manage difficult emotions, and deal more effectively with the obstacles that keep you from being your best self. I'll work with you to develop a personalized plan for therapy and map out positive steps forward.
(732) 902-2181
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Amy Palfrey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training in a variety of treatment modalities, including CBT, ACT , EFT, and mindfulness-based strategies.
Many of my clients come into treatment with clear goals, such as finding ways to cope with anxiety, improving the quality of their relationships, or shifting their patterns of disordered eating, whereas others may be less sure of their goals but know that something feels "off" in their life. Our work will start with a thorough assessment and exploratory goal setting to help identify our focus areas. We will then work collaboratively to identify interventions that are most effective for them, such as learning targeted coping skills, identifying and shifting interpersonal patterns, or increasing insight into thoughts and emotions.
(973) 576-5554
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Henry Srednicki
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT, BCN
Verified
Verified
Habit Reversal Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Response Prevention and Exposure are also utilized in the treatment of anxiety related disorders.
Dr Srednicki specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other anxiety and compulsive related disorders. He is a New York and New Jersey licensed psychologist, Graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, the country's foremost OCD training program, sponsored by the International OCD Foundation and a long standing member of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. Dr. Srednicki is certified to work with "Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors," and Trichotillomania as well. He is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback. Dr Srednicki is the founder of Upper Montclair Psychological Associates, LLC.
(973) 544-8952
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Rob Handelman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, irritability or loneliness, you are clearly not alone, given how many therapists there are here! As a psychotherapist with 20 years of experience, I practice a powerful mindfulness-based intervention called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ). Often psychological pain has more to do with how we fight and judge our thoughts and feelings, and we end up in an exhausting internal struggle that we cannot win. We will work together to explore this struggle, gain distance from it, and learn skills and strategies to reduce impact and influence on your life.
(718) 569-7972
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Michael Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Verified
I work from an existential-humanistic perspective, as well as from an integrative and eclectic approach utilizing elements of CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), psychodynamic, and existential theories.
Are you struggling with finding what your meaning is in this life? As human beings we are often confronted with difficulties that greatly impact how we live and interact with the world around us. The challenges of life can leave us feeling disconnected, lost, alone, or stuck in patterns that prevent us from growing towards our personal meaning.
(862) 305-8105
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LoBue Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
After assessing your most important concerns and goals, I apply strategies from therapies including Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy to identify the source of difficult emotions, raise insight and make a shift.
Welcome. I am a NJ licensed psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience assisting individuals with a wide array of issues. Are you experiencing the discomfort of severe anxiety, general sadness, frustration, disappointment, or low self-esteem? It can be extremely difficult to resolve issues on our own because we oftentimes lack the essential objectivity, insight, and strategies needed to make change happen or just to feel better.
(862) 305-8292
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Carolyn Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In addition to DBT I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, through the use of CBT and ACT which are all evidence based treatments to help treat and manage anxiety.
Do you ever feel like your emotions rule your life? That others don't understand your struggles? The Behavioral Therapy Collective was created in order to offer compassionate, thoughtful, ethical and effective care to you or your loved ones. We work with adolescent, adults and families. All members of our team have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is the evidence based treatment used to treat complex emotional cases. People who struggle with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behavior, depression, symptoms of borderline personality disorder may benefit from DBT.
(551) 264-1014
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Elizabeth Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The team at The Behavioral Therapy Collective are all DBT-intensively trained clinicians through Behavioral Tech, and proudly offer comprehensive DBT programs for adults and adolescents, as well as CBT, ACT , trauma, and exposure therapies.
The decision to begin therapy is often anxiety-provoking and overwhelming; my goal is to provide a validating and warm therapeutic space that supports you in building a life that you find meaningful, and to work with you through the challenges that may be holding you back from doing so. We will build an individualized treatment plan utilizing empirically-validated psychotherapeutic interventions that are evidence-based, compassionate, and empowering. Whether you’re struggling with regulating your emotions and tolerating distress, feeling stuck or lost, or having challenges with interpersonal conflict, we are here to help.
(201) 548-3610
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Behnaz Pakizegi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My practice is about providing a safe space where you can feel respected, heard, understood and supported in ways that empower you to move towards what you want for yourself and your family. I will help you to see and feel things in new ways and I hope to support you in reaching your goals.
(973) 333-4094
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Lydia Zborowski Golub
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you struggle with Stress, Anxiety, OCD or OCD Spectrum Disorders (BDD, BFRD, Excessive Worry), or are in a relationship with somebody who does, you know that these difficulties impact not only the individual but also relationships with others. This is especially true in marital relationships, parent-child relationships, friendships, or even work relationships.
(862) 263-9504
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Rosalie Cespedes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QCSW, EAS-C, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When you feel depressed and as though all hope is lost, when you struggle to overcome your challenges with addiction, anxiety, abuse or need to find your identity, I am there to give you a hand during these challenging times so that you do not have to go through them alone and acquire the necessary guidance that will aid you in overcoming these and any other challenges that may arise.
(551) 257-0610
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Timothy Bracaglia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Handling complex issues of Sex, Gender, Relationships & Sexuality-related struggles; Anxiety, Stress & Depression; Substance Use & Related Issues... None of these is easy to navigate. Each stressors can be uniquely and incredibly difficult to manage thus causing pain, hopelessness, anxiety, & depression; often seemingly paralyzing. Thankfully, there is help, there is hope. You are not broken and together we can find your path. Please, call ( / leave a VM) or email me today. With my non-judgmental approach my only goal is to help you meet your own personal goals, to achieve your own vision of fulfillment; whatever that may look like.
(732) 646-6754
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sally Pitanga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Old patterns holding you back? Stress and anxiety gripping you? Do you just want to feel happier? Suffering from grief; or dealing with remembered trauma from childhood such as physical or sexual abuse? Problems in your relationships, with a partner/your child?
(973) 657-5636
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Our practice offers Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Treatment of Eating Disorders - for children, adolescents, and adults. We understand the challenges that children and parents face today. Our aim is to offer support and guidance to individuals and families seeking expert intervention. We are committed to help you return to the path of full health as efficiently as possible. Barbara Reese is an Intensively Trained DBT Practitioner, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor, and is certified in both CBT-E and in Family- Based Treatment (FBT), for pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders.
(973) 607-2047 x1
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Pamela Goldsteen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I view therapy as a collaborative process and the bond of trust we create is a powerful tool for healing. I work to create safety to explore challenges together with curiosity and discover creative ways to improve your life. I’m guided by a desire to help you be your most emotionally authentic self, and the healing power of a supportive therapeutic relationship for conducting sustained personal inquiry. I help individuals, families, couples, and adolescents work on communication, relationship issues and repetitive patterns in thinking and behavior.
(973) 834-7218
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Andrea Reinhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You’re lying in bed and it starts - endless thoughts of what there is to do and what hasn’t been done, what is going wrong or what could go wrong, memories you’re trying not to recall, thoughts of how to ‘fix’ your sleep/anxiety/mood/life, etc. It’s exhausting yet that is exactly the problem; you just can’t seem to disengage enough to fully relax, enjoy, or possibly even sleep. The more you do try to push it away it can seem like the worse it gets or the more limited your life becomes. This is a frustrating paradox particularly for people who want the best for themselves and their lives.
(973) 358-0261
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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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 Montclair 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.