Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Toms River, NJ

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Kaitlyn Tassillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
During sessions I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC). I have been in the behavioral health field for 10 years working with adults, couples and families. I have worked in various treatment settings such as inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, outpatient addiction programs and outpatient mental health programs. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who struggle with addiction, depression and anxiety.
(848) 224-7058 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Lindsay Dunnells
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Lindsay employs an eclectic, solutions-focused approach to working with individuals based on their presenting needs, including cognitive, dialectical, and rational emotive behavior therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychotherapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques.
Lindsay Dunnells is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCSW, LCADC) who has worked in the behavioral health field with a focus on substance use disorders, anger and stress management, anxiety and depression, and healthy relationships since graduating from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2007.
(848) 206-6790 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Alexandra Nicotra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS ED, LPC
Verified
I help my clients navigate life's challenges through hope, acceptance , and the development of healthy coping strategies to regain a sense of calm, empowerment, and truth.
Mother, daughter, sister, significant other, employee, student, therapist, friend, co-worker..and the list goes on. Do you ever feel like you’ve lost yourself in all of your other roles? Are you having difficulty finding a balance? Managing stress, guilt, depression, and anxiety just seems impossible? Let’s work together to find your balance, your strength, and your truth to live a happier and healthier life.
(732) 517-7816 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Mordechai Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-C
Verified
Having trained in several modalities including CBT, ACT and EMDR, I utilize an integrative and non-judgmental approach to best service the needs of each individual client.
As a psychotherapist with extensive training and experience working with the adolescent and adult population, I’ve helped many individuals suffering from OCD, Anxiety, and Sex Addiction. My clients have seen powerful results as they learn to transform negative patterns towards living calm, productive, and meaningful lives. Having received training from Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Dr. Reid Wilson, world renowned OCD and Anxiety experts respectively, I have gained particular expertise in the treatment of these disorders.
(732) 360-5173 
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Ellen Sweeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , LCADC, ACS, CCS
Verified
I take a client-centered approach to counseling & work to provide a safe, non-judgmental, & validating environment to build trust with my client’s & to foster our therapeutic relationship. I believe that life is a balance of acceptance & change & I work with my clients to explore areas of their lives causing them difficulty & to find balance between the processes of acceptance & the change necessary to foster improvements in one’s life. I can help the client explore the complexities of this balance & teach & provide the skills necessary to enact these changes. I have a therapy dog in training that is in office with me for appts.
(848) 229-9715 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Jennifer Frake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I use other evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy.
Do you feel like you’re living your best life? Do you feel like past events are controlling your life? Do you struggle with finding happiness in your day to day life? If you answered yes to any of the above, you should consider coming to speak with me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 5+ years of experience. I believe that therapy isn’t a one size fits all and that everyone has different needs and goals.
(848) 233-3344 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Melissa B. Citron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
During these unusual times, are you feeling lost, stuck, confused? Do you feel you are not living out the most authentic and genuine version of yourself? Wellness is a balance of nurturing the mind, body and soul. We all deserve to live a meaningful, balanced and happy life.
(609) 293-3103 
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Toms River, NJ 08754
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Krystyna Cechulski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am out on leave Sept 1- Nov1. I will be accepting client when I return. “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.” I feel that my role as your therapist is to help you navigate those changes in a collaborative manner that feels safe and void of judgment. Our therapy sessions can be conducted in environments that best fulfill your needs including Telehealth, in the office, walk & talk or adventure therapies. Reach out and let's start facilitating that change.
(848) 373-6500 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Richard Joffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
I am excited to speak with you because my passion is helping others. I have helped adolescents and adults overcome a variety of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Relationship Difficulties, Trauma, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, Anger and a lot more... I would be happy to aid you or your loved one in taking the first step towards mental wellness. Let's do this together!
(848) 257-5188 
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Keisha Barnhill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my qualifications. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addiction in both individual and group settings. I have experience working with most mental health diagnosis, substance use and co-occurring disorders.
(848) 294-3067 
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Sarah Tuzeneu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who formed Mended Minds Counseling under the simple concept that all of our experiences are unique & individual & our experience with therapy should also be just that. I built my practice under the same values of my sessions; with integrity,compassion & humor. These qualities ,in my view, are essential to building lasting, therapeutic relationships. As your therapist, I will utilize evidenced based treatments that are tailored to you. I will be there to work alongside of you, to provide you with direct, yet supportive feedback & help guide you to find your inner strength to achieve your goals.
(609) 616-4940 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Marjana York
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor motivated to help clients gain insight on healthy coping skills in areas of mental and emotional health. I have 6 plus years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction. I also have experience working with children and adolescence on issues related to anxiety and childhood trauma.
(732) 838-5923 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Marissa Giuliano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
The fact that you are looking at these profiles to find the right therapist for you is a huge step. My name is Marissa Giuliano and I am a Licensed Social Worker specializing in treating eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I believe that the therapist-client relationship is vital in the change process. I believe that each individual is unique and my treatment approach meets clients where they are at while creating a space that encourages my clients to use tools that will help them meet their goals. I know that therapy is not one size fits all and it is important to find a therapist that is a good fit.
(609) 722-7275 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Erica Riczu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I am a therapist who believes strongly that talk therapy sometimes just isn't enough. Sometimes when a person experiences difficulties in life, their defenses can often get in the way. This is especially true when you are a child, have experienced trauma, or struggle with Eating Disorders. Sandplay therapy and other approaches can help break-down those barriers and promote healing.
(732) 736-8366 
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Anne De Santis
MA, CPRS, NCIP
My clients deal with a variety of issues such addictions, co-dependency, mild anxiety and depression, grief and loss including a specific focus on mis-carries and post abortive grieving.. My clients are motivated to achieve optimal outcomes that address their specific needs. I provide a space for them to feel valued, respected and heard. They simply want to stop hurting and begin healing. I serve as a guide to educate and support them in their healing journey by introducing new skills and information that can assist them in attaining their goals and allowing their true self to emerge.
(732) 402-6628 
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Meaningful Interventions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC , ACS, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified
I have 30 years experience working within the field of mental health and developmental disorders. I recognize that by the time someone seeks out a therapist, they are already in the amidst of their struggle. They are looking for the right person to assist them in developing skills and processing their thoughts/behaviors so that they can begin to resume their lives again. I am a Board Certified Telemental Health provider, a Director within a CMHC and recognize the need to often introduce a vast array of resources to my clients. "There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't" - John Green.
(732) 561-4415 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Dina Graziano
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about who I am and how I may be able to help you. The world has provided us with unique stressors over the past several years. At best it has made our day to day challenging. But for some, it has been a source of severe anxiety and depression. Through the use of techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices and motivational interviewing, negative thought patterns and behaviors can be reduced, ultimately providing a greater sense of peace and overall well-being.
(732) 605-5359 
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Toms River, NJ 08757
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Matt Talbot Institute
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LCADC, CCS
Verified
MTI is an outpatient addiction counseling center which uses evidence based treatment as well as "time tested recovery programs" to assist our patients to find and maintain their approach to recovery. Rev. Dr. Ed Reading, is in the addiction field since 1969, & uses spiritually (not religious) orientated in approaches to counseling. Our patients are referred to medical care if needed, & more intensive levels of care, if outpatient is not successful. We DO NOT accept insurance, so your treatment is kept COMPLETELY confidential. Your records will not be shared without your permission--including placing your records "in the cloud"
(848) 251-0914 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Jessica Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I practice from a Person-Centered approach and specialize in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I utilize multi-modal techniques to treatment as therapy is not always "one size fits all". With a background and education in counseling, behavioral neuroscience, and coaching I am able to serve my clients in a wide variety of areas of support through the use of talk therapy, mindfulness, and biofeedback. My therapeutic work experience includes serving clients ranging from children to geriatric end of life issues.
(732) 253-4641 
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Anthony Cuttitta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Anthony has been practicing the Art of Psychotherapy and Counseling for over 30 years . He has a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Ramapo College and completed his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work . He provides a Safe - Nonjudgmental Therapeutic Relationship when engaged in the treatment hour . Anthony has experience in working with Individuals , Couples and Families who are suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Grief. He provides Clinical Supervision to LSW ‘s .
(848) 217-5977 
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Toms River, NJ 08755


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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 Therapy have?

A certified Acceptance and Commitment therapist in Toms River 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.