Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Akron, OH

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Lynette M Kreidler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M, Ed, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clients who are interested in trying approaches that root out the reasons we act the way we do, might find me a good fit.
You find yourself in the middle of life asking yourself - "is this all there is?" You got the degrees and career, bought the house and picket fence, have the partner and maybe kids. It feels like you're doing all the right things, but you're not happy. It feels like a set up! You're anxious and angry and don't like the person you've become. You don't know what you like, want or need or how to ask for those things. You lost your voice, your sense of personal power and parts of your soul. Your sense of purpose and direction seems clouded. It hurts and you don't know how to make it better.
(330) 818-7529
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Akron, OH 44333
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Robert Brian Denton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
When individuals are met with difficulties in their lives it is often difficult to ask for help. My mission is to provide the best treatment possible to the individuals who trust me with their care. I value working within a framework of multicultural awareness, and feel strongly that individuals be engaged within the context of their background and world view. I am relationship focused, and incorporate many ways to work with people. In particular, I have a strong emphasis on mindfulness-based and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions and from Sex Therapy practice.
(216) 503-8401
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Akron, OH 44301
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Maria Wentz
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I have an integrated therapy approach that weaves in multiple psychology theories, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and mind/body based practices.
Anxiety, grief and loss, pregnancy/postpartum, trauma, OCD, depression, stress overload, self-esteem, and coping with life transitions---These are a few of the issues that I love exploring with clients. My style is to listen intently and form strong collaborative connections. (My clients have described me as “warm and caring.”) I will partner with you as we dig into patterns and problems to help get to the root of your concerns. Through this process I will help you gain insights and learn how to get unstuck, leading to healing and growth.
(234) 218-4510
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Akron, OH 44313
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Rachel Stypinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Rachel Stypinski is currently practicing with Mind Care Ohio, a multidisciplinary practice in Hudson, Ohio. Rachel is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression body image and self esteem difficulties, and relationship/family struggles. She also has specific background and interest in working with athletes of all ages. Rachel creates a therapeutic relationship that is filled with warmth, compassion, humor, and acceptance and believes in creating an individualized therapy experience that is customized to the needs of each client/family.
(234) 204-4256
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Akron, OH 44301
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Rachel Long
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MAEd, LPCC
Verified
Verified
She uses techniques from Internal Family Systems, CBT, EMDR, ACT , and DBT.
Are you stuck thinking about the past and just can't seem to move forward? Have you had traumatic experiences hoping they will erase from your mind, only to be continually triggered? Are you willing to do the hard work it takes to process, accept, and heal? Are you finally ready to to make some changes that will put you on a path to the life you are worthy of living? Rachel helps individuals who have gone through various traumas process, recognize their beliefs about those situations and help them realize how it has caused them to feel about themselves. She believes in the importance of focusing on the unique needs of each person.
(330) 739-8976
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Akron, OH 44312
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Compass Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCCS, LICDC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Clients! At Compass Counseling Services we believe it is our privilege to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable to share your life story. Entering into therapy is an important decision, and finding the right therapist is essential to a successful experience. We believe that every person is deserving of compassion and honor, and is capable of living a satisfying life. Our staff has decades of experience to help you on your journey. We offering compassionate counseling to adolescents through elderly via individual, couples, family, and group sessions.
(330) 222-8759
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Akron, OH 44312
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Tracy A. Burke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors and emotional struggles. I work with a variety of issues beginning in childhood through major adult life transitions, and am experienced with and committed to helping others use resources and inner strengths to transform their lives and reach desired goals. (**Because I am often in sessions with clients until 9PM, the easiest way to reach me is through texting. You may also email or leave a voicemail, but these are often answered in a less timely fashion. Thank you.)
(330) 887-9080
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Akron, OH 44313
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Taylour Kidd
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress management, managing care tasks, ADHD, trauma, adjustment and life changes, and addiction.
(330) 708-7857
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Akron, OH 44312
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Margo Gregor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all experience difficult challenges and transitions which can cause painful feelings and disrupt our lives. My goal is provide a safe, supportive, collaborative, and professional relationship to help you navigate these challenges. My focus is on helping client’s explore themselves, gain insight, and ultimately make changes that align with their unique goals. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, manage anxiety/depression, increase academic or career path satisfaction, work on longstanding difficulties or just to understand yourself more fully, I aim to offer a space that promotes growth and positive outcomes.
(330) 590-5458
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Akron, OH 44304
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Melanie Tabak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with you to approach all problems with empathy, non-judgement and mindfulness. She helps you explore meaning through trauma, grief and life transitions, helping you process through emotions you feel using an evidence-based practice, including the existential/humanistic perspective and EMDR. For couples therapy, she focuses on helping couples develop a deeper bond, and communicate with one another, using Emotion-Focused Therapy.
(234) 224-1983
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Akron, OH 44333
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Jared Sparks
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Next week appointments available! I am so glad you are here and advocating for your mental health! This first step is SO important! My main goal is to create a space where you can feel safe to express yourself without judgment and maintain an environment in which you can continue to grow and make changes in your life. I strive to be an accepting and understanding counselor while also challenging my clients to be the best version of themselves they can be. I will meet you where you are at! Counseling can feel scary, but I will work with you to make this feel enjoyable and comfortable!
(330) 642-4751
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Akron, OH 44312
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Andrew J Davis
Counselor, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you are looking for advanced practice counseling for mental health, addiction or relationship issues, and want to be treated with care, compassion and understanding, I can help. I am part of a team of health professionals at Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services. Everyone experiences anxiety, depression or some personal struggle; we are here to help with the momentary crisis to severe biological based illness.
(330) 460-4613
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Akron, OH 44301
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Dr. Liz Gray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My passion is helping people move from a life of surviving to thriving. Most of us have found a way to "get through," yet sometimes we find ourselves feeling unfulfilled and/or overwhelmed. I enjoy working with people who want to understand the root of their symptoms and then discover new ways of living that work better for them and their values. Often people coming through my door identify concerns such as people-pleasing, a history of dysfunction in their family growing up, religious or spiritual concerns, or difficulty adjusting after a transition.
(330) 427-4873
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Akron, OH 44313
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St. John the Baptist Recovery Outreach Center
Verified
Verified
St. John the Baptist Recovery Outreach Center, a Ministry of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, was established to aid personal struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. We collaborate extensively with other community agencies, hospitals, residential programs, and sober living to provide barrier removal and access to treatment services for clients seeking recovery. We take a holistic approach to treatment, combining both substance use and mental health services.
(234) 231-6321
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Akron, OH 44301
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Mindfulness, Meditation, & Mental Health Therapy
Counselor, MA, Ed, LPC, CR
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed, professional counselor in the state of Ohio. I am able to work with clients presenting with diverse issues related to personal and relational wellness. These issues include anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment to life changes or stressors, depression, trauma and substance use and addiction-related issues. Interventions are an effective strength of mine.
(330) 267-2770
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Akron, OH 44313
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Meghan Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
​Counseling isn’t one size fits all. I approach the counseling process eclectically and by meeting the patient where they are in their life. I believe it’s important to incorporate various techniques, as well as different forms of interaction that may facilitate deeper conversation and connection. I believe in order for someone to feel comfortable opening up, they have to trust. Sometimes this means stepping outside of your comfort zone. I look forward to working with you on your journey of self-improvement, self-reflection, understanding, growth, and discovery.
(330) 632-3116
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Akron, OH 44313
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Nancy DiStefano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio. My passion is helping people get to where they want to be. With over 30 years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields, I have done therapy with individual adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents to address whatever issues they are struggling with. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, OCD, and relationship and addiction issues. I am experienced in mental health issues, trauma, and diagnostics. I take a client-centered approach, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and exposure therapy.
(330) 878-3662
Akron, OH 44312
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Amanda Bushaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! Reaching out for help is not always easy. Congratulations on taking this step in your life! My name is Amanda and as a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide a safe place for all individuals to exist without judgment. Healing is sometimes a complex process, and I believe all people have a right to heal safely. I primarily work with children, adolescents, families, and couples that are working through a variety of problems. I work with concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, identity development, self-esteem, relationship building, behavioral concerns, and more.
(330) 654-6596
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Akron, OH 44312
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Yvette Mendoza
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Why not start out the New Year by working on your mental health? My clients are those that want to be heard, validated, appreciated unconditionally, who are currently finding life challenging and desire support to get beyond the challenge(s) in order to thrive.
(330) 222-8477
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Akron, OH 44302
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Kara Klein
Counselor, PCC
Verified
Verified
In my practice I develop a trusting, professional relationship with the client in order to best understand him or her. I reflect back to the client behavior and thought patterns that are keeping them stuck, thus creating an opportunity for change. Many of the issues my clients present with include depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, feelings of being overwhelmed, unhealthy coping skills and overall life dissatisfaction. I work best with a client ready to accept responsibility to feel better.
(234) 407-0893
Akron, OH 44333
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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 Akron 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.