Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Harrisburg, PA

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Kareem L. Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CTP
Verified
Let me walk with you on the journey of healing, growth, autonomy, self- acceptance , and learning coping skills to deal with the adjustments of life changes.
We all want to be seen, heard, and have our feelings, thoughts, and life experiences validated. Treatment should be based on each individual needs and goals with a therapist-client relationship that is empathetic, genuine, respectful, and culturally sensitive. My goal is to implement a person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach that is tailored and empathic to your needs.
(717) 963-2578 
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Harrisburg, PA 17112
Offers online therapy
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Gabby Chisholm (Telehealth)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
I believe in meeting someone where they’re at and doing work in that space to promote healing and growth that will eventually lead to personal freedom, joy, and self- acceptance .
Hi, I’m Gabby! I'm a licensed and national board-certified counselor that has 12 years of experience in the human services field. I’ve previously provided individual, family/marital and group counseling in schools, communities, community agencies, residential homes/treatment centers, a juvenile shelter/detention center and an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility. My work with a variety of populations across settings has helped me to build skills working with many populations, but I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and other life issues in adults. I currently own and operate Total Wellness, a private practice.
(717) 537-9326 
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Harrisburg, PA 17104
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Steffi Devine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, RPT
Verified
My goal is to create a safe, compassionate, and authentic environment where I act as a guide in helping individuals recognize their strengths and learn new strategies to develop into our best selves.
Feeling like you may be in over your head or wonder if a problem is serious or just a "stage?" Whether it is parenting your child or teen, trying to balance your personal life, professional life, or manage your intimate relationship, even the best of us can still have times where an outside compassionate, neutral party is helpful. Let me help in managing your concerns and together we can find ways to utilize your gifts in overcoming current issues which prevent you from feeling fully empowered.
(717) 535-2406 
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Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Jessica Seachrist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Step one: Look for a therapist. This can feel like quite an undertaking. "What am I looking for?" "Will I be able to open up and be comfortable with a stranger?" These are great questions and to help you answer them I can share a little about myself and the relationship I would like to build with you. When we meet, my goal is to have you feel as though you are talking with a friend. Sometimes we laugh or cry and curse but it is always about being genuine and authentically ourselves. There is no perfect recipe for the relationship between you and I. Our work focuses on connection with the addition of coping skills and acceptance .
(223) 218-4587 
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Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Valarie Bielicki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I take an eclectic approach drawing on skills from a variety of theoretical orientations with a strong emphasis on cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and an overall strength-based perspective.
Therapy can be scary, but so is remaining exactly the same. If you are looking to reach your goals, improve your relationships, or just have an overall better quality of life, I want to help. My goal is to create a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment where you can work at your own pace to achieve what you want out of therapy and out of life.
(717) 229-9409 
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Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Alicia Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I offer emotional and physical safety planning, and use aspects of DBT, CBT and ACT .
Living in the moment, creating visions and transitioning, these are parts of me moving forward into private practice. This might also be the reason you are exploring connecting with a therapist. Creating space, occupying it- physically, mentally, and emotionally. These are not easy practices, let's explore what you are looking for in a therapist. My practice is grounded in values within transfeminism, abolition work and decolonization. It's important for me to hold space for and bear witness to you exploring your own experiences.
(215) 261-5501 
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Harrisburg, PA 17120
Offers online therapy
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Jessica R. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified
Jessica uses a strengths based approach and cognitive behavioral therapy to promote health and wellness on multiple levels. With over 10 years of experience supporting individuals overcoming anxiety, depression, stress, substance misuse, and trauma, she empowers individuals to refocus pain and struggle into becoming one’s optimal and healthiest self. Her goal is to help clients direct their behavior and emotions through managing their thoughts and cognitions. Jessica uses positivity and mindfulness to encourage optimism and excitement about future experiences and acceptance of the past and present.
(717) 687-2091 
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Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Nicole Williams-Myers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am committed to creating a warm and comfortable environment for clients to discuss their needs while upholding client dignity; right to privacy; and providing current, evidence-based treatment, such as CBT, DBT, ACT , and IFS.
Although I am trained as a generalist provider who can treat a wide range of concerns across the lifespan, I specialize in helping to manage and reduce anxiety, stress, poor sleep, and difficulty adjusting to the demands of work, school, or other social situations. I look forward to meeting with you and working together to alleviate discomfort and create a plan for change that fits your individual needs.
(223) 332-4049 
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Harrisburg, PA 17101
Offers online therapy
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journeys: emotional wellness solutions®
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Together we will use acceptance and mindfulness techniques alongside cognitive and behavior change strategies to help you live life according to what really matters to you and build a life with meaning and purpose.
Whether you choose to start emotional wellness coaching because you’re having difficulty making changes in life, dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression, or wanting to improve your self-confidence, I would be honored to assist you on your journey. My style is warm, collaborative, and respectful. I believe that you are in charge of your journey and my role is to walk with you and offer ideas and concepts to help you achieve the goals you have chosen. I will not tell you how to think, feel, or behave. Instead, you and I will explore options to help you determine the right path for you.
(215) 712-8587 
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Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Maureen McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
I utilize mindfulness, problem solving, and radical acceptance to encourage you to process and evaluate choices to promote your well-being.
Hi! I am Maureen McCarthy, a Licensed Social Worker in Central, PA. I am certified in ‘Affirmative Therapy for Transgender Communities’ from Widener University. My plans include solidifying a ‘Sex Therapy’ certificate through American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have extensive experience working with gender expansive and sexually diverse individuals, including, LGBTQIA+, Polyam/CNM and BDSM and kink communities. In addition, I have supported folks facing life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
(717) 827-9938 
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Harrisburg, PA 17109
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Julia A West
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Life is a dance between acceptance and change. I use evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to help people find the right balance between change and acceptance in their lives. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, a life adjustment, binge eating, stress that is impacting a medical problem (or vice versa), longstanding low self-esteem, or stressful situations with which you are struggling to cope, I will meet you where you are in your change process and help you determine how to move forward in a direction that feels right for you.
(610) 898-3261 
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Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Nicole Garrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I've had extensive training in EX/RP (Exposure Response Prevention) as well as ACT to treat a variety of anxiety disorders including OCD.
Research shows at least 1 in 5 people struggle with an anxiety disorder. Helping someone with anxiety or OCD has become a true passion of mine- or the "bread and butter" of my therapy skillset. I am a state licensed professional counselor drawn towards helping children and adults to be the best version of themselves. I primarily use a short term, problem solving approach also known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but often use a "neapolitan" combination approach in working with people to tailor to their each individual needs.
(609) 454-0994 
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Harrisburg, PA 17102
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Marie Mallory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
"We can always start again. Or start over." Hello, and welcome. Why suffer longer than you need to? I invite you to come sit on my cozy couch in a peaceful environment where you will receive essential tips about how to release that dead weight that has been dragging you down. My ideal client is tired of their mental health taking over. They are tired of their anxiety keeping them up at night. They are tired of their crappy mood affecting their relationships with others. They are tired of not following their dreams. They are tired- but they are willing to heal to live.
(717) 929-8716 
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Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Shacora Holt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CGP, NCC
Verified
If you are struggling with anxiety, substance abuse, grief, and loss, or challenges to adjusting to the world around you, you are familiar with feelings of melancholy, inadequacy, and failure. Therapy is a collaborative relationship that is a courageous step in your journey towards a better tomorrow. I have experience working with adolescences, adults, couples, and families utilizing a variety of techniques that are adapted to individual needs. Together we can discover patterns of current behaviors, feelings, and ideas that are keeping you from reaching your goals.
(717) 727-2816 
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Harrisburg, PA 17103
Offers online therapy
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Maureen McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Hi! I am Maureen McCarthy, a Licensed Social Worker based in Central Pennsylvania. I have extensive experience working with gender expansive and sexually diverse individuals, including but not limited to the LGBTQIIA+, Polyam/CNM and BDSM/kink communities. In addition, to folks facing life transitions, stress, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(484) 800-1652 
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Harrisburg, PA 17111
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Levison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Life can get a little overwhelming at times. Whether it's stress at work, problems at home, or you just haven't been feeling like yourself; therapy can help. I help by engaging with individuals and families by providing guidance and support through active listening and communication to overcome obstacles, utilizing calming techniques and guided imagery through Neurofeedback to alleviate symptoms related to health and behavior conditions. It also improves focus, attention, and memory by training your brain to maximize achievement, performance, and productivity.
(717) 977-4017 
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Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Odette Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Master’s Level Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. My clinical experience includes working in various settings, including outpatient mental health treatment, partial hospitalization, university substance abuse programming, within the prison system, and wraparound services with children, families, communities, and schools.
(717) 640-3687 
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Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Ingrid Krecko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Krecko is a licensed clinical psychologist (PsyD) who works with individuals of all ages, as well as with families and couples. Her primary focuses of treatment include anxiety and depressive disorders, behavioral and emotional regulation skills, relationship distress, parent training, and exploration of gender and sexuality. She also has experience working with individuals with mood disorders, personality-related issues, anger, and impulse-control problems.
(717) 537-0953 
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Harrisburg, PA 17112
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James Rimel Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Hi Everyone. I am a down to earth licensed social worker that enjoys helping others in a variety of ways. I have been trained in the classical therapeutic treatments but when it comes down to it, the treatment is all about you. I tailor all of my treatments to my clients and what they need in that moment as well as in the long term. This is your journey, I am here to listen and provide you with an honest and objective point of view to help you make the best decisions for you.
(717) 294-8309 
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Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Sean M. O'Dell
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP-P
Verified
After asking your teenager countless times to clean their room, you walk in to see them playing video games with their dirty socks all over the floor! Now you’re seeing red. You’re either giving in to their bad behavior, snapping in frustration, and then feeling guilty about it. You know your kid needs extra support. His teachers have been throwing around “ADHD” as a diagnosis, but no one has any helpful advice. You’re in over your head. The habits he learns now will affect the rest of his life, and you feel like you’re failing him as a parent. You want what’s best for your child­, but this feels like more than you can handle alone.
(717) 923-5351 
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Harrisburg, PA 17110
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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 Harrisburg 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.