Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Lancaster, PA

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Sara Code-Kroll
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience using Acceptance and Commitment therapy, providing tools for building mindful awareness, and supporting clients in practicing self-compassion as a route to healing and fulfillment.
Challenge is inevitable in our lives and our relationships. At times we may not know how to cope with or manage all that life brings. My approach to therapy involves warmth, compassion, and unconditional acceptance . Providing a safe space for personal and relational exploration to help clients understand, honor, and respect their deepest needs. Healing is a journey and I provide a space to be open and authentic, to feel what needs to be felt, and to move toward what matters most in your personal life and relationships.
(223) 204-9445
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Lancaster, PA 17603
Yolanda Larson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCSP
Verified
Verified
It is my responsibility as your therapist to act as the agent for change- either partnering with you through a difficult transition, or teaching skills in order for you to design your own better life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified school psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their parents. I utilize the three C's (collaboration, creativity, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT) or Trauma-Focus CBT for both an interactive and informative therapy session. I thoughtfully incorporate a variety of techniques that best suits a person's individual needs, while acknowledging one’s ability to problem solve through to a solution. My therapeutic style incorporates empirically-based research with therapeutic activities and honest feedback.
(844) 941-2818
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Marcus Lewis E M D R Consultant In Training
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NBCC, LPC, CCTP-II, EMDR
Verified
Verified
To develop your strengths and techniques, I use a combination of treatment paths which include acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy , rational-emotive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
(717) 297-0515
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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Christina Miles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
"If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one " ~ Goldie Hawn. In my experience, the acceptance of information can stretch the mind beyond it’s previous dimensions and can feel very challenging. However, overcoming these growing pains can make life purposeful.
(717) 973-6998
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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Thalia P. Moshos, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified
Verified
COURAGE & RECOVERY - Choosing to seek treatment, be vulnerable, and make changes takes enormous courage. As a clinical psychologist, I have been amazed by the courage and resilience of those I’ve had the privilege to work with. My residential, partial hospitalization, and intense outpatient experience has shown me that recovery is always possible. I value collaboration, transparency, and honesty in the therapeutic relationship, and employ dialectical behavioral, cognitive behavioral, radically open, exposure-based, and acceptance -based techniques. VIEW MY COMPLETE BIO at www.DrThaliaMoshos.com
Lancaster, PA 17602
Not accepting new clients
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Suzanne Mary Presley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My treatment approaches are eclectic and include a variety of therapeutic modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).
I have various areas of interest and experience with treating clients; however, it is my hope to always listen closely to each person's life journey because we are individuals with different stories and different needs. In doing this, my goal, is to assist clients in discovering an approach to treatment that meets their individual needs.
(717) 966-6127
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Debra L Francis-Werner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It is my responsibility as your therapist to act as the agent for change- either partnering with you through a difficult transition, or teaching skills in order for you to design your own better life.
My role as a therapist is to guide clients as they remove whatever blocks their path to personal growth and healing. I help to determine the "why's" and "how's" of actions that repeatedly fail. Strategies taught allow people to create their own plan for change. Therapy is also provided to clients who have faced traumas-past or present, to clients who are staggered by losses, or to those seeking direction as to how to move forward on a positive path.
(717) 696-0897
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Lauri King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
She relies heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as her primary interventions.
Lauri King is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in the drug and alcohol field since 2009 in various clinical, supervisory, and administrative roles. Lauri currently works with adults experiencing substance use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, and adjustment disorders.
(717) 366-8214
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Nicole Williams-Myers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Maureen McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
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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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Debra Reider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, NL
Verified
Verified
Something has to change. You know this. The hardest part about change is not making the same choices we made the day before. Every action you take today, and every relationship, is determined by your ENTIRE life experience up to this very second. We act out all sorts of patterns and behaviors without knowing why. What you are not aware of can and will control you. The only real path to change involves acceptance and self compassion.
(717) 516-7370
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Haley Swayne
MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! I am Haley Swayne, Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I graduated with my Master of Social Work from West Chester University and am currently finishing up an advanced level of supervision to obtain my Licensed Clinical Social Worker credential. As a social worker, I value empowering children, teens and young adults who face adversity and always act with care and compassion toward clients. I have experience in working with anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, TBI's and more. I also believe including parents and support systems are integral in working with children and teens.
(717) 454-3832
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Advanced Counseling and Research Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC-FL, CCMHC, CCTP, CT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Advanced Counseling and Research Services provides a comprehensive array of professional counseling services to the greater Lancaster community. In general terms, these clinical services help clients address problematic issues in their lives that are impacting on their daily lives. Throughout the counseling experience, the counselor and client work collaboratively to address problems presented by the client. The overall purpose of counseling can be summarized in the following objectives: To identify the problematic issues facing each individual client seeking counseling. To identify secondary issues contributing to problem.
(717) 964-8581
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Sue Tushingham
MS
Over my 30 years of experience, I have seen that when clients reach out for therapy, it is a sign of strength and a willingness to change. I view counseling as a partnership between the client and myself, and help each client learn a new skill set that enables them to grow through life's challenges. I provide a non-judgmental and calming environment, with a focus on mindfulness. A holistic approach is used, which recognizes the importance of addressing body, mind, emotions, and spirit in order to achieve and maintain health. I am a safe, neutral sounding board for clients, which allows them to learn, grow, and heal.
(717) 366-7918
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Tiana Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When you are ready to make the courageous leap into counseling, I am here to assist with life transition issues, depression, and anxiety symptoms, the 20-somethings experience, relationships, body image issues, maternal health promotion, and recovery from trauma. Working collaboratively, I will be your guide, but you will serve as the expert on you!
(717) 802-8139 x1
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Lisa Skema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Does it ever feel like life is just passing you by? Sometimes everyday problems and responsibilities start to steal your joy. You might feel anxious, depressed, or just stressed out. When you’re not at your best mentally, it can negatively affect your work, personal life, and relationships. Fortunately, counseling can make a difference. I help people overcome everyday struggles, so they can return to a life that’s worth waking up for. Through developing new coping skills, you can learn to handle unavoidable problems a bit easier. Anxiety can decrease, depression can lift, and you can feel more empowered to live your best life.
(223) 217-2809
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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Malinda Sutphin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you feeling misunderstood and unseen? Overwhelmed and stressed out? Those are absolutely valid reasons to seek counseling! The counseling relationship is a collaborative process between the client and counselor that can spark positive growth in your life. By using creative interventions that address your main concerns, the counseling process can be even more impactful. If you are in need of a therapist who is compassionate, ready to listen and eager to help, please give me a call today! (I am in the Lanc office Mon, Thurs, and some Fri & I am only in the Qville office on Tuesdays at this time).
(717) 493-6002
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Laura Morse - Trauma Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you tired of your past getting in the way of the present? Are you ready to feel confident without past challenges hindering you? Every week, our practice works with people, like you, who are tired of anxiety or depression getting in the way of enjoying life. We offer an active treatment approach using approaches that are effective and work. You can learn about our sliding scale therapists by contacting: info@sunpointwellness.com
(717) 925-3182
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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Life Solutions Behavioral Counseling Svcs, LLC
Counselor, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life Solutions Behavioral Counseling Services offers therapy in an environment which promotes learning, healing and growth. Clinicians practice from an understanding of the strengths and vulnerabilities that make each child and adult uniquely individual. We teach change-based techniques, originating from cognitive-behavioral perspectives, while incorporating the knowledge of the importance of social support and physical health to psychological wellness.
(717) 696-6782
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Lancaster, PA 17601
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Richard H Mousley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am interested in helping my clients to better understand patterns and challenges that interfere with living healthy lives and having healthy relationships and choosing action steps that help to build or restore trust, contentment, purpose and enhance meaningful connections.
(717) 696-0855
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Lancaster, PA 17601

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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 Lancaster 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.