Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Media, PA

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Megan Stitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
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I primarily use CBT, DBT and ACT modalities, but adapt to client preferences.
I work only with adolescents and young adults (14-25). I have years of experience working with adolescents with high-risk and unsafe behaviors, and help clients stabilize their unsafe symptoms to prevent the need for higher levels of care such as partial hospitalization programs and inpatient hospitalization.​ I practice from the perspective of existential humanism which focuses on building a therapeutic relationship based on genuine, authentic, unconditional positive regard to explore and understand one's idea of self within the limits of the human condition.
Media, PA 19063
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Christina Mitrofanis
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Verified
Having ADHD can sometimes feel like a daily battle with yourself to accomplish tasks, maintain relationships, and attend to your own needs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learning how to work with your ADHD rather than against it can be a transformative experience, and it would be my honor to accompany you on this delicate balancing act of a journey. Together in therapy, we can work to tackle the challenges of ADHD while also bolstering your strengths and coming into and honoring your most authentic self. I work to create a therapeutic space that is compassionate, constructive, and creative, and I can’t wait to welcome you in.
(610) 719-3145
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Lauren Fischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I tend to gravitate towards Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and CBT , but I know that is not for everyone.
I’ve been involved in the clinical counseling field for 8 years. My passion for this line of work goes back much further than this. I LOVE working with people , identifying goals, and developing action steps to achieve them. Whether you struggle with anxiety, relational issues, life stress, or prenatal or postpartum issues, know that you have a place to work through it. With the increased need for mental health support , I have brought on two amazing therapists, Hannah Baumstein, LPC and Ashley Hardy, LSW. Their profiles are under the "team" tab on our website!
(610) 621-5129
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Rhondene Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, BCB
Verified
Verified
My approach is grounded in evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Are you feeling stuck? Or perhaps you are struggling with difficult emotions, distressing thoughts, or a sense of disconnection from yourself and/or others. Are coping skills that worked in the past failing to make a difference or are now part of the problem? I believe that therapy can provide a unique space to work through difficult life experiences. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive, collaborative space that fosters long-term change by helping you understand the underlying thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that get you off track.
(484) 443-2709
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Lauren Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), mindfulness-based, and trauma-informed approaches.
Lauren Morris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. The breadth of Lauren's experience has been providing client-centered, strength-based individual therapy to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, mood disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. Lauren completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at West Chester University. Her relatability and compassion provides a safe and nonjudgmental space where vulnerabilities and experiences can be shared.
(610) 320-2577
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Marie Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic style is based on acceptance and commitment therapy.
Life is amazing, but it can also be messy and painful. I work with individuals, adolescents or adults, who are in stressful situations, feel anxious, or are making a life change. For some this may be a rough patch that they need help navigating. For others, something larger may be disrupting their lives. My specialty is helping people who have had a traumatic event or are dealing with anxiety.
(484) 441-0293
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Sarah Tolvaisa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My style is eclectic, but I strongly pull from the Gottman Method and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients stop fighting against the pain of their past, and build rich and meaningful lives.
I am passionate about helping couples and individuals grow and thrive, improving communication, working through trauma, and identifying and achieving goals. I understand that seeking therapy can be daunting, but there is hope. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, low self-esteem, grief/loss, larger existential exploration or questions of identity, you don't have to work through it alone. In addition to therapy, I also provide clinical supervision to those seeking their LPC and LCSW.
(610) 595-4318
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Media, PA 19063
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Ian Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
My main focus area has been working with men in developing an acceptance for who we are and figuring out who we want to be.
As humans we are conditioned to avoid pain and we think and behave in certain ways learned through our upbringing, culture and other life experiences. Therapy gives us the opportunity to reflect on these experiences and interpretations of the world in order to recognize what is no longer serving us. Sometimes all we need is the right guidance to get on the right course of change or action.
(516) 271-3931
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CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD
PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinicians also utilize strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
The CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD believes in providing the community with the most cutting-edge, expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, OCD, OC Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. We successfully treat clients with generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and panic. The Center also treats all OC Spectrum conditions including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, hoarding, caretakers of people who hoard, Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Excoriation (skin picking) and tics. We treat ALL forms of OCD including many of the lesser known types: relationship, existential, just right, pedophile, harm/violence, sexual orientation, hit & run, magical thinking, postpartum, moral scrupulosity/religious, symmetry/equalizing, health anxiety/hypochondriasis, olfactory reference syndrome (fear of body odor), muscle dysmorphia (obsessive focus on muscles), emotional contamination, PANS/PANDAS, orthorexia (obsession with healthy eating), sensorimotor/hyperawareness and hyper-responsibility. The Center also specializes in working with people who have anxiety co-occurring with introversion, giftedness, people-pleasing and perfectionism as well as Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyslexia and medical conditions. We frequently treat individuals with comorbid depression, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. Specializing in anxiety, OCD and related conditions allows us to stay on top of the latest scientific research and utilize the most effective strategies for you.
(610) 756-1601
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Media, PA 19063
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Chris Bailey
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA-HCM
Verified
Verified
While coping mechanisms are important for helping an individual ride out the worst of a painful feeling, I try to foster in my clients an acceptance of- and ability to tolerate these feelings.
- - - I am not able to accept any new clients as of January 2022 - - - I take an active, flexible, problem-solving approach that is typically grounded in cognitive-behavioral methods, although I also incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques. The development of a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship is very important to me; I’m down-to-earth, practical, and have a dry sense of humor, and these traits help my clients feel at ease when they’re talking with me. If you're ready to begin the hard work of therapy, please reach out to make an appointment.
(267) 589-8191
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Media, PA 19063
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Marie Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapeutic style is based on acceptance and commitment therapy.
Life is amazing, but it also can be messy and painful. I work with individuals, adolescents or adults, who are in stressful situations, feel anxious, or are making a life change. For some this may be a rough patch that they need help navigating. For others, something larger may be disrupting their lives. My specialty is helping people who have had a traumatic event or are dealing with anxiety. I also assist youth and adults in treating eating disorders.
(215) 631-8361
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Media, PA 19063
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Valerie Latney
Counselor, MS, NCC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Why they feel, think and act in ways that shape and mold their way of being.
What if your best life is just a phone call away? What would you be willing to do??? Don't let guilt, shame, heart aches, or betrayal hold you back any longer. Live long enough and you or someone you know can experience any of these issues. Experiencing any of these circumstances can leave you feeling loss, helpless, hopeless and stuck. Unresolved hurts from our past or present can keep us trapped or disillusioned that life can never get better. My name is Valerie Latney and I would be honored to journey with you into well being.
(610) 981-1288
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Gabrielle Matijosaitis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use an eclectic therapeutic style- using CBT, DBT, ACT , person-centered, solution focused, mindfulness, and narrative therapies with a trauma-informed approach.
As an adult going through this thing called life, we often need a safe space to process the feelings and emotions that come from our life experiences. As a clinician, it is my hope to create that safe space for you to be able to identify and process how your past and present experiences impact your day to day life. My intent is to help you see your potential, challenge your unhelpful thoughts, create healthy boundaries and build the confidence you need to help you reach your full potential.
(610) 298-0392
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Media, PA 19063
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Justine M Polster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma work, and offer therapies such as in-depth psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, DBT and ACT to help you heal and grow.
Has something always felt off in your life? Perhaps you’ve never made peace with your past, or you feel you’ve settled for too little in your present life. I work with many women who have struggled with trauma, doubts about their relationship, or worry about how their own past will impact their children. They often feel like they’re not good enough, despite what they’ve accomplished, or what they do for everyone around them. I help people discover and accept their most authentic self. Sometimes that means learning to better understand and love life as it is, and sometimes that means making big changes.
(484) 232-3998
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Sonya Thompsen Halsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of different treatment methods, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, 12-Step recovery, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Are you stuck in a pattern of self-defeating behavior? Do you feel you've lost your bearings in life? Are you struggling with problems in your relationships? As a psychotherapist I help people strengthen their inner resources to deal with problems ranging from anxiety and depression to addiction and eating disorders. I work collaboratively with patients, ending self-destructive beliefs and behaviors; developing genuine self-love and acceptance ; helping you make sense of the past and using the strengths you already to possess to create a more hopeful, joyful and engaged future.
(610) 854-9923
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Media, PA 19037
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Oona Claire Shotwell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
**Dr. Shotwell is not accepting new clients at this time.** Are you wondering if it's possible to change your life? It is. It just takes courage, and support! People seek therapy for many reasons, ranging from current stress to more chronic issues or existential questions. As a licensed psychologist, I have experience helping people of many different backgrounds, life stages, challenges, and strengths. I look forward to helping you learn to cope with problems, discover more about yourself, and become more in tune with your own values so you can achieve your goals and create a life you enjoy.
(484) 441-0342
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Media, PA 19063
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David Parrish
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with people who are interested in producing results and who are willing to engage in a powerful process of getting to the source of their suffering and create new and effective ways of living. I provide clear and direct feedback and specific forms of action that the client can use to break free from suffering and negative patterns of emotions and behaviors. Anxiety, Depression, and addictive patterns fall away as the source of these symptoms is realized and addressed. My specialty is producing results that last.
(610) 595-4966
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Media, PA 19063
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Megan Schlude
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Are you a new mom (or even a seasoned mom!) and having difficulty within your role? Motherhood is hard. And your experience as a mother is important. I can help. I have devoted my practice to helping mothers create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I believe in the healing powers of the therapeutic relationship and work hard to foster a genuine connection with my clients. Our sessions will be interactive and collaborative. I have a great passion for 'helping people help themselves' and work in a participatory manner with my clients. I look forward to being on the journey to wellness with you.
(484) 209-1402
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Media, PA 19063
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Samantha Zajdel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-I
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic role at the Social Enrichment Center, a center specializing in social and behavioral therapy, offers me unique experience working with a spectrum of emotional, social, and behavioral manifestations related to autism, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I have six years of experience working with autism, anxiety, and depressive disorder, so I strive to help clients understand and manage dynamic emotions. I often facilitate awareness and identification of each clients’ thoughts and internal monologue during sessions because I have specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy.
(484) 218-2675
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Media, PA 19063
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Jenna Emmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
Jenna is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is available to help clients ages 18 and up. She has experience working in the community mental health field, providing support and guidance for individuals from diverse backgrounds who experience challenges with major depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder.
(610) 679-8506
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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 Media 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.