Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in West Chester, PA

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Heather Tuckman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in helping people cope with challenging life transitions, especially as related to difficult emotional situations, physical health or medical conditions. Some transitions, such as the birth of a child, are joyous, but still trying. Other transitions, like diagnosis of an illness or disability, can be frightening, necessitating reevaluation of life choices and daily routines. It's common to feel overpowered by questions about the future, but you may need skilled help to face the big questions and work out manageable solutions. I can help you reduce anxiety, fear, anger, or depression, and move towards productivity, happiness, and acceptance .
(610) 430-1430 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Tori DiPinto
Counselor, MS , NCC
Verified
I often use techniques and interventions from CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Hi there! I am a therapist with Momentum Counseling and Coaching in West Chester, PA. I am passionate about helping clients work through difficult times in their lives, while simultaneously developing insight and coping skills that work specifically for them. Also, I am a body positive therapist who is devoted to helping clients improve their relationship with themselves and their bodies. I am hoping I can help you live a fulfilling life according to your values!
(484) 209-5170 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Rolf A Ritchie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My practice is largely informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Hello! I am Dr. Ritchie I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in three states and I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, trauma, and chronic stress. Anxiety and depression can come to dominate our lives and feel so overwhelming that even everyday tasks seem impossible. With the right kind of support, however, the patterns you find yourself stuck in are possible to escape! I have a strong background in evidence-based psychotherapy and use modern treatments to assist you in breaking unhelpful habits. I have been treating clients through individual psychotherapy for 7 years and I take an active, collaborative approach to treatment.
(302) 253-7794 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Alexandra Pool
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I aim to work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve a better self-understanding, acceptance , and connection with others in their lives.
Do you find yourself using your relationship with food as a way to keep your uncomfortable emotions at bay, only to find this emotion pops back up with vengeance after restricting, binging, or purging? Your eating disorder has helped you survive a traumatic and stressful environment, yet you now realize it is no longer needed to keep you afloat. Now what kept you alive for so long is holding you back from moving forward with your life. You want to make a change yet are uncertain how to even start healing your relationship with food and your body.
(610) 756-2392 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Dr. Michele Pole
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In addition, I am trained in CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Mindfulness-Based treatments which can be helpful with a range of emotional and psychological issues.
Congratulations, you've take the first step toward healing which is often the most difficult! I'm glad you are seeking help and support for yourself. In my years of practice, I have witnessed the range of emotional struggle of individuals and I have been honored to walk through these struggles with my clients helping them create a life worth living.
(484) 310-6275 
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West Chester, PA 19383
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James T. Chok
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
I am a neuropsychologist, licensed psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I conduct neuropsychological assessments for a variety of individuals experiencing emotional and learning difficulties. I work with clients of all ages with OCD, panic disorder, mood disorders, tic disorders, and individuals having difficulty with school or job performance due to emotional or learning challenges. I use a blend of CBT, Mindfulness, and ACT approaches to help clients overcome their difficulties. My approach is rooted in the science of psychology and clients learn practical skills to address their problems.
(610) 364-5883 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Laurie Mawhinney-Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I use motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, schema, narrative, systems theory, CBT, ACT , existential and trauma informed therapies.
Welcome! As a Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I operate from a bio/psycho/social/spiritual context. We are complex humans with complex stories and needs. I take all aspects of your story into consideration when creating a treatment plan in a collaborative manner so we can best meet your needs and goals. I have worked with people from various cultural, racial, economic, sexual preference/identify and religious backgrounds. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship conflict or navigating the stressful and overwhelming world we live in I can help.
(484) 713-8267 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Kelsey Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
The modalities I use include acceptance commitment therapy, relational therapy, CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques.
Hi! I'm Kelsey, a licensed social worker who believes that transformation occurs when we feel safe to be our authentic self without the fear of judgement. My approach is warm and comfortable and I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with my clients, built on trust and understanding. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults (20's and 30's) with anxiety, stress management, identity building, & perinatal/postpartum support/parenthood. We live in a world of constant comparison (thanks social media!) and I'm devoted to holding a warm space while you uncover what makes you you, and help you build resilience.
(484) 702-6066 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Dr. Peter Thompson
CMPC, BCC
In an open, caring, and supportive environment I utilize a highly personalized blend of evidence-based counseling, holistic life coaching, hypnosis, sport psychology & positive psychology interventions designed to challenge, support, & inspire personal empowerment, well-being, self- acceptance , self-determined motivation, and performance excellence.
Do anxiety, self-doubt, self-criticism, perfectionism, or low self-esteem impact your teen or college students well-being and/or athletic performance? Is your 20-something feeling stuck trying to adjust to life's new expectations, or to understand and apply their gifts & strengths? Have these issues elevated your concern for them? My clients are adolescents, competitive athletes, and young men in their 20's whose thoughts, emotions, and/or behaviors limit their ever expanding potential, sense of self-worth, and opportunities to flourish. Athletically. Academically. In school. In life.
(484) 214-2580 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Springfield Psychological
Psychologist
Verified
Our expert staff is also in the community offering workshop training and seminars to schools ( ACT 48), businesses, and private groups.
We are a friendly mental health practice that has been providing outstanding and affordable therapy for adults, couples, families, teens, and children since 1985. Our compassionate and caring team of licensed clinicians offer diverse expertise and are dedicated to helping people manage life's challenges. With eight locations in PA, and two locations in New Jersey. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we are able to offer appointments during the daytime, evening and weekends for your convenience. In addition, we accept most insurance plans.
(610) 572-3474 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Jena Kobeski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I treat both individuals and couples. My treatment approach is a blend of DBT, CBT, and ACT . My therapeutic style is caring, effective, and practical. Clients describe me as sensitive, warm, and encouraging and I truly love what I do. Life can be extremely stressful and difficult to navigate at times. Reaching out for help is one of the hardest and bravest things to do. I pride myself in taking the time to understand the nature of someone's struggles and making sure his/her goals are addressed.
(610) 947-4348 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Jennifer Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CBIS
Verified
If you are interested in exploring your history, strengths, goals and would like to gain tools such as self- acceptance , emotional identification and mindfulness to experience more satisfaction, reach out.
Are you an adolescent 14+ or adult feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? You are not alone & there is hope! Together we can identify: how you are feeling, what is contributing to your thoughts and feelings and a list of strategies to enhance resilience, improve relationships and feel an increased sense of fulfillment. If you are experiencing life challenges, adjustment, loss, intrapersonal or relationship issues impacting your mood, thinking or behavior, you are in the right place. You can begin a new journey of implementing healthy coping skills and moving toward peace, happiness, self- acceptance and more contentment.
(484) 698-8284 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Alexa Bonacquisti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My therapy approach focuses on acceptance , mindfulness, and values to address thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychology. I treat women across the lifespan to address depression and anxiety symptoms and coping with life transitions, health challenges, and stress management. I have specific expertise in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and helping women through their reproductive journeys during pregnancy and postpartum. I also work with women who are navigating stressful reproductive life events, such as pregnancy loss, infertility, and infant admission to a neonatal intensive care unit.
(484) 646-2139 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Ken Volk
Psychologist
Verified
I provide therapy from an interpersonal process framework, with elements of ACT , CBT and compassion focused therapy to fit your individual needs.
We can all hit a point in life where we get exhausted from outrunning something difficult to face. We may feel lost or stuck in our relationships, unsure where to turn. Sometimes we may not feel comfortable talking to anyone in our lives without judgment, guilt, or fear. I help people navigate their relationships and make sense of their experiences to better understand themselves and choose what they want from their lives. Life transitions bring out difficult emotions that we have no choice but to work through. I can help guide you through the hard parts and celebrate your successes, while you will be in the driver’s seat.
(215) 770-2757 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Akilah J. Pierre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified
Sometimes we get stuck in patterns. We may struggle with self- acceptance , find ourselves in a "You vs. Me" relationship dynamic, feel detached from our sexual self, or feel hopeless about our situation because we tried multiple solutions that just didn't seem to work. Deep down we want better for ourselves but we just don't know how to achieve it. This is where therapy can help. Think of therapy as a unique place that yanks you out of your everyday life and gives you or your relationship(s) the space to be vulnerable and heard, to have a better and more accurate understanding of what you or your relationship need.
 
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Michael Accardo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I specialize in helping people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Autistic people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance and commitment, interpersonal skills, trauma work, emotion regulation) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, Social Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.
(412) 754-4628 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD
PsyD
Verified
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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West Chester, PA 19382
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Arthur Dalton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
After struggling with anxiety or depression for long enough, it's not uncommon to start to feel stuck—as if the more you struggle against these feelings, the more intense they become. This is not an accident. Anxiety and depression have been shown to make us think and act in ways that ironically leave us feeling even more anxious and depressed, creating a kind of "vicious cycle." Fortunately, advances in evidence-based therapies have given rise to interventions that can reliably interrupt this cycle.
(484) 749-0745 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Audrey Najor Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in third-wave Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) that emphasize mindfulness and acceptance -based approaches: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Behavioral Activation and more! Appointments: Mon-Thurs@ 4:00-8:00 pm.
Reclaim Your Life! Are you often unaware of what is bothering you? Are you easily triggered? Are difficult thoughts, memories, or feelings (like anger, depression, anxiety, or distress) getting in the way of what you really want to do? Is it difficult to cope with COVID, stress, adversity, loss, or trauma? Do you want to live a more full, rich & meaningful life? Some common outcomes in therapy: Clarifying your values & exploring obstacles to your values and goals; Being more aware, open, accepting & willing to have all our experiences (pleasant & unpleasant); Being more present, centered, grounded, confident and empowered;
(610) 632-5410 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Ryan Strathy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I treat individuals by utilizing elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I consider it to be an honor and a privilege to be a part of each individual’s healing and journey through therapy. I believe in the importance of creating a strong therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients. I strive to create such a relationship by treating each client with unconditional positive regard and empathy. Seeking and asking for help can be difficult especially if you have ever felt invalidated or unheard. I aim to support my clients in expressing their needs and becoming their authentic self and creating a meaningful, purposeful life.
(610) 756-1451 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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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 West Chester 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.