Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Frisco, TX

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Shanna Drury
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Shanna uses modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Adlerian therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness based interventions and Solution-focused treatment to help guide her clients through their individual transformation.
Shanna is naturally a reassuring, non-judgmental, and a calming person and this inspires her clients to achieve inner peace, accountability, and control of their lives which is the ultimate purpose. Amongst Shanna’s areas of expertise are the treatment of Codependency, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Relationship and Communication issues, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Boundary issues, and more. Shanna has a strong passion for working with adults who struggle setting healthy boundaries and have perfectionism tendencies.
(214) 225-6295
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Wade C. McDonald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a mix of evidence-based short-term therapy modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT , and brief psychodynamic psychotherapy.
It's time to live the life you want to live - and decide what that life looks like. I see adolescents and young adults (13-35) and specialize in anxiety, LGBTQIA+ issues (including identity and family conflict), eating disorders, and chronic illness. Sometimes this might mean learning and practicing new skills to help you manage problems and obstacles; other times it may mean really exploring within yourself. Frequently, it means recognizing that negative thought patterns are getting in your way - and we can work together to find individualized solutions for you!
(214) 273-2340
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Karla Pineda
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
These include Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
Holding a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas, Karla offers person-centered, strengths-based individual therapy for teens and adults, as well as play therapy for ages 3 and up. Offering clinical experience working in a variety of academic and non-profit settings, Karla is skilled at treating behavioral concerns, issues related to parenting and the parent-child relationship, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, (PTSD), self-injury, suicidal ideation, domestic violence, grief, acculturation difficulties, LGBTQIA+ concerns, adult OCD, and more.
(214) 833-6417
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Dr. Matthew Leahy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have advanced training in ACT , one of the most empirically supported treatments.
Hello! I have been practicing in Texas for 10 years and have a background in health and psychology, having formally trained at Yale, UTSW and SMU. I have extensive treatment experience with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, adjusting to medical illness, sports psychology, autism, LGBTQ issues, and child behavior (though I work with an equal number of youth and adults). My modality is eclectic, but grounded in empirically supported theories of change designed to increase psychologically flexibility, leading to sustainable life changes. We will work together to help you, or your loved one, meet whatever challenges brought you here!
(972) 441-7379
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Axel R. Cristales
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I commit to providing you a safe place to express your innermost feelings, emotions and mood, free of judgment or criticism where you will be met with active listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard (support and acceptance no matter what is said or done).
I consider it my duty and responsibility to help clients not be defined by their mental illness and emotional struggles, but rather by the strength and courage they possess internally to prevail. The privilege of being with people in their suffering, in their love, in their hope, and be active participants in the intricate depths of their stories is why I do what I do. If you're serious about changing your life, please reach out to me or another therapist you feel you might better connect with. If not, I hope that one day you find the courage to take the most important step in therapy, that of being vulnerable enough to seek help.
(972) 829-0012
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Alexandria Peña
LPC Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Pedro J. Blanco, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CHST. My passion in the counseling field is working with Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons, Master’s level counseling students & counselors, and high-functioning neurodivergent individuals. Additionally, I help clients struggling with anxiety, life changes, burnout, peer relations, grief, and more. I am trained in Existential/Humanistic therapies, Humanistic Sandtray Therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy. I utilize elements of Jungian therapy, Mindfulness practices, ACT , DBT, and TFCBT in session.
(214) 380-1428
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Jaclyn Harlow
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
Verified
Jaclyn is passionate about continued learning and relies on evidence based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Somatic Psychotherapy.
Jaclyn is well versed in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, stress, major life transitions, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, substance abuse recovery, relationship concerns, suicidal ideation, self-harm, LGBTQIA+ concerns and much more. Bringing experience from the non-profit world, as well as inpatient hospital settings, Jaclyn has supported individuals experiencing crisis and navigating immediate life-changing circumstances. Jaclyn also brings experience counseling diverse populations impacted directly and indirectly by sexual violence.
(469) 702-9732
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Kayla Allison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Kayla uses modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Attachment Based, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Humanistic and Person-Centered and Play Therapy treatment to help guide her clients through their individual transformation.
Kayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas holding a Master of Art’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. Amongst Kayla’s area of expertise are the treatment of Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, ADHD/ ADD, Child Abuse/ Neglect, Communication Skills, Conduct/ Disruptive Disorder, Depression, Gender Identity/ Sexuality – LGBTQIA+, Impulse Disorder, Relationship Skills, Self-Harm, Self-Confidence, Stress Management, Trauma and more. Kayla enjoys working with children from (3-12) years old and adolescents (13-18) year old.
(972) 292-9469
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Frisco, TX 75033
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Vanessa Kadado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC-I, LPC
Verified
Verified
Vanessa utilizes Attachment Theory, Adlerian therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) treatment modalities.
Vanessa specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Codependency, Enmeshment Trauma, Enabling Behavior, Life Transitions, People Pleasing Behaviors, PTSD and Trauma, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse and Multicultural and Diverse Issues. She enjoys working with adults to break barriers, establish healthy boundaries and achieve their greatest potential.
(214) 382-0473
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Joshua Kruger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Verified
He also uses CBT, DBT, ACT to create an integrated, adaptive, and Person-Centric methodology to help guide his clients through their personal journeys of healing.
Among Joshua's areas of expertise are the treatment of Complex Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Addiction, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Stress, Major Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Couples Counseling, Cultural Issues, LGBTQ+, Coping Skills, Suicidal Ideation, and more. He enjoys working with children (10 and up), teens, adult individuals, and couples.
(214) 239-2821
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Jessica Heinze
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Jessica uses modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Adlerian therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-focused treatment to help guide her clients through their individual transformation.
Jessica’s areas of expertise are the treatment of Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Attachment Disorder, Behavior Modification, Personality Disorder, Bipolar, Chemical Dependency, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Trauma, PTSD, Relationship issues, Sexual Abuse and Disfunctions, Women’s issues, Post-Partum, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Self-harm, Suicide Ideation and more. She has a strong passion for working with adolescents and women.
(972) 292-9469
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Frisco, TX 75033
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Leah Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Verified
I utilize EMDR, ACT , DBT, CBT, person centered, trauma model therapy and motivational interviewing techniques.
My style of therapy encompasses the idea of motivating through speaking your truth. I reach people with my honest, genuine, and real sense of intuition about challenges they face. My goal for clients is to increase personal awareness of problematic behaviors they want to change and then engage in finding new ways to incorporate change in their lives with struggling with power, control, depression, trauma, relationship problems, loss of identity, stillbirth, grief, and divorce. I completed my PhD through researching and treating emotion avoidance strategies with the population of individuals with PNES.
(972) 905-4126
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Frisco, TX 75036
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Jane Williamson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RN
Verified
Verified
Specialized reading in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), Step-Family counseling and Christian-based counseling.
Are you stressed, distressed or hurting? I have over 30 years of experience and knowledge to help you through your struggles. As a LPC I can show you the coping skills. As a retired psychiatric nurse (RN) I understand the mind /body connection (also medications and their effects). Oh, and I have a PhD from a well-known seminary if you're interested in the spiritual side of issues (no preaching). I use CBT, DBT and trauma focused CBT with the goal of empowering clients to improve themselves emotionally and spiritually by enrichment of positive beliefs, effective communication and grieving through loss.
(972) 848-8862
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Frisco, TX 75035
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Zoë Whitmire Lpc Associate Supervised By Dr Karen Haynes Lpc-S
LPC Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I primarily use Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with my clients.
I recognize the courage and strength it takes to reach out for help. I would be honored to partner with you on your journey while offering you support and encouragement along the way. As a counselor, I aim to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and I believe that is an essential part of therapy. I offer a warm, empathetic, positive regard and strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where my clients feel empowered and supported to take control of their lives and make the changes they desire.
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Frisco, TX 75035
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Stephen Chock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
THERAPY APPROACH: Interpersonal Therapy-client-centered values, relational acceptance .
MY GOAL: to promote mental, physical, & spiritual health for people at each developmental phase of life. Your struggles might include mood disorder or inefficient brain function. My broad-range experience: studied at Ohio State University under top-ranked professors in Counseling Psychology and brain injury. RESIDENCIES: Minneapolis VA hospital; Ohio State's brain injury rehab unit. 17+ years inpatient rehab neuropsychology experience at Baylor Rehab Dallas, Pate Rehab. 1990-95: Christian counseling & neuropsychology at Minirth-Meier Clinic. Adjunct Professor: LPC-level Counseling degree program at Dallas Theological Seminary.
(469) 804-7893
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Sabrina S Austin
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
Acceptance and Commitment ( ACT ), psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive behavioral (CBT) perspectives have been my strongest influences.
Are your health issues overwhelming your life? Living with chronic medical issues like pain can be isolating, frightening, and dejecting. As a health psychologist, I offer hope, knowledge, and support to individuals struggling with complex challenges. Every day, scientific advancements illuminate the integral relationship between mind and body. Effective treatment of one requires caring for both. In working with me, you can expect kindness, humor, acceptance , and a lot of mixed metaphors. I hope that, through our work together, you can find sources of light on your darkest days.
(972) 702-7245
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Frisco, TX 75033
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Christopher B Meador
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy consists of learning new ways of thinking, feeling & communicating in order to bring about life changing experiences. I assist you in navigating life's challenges in a place of acceptance , warmth, creativity and peacefulness. Motivational, Cognitive Behavioral & Solution Focused Therapy are just a few of the treatment approaches I incorporate into your individualized treatment. I accept you where you are & help you to gain insight. I offer suggestions & together we work to find the best "fit" for you.
(214) 519-8863
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Michelle Shannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MedFT
Verified
Verified
I believe life’s ups and downs give depth and meaning to life, however, as these occur, a person's unique inner rhythm may become unbalanced. If you are experiencing infertility or a medical illness, stress, anxiety, loss, or relationship issues, your life may feel unsettled. Counseling can help calm the chaos by helping you to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors not serving you well and replace them with healthy productive ones. You can develop acceptance and skills, grieve and process difficult emotions, and problem-solve to move forward in life. We can work together to restore your inner balance and bring you inner peace.
(469) 789-1274
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Cultivation Counseling
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified
Verified
It is often paired with techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as, CBT.
As we search for healing, peace, & contentment, we must believe in the power of cultivation. Cultivation is the process of being diligent, committed, invested, consistent, and patient towards a goal. Cultivation Counseling strives to do just that- to be intentionally invested and committed to mental health for our clients. We hope to inspire our clients to grow at their own pace, and to experience the transformation that cultivation can bring.
(214) 544-9438
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Emily T Childress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” - Oprah Winfrey. Therapy cultivates self-discovery. My approach to therapy is one that is person-centered, which involves meeting you wherever you are in your journey. I strive to create a space of warmth and trust where you feel safe opening up to me without fear of judgement. I will show up with compassion, acceptance , patience, and empathy. With my background in various evidence-based interventions, we will explore which skills will work best for you. I believe that therapy isn't a "one size fits all" approach, but should be individualized to each unique person.
(214) 225-4582
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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 Frisco 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.