Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in River Oaks, Houston, TX

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Angela Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Houston is fortunate to have many wonderful psychologists and mental health providers. Establishing a therapeutic relationship that is a good fit is important, as the work of therapy can be challenging and sometimes painful (in addition to being meaningful and fulfilling!). I specialize in the treatment of anxiety-based disorders and primarily work with individuals with OCD, PTSD, generalized anxiety (worry), social phobia, and perfectionism. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and exposure-based treatment to help individuals improve the way they relate to themselves and the world around them.
(713) 497-1975
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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Chelsea MacCaughelty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CDWF
Verified
Verified
I offer emotion coaching and Caregiver Workshops for caregivers, am trained in ACT , mentalization.
I believe that healing and recovery take place in the context of relationships, both with ourselves and others. I seek to help my clients understand how past experiences have shaped their approach to their life, values, and interpersonal relationships. I enjoy helping clients increase their self-awareness as well as identify and understand ways in which their current behaviors and patterns hinder authentic living. I believe therapy happens at your own pace and that people can exist outside of diagnostic labels. There’s a place for humor, kindness, compassion, courage, and curiosity in the therapeutic process.
(832) 365-4634
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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Ana Colmenero
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Experienced in Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I am currently offering telehealth counseling services to adults of all ages .
Life can throw so much at times that we often find ourselves feeling stuck, but there is hope for a better tomorrow beginning with the step you choose to take today. I believe that one of the bravest things you can do in life is take that first step toward healing, growth, and self-empowerment. My ideal client is one who is ready to face truths and set and achieve goals. True change begins inside of you with the willingness to do the work. Counseling is a journey tailored to you and your needs and I would love to walk alongside you on your path toward becoming the best version of yourself.
(254) 232-5957
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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Carrie L Dodrill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is active, compassionate and practical and grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Schema Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
I am an experienced psychologist who can help you work through issues that prevent you from living your best life. I enjoy helping people who are ready to explore, introspect, reflect, and make changes. If you have been feeling stuck, repeating troubling patterns, or feel blocked by old perspectives, therapy can help. It is worth the investment in in therapy to help you instead live for what is most meaningful instead of stuck going in circles. I have helped people overcome problems related to depression, anxiety, transitions, anger, work stress, and relationship issues.
(832) 753-1809
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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Laura C Spiller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My work with couples builds emotional connection and repairs the foundations of the relationship using Emotion Focused Therapy combined with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy( ACT ).
Strong, secure relationships are necessary for all of us to thrive. That's why it can be so distressing when we experience disconnection from the most important people in our lives. You can identify the stuck patterns and find new ways to relate so that you and your loved ones feel heard, understood, and safely connected. You and your loved one can develop a strong foundation from which you can take on any challenge. I specialize in using innovative couples therapy approaches that provide proven tools to help couples and families stop hurting each other and become a team again.
(713) 766-4649
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Michael R Lassoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It is our potential to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, expressed through our love and our work. Therapy supports individuals realizing this potential. Therapy is effective at alleviating acute stress, anxiety and depression and in turn finding meaning in the difficulties and struggles of life. My goal is to help you live a life with greater calm and acceptance , greater resilience in the face of difficulties, a greater sense of energy, effectiveness and elegance in living, an enhanced sense of choice and satisfaction, and improved intimacy with loved ones and friends.
(281) 969-3572
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Wellness Collaborative
Psychologist, Ph D
Verified
Verified
We use current, scientific interventions, including acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy, emotionally focused therapy for couples, and harm reduction psychotherapy for substance use issues.
Wellness Collaborative is about helping people live the life they want. We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with issues such as substance use, health problems, anxiety, as well as those who are simply feeling overwhelmed and out-of-balance. We will help you identify what really matters to you and what may be getting in the way of doing those things. We work with you to develop a roadmap to start living the life you want to live, including better relationships with your family, friends, and those around you. Start living that life today.
(832) 742-7659
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Veronica Siffert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I personalize care using other therapeutic interventions as well ( ACT , ERP) to help you develop healthy thoughts/behaviors that can be maintained beyond our time working together.
Are you feeling stuck and struggling to experience happiness and joy? Perhaps pain from the past or worries about the future are getting in the way of living the life you want. Seeking help is a courageous first step. Therapy is an opportunity to receive support and the necessary tools to help live your life to its fullest potential while engaging in the things that matter most to you. Therapy with me is a collaborative process and by working together we can identify areas that are causing you difficulty and develop personalized treatment goals. I provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters change and personal growth.
(832) 730-2497
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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The Marriage Place/Breaking Free Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I help individuals come to a greater understanding and acceptance of their emotions.
I work well with individuals who are seeking change. Post-traumatic stress and anxiety can be debilitating. I offer trauma-informed therapy for individuals who desire post-traumatic growth. I will help re-develop a sense of hope through processing fears and diminishing the severity of the fight or flight response. Resilience can be strengthened by empowering the survivor with healthy self-management skills and improving self-worth. I am empathetic and goal-oriented.
(281) 247-6594
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Josue Arcibar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you worry too much? Feel down or unmotivated? If you are reading this now, know that there is hope. Whether you are suffering from acute symptoms or looking to boost your mental well-being, therapy can help. My name is Josué, but most people simply call me Josh. A wide range of life experiences prior to becoming a therapist has helped to widen my perspective and acceptance of the true uniqueness of each individual’s story. I understand that seeking therapy can feel intimidating and that is why my goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment where individuals feel heard and valued.
(430) 625-4418
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Houston Center for Valued Living
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We provide evidence-based approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Behavior Parent Training to name a few.
If you desire to make a change in your life for any reason, we are here to help. We believe in helping clients achieve purpose driven change, helping you get your life to where you want it to be. We are all on a journey and at times, our journey can be interrupted by distress and suffering. Distress and suffering can take many forms, in any form, they can lead us to living a compromised journey and that we can work together to get your life back on track.
(713) 965-4215
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Allison Marek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CDWF
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
My clients are bright teens, brilliant young adults, and some of the most loving parents and passionate professionals I know In fact, many of my clients are therapists nurses, or other "helpers" themselves. Some people start therapy seeking relief from anxiety or depression, recovery from an eating disorder, healing from a past hurt, or guidance for a specific issue in the present. In our work together, you will build new skills that foster authenticity, connection and resilience so that you can let go of perfectionism, avoidance, and any other armor that's keeping you stuck in harmful patterns.
(832) 784-8873
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Rachel Hubbard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have specialized training in Trauma and Grief Component Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy and am passionate about staying up to date with evidence based interventions.
Growing numbers of adolescents, adults, and families are dealing with issues stemming from anxiety, depression, lack of connection, finding purpose, grief, and loss of control in an ever-changing world. Therapy can look a lot of different ways, but most importantly it is an hour of time dedicated to getting to know yourself and building a meaningful future.
(713) 609-1798
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Megan N. Hawkins
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is person-centered with a focus on motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, and ACT theories and techniques.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with an MA from Wake Forest University who has experience working with substance use/addiction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, boundaries, self-esteem, anger management and communication skills, and other issues. I've worked with adults ranging from young adult to elderly, and I value taking into consideration the cultural identities and varying experiences of my clients in order to provide the most effective treatment for them as an unique individual. Ultimately, I help clients to live a rich and meaningful life while also developing the ability to cope with life stressors!
(346) 239-1587
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Carol A Laufer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
Verified
My practice embodies a collaborative style, utilizing trauma informed, values-centered, mindfulness, and mind-body approaches. I take a unique and creative approach with each client. My work is informed by respect for and acceptance of clients and learners: recognizing the inherent value of all, regardless of station, race, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or ability. I believe in the power of community and the responsibility of each to do what they can to repair the world as we know it.
(832) 864-7142
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Cliff Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
What I offer every client, regardless of age and identity, is the unconditional acceptance we all need to grow and thrive.
Are you or your child struggling with depression or anxiety? Gender or identity issues? Have you noticed a change in sleeping patterns? Is there a noticeable difference in appetite? Has avoidant behavior or isolation become less the exception and more the norm? Is work or school suffering? Are personal relationships suffering? Have daily tasks become overwhelming? One of the hardest things we can do is acknowledge that something is not right. But that doesn't mean it can't be right again. Negative patterns can be interrupted. Negative thoughts can be replaced with self-compassion. Anxiety can be overcome. Change is possible.
(713) 804-7624
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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Eeva Edds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Through years of experience and extensive training I provide the following specialized treatments: Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), EMDR for PTSD, ERP for OCD, SPACE for parents of children with anxiety/OCD, Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and tic disorders, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors, among others. My clients often struggle with intrusive thoughts that keep them stuck in a cycle or avoidance and compulsive behavior. I offer a safe and supportive environment to explore past trauma and current triggers. It is my utmost priority to utilize evidence-based psychological interventions to help my clients to move from avoidance towards a value-driven life. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families. I also offer support groups for OCD.
(346) 245-5122
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77019
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Sehrish Ali
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CEDS
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy during a period of change and growth can be stressful and scary. Overcoming your personal barriers to change and finding confidence within yourself to reach your fullest potential is possible. I believe that growth and awareness are often achieved in the most difficult, uncomfortable, and challenging moments of our lives. Unfortunately, these are also the moments which can cause us to feel the most isolated and alone, leading us to feel a sense of hopelessness and at times even worthlessness. How we choose to cope and who we choose to have around as we learn to cope can be vital to our growth.
(832) 501-2378
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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Jennifer Saladino
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do”- Brené Brown Choosing to become the best possible version of yourself is a scary but exciting decision! I believe that therapy is an opportunity to explore our best selves in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
(832) 850-4350
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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InnerSpace, Intensive Outpatient Program
MD, LCSW-S, LCDC, CSAT, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you seek deep healing without pressing pause on your life? InnerSpace is an intensive outpatient program designed in an 8-week cycle. Our treatment methods help you find wellness while keeping you out of the hospital. With an interdisciplinary approach, InnerSpace combines therapeutic and psychiatric modalities. We specialize in treating mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and learning disorders, and various forms of addiction. Group sessions occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. The program also includes individual therapy, individual psychiatry sessions, family sessions, treatment planning, and a feedback session upon completion of the program.
(281) 205-1987
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River Oaks
Houston, TX 77027
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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 River Oaks, Houston 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.