Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in South Burlington, VT

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Naya Pyskacek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC
Verified
Verified
I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, and TIST.
I work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, grief and loss, trauma, and life transitions. I will work with you to identify your goals, your strengths, and your positive capacities to make changes. I can also help you work through the effects of traumatic events, complex trauma, PTSD, medical trauma, and fears and phobias, including fear of medical procedures (blood draws and upcoming surgeries). Using EMDR and other modalities, I can help you heal from trauma and feel less hijacked by your emotions. I would like to help you envision and embody your goals for the future!
(802) 278-0507
South Burlington, VT 05403
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Mary Collett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
CBT includes treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), both of which are offered at MindWell, in addition to other types of evidence based therapy.
Are you seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals or manage your symptoms in the most effective way? If you or your child are struggling with your mood, anxiety, trauma, obsessive or unhelpful thinking patterns, chronic pain, or behaviors you wish to change, I or another qualified therapist at MindWell Psychology may be able to help you. MindWell Psychology offers cognitive behavioral therapy, considered the "gold standard" treatment for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, OCD and related disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, chronic pain, among others. We work with children, families, and adults.
(518) 510-3100
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Julie D Reville
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have 16 years experience as a mental health counselor and now specialize in treating OCD. I also see people with anxiety, depression, relationship and communication issues. I use a combination of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy( ACT ) and Narrative approaches. ERP is considered the gold standard and most effective way of treating OCD. I have seen people greatly improve their ability to keep OCD out of their lives. I will work with older teens and adults with OCD to learn ways to overcome OCD and live a happier life.
(802) 424-9971
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Amy Paysnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
CBT includes treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), both of which are offered at MindWell, in addition to other types of CBT.
Are you seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals or manage your symptoms in the most effective way? If you or your child are struggling with your mood, anxiety, trauma, obsessive or unhelpful thinking patterns, chronic pain, or behaviors you wish to change, I or another qualified therapist at MindWell Psychology may be able to help you. MindWell Psychology offers cognitive behavioral therapy, considered the "gold standard" treatment for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, OCD and related disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, chronic pain, among others. We work with children, families, and adults.
(518) 510-3100
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Jennifer Bouffard
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a gentle approach while utilizing several techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, insight-oriented therapies, and mindfulness based strategies.
Not accepting new clients at this time. Sometimes we may feel stuck. Sometimes life can become overwhelming. Sometimes we have deep emotional wounds that have long limited our ability to experience peace, joy, fulfillment, connection, and love. Sometimes we just need someone to listen, be supportive, and offer another perspective. According to Kristin Neff, "The only way to eventually free ourselves from debilitating pain is to be with it as it is. The only way out is through." I hope to offer you this space to alleviate suffering and increase self-compassion, in order to help you more effectively manage life's stressors.
(802) 613-0148
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Tess Lebowitz, MS, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I approach the therapeutic relationship with authenticity, warmth, humor and non-judgment while meeting clients where they are. My approach is collaborative and curious, placing you as the expert of your own life while offering insight, compassionate support and holding space for vulnerability throughout the healing process. I believe all struggles in life to be valid and worthy of acceptance and empathy and I believe in the human capacity for resiliency. I place strong emphasis on building a trusting and safe client/therapist alliance and I strive to empower my clients while working together toward goals and desired life changes.
(802) 455-4657
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Nathan Fosdick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
My work is structured by the ideas of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which focuses on building self-knowledge for the sake of finding a more helpful relationship with your thoughts and feelings.
Living a human life is fraught with painful experiences, just by its nature, and not because we are doing anything wrong. Whether that manifests as sadness, loneliness, guilt, shame, boredom, numbness, stagnation, anxiety, or fear, when these feelings appear, they can leave us feeling trapped and powerless in the face of the many challenges of life. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental environment in which people can feel free to build awareness around their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, habits, and relationship dynamics. This awareness provides the basis for personal transformation.
(802) 992-8304
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Sandra Nigolian
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW
Verified
Verified
I often use art in therapy for both adults and children combined with traditional talk therapies--Including ACT , mindfulness, DBT and CBT.
Life presents challenges sometimes. Learning how to access our resiliency, explore negative thought patterns, and strengthen new positive beliefs assists us in creating and maintaining a thriving daily life. I recognize that each person is diverse, having a unique family, social, and cultural history, and that healing and growth can be dependent on numerous factors. I use therapy methods that help bridge communication with children, youth and adults. I hold also hold BA in studio art that contributes to the creativity element of my work with individuals.
(802) 255-9991
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Meg Shamp
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
My primary theories of practice include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for older adults, young adults and adolescents.
Reaching out for support can be very intimidating. My goal is to make this experience as welcoming as possible. I work from a strength-based perspective. If you are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, low self-esteem or grief, I am willing and ready to be of support to you. I will work along side of you to help you better manage and understand your emotions, gain awareness of thought patterns and learn effective coping mechanisms to increase your quality of life.
(802) 327-7696
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Maya Kunigis
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I prioritize getting to know and understand each individual client from their unique perspective and experiences, and I emphasize the importance of acceptance , validation, and compassion in helping my clients grow and foster healthy change in their lives.
I value working collaboratively with my clients in a patient, authentic, and empathic manner to help empower individuals to find ways to more effectively navigate and cope with the challenges and stressors in their lives. I have experience working with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples from a wide variety of racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I've worked in crisis intervention with individuals experiencing suicidal ideation, as well as with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, low self-esteem, substance use issues, relationship issues, and LGBTQ concerns.
(802) 468-4177
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Lisa Kate
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
You deserve the help that you need, and to gain deeper self-awareness, greater acceptance , more compassion, and increased joy.
Are you struggling with stress and anxiety? Are you waking up at night with worry or panic? Do you feel keyed up or just don't feel right? Perhaps you are in a difficult life situation and need support to sort it out and make good decisions. You want to move forward. You want to connect more with the wise, centered calm that you sense is below the stress. You seek guidance in learning effective tools for stress management. You may need a good listener, and specific help to communicate better with yourself and others. Someone to help you move through the obstacles to living fully.
(802) 402-4571
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James Fitzgerald
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, AAP
Verified
Verified
I use an integrative approach to therapy; person centered, trauma informed, strength based, and culturally sensitive. I believe that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by many factors; genetics, biology, psychology, society, community, family, relationships, education, occupation, religion, and culture. I work with clients to help them gain an understanding of how their early relationships with others affect their current relationships through trauma-informed, CBT, attachment theory work. I am primarily interested in Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and Motivational Therapies.
(802) 255-9078
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Natalie Kanner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
Please note: My practice is temporarily closed and I will not be able to accept new clients. Throughout our lives, there are periods when stress or transitions leave us feeling off balance and in need of extra support. You may be struggling to move beyond these challenges and toward a more fulfilling and peaceful life. These challenges can arise at any point of life and at any age. I believe in working collaboratively with individuals and families to clarify the challenge, determine goals and uncover the path to get you there.
(802) 200-2758
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Sheilagh Smith
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Feeling lost and disconnected? Thinking "I need help" but not sure where to begin? You're not alone and you're in the right place. Searching for help and reaching out is hard and often easier said than done. If you've made it as far as looking you've already made a small but significant win for yourself. Life is messy and we're not meant to do it alone. I enjoy helping people as a guide to take a step back and clean up their mental and emotional space to find deeper connection to themselves and within relationships. I work with young adults and adults ages 17 and up.
(802) 494-4249
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Morgan Flagg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Being a human is not easy. We search for our meaning, our purpose, all while the world spins a web of uncertainty making it hard to feel safe and leaving us feeling anxious, hopeless, and estranged from what makes us happy. My goal as a therapist has always been to support my clients, both teenagers and adults, in looking at their lives to identify their meaning and purpose. I am of the firm belief that confronting those things that are hardest, with the support of others, can break the overwhelm of anxiety, the frustrations of ADHD, and the domination of OCD.
(802) 391-9137
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Paul Otis Chapman
Registered Psychotherapist, MS
Verified
Verified
I believe that every person is unique and has potential to grow and become the best version of themselves. Often the judgement of others guides our life choices and keeps us from meeting our full potential. When you truly accept yourself you can then make choices that lead you to who you really are. You are the expert of your life and my job is to help guide you through the process of self discovery and meet your goals.
(802) 392-9702
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Kala Gillim
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to make a meaningful change in your life? Are you in the midst of a life transition that has thrown you off balance? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or relationship issues? I offer a safe, compassionate environment and collaborative approach to support you on your journey. Together we will identify your most important goals and create a therapeutic plan to reach them. We will work to deepen your self-understanding, disrupt habitual patterns, heal old wounds, and create an increased sense of empowerment, hope and possibility. I currently have some telehealth appointments available between 9am-3pm.
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Cara Henderson
Registered Psychotherapist, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide services to couples, families, and individuals ages 15 and older. I work with clients experiencing a range of concerns, including stress, self-esteem, life transitions, communication issues, grief and loss, parenting challenges, and family conflict. I have a special interest in working with parents of children of all ages. You may have goals related to improving personal wellness, navigating a change, or enhancing your relationships. I will support and cheer you on every step of the process!
(802) 402-4471
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Renée Zafran
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC
Verified
Verified
Becoming a mother is one of the most impactful and powerful transitions in a woman’s life. Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are an emotional and physical rollercoaster filled with joy, sadness, anxiety, hope, grief, exhaustion, and beauty. Motherhood shifts your identity, relationships, priorities, and emotions. If you are feeling overwhelmed with these immense changes, I am here to help. You are not alone and you deserve support.
(802) 788-4282
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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Thea Stanford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in helping adult clients connect more deeply, honestly, and compassionately to themselves and others. This results in enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, stronger emotional boundaries, decreased anxiety, effective management of life events including the transition to parenthood, and increased overall life satisfaction. My training as a family therapist means that the relationships and experiences that have shaped you remain central, and my work is trauma-informed, grounded in attachment theory, highly relational, and evidence-based. To contact me, please e-mail (do not call, I don't often check voicemail).
(802) 357-4599
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South Burlington, VT 05403
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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 South Burlington 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.