Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in West Seattle, Seattle, WA

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Brittany Chasteen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a very active approach that will provide techniques you can use every day to live a rich, full, meaningful life, even when there are challenges.
Life is a mixture of pleasant and unpleasant experiences. While most of us would prefer to be happy and pain-free all the time, unpleasant emotions, such as sadness, anxiety, stress, anger, and guilt are all part of the human experience. Sometimes we get “hooked” on these thoughts or emotions and they prevent us from living our lives to the fullest. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) can change our relationship with unpleasant thoughts, physical sensations, or emotions so they have less of an impact on our daily lives and do not prevent us from doing the things that matter most.
(206) 278-3427 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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Kimberly Hooss
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I utilize primarily emotion-focused therapy integrated with ACT and trauma processing when applicable.
Hi, I’m Kim, a therapist and coach experienced in working with individuals facing a variety of challenges. I hold a belief in each person’s innate wisdom, intelligence and ability to solve problems given the right support. I collaborate with you in identifying your values, needs and goals and offer counseling and coaching services in hopes of helping you to finding your individual path toward health and wellness.
(206) 593-2818 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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Emily Whitish
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I'll help you challenge everything you think you're "supposed to" do, be, act , or look like and figure out what you want instead.
I work with Women and Womxn who want to: 1) Build an empowered life rooted in joy, purpose, and authenticity, 2) Find hope, happiness, and meaning with chronic pain and illness, and 3) Let go of their struggle with appearance and make peace with your body. I'll help you recognize your patterns, heal from your past, get comfortable with uncertainty, and trust that you can handle whatever life throws.
(206) 743-9879 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Janelle Painter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have advanced training in evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing individual and group therapy services to adults (In-person and telehealth sessions). I approach therapy from the perspective that you are the expert of your experiences and I am a resource to help you effectively navigate challenging moments. We will work together to identify treatment targets and develop a plan for care. The focus of our sessions and the skills we discuss will be guided by your personal wellness goals. Aspects of your past, personal identities, culture, and values give light to current experiences and are discussed throughout therapy.
(206) 207-4980 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98126
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Alicia B. Braman
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CN
Verified
My experience draws from Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) as well as other somatic modalities to support your journey.
I help people find the optimal version of themselves, one where they feel most aligned and grounded within their humanness. If you feel like you are wading in quicksand, I can help you build a foundation to stand on and grow from. I have experience supporting people through: Life Transitions (including new or complicated parenthood), Anxiety, Depression, Lifestyle Modifications, Grief (including prolonged grief), Chronic Pain, PTSD and C-PTSD (Complex PTSD), Recently diagnosed medical conditions, Somatic Challenges and Concerns, Navigating Complex Medical Issues (eg. BRCA 2+ positive) using a variety of therapeutic tools/models.
(206) 752-4471 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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Kelslan Scarbrough
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC, RDT
Verified
As a licensed counselor in Ohio (LPCC) and the state of Washington (LMHC), I view each individual as the expert of their experience, and foster a therapeutic space where unique strengths are celebrated and employed to create meaningful change. My education and experience provide me the opportunity to work with a variety of clinical concerns, including relational distress, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions and personal wellness, among others. My approach to counseling is client-centered and eclectic in nature. I draw upon narrative, ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), strength-based and evidenced-based modalities
(206) 203-5279 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98126
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Megan Swan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Therapy is a commitment to journey into the self that is more circular than linear. The first rung is awareness. Before we examine ourselves and our lives we must become aware of our thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Otherwise, we live at a reactive and habitual level. The second rung is understanding these patterns woven through our lives; because it is always larger than the given moment. I call it our mental landscape. And, finally acceptance with clarity and truth. When we accept ourselves and our history with compassion we conscientiously make the changes in our lives that resonate at a deep and true-self level.
(206) 745-0927 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Neusha Hejazinia
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I believe in healing the whole person. There are many factors that shape who we are and affect our understanding of ourselves and our environment. I believe in working with my client to work through these factors to reach true acceptance of one self. My specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues and Codependency. We are all unique, in our personalities and in the way we process our emotions and environment. Therefore, I focus on building unique relationships with my clients to work towards self- acceptance , self-love, and self-worth.
(425) 276-6901 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Elizabeth Hawkins
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
I use evidence-based treatments that incorporate theories and strategies of mindfulness, acceptance , compassion, attachment, and behavioral skills training.
**Not currently accepting individual and family therapy clients. Waitlist available for those seeking couples and parenting therapy intensives and/or coaching.** I offer services that are respectful, supportive, and non-judgmental. I strive to create an environment that helps motivate, create, and sustain positive change and use methods that are developmentally appropriate and support and expand a client's strengths and resources. I believe in working collaboratively and compassionately to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new skills and strategies aimed at building a fuller and more meaningful life.
(206) 312-7913 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Stephanie A. Geiger
Counselor, MA, CN, LMHC
Verified
I like to incorporate Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused, Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I have a Masters in Clinical Health Psychology and a Masters in Nutrition/Dietetics, which helps lend to a holistic approach to my work with clients. I commonly work with health behavioral change, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, ADHD, and relationship change. My treatment approach utilizes a biopsychosocial lense in long-term therapy based in psychodynamic, strengths-based, and integrative work. I utilize coping skills from CBT, DBT, ACT , and Mindfulness. I incorporated life-skills such a assertiveness, boundaries, and career.
(360) 813-6356 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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Mercea Strecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified
I combine Evidenced based therapies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ACT for anxiety; EMDR 1.
You realize something needs to change. You have tried all you know. You have the courage to ask for help. The combination of self-awareness and the hope for change, even if you have no idea what that might look like. You are willing to see what can be.
(425) 333-1283 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Anna Ossenfort
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I enjoy offering mental health counseling to individuals and couples of all backgrounds. Every human life has its share of difficulty, disappointment, and distress, and my receptive, strength-based style aims to create an authentic connection where we can address what’s really going on in your heart and mind. Whatever you are navigating, I will collaborate with you to determine the best course for you to start feeling better, meeting your needs, and accomplishing your goals.
(206) 395-8113 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Stacia Noll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified
As both a therapist and yoga teacher, I believe we have the capacity to access our own inner knowing and sense of awareness. Sometimes we just need some redirection about how to get there. I believe in a compassionate approach to therapy, which expands resiliency, encourages self-agency, and invites discovery.
(773) 840-0306 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Amanda Rausch LMFT, PLLC NoStressNoStigma.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AAMFT , RYT, BH-TMH
Verified
No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out! Welcome to the newest generation of self care and mental health- this is easy, accessible, no-stress, stigma free help for whatever you are going through. Feel free to wear your sweatpants, sit on the couch and have a session on your phone or lap top. Prefer in person? No problem, come visit my office in a charming 1900's Craftsman home near the Junction in West Seattle! Check out www.nostressnostigma.com for details!
 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Dr. Kristen Strack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you hoping to enhance your life so it is meaningful and sustainable? Do you want to reduce symptoms and better manage emotions? Contact me today, immediate openings may be available. I approach therapy collaboratively with you. Culture, learning history, experiences, and values shape each individual and these are important to explore and understand. We will work together to identify your treatment goals and approach treatment from a strengths-based perspective. Our work together will emphasize improving your psychological well-being, increasing resilience, enhancing your values-based living, and decreasing symptoms.
(206) 210-1385 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116
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Sierra Swing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My practice is currently full and I'm not able to take on new therapy clients at this time; however, I have a new associate that has immediate openings if you are interested. My goal is to work in collaboration with you in therapy so that you can achieve your goals and work through any challenge that you may be facing. I strive to provide a safe and empathic environment where you can receive support, reflection, feedback, and empowerment, as well as be challenged with regard to both current and long-standing behavior patterns and difficulties. My hope is that therapy will help you feel more self-confident, hopeful, and self-aware.
(206) 922-8602 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98126
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Amelia Hodnett
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Has the pandemic made "normal" feel really impossible to find again? Do you find yourself with bigger feelings than usual, a short trigger, or anxiety that wasn't there before? Me too, friend. The last couple of years has taken so much from so many, and many of us are being confronted with much deeper pain that's hard to understand. These last two years have also held a lot of change. For some it's new medical diagnoses. For others, exploring sexuality & gender, career, and priorities. We're at the crux of a new chapter, and I'm here to help you create a life that feels good to the new you.
(206) 984-9187 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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Heather Spence
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
* I am not currently accepting therapy clients. * Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist providing therapy in West Seattle. I believe that our work should be collaborative and will consider your strengths and preferences to tailor therapy to meet your needs. My style is informed by a relational orientation with the integration of evidenced-based strategies, including neuro-psychological, trauma-informed, feminist, and mindfulness approaches. By being adaptive, I can support you in making changes that can lead to a more satisfying life for you and your family.
(425) 276-6301 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98126
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Kendra Appe
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Who would you be if you truly had the freedom to be yourself? In this life, it can be easy to turn against yourself, believing that you are not enough as you are. This can lead to feelings of shame, resentment, hopelessness, and loneliness.
(206) 202-5129 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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Kat Allen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Experienced and insightful, I help clients find their way back to themselves and their relationships by increasing curiosity, compassion, and insight through the ability to self-reflect. Employing mindfulness, emotionally-focused and body-awareness therapies along with traditional talk therapy, I share ways to recognize ineffective patterns, increase somatic and emotional intelligence, understand and develop new coping skills, and enhance empathy and positivity.
(206) 745-6322 
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West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98136
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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 Seattle, Seattle 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.