Types of Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, is a short-term form of mindfulness-based therapy that believes that by accepting negative thoughts instead of denying them, people can make the necessary changes to move forward in their lives. ACT believes that mindful behavior, attention to personal values, and commitment to action are valid alternatives to changing people’s thinking.

During treatment, clients come in intending to erase the pain from the past. The therapist examines which coping strategies haven’t worked and offers new ways of looking at the situation. By accepting their emotions about specific events, clients can move forward, understanding that their pain was necessary. Acceptance and commitment therapy works for people in all stages of life. It’s useful in treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis.