Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of cognitive-behavior therapy that promotes psychological flexibility. When clients present for treatment of anxiety disorders, they are often struggling with an overly-rigid way of thinking and, thus, a constrained way of moving about the world. ACT helps loosen this up using evidence-based treatment techniques, including:

  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance
  • Commitment to valued behavior
  • Letting go of entanglement with thoughts and feelings
  • Observing one’s internal experience
  • Approaching rather than avoiding
  • Making contact with the present moment, the here-and-now

I will guide you through how to start incorporating the philosophies of ACT throughout your life. The goal of treatment is not to give you band-aids to put on individual thoughts or feelings you are struggling with but to give you a whole new way of being in relationship with your thoughts and feelings so that they disturb you less.