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Find Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Are you struggling to cope with the pressures of life? There is help available for you. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that can help you be more mindful, more resilient, and more flexible in your thinking. With ACT, you’ll learn to be more present in the moment, accept your feelings and thoughts, and align your actions with your goals.

If you are getting overwhelmed by life’s stresses or anxiety, ACT might help. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Right For You?

Acceptance and commitment therapy is not like other therapies. The goal of ACT is not to change or get rid of negative emotions; rather, the goal is to learn to live with them, not overreact from them, and accept them as part of life.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be a helpful treatment for many mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger

The goal of this therapeutic approach is to propel you to a state of psychological flexibility so you can act in a way that serves you.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life or stuck in a spiral of negative emotions, you could benefit from ACT. If you would like to learn more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, read licensed therapist Nicole Redderow’s article about how ACT can help you find new comfort.

Change Your Life with an ACT Counselor Today!

An ACT counselor or therapist can help you make peace with things that are out of your control and move forward peacefully. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified ACT therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dakota Westlake
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Learn how codependency develops and how to manage it with healthy boundaries, how to embrace and love who we are even if others don’t, and how to cope with trauma triggers, build up your resiliency, and learn internal skills to promote healing.


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Together, we will:

Learn how codependency develops and how to manage it with healthy boundaries, how to embrace and love who we are even if others don’t, and how to cope with trauma triggers, build up your resiliency, and learn internal skills to promote healing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and ACT frequently in sessions. I typically see my clients for 3 months-2 years and we get deep, real, and raw to start to heal. I'm not a therapist that is going to just sit back we are going to reveal, heal and prevail.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Communication Skills
  • Empowering women
  • Enabling Behavior
  • Family trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • People Pleasing
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dakota Westlake remote and phone therapy in California, Florida
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Cynthia Valentine
Together, we will:

Find out what you care about, and then we'll care about it. We will get you unstuck. I work with people who have *always* had something going on and many have a history of ADHD.


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Together, we will:

Find out what you care about, and then we'll care about it. We will get you unstuck. I work with people who have *always* had something going on and many have a history of ADHD.

Something to know about my approach is:

We'll practice acceptance andnd together we'll apply real skills to help you reconnect, heal and live with more confidence and emotional security.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Career
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Work stress
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Cynthia Valentine remote and phone therapy in California, Hawaii
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Emily Beltran
Together, we will:

Discuss how your childhood has impacted your current life. We will explore how you react to stress and look at the life you want to live.


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Together, we will:

Discuss how your childhood has impacted your current life. We will explore how you react to stress and look at the life you want to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is attachment based and trauma-informed. We will work on helping you feel more at peace and living the life you want to live.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abortion
  • Attachment Issues
  • Birth trauma
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Miscarriage
  • Perinatal loss
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Termination for Medical Reasons
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Emily  Beltran  remote and phone therapy in California
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Claudia Franzosi
Together, we will:

Map out a course of action to change where you are at and get to where you want to be. We will explore what keeps you stuck and find ways to navigate through the obstacles presented. Working with a very experienced therapist makes a difference!


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Together, we will:

Map out a course of action to change where you are at and get to where you want to be. We will explore what keeps you stuck and find ways to navigate through the obstacles presented. Working with a very experienced therapist makes a difference!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am results oriented and do not believe in endlessly complaining about problems and childhood issues without taking specific actions to improve your situation. I only use science-based approaches like cognitive behavioral-therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Depression
  • High anxiety
  • High functioning autism
  • Trauma Recovery
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Claudia Franzosi remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr. Jadah Petty
Together, we will:

Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.


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Together, we will:

Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is very interactive and solution-focused. I want to offer you tools and skills to manage your life on your own, while also providing a comfortable space for you to share. We'll create a customized plan based on your values and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dr. Jadah Petty remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois