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WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a substantial research base demonstrating effectiveness for a wide range of mental health concerns. In ACT, we assist you in developing new behaviors that can help you to reduce suffering and develop intentional lives. ACT is particularly helpful in addressing experiences like shame, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Strategies that assist in this process include cultivating flexibility in thinking and identifying your unique core values. ACT also teaches mindfulness and compassion. In these ways, ACT assists individuals in coping, and thriving, in the presence of discomfort, versus desperately fighting against it (and suffering even more as a result!). The goal is to help you move towards your chosen values and intentions so that you can live a life on purpose.