For Adults and Adolescents
As much a life philosophy as a treatment modality, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a skills-based approach to help individuals overcome struggles with entrenched thought and emotion response patterns in order to live a rich, full and meaningful life in accordance with their values.
For the client, ACT is an active treatment, including goal setting, learning new skills and practicing these skills between sessions. Clients will articulate and explore their values, while addressing obstacles to living life in alignment with those values. Emotional avoidance strategies are targeted directly and mindfulness strategies are key. In implementation, ACT also has a sense of humor about itself (as much as a treatment modality can), bringing both joy and levity to the hard work of change and progress.
This treatment is appropriate for children, adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, as well as those just looking to increase their sense of purpose and meaning in life.