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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in NYC

Discover Inner Strength, Overcome Challenges, and Live a Meaningful Life with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at The Compassion Practice

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Reasons Why ACT is a Valuable Therapeutic Option

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a highly effective approach that offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking therapy in NYC. Combining mindfulness techniques with cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT empowers individuals to accept their thoughts and emotions while committing to actions aligned with their values. Here are some compelling reasons why one should consider ACT in NYC

Embrace Change and Flourish: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in NYC

TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE WITH Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in NYC Services.

Give us a call at (347) 391-0086 to find out more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in NYC. The Compassion Practice offers Therapy services to Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York. Or click “Get Started Now” to schedule an appointment online with our Therapist today.

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Major Techniques Used in ACT?

1-Philosophy and Approach:

Blending mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT fosters psychological flexibility by accepting thoughts and feelings. It emphasizes values-driven action and meaningful goals.

2-Core Components:

ACT incorporates mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive defusion, values clarification, and committed action. These components promote present-moment awareness, non-judgmental acceptance, distancing from unhelpful thoughts, values identification, and purposeful behavior.

3-Application and Effectiveness:

ACT effectively addresses anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and chronic pain, among other conditions. It is applicable in individual, group, and workplace settings, improving well-being and quality of life.

4-Benefits and Advantages:

ACT enhances psychological flexibility, fosters a healthier relationship with emotions, and promotes purpose and fulfillment through values-driven action. Its skills provide long-lasting effects for personal growth and well-being.

1-Mindfulness: ACT emphasizes mindfulness practices to increase present-moment awareness and develop a non-judgmental acceptance of thoughts, emotions, and sensations. Mindfulness techniques include meditation, breathing exercises, and body scans.

2-Cognitive Defusion: This technique aims to create distance and reduce the impact of unhelpful thoughts and beliefs. ACT utilizes metaphors, language techniques, and visualization to help individuals recognize thoughts as mental events rather than absolute truths.

3-Values Clarification: ACT therapist helps individuals identify their core values, which are their chosen qualities and principles that give their life meaning and direction. Through exercises and reflection, individuals clarify their values and use them as a guide for making choices and setting goals aligned with their aspirations.

4-Committed Action: ACT allows individuals to take purposeful steps towards valued goals. It encourages individuals to engage in behaviors that align with their identified values, even in the presence of difficult thoughts or emotions.

What Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Treat?

  1. Anxiety disorders: ACT helps individuals develop acceptance and willingness to experience anxiety while fostering effective coping strategies to reduce its impact on daily life.
  2. Depression: ACT targets avoiding negative emotions, helping individuals learn to accept their emotions and engage in behaviors that align with their values, leading to a more fulfilling life.
  3. Chronic pain: ACT will help individuals manage pain by promoting acceptance, developing mindfulness skills, and guiding individuals towards engaging in meaningful activities despite pain.
  4. Stress-related disorders: ACT encourages individuals with mindfulness skills and acceptance techniques to effectively manage stress, reduce burnout, and improve overall well-being.
  5. Relationship difficulties: ACT helps individuals develop effective communication skills, enhance emotional regulation, and align their actions with their values, fostering healthier and more satisfying relationships.
  6. Workplace challenges: ACT supports individuals in managing work-related stress, developing resilience, and cultivating a sense of work-life balance.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in NYC

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Can Transform Your Life

Experience the Life-Changing Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) at The Compassion Practice. Our dedicated therapists provide a supportive environment to help you navigate challenges, overcome barriers, and create lasting change for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Develop present-moment awareness and mindfulness skills to foster a deep connection with yourself and the world around you.

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Why Choose The Compassion Practice for ACT in NYC

Choose The Compassion Practice for Exceptional Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in NYC. Our dedicated team of therapists combines expertise, compassion, and a client-centered approach to provide a transformative therapy experience that empowers you to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Here are the reasons why you should choose The Compassion Practice for ACT Therapy

 Benefit from our therapists’ specialized training and extensive experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ensuring you receive the highest quality of care. Our therapists have undergone rigorous training and deeply understand the ACT principles and techniques.

Meet Our Team of Expert Therapists

Director Founder and Clinical Director

PhD, LMHC, JD, Staff Therapist/Postdoctoral

LCSW, Supervising Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, LSW, ASW, Staff Therapist

Psychology Extern

MSEd,MA,MHC-LP, NCC, Psychology Extern

MA, Psychology Extern

FAQs

1-What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

ACT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals accept and embrace their thoughts and emotions while committing to actions that align with their values.

2-How does Acceptance and Commitment Therapy work?

ACT helps individuals develop psychological flexibility by teaching mindfulness skills, accepting unwanted thoughts and feelings, and committing to taking meaningful action towards a valued life.

3-What conditions or issues can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treat?

ACT has effectively treated various mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain, and stress-related issues.

4-Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Evidence-based?

ACT is an evidence-based therapy with a growing body of research supporting its effectiveness in improving psychological well-being and quality of life.

5-How long does Acceptance and Commitment Therapy take?

The duration of ACT can vary depending on individual needs and treatment goals. Therapy can range from a few weeks to several months, with regular sessions typically scheduled weekly or bi-weekly.

6-What can I expect during an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy session?

ACT sessions typically involve discussions, experiential exercises, and mindfulness practices to help you gain insight, develop skills, and apply ACT principles in your daily life.

7-Will I be required to confront my past traumas in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

ACT focuses less on exploring past traumas and more on developing skills to handle difficult thoughts, emotions, and situations in the present moment without getting entangled in them.

8-Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy be used in conjunction with other treatments?

ACT can be integrated with other therapeutic approaches and complement existing treatments to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to mental health and well-being.

9-Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Suitable for Everyone?

ACT can be beneficial for many individuals, but its effectiveness may vary. It is best to consult a qualified therapist to determine if ACT suits your specific needs and circumstances.

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Our therapists practice many evidence-based approaches from a lens of self-compassion and mindfulness. Our clinicians also specialize in LGBTQIA+ affirming care.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” 
Anonymous

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At The Compassion Practice we recognize that mental health conditions do not define a person. People are more than just a label. Instead, we take a holistic approach to treatment that goes beyond solely mental health. Life happens, and we’re here to help.
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We focus on providing out-of-network benefits for our clients. We do this to provide the highest level of care for our clients. Our reception team can help you understand and leverage your out of network benefits. Many of our clients are able to get the majority of their therapy costs reimbursed through their insurance’s out of network benefits.

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