First and foremost, I am an ACT (pronounced like the word “act”) therapist. In my opinion, ACT, short for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, isn’t just a type of therapy but a recipe for a rich, full, and meaningful life.
Through ACT, you will become accustomed to connecting with your “here and now,” not simply the words filling your head and the emotions washing over you, but also, all the things that you can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. It may be simple, but it does not come naturally.
You will also learn how to unhook from unhelpful thoughts and open up to uncomfortable feelings, so that they can come and go without you fighting them and wasting your precious life, trying to control them.
Perhaps most importantly, we laser focus on who you want to be and how you want to move through the world. These “values,” as we call them in ACT, will help you to create small, achievable goals and make choices that are in alignment with the person you want to be. This process gives life great meaning.
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