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We found 4 providers with an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Sarah Lynn Lapilusa, PsyD
Specializes in Other, Counseling, Psychotherapy
7851 Mission Center Court; Suite 300, Office 1
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Lapilusa practices counseling and psychotherapy in San Diego, CA. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
2525 Camino Del Rio, S; Suite 245
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeff Schanowitz is a psychologist in San Diego, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schanowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more.

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Masako Yajima Stewart, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
8885 Rio San Diego Drive; #237
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Masako Stewart practices family therapy and counseling in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. Clinical interests for Ms. Stewart include acceptance and commitment therapy, hypnosis (hypnotherapy), and crisis intervention. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Rebecca K Gill, PhD
Specializes in Other, Counseling
Suite 315-5, Office 1; 2801 Camino Del Rio S
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Gill's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gill include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and person-centered therapy. Dr. Gill is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, is a type of psychotherapy that helps people who are struggling to handle difficult situations or emotions. Instead of trying to change the problematic thoughts, feelings, or events in their life, ACT teaches people to work with the things they can’t change.

One of the difficulties with traditional behavior therapy, which tries to change problematic thoughts and behaviors, is that it can become overwhelming for certain people. They may avoid difficult situations or feelings, or turn obsessive as they try to find a solution. ACT solves this issue by instead teaching patients to just accept problems for what they truly are. Uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are simply allowed to exist. Patients are taught to be mindful and present in the moment, and to defuse their problems in order to make them more manageable. There is also a focus on personal values and positive action as a way of moving forward without getting paralyzed by problems.

ACT has been scientifically shown to be effective for a variety of mental health issues, including:
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Chronic pain and illness

It can be an excellent choice for people who are feeling overwhelmed by other types of therapy, or who are particularly anxious or prone to avoidance or obsession.