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We found 5 providers with an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and who accept Health Net near San Francisco, CA.

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Ursula Steck
Specializes in Social Work
582 Market Street; Suite 801
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Ursula Steck is a social worker. Her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, gay and lesbian issues, and gender identity. Ms. Steck takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks German. Ms. Steck has an open panel.

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Judith Anna Nitchie
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
944 Irving Street; Suite L
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Judith Nitchie is a family therapist and counselor. Her clinical interests include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Nitchie takes Health Net insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1939 Divisadero Street; Suite 4
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Loren Krane practices psychology in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Krane's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and crisis intervention. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard James Pomfret Jr., PsyD
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
842 California Street; Office 1
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Pomfret's specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. He practices in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pomfret include acceptance and commitment therapy, play therapy, and coaching. Dr. Pomfret accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
842 California Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Mr. Adam Clark-Tan specializes in social work and practices in San Francisco, CA and Daly City, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy services. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.