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We found 4 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 works as a social worker. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, gay and lesbian issues, and gender identity. Ms. Steck is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. She is conversant in German.

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

Ms. Judith Nitchie's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Ms. Nitchie's areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. She honors Health Net insurance. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Loren Krane's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krane include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and crisis intervention. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Pomfret include acceptance and commitment therapy, play therapy, and coaching. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.