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We found 7 providers with an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and who accept Blue Choice near Austin, TX.

Dr. Leonard Jay Weiss, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Counseling
3006 Bee Caves Road; Suite D203
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Leonard Weiss' specialties are addiction psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and counseling. Dr. Weiss graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and psychodynamic therapy. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and BlueCross BlueShield of Texas.

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Specializes in Psychology
901 S. Mopac Expwy.; Barton Oaks One, Suite 480
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Elizanda De La Sota is a psychologist in Austin, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. De La Sota's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Kristin Shanahan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
1211 Baylor Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Kristin Shanahan's areas of specialization are family therapy, social work, and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Shanahan include acceptance and commitment therapy, holistic therapy, and parenting issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Shanahan honors.

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Joshua Nash
Specializes in Counseling
2501 W William Cannon Drive; Building 6 Suite A
Austin, TX
 

Mr. Joshua Nash's specialty is counseling. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Justin Gardner, MA
Specializes in Counseling
4103 Marathon Boulevard; Office 1
Austin, TX
 

Mr. Justin Gardner's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Gardner include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and narrative therapy. Mr. Gardner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more.

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Bettye Short
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1221 W. Ben White Boulevard; Suite 108a
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Bettye Short is a family therapist and counselor in West Lake Hills, TX and Austin, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Ms. Short accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Jan Mann
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
5555 North Lamar Boulevard; C110, Office 1
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Jan Mann practices counseling and psychotherapy in Austin, TX and Manor, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Mann include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and narrative therapy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Mann takes.

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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.