We found 3 providers with an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and who accept Health Net near San Francisco, CA.

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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. Clinical interests for Ms. Nitchie include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for Health Net insurance. Ms. Nitchie welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Richard James Pomfret Jr., PsyD
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
870 Market Street; Suite 817
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Pomfret's specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. He practices in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. These areas are among Dr. Pomfret's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, play therapy, and coaching. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Ursula Steck's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Steck include acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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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.
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