We found 5 providers with an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and who accept Blue Choice near Austin, TX.

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

Ms. Kristin Shanahan specializes in 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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Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
5555 North Lamar Boulevard; C110, Office 1
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Jan Mann is a counselor and psychotherapist in Austin, TX and Manor, TX. Her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and narrative therapy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Mr. Joshua Nash practices counseling in Austin, TX. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He takes 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. Clinical interests for Mr. Gardner include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and narrative therapy. He 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, Other, Counseling
Suite A200, Office 1; 3006 Bee Caves, Austin, Texas
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Bettye Short specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Ms. Short include acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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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