Tips for Seeking an ACT Therapist
Looking for a therapist who uses ACT strategies in your area? There are more therapists joining ACBS and becoming listed here each day, so check back frequently. Here is a searchable list to Find an ACT Therapist from within this site. You can seek therapists through these other venues as well:
- The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has a nation-wide database of PhD-level therapists, with searchable specialties (such as ACT) and by area. Visit www.abct.org and click "Find a Therapist".
- The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has a nation-wide database of therapists licensed at the master's level (specializing in marriage and family therapy, health and wellness, aging, and more). Visit www.helpstartshere.org and click "Find a Social Worker".
You may wish to contact therapists in your area from these lists (above) to see if they use mindfulness and/or acceptance-based methods in their practice. You may find many that do, but do not specifically list themselves as ACT therapists. Research across therapeutic orientations suggests that the therapeutic relationship is an important agent for change, so we recommend that you seek a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who is comfortable working with you and the issues you are bringing to therapy.