Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Mental Health Counseling located in Gilbert, AZ

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

About Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) helps you develop psychological flexibility and resilience so you can better handle difficult thoughts and emotions. The experienced team of therapists at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC, in Gilbert, Arizona, use many techniques to help you achieve your mental health goals, including ACT. The goal of ACT is to help you clarify your values and take positive actions, even during times of suffering. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn how acceptance and commitment therapy can benefit you. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Q&A

What is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)?

ACT is a form of psychotherapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies along with commitment and behavior therapies to improve psychological flexibility.

Many people feel the need to avoid and bury negative thoughts, emotions, and experiences because they view it as a flaw. But ACT is based on the belief that human suffering is normal, and accepting difficult thoughts and feelings and developing techniques to work through them benefits your mental well-being. 

ACT is one of the many therapeutic techniques the team at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC uses to support healing. The goal of therapy is to help you clarify your values and move towards creating a meaningful life, even when facing adversity or emotional pain. 

When is ACT used?

The team at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC may use acceptance and commitment therapy to treat many mental health needs. Some of the conditions that may benefit from the form of therapy include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Workplace stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

By fostering acceptance and mindfulness, ACT helps you build resilience so you can cope with difficult emotions and situations. It also improves life satisfaction by teaching you how to live by your values to lead a more fulfilling life. 

What can I expect during ACT?

The specifics of your ACT at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC depend on your individual goals and needs. The team customizes your plan so it benefits your whole health.

During acceptance and commitment therapy, you and your therapist discuss the difficulties in your life, such as traumatic experiences, relationships, or other limitations. Together, you decide what difficulties need work and change and what difficulties you can accept.  

ACT helps you understand that you don’t have to learn how to control or suppress painful emotions. Instead, you learn how to accept them as valid emotions and use other strategies to change your thought patterns in a way that aligns with your values. 

Are you ready to accept the pain and suffering of life so you can move on? The team at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC is ready to help. Call today or book an appointment online.