Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A Helpful Therapy in Calvert County, Maryland

By Molly Stackhouse

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people to live more fulfilling lives by accepting their thoughts and feelings, changing unhelpful behaviors, and connecting with their values.

ACT is based on the idea that our thoughts and feelings are not always accurate or helpful. When we get caught up in our thoughts and feelings, we can lose sight of what is important to us and we may engage in unhelpful behaviors. ACT teaches people how to accept their thoughts and feelings without judgment, and how to focus on their values and goals.

ACT is a mindfulness-based therapy, which means that it teaches people how to pay attention to the present moment without judgment. ACT also teaches people how to change unhelpful behaviors, such as avoidance and rumination.

ACT is an effective therapy for a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. It has also been shown to be effective for helping people with substance abuse.

If you are looking for a therapy that can help you to live a more fulfilling life, ACT is a good option. If you are interested in learning more about ACT in Calvert County, I encourage you to reach out to a therapist and  schedule an appointment  Therapy can be a valuable tool for improving your mental health and well-being.

Molly Stackhouse is a therapist located in Calvert County, Maryland.  She owns a private practice located in Southern Maryland where she specializes in working with adolescents adults who experience panic attacks. Additionally, she has a strong understanding of the different types of trauma and the different ways that people respond to trauma. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting. Additionally, she is a nationally certified school psychologist. If you are interested in services, use the link here

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