What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? ADAA Member Barbara Waldfogel, LCSW shares an introduction to ACT as a treatment option for your mental health journey and discusses what the goals and core principals of ACT are, when it is generally used,, and what to expect if seeking ACT treatment.


Barbra Waldfogel, LCSW believes that effective psychotherapy is a twofold process: patients learn strategies to find relief from suffering while living more meaningful, value driven, vital lives. She has nearly 30 years of clinical and administrative experience including private practice, community mental health, residential treatment and school social work. She received her MSW from the University of Illinois and did two years of post- graduate training in clinical social work at the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Barbra also serves on the board of directors for a medical research and philanthropic foundation affiliated with researchers from NIH, NYU and MASS GENERAL. 

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