mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that falls under the umbrella of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). ACT is based on the notion that suffering is a normal and unavoidable part of human experience, and it emphasizes acceptance of these experiences rather than attempting to eliminate them.

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Best Used to Treat?

ACT is particularly effective for addressing a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

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