Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

I am located in South Dakota and I am certified and trained to provide online therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Florida.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives and how they feel about it.


ACT can help treat many mental and physical conditions. These include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Workplace stress
  • Chronic pain

Working with a therapist, you will learn to listen to your own self-talk or the way you talk to yourself specifically about traumatic events, problematic relationships, physical limitations, or other challenges. You can then decide if a problem requires immediate action and change or if it can, or must, be accepted for what it is while you learn to make behavioral changes that can modify the situation. You may look at what hasn’t worked for you in the past, and the therapist can help you stop repeating thought patterns and behaviors that can cause you more problems in the long run. Once you have faced and accepted your current challenges, you can make a commitment to stop fighting your past and your emotions and, instead, start practicing more confident and optimistic behavior, based on your personal values and goals.


ACT aims to develop and expand psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility encompasses emotional openness and the ability to adapt your thoughts and behaviors to better align with your values and goals. 

Source: Psychology Today

Therapy Session:  45 minutes
Phone sessions: $200
Video Sessions: $225
Longer session times are available upon request and the cost is prorated based on 15 minute increments.

Sessions are conducted through a HIPAA compliant video or phone option.

Payment methods: self-pay

*All major credit cards are accepted.

*HSA/FSA/HRA accepted as long as you have a card connected the account and can be processed through credit card processing.
*Out-of-network provider reimbursement
*I will provide a super bill for you as an out-of-network provider but I do not submit paperwork to the insurance companies.
*I do work with a company that works as an intermediary between you and the insurance company, they do all of the work to help you get reimbursed.
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