Looking to improve emotional regulation in yourself and/or your children?
Feeling overwhelmed by difficult thoughts, feelings & situations?
Wanting to meet behavior goals that align with your own personal values?
Are you parenting a child with special needs and/or mental illness and it's taking a toll on you, your family and relationships?
Do you desire living the life YOU want to live?
Hoping to increase emotional and behavioral flexibility?
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Can Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is empirically supported by loads of peer reviewed research and known as a third wave approach to behavior therapy. In ACT, we don't encourage one trying to remove, reframe or change difficult thoughts and feelings as often seen in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Rather, we foster psychological flexibility in the following ways: By promoting acceptance of what is, in the moment, including difficult thoughts and feelings so that workable action and positive behavior change can be taken toward reaching one's personal values and committed therapy goals. Evidence-based research shows us that this behavioral approach makes for a more fulfilling life than does trying to control or avoid the negative thoughts and feelings to achieve relief.
Dr. Gurash has seen the immense benefits that ACT & behavior therapy provides for children and parents living with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorders & ADHD; mainly due to the focus on acceptance, mindfulness, emotional regulation, improving socially significant behaviors and fostering flexible thinking skills through the therapeutic relationship.