Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals accept the difficulties that come with life. It is a third wave cognitive behavior therapy that helps individuals identify their core values and work to reach goals based on those values despite the presence of mental health symptoms. Individuals learn skills that assist in reducing avoidant coping styles and increase commitment to making changes. ACT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for treating various types of anxiety and depression.