Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT TherapyAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on the use of acceptance and mindful awareness to assist individual’s in learning to relate differently to emotional pain.

How is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Applied?

The core premise of ACT is that human beings tend to avoid negative emotional experiences. This defense mechanism of avoidance causes further suffering because it decreases one’s ability to engage in a life consistent with his or her personal values. ACT aims to clarify personal values and encourages those in recovery to take action based on their values so that they are able to obtain a meaningful life. 

The Goal of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Through the use of metaphor, paradox, and experiential activities like mindful meditation, individuals learn how to be open-minded with thoughts, feelings, memories, and physical perceptions that they have previously avoided at all costs. Through group and individual counseling, individuals will eventually be able to confront and accept these impactful events, develop a better understanding about their personal values, and ultimately commit to needed behavior change.


We are a local Detox and drug and alcohol treatment provider, with program locations servicing areas in Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova and Placer County, California. To find out more about how we can help, Contact Us today or fill out the contact form in the right margin.