Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps people live a full and meaningful life. Using ACT, our therapists guide you in developing the psychological skills needed to deal with painful thoughts and feelings, so those feelings have less impact and influence over you. We help you accept what is out of your personal control, effectively handle the pain and stress that is inevitable in life, and commit to action that is consistent with what is most important to you. ACT is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy.
Many people experience trauma at some time in their lives, such as childhood sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, sexual assault, or events due to accidents or war. The effects of post-traumatic stress can be devastating and limiting. Therapists at Guttman & Pearl Associates are trained to use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help you heal from trauma and live a productive life. Our expertise in sex therapy and EMDR helps you find your way to a positive self-esteem.