Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York.
ACT is a form of behavior therapy based on the premise that trying to control your thoughts and feelings leads to more psychological issues and suffering. The goal of ACT is to help patients live a meaningful and rich life with less struggle.
We will work with you to stop avoiding and denying emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations. Instead, we will focus on ensuring that these experiences do not stop you from moving forward with what is important to you in life. We will work with you to define your values and goals, commit to living a life aligned with goals and values, purposefully live in the present moment, and learn to step back from unhelpful thoughts.
What does ACT look like?
In ACT, we will give you the tools to stop attempting to control your internal experiences. We will teach you how to practice mindfulness. We will also work with you to change your reaction to your thoughts and feelings. You will learn to accept and defuse from problematic thoughts and feelings, and instead focus on living in accordance to your personal values.
What is the research behind ACT?
There is evidence-based that ACT is equal or superior to CBT for the treatment of depression, anxiety and stress, substance abuse, smoking, chronic pain, eating disorders, and weight loss.
What kind of training do you have in ACT?
Dr. Sala has received extensive training in ACT, including supervision by leading ACT experts and participation in ACT treatment developed research studies. She has attended ACT trainings, and regularly incorporates ACT in her practice.