Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), founded by Steven Hayes and widely taught by Russ Harris, is a fascinating newer treatment approach that permeates most therapy sessions at Cityscape Counseling.

ACT utilizes metaphors, mindfulness, and defusion techniques (tricks for interacting with thoughts and feelings) to help individuals understand how to respond to their internal experience (thoughts, feelings, memories, bodily sensations) in such a way that they can still live a meaningful and present-based life in spite of past and current pain.

Identifying the values you want your life to be driven by is a very important component of ACT work. We explore what you want to stand for in the face of hardship, how you want your life to look in the future, and what steps we can take to get you there.


Cityscape Counseling's therapists are well trained in providing ACT therapy in Chicago and are highly passionate about teaching their clients about how ACT can change their lives. In November 2016, Chelsea Hudson, Cityscape's founder, presented about ACT at the National Renfrew Center Foundation Conference in Philadelphia.

if you're looking for AN ACT therapist in chicago, Cityscape counseling would love to work with you.

We know that seeking out therapy can be a daunting endeavor so we're dedicated to helping you each step of the way.

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