Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


We all experience situations we cannot control, behaviors that are hard to change, and intense emotions. These can be triggers for behaviors (e.g., substance use, isolation) that reduce our ability to function effectively. This interferes with our ability to engage with what we care about such as family, friends, work, and self-care. As a result, we become stuck in a cycle of negative behavior that makes it harder and harder to achieve what we want in life.

The group utilizes exercises, discussions, personal examples, and homework assignments to support group members in the development of greater willingness to engage in committed actions and the achievement of their goals.

Group Therapist

Alexa Shelden

Alexa Shelden is a therapist in New York, New York specializing in addiction, alcohol use disorder & addiction, trauma, substance abuse, drug addiction & abuse, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Saturday noon-1:00pm

New York (Online)

NYS Medicaid, Healthfirst, Fidelis, MetroPlus, CDPHP, Carelon/Beacon, HIP, Amidacare, VNS, Emblemhealth, VillageCare MAX, Elderplan, Hamaspik