What Will Treatment Be Like?
In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression, a trained therapist will help you learn how to relate to your thoughts and feelings differently so that they no longer weigh you down. Your therapist will also teach you skills to help you live more fully in the present and get the most out of life. You’ll also spend time clarifying what matters most to you and then take actions to bring these things to life.
At the start of treatment, you’ll create specific goals that are linked to your values for what matters most in life. Then, you and your therapist will work together as a team to help you achieve these goals. Throughout treatment, your therapist will ask you for feedback to make sure things are headed in the right direction. Treatment lasts about 12-16 sessions, though you can start with just a few sessions to try it out.