Portland is fortunate to be something of a hub for ACT-trained therapists. Some of the world’s leading experts in ACT call Portland home and we have a vibrant and growing community of ACT-trained therapists here. If you are looking for an ACT therapist in the Portland area or anywhere in Oregon, we would encourage you to look at the listing of self identified ACT therapists on the website of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), which is the professional home to ACT therapists around the world. You can find an ACT therapist in your area by following this link or on the “Find an ACT Therapist” page on the ACBS website. You can search by city or state using this search feature.
ACBS is committed to being as non-hierarchical as possible in nature. In keeping with this value, the ACBS community has made a decision to not endorse/offer any sort of “certification” program. Thus, inclusion on the ACBS list of ACT therapists does not imply any endorsement by Portland Psychotherapy or ACBS. Rather, those on the list are self-identified as being “ACT therapists” and have asked to be on a list for those seeking to find an ACT therapist. There are varying levels of experience with ACT represented on that list ranging from quite novice to very expert. So, as with any therapist, we would encourage you to ask questions, get more information, and find a match that is right for you.