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Michael C. May, MA, LCPC is a psychotherapist in private practice and an ACT Trainer. He is a founding partner of Compassionate Psychological Care, LLP, a clinic that provides a wide-range of psychological services with offices in Chicago and Highland Park, IL. Within his private practice, his clinical work is focused on anxiety-related presenting concerns, primarily Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Michael is also co-founder of Enriched Couples LLC, a company focused on utilizing applied behavioral science in conjunction with financial literacy training to aid young couples in undermining toxic experiential avoidance and building vital and valued relationships.
Michael has received advanced training in various contextual behavioral approaches to psychotherapy including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and regularly provides workshops and professional trainings on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Michael is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Financial: Michael May maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Michael May has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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ACT Foundations: What You Need to Know
THE CORE CONCEPTS OF ACT
Acceptance: Combat Experiential Avoidance
Defusion: Break Down Thoughts as Barriers
Self-As-Context: Aid Clients in Distancing Themselves from Their Thoughts
Contact with the Present Moment: Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Worry about the Past & Future
Values: Guide Clients in Identifying & Clarifying What Matters
Committed Action: Establish Values-Consistent Patterns of Behavior
ACT in Action: Utilize ACT with Specific Clinical Populations
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