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Embracing Imperfection: The ACT of Overcoming Perfectionism

September 08, 2023 Switch Research Season 1 Episode 76
Therapy Talks
Embracing Imperfection: The ACT of Overcoming Perfectionism
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Are you an overachiever, entrepreneur, or high-achieving professional? Do you often find yourself struggling with perfectionism, people-pleasing, or imposter syndrome? If so, get ready to dive deep into the world of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with our guest this week, the remarkable therapist, Dr. Samantha Rae.

In this enlightening episode, we explore how Dr. Rae's personal experiences led her to focus on helping those dealing with perfectionism and people-pleasing. Her extensive training in ACT, tailored specifically for these concerns, empowers her clients to embrace acceptance, live by their values, and build not just resilience but true well-being.


In This Episode:

  • Unravel the power of ACT in building resilience, acceptance, and a life driven by your core values, unburdened by society's expectations.
  • Explore the art of facing challenging emotions head-on, with Dr. Rae's expert guidance, using the "dropping anchor" technique.
  • Shed light on the role of cognitive distortions and rigid thought patterns in perfectionism and people-pleasing.
  • Understand why validation and normalization are pivotal in assisting individuals struggling with people-pleasing behaviors.
  • Discover that therapy isn't about eliminating all suffering but rather about improving symptoms and gaining invaluable self-insights.

Dr. Samantha Rae is a licensed psychologist in Florida who specializes in working with professionals, entrepreneurs and other high-achieving individuals dealing with perfectionism. Dr. Rae is an esteemed member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has undergone advanced training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy specifically tailored for perfectionism and people-pleasing concerns. Her impressive academic background includes a Psy.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Find Out More About Dr. Samantha Rae:
Website: https://www.drsamantharae.com
Instagram: @drsamantharae

Learn More About Switch Research:
Website: https://switchresearch.org/
Instagram: @switchresearch

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