Dr. John P. Forsyth PhD

Licensed Psychologist
John Forsyth

Licensed: Yes

License: New York #


Credentials: Diploma/Degree

Institution: West Virginia University

Institution: West Virginia University

Graduated: 1997

In practice since: 1999

John P. Forsyth, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and trainer in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness practices to alleviate human suffering, awaken the human spirit, and to nurture psychological health and vitality. His personal journey and experience, balanced with practical insights grounded in scientific evidence, offers hope to those wishing to find a path out of suffering and into wholeness.

He has written several popular ACT books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (for mental health professionals), and three self-help books for the public: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, and ACT on Life, Not on Anger, and Your Life on Purpose. He just completed the 2nd edition of The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook (available April 1 2016).

John holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a Professor of Psychology and Director the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany, SUNY in Upstate New York. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, with expertise in the use and application of ACT and mindfulness-based approaches for several forms of psychological and emotional suffering. He is also widely sought after ACT trainer and consultant and serves as a senior editor of the ACT book series with New Harbinger Publications.

John regularly gives talks and workshops to the public and professionals in the United States and abroad, and offers week-long ACT workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY, where he serves as a member of the teaching faculty.

He is known to infuse his teaching and trainings with energy, humility and compassion, and his down-to earth workshops are consistently praised for their clarity, depth and utility.

Collectively, his work has helped foster growing interest in acceptance and mindfulness in psychology, mental health, medicine, and society.

Areas of Specialty

Anger Management


Behavioral Issues


Life Coaching

Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)


Success Coaching

Trauma and PTSD


Treatment Methods

Business Coaching



Life Coaching

Meditation and Guided Visualization


Therapeutic Intervention

Books John has Published

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, 2nd edition

A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Is anxiety and fear a problem for you? Have you tried to win the war with your anxious mind and body, only to end up feeling frustrated, powerless, and stuck? If so, you’re not alone. But there is a way forward, a path into genuine happiness, and a way back into living the kind of life you so desperately want. This workbook will help you get started on this new journey today! Now in its second edition, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety offers a new approach to your anxiety, fears,