This study aimed to determine how counseling based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and supported with motivational interviewing (MIs) affected functional recovery in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia (IDSs). A quasi-experimental design was used. The participants of this study were 87 individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia (36 in the experimental group and 51 in the control group). The experimental group received counseling based on ACT and supported with MIs. The data were collected between September 2018 and May 2019 using a Descriptive Information Form and the Functional Remission of General Schizophrenia Scale (FROGS). The participants in the experimental group were given a group counseling program of eight sessions at community mental health centers in downtown Malatya, Turkey. The results revealed a statistically significant difference in the mean scores on FROGS between those in the IDS experimental group and those in the control group. The scores increased on both groups.