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How to Improve Your Mental Health Using Creative Writing

Taking care of our mental health is equally as important as taking care of our physical health. While there are numerous recommendations and methods for reducing stress, lowering anxiety, and staying mentally healthy, not so many people understand

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Silencing the Stigma: College Students Speak Up

More people than ever are seeking mental health treatment. However, the negative stigma around mental health care remains prevalent. The devaluation of dialogue surrounding certain topics may discourage people from seeking social & professional support.  To encourage open

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Acacia Spotlight: Abby Hansen, LPCC

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. March’s clinician is Abby Hansen, LPCC. This down-to-earth Minneapolis native planted her roots at Acacia in May of 2019. Her mindful

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Finding Order in My Disorder: #NEDAwareness Week 2020

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 24- March 1 2020. The theme “Come as You Are: Hindsight is 2020” invites eating disorder survivors to reflect on experiences and to celebrate positive steps taken. The NEDA community is

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The Lazy Yogini’s Guide to Morning Meditation

What’s your first thought when the sound of your alarm goes off in the morning? Mine is “not already!” During my college years, I’d drowsily hit the snooze button desperately hoping for a few more moments of blissful

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Expert Tips for Practicing Self-Care at Home

This article was originally written for and published by Redfin. Self-care – it’s something we often overlook during the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. However, in order to nurture the health of our mind, body, and

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Acacia Spotlight: Dean Khambatta, AMFT

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. February’s clinician is Dean Khambatta, AMFT. Dean joined Acacia’s Santa Cruz team in October 2019. The Oakland native studied at UC

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2020 Wellness Resolutions

A new year is an opportunity to reassess & work towards new goals, but it’s also an opportunity to put your wellness first! Check out our Acacia team’s wellness resolutions for 2020! Acacia Davis Allison: In 2020, I

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Acacia Spotlight: Angie Carman, LMFT

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. January’s clinician is Angie Carman, LMFT. This Oahu, Hawaii native joined Acacia’s team when our Irvine location opened September of 2019.

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Acacia Spotlight: Micah Caldwell, LPCC

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. January’s clinician is Micah Caldwell, LPCC. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin native joined Acacia when our La Jolla office opened in January 2019.

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Acacia Spotlight: Sheena Edmonds, LMFT

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. November’s clinician is Sheena Edmonds, LMFT. Sheena is a La Verne, CA native who also claims Miami after spending time there

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Acacia Spotlight: Solomon Ndungu, LMFT

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. October’s clinician is Solomon Ndungu, LMFT. Although once a Bostonian, and apparently a New England Patriots fan, Solomon was born and

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