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Acacia Spotlight: Brayan Barron

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. July’s spotlight highlights our ‘billing wizard’ Brayan Barron, Acacia’s Insurance Manager! Having moved from Mexico when he was three years old,

Mental Health
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Psychiatry & Psychology: What’s the Difference?

I’m Dr. Stephanie Woodfin, Director of Psychiatry for Acacia Counseling and Wellness! Throughout my years as a practicing psychiatrist and dedicated provider to a wide range of patients, I’ve often come across that there is, at times, some

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Acacia Spotlight: Jonathan Truong

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. June’s spotlight highlights our very own “ray of sunshine” Jonathan Truong, Acacia’s Talent Acquisition Specialist! Hello and thank you for tuning

Mental Health
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Planning My Coming Out Party

I sat in my car a little longer than normal. Just a week ago, at the same time, I would have happily left the parking lot behind to bound upstairs and discuss that week’s revelations from therapy. But

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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

Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions – Acacia Careers and Internships

If you have questions about working at Acacia, please see below! If you are looking to become a client or are wondering about our services, please visit this page here. How do I search for open jobs at

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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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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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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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