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5 Misconceptions about Grief

Grief is a journey that we all must undertake. Loss is a universal experience of the fullness of life. However, it is a journey for which we have no map and no GPS to know precisely the way

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I’m Still Here.

I am sad.  I dressed in bright clothing.  I’m engaging in conversation.  I have a smile on my face.  I am sad.  I accepted the invite to your party.  I had drinks with you last week.  I texted

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5 Ways Therapy Changes your Daily Life

Therapy is a great way to improve the quality of your relationships, friendships and work. Here are a few ways therapy can help make a difference: 1) Your mind is clearer. Do you ever get trapped in a

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Glory

To the people in the back who don’t get enough sun. To the people in the front who fake their fun. Just know I see you in all your glory. I’ve peeped through the blinds and saw you

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Acacia Westwood Open House

On Friday, December 7th, Acacia Westwood was officially welcomed to the community with an Open House event at our brand new building in Westwood Village. We brought together our staff, providers, therapists from UCLA, providers in the Westwood area, and Acacia

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Learning to Live Vibrantly

I had my first anxiety attack when I was nine years old. I still remember the tears falling down my cheeks as my third-grade teacher tried to calm me down so I could take the state standardized test

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A Stranger’s Depression

Somewhere in a California university, whose blood nearly always runs progressive, I sat in a bioethics lecture dumbfounded. One of my cohorts had just suggested, as an assessment of a case study, that depression overrides a persons’ right

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Acacia Minneapolis Open House

The Minneapolis office of Acacia Counseling and Wellness hosted an open house on September 27th from 5-7pm. It an amazing opportunity for prospective clients and therapists who refer people to Acacia to see the office and participate in

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5 Myths About Mental Health that Need to Go

1. People with mental illnesses are “crazy” If you’ve ever had a conversation with someone about mental illnesses, you’ve probably heard the word “crazy” thrown around like it’s an all-encompassing descriptor for people struggling with their mental health.

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