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Engage in Our Community

We believe community is important to your growth. At Acacia, we want clients to know that they have a virtual community and space if they need it. Check out our blog, listen to our podcast, and get some helpful app suggestions. 

Contact marketing@acaciacw.com to learn more about writing for the blog, to offer a resource, or collaborate with our mission!

Read Our Blog

These stories are from people just like you.

Tune Into Our Podcast

Acacia has a podcast hosted by Maddie Coulter, a therapist on the Acacia Minneapolis team! 

The podcast is a user’s guide to mental health, exploring topics of mental illness, personal experiences, and professional takes from Acacia providers. If you need to process the meaning of shame, learn some mindfulness techniques, or explore intersectionality – this could be the podcast for you!

Join us at SincerelyNotOkay.Podbean.com, Spotify, or on iTunes!

Helpful Apps

These are apps we find to be the best of the best, covering some of the practices we support.

Calm

For Anxiety & Stress. Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy, and peace to your daily life.

Liberate Meditation

For Meditation. Meditation app by and for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Community.

Insight Timer

For Meditation. Offers courses on how to meditate, a meditation timer (for those who prefer unguided meditations), and more than 15,000 guided meditations (including for sleep) with teachers.

Breathe2Relax

For Anxiety & Stress. A relaxation app that trains you on diaphragmatic breathing, a technique that has proven benefits for your overall mental health.

Daylio

For Mood Tracking. Daylio enables you to keep a private diary and capture your day without to type a single line.

Happify

For Depression. Designed to help you “overcome stress and negative thoughts,” and “build resilience".

Simple Habit

For Anxiety & Stress. Simple Habit is a 5-minute meditation app designed to help busy people stress less, achieve more, and live better.

Fabulous

Wellness. Fabulous is a science-based app that will help you build healthy ritual into your life, just like an elite athlete.

View Ranger

For Hiking/Outdoors. Discover thousands of inspiring trail guides, download offline topo maps, and navigate with confidence on your next hike, bike, ride, backpacking trip, or outdoor adventure.

Headspace

For Meditation. In just a few minutes a day, you'll learn how to train your mind and body for a healthier, happier life with guided meditation sessions.

Down Dog

For Yoga & Wellness. The Down Dog App provides a studio-like yoga experience in the comfort of your own home.

Habitbull

For Habit Tracking. Whether you’re trying to break a caffeine habit or are trying to establish new, healthy patterns like exercising or meditating, this will help you track it.

Recovery Record

For Eating Disorders. The smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders.

Sleep Cycle

Wellness. Let your phone analyze your sleep and wake you up in the lightest sleep phase - helping you wake up feeling rested and more energized.

Productive

For Habit Tracking. Helps you to set goals and routines and track your progress.

Articles & Resources

Mental Help

Self-Help Brochures

Empathy vs Sympathy

 

General Mental Health Related Podcasts

TED Radio Hour

Therapy For Black Girls

 

General Mental Health Related Books

True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Book Of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Milk & Honey by Rapi Kaur

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Common Questions

How private is therapy?

State law protects the confidentiality of communications between a client and a therapist.

There are notable exceptions:

  • Mandated reporting for suspected Child/Elderly Abuse
  • Serious threat of physical violence toward others
  • Serious threat of danger toward self
  • Court order
  • Information requested by FBI
  • A client signing a Release of Information (ROI) to coordinate care between providers or outside parties

What is therapy like?

Therapy can vary greatly depending on the individual and the goals of the clinician and the client. Generally, a therapist will want to discuss the events that lead the client to seek therapy in the first place and move on to resolving more specific goals. Commonly, sessions will be scheduled weekly and will last around an hour.

Therapy can be focused on a brief issue or can last long term – addressing overarching personal issues and working on emotional growth. On occasion, a therapist might suggest books, activities, or keeping track of events in your life.

For therapy to be effective, you must actively participate in and out of your sessions.

How can I pay if I don't have insurance?

Fret not, there are several options!

  • Our out of pocket fee is $150 for individual therapy and $200 for psychiatry.
  • Group therapy is a great option for low cost and effective care.
  • Acacia Reach, our video therapy service, offers sessions as low as $65!
  • Apply for our student therapy fund, Acacia Roots, which helps low-income students afford the mental health care they need.

Do I have to be a college student to come to Acacia?

Good news, you do not have to be a college student to start therapy at Acacia!

Yes, we are close to college campuses, as that is our mission – to serve and engage the college community, which can include you!

Why do I need a referral?

For college students in the University of California system (UCSB, UCSD, etc.), there is sometimes a requirement to have the on-campus counseling services provide a referral for insurance to be billed.

If you plan to use your university’s insurance (UCSHIP), you will need to make sure to have a referral before you start services to avoid paying for insurance costs – as all costs are a client’s responsibility.

 

With the proper referral on file at Acacia, you are only responsible for copays

What is secondary insurance and why is it important to send to Acacia?

Secondary insurance refers to an insurance plan (for UC students, “UCSHIP”) that is essentially trumped by any Primary insurance plan you may be on as well. This is common for those on a parent’s or spouse’s plan.

If we are unaware of a primary insurance plan prior to sessions, your coverage may be blocked by the primary insurance company. When this happens, your balance at Acacia will rise.

 

If you have a primary insurance that requires that you notify them before using another insurance plan, you can call the customer phone line to “coordinate your benefits with Acacia”.

What if I don't click with my provider?

We strive to provide you with the best fit!

Before we schedule you, we take the initial information you have given us and matched you with providers with experience working in the areas you’re hoping to explore.

It’s important that if something in therapy isn’t quite working for you, as it will inform the provider of where they can adjust. If you believe it’s not changing, speak with your office’s front desk team and they can find a better match!

What is your cancellation policy?

Once an appointment is set, you need to provide us with 24+ hours notice to cancel without a cancellation fee.

You can read more about the policy on our Appointments Page.

Will you read my mind?

Kind of. We will try to help you figure out more about yourself than you might already know.

Will you tell me my future?

No. But if you figure out a way to do this, please let us know as soon as you can.