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Mental Health
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9 Myths About Therapy

Therapy can be an affirming and enriching process, but if you have never visited a mental health provider before, it might seem intimidating. There is sadly a lack of mental health knowledge and awareness in society and this

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8 Ways Writing Can Improve Your Mental Health

When you look at it from another perspective, the writing process is magical. It allows us to materialize our thoughts and share them with other people. It’s a way of communication where you have all the time in

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How to Maintain Your Mental Health While Working From Home

During the lockdown, most of us take care of our physical health first, forgetting about the equally important mental wellbeing. We remind ourselves to wash our hands, yet we forget about a number of other factors. Taking care

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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,

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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

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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

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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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