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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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Acacia Spotlight: Michelle LeBeau, LCSW

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. July’s clinician is Michelle LeBeau, LCSW. Michelle LeBeau, originally from Manhattan Beach, California, is a clinician in the Acacia Isla Vista

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Acacia Spotlight: Mental Health Advocates

I feel like sh*t today. It’s the I feel like hopping on a bus and riding it far far away from anyone I know and love so that I can lie in a deep dark hole in the middle of nowhere to avoid facing or talking to or existing around anyone I know or love kind of sh*t today.

Acacia in the Community
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Careers in Mental Health Night

On Monday, April 15th, Acacia Isla Vista hosted our annual “Careers in Mental Health Night” in collaboration with UCSB’s Career Services. The night consisted of four interactive workshops that focused on mental health stigma, career pathways, graduate school,

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Acacia ROOTS Valentine Fundraiser

Acacia Isla Vista’s Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Interns organized a Valentine’s Day carnation fundraiser that took place on Pardall in Isla Vista just outside of UC Santa Barbara’s campus. Proceeds went to ROOTS, which enables low income students the

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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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