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The Award Goes To You

…when being yourself is enough. You deserve an award. You deserve praise. You deserve the feeling of accomplishment. You are deserving. You are incredible. You are enough. These mantras and well-wishes are all things EVERYONE deserves to hear

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Acacia Spotlight: Jess Rodriguez

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. The Month of May is Jess Rodriguez, Director of Business Services. Heading into the fifth year, Acacia seems to be growing

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Dear Middle School Bully

Dear Middle School Bully, It’s me, can you believe it? I survived the onslaught of your carefully crafted words and your whispers behind my back. I bet you didn’t think I’d survive, and why would you with the

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Acacia Spotlight: Leah Tappero, PhD

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. May’s clinician is Dr. Leah Tappero. Dr. Leah is a psychologist in the first 2019 Acacia office, La Jolla. After Soraiya

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Acacia Spotlight: Therapy Interns

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. In every hopeful student’s eye is a glimmer of the unknown. Perhaps for some, there is panic or fear, for others

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Acacia Spotlight: Marlee Dorsey, LPC

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. April’s clinician is Marlee Dorsey. Marlee Dorsey was born in Minneapolis and as of April 2019, she has been at Acacia

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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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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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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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