Finding Order in My Disorder: #NEDAwareness Week 2020

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 24- March 1 2020. The theme “Come as You Are: Hindsight is 2020” invites eating disorder survivors to reflect on experiences and to celebrate positive steps taken. The NEDA community is… Read More

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,… Read More

Grieving While Depressed

I am here to tell you that depression really, really sucks. I’m sure you know this but hey, I felt I should just lay all my cards on the table. On a decent day, I wake up, after… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More


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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More