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Telehealth Client

What We Offer

Therapy

We provide individual and couples therapy. Our providers are licensed professionals and are passionate about serving you.

Learn about session cost in our FAQ below.

Psychiatry

We provide individual medication management. Our psychiatry team will work with you to find the right solution for your mental health needs.

Learn about session cost in our FAQ below.

How It Works

request an appointment

You will spend 10-15 filling our HIPAA secure Appointment Request Form. We will need to obtain demographic and insurance information, and also learn what you are looking for in a potential therapist.

Ready?

Click the link below and begin your first step of the journey!

Request

collaborate

You will be contacted by one of our Telehealth schedulers with our available options within 24 hours. You'll get to decide if you want to start with therapy, psychiatry, or both! We also check insurance!

your community awaits

Once you've completed the Appointment Request, we will follow up with you with tailored options. In the meantime, connect with our community!

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Grow with us

Once you have your appointments set your Telehealth team will send you a link to start your sessions! You'll be able to text, email, or call for cancellations and reschedules.

For clients

Do you need to fill out intake forms or sign in to your client portal for payments? Click the button below.

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"I've never connected with a therapist as quickly as I did with my Acacia Telehealth therapist. They immediately understood what I was struggling with, what my goals are, and how to bridge the gap after just our first time meeting."
Current Telehealth Client
Acacia Counseling and Wellness

Our Provider team

Acacia providers have experience working with diverse clients in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, attention difficulties, eating/body image concerns, identity exploration, trauma, and substance use issues.

Availability and matching will be discussed with our Telehealth team! 

Joe Navarro, LMFT

Joe Navarro

California Therapist | LMFT
RCheang Acacia image - Romana Cheang

Romana Cheang

California Therapist | LMFT
Acacia Marketing Pic - Melissa Hansen

Dr. Melissa Hansen

California Psychologist | PsyD
aaron pic - Aa Ron

Aaron Nordrum

Minnesota Therapist | LMFT
Tracy Ballardo, PsyD

Dr. Tracy Ballardo

California Psychologist | PsyD
IMG_3975 - Ami Patel

Ami Patel

California Therapist | LMFT
Jodi Tescher, LICSW

Jodi Tescher

Minnesota Therapist | LICSW
James Green, LMFT

James Green

California Therapist | LMFT
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Dr. Deborah Steinberg

California Psychiatrist | MD
Pa Tou Vue, LPCC

Pa Tou Vue

Minnesota Therapist | LPCC
Dr. Penelope Russell, PhD

Dr. Penelope Russell

California Psychologist | PhD
Stacy Elliot, LMFT

Stacy Elliot

California Therapist | LMFT
Rachelle Lisogurski, Ph.D., L.P.

Dr. Rachelle Lisogurski

Minnesota Psychologist | PhD
Amy Thompson, NP

Amy Thomson

CA Nurse Practitioner | NP
Marni Muenzer bio pic - Marni Muenzer

Marni Muenzer

California Therapist | LMFT
Bryan Ellingson, LICSW

Bryan Ellingson

Minnesota Therapist | LICSW
Joe Navarro, LMFT

Joe Navarro

California Therapist | LMFT
RCheang Acacia image - Romana Cheang

Romana Cheang

California Therapist | LMFT
Bryan Ellingson, LICSW

Bryan Ellingson

Minnesota Therapist | LICSW
Tracy Ballardo, PsyD

Dr. Tracy Ballardo

California Psychologist | PsyD
IMG_3975 - Ami Patel

Ami Patel

California Therapist | LMFT
aaron pic - Aa Ron

Aaron Nordrum

California Therapist | LMFT
James Green, LMFT

James Green

California Therapist | LMFT
Andrew Smyth, LMFT

Andrew Smyth

California Therapist | LMFT
Pa Tou Vue, LPCC

Pa Tou Vue

Minnesota Therapist | LPCC
Dr. Penelope Russell, PhD

Dr. Penelope Russell

California Psychologist | PhD
4DE7A0FB-62DB-4498-BEB3-170690FD73CE_1_201_a - Deborah Steinberg

Dr. Deborah Steinberg

California Psychiatrist | MD
Jodi Tescher, LICSW

Jodi Tescher

Minnesota Therapist | LICSW
Amy Thompson, NP

Amy Thomson

CA Nurse Practitioner | NP
Stacy Elliot, LMFT

Stacy Elliot

California Therapist | LMFT
Rachelle Lisogurski, Ph.D., L.P.

Dr. Rachelle Lisogurski

Minnesota Psychologist | PhD
Marni Muenzer bio pic - Marni Muenzer

Marni Muenzer

California Therapist | LMFT
Acacia Marketing Pic - Melissa Hansen

Dr. Melissa Hansen

California Psychologist | PsyD

Getting started with our Appointment Request Form is an important first step to discussing provider availability.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers regarding our services

Good news, you do not have to be a college student or from one of our partnered universities to start therapy at Acacia! You are required to be at least 18 years old, however.

We specialize in the college experience and what happens in or around this time. Our mission – to serve and engage the college community, which can include you as a student, faculty member, recent graduate, nontraditional student, and those thinking about attending college.

Covered Costs

  • Insurance / Varies*
  • Missed Therapy Visit Fee / $50
  • Missed Psychiatry Visit Fee / $100

*All services are billable to insurance. It’s your responsibility to provide us with updated insurance information in a timely manner.

Out of Pocket Costs

  • Individual Therapy / $65-$150
  • Couples Therapy / $65-$150
  • Medication Management/Psychiatry / $300
  • Missed Therapy Visit Fee / $50
  • Missed Psychiatry Visit Fee / $100

Fret not, there are several options!

  • Our out-of-pocket and out-of-network fee is $150 for individual therapy and $250-$300 for psychiatry (these rates are specific to offices and the type of appointment, please check with your front desk before confirming appointments).
  • Group therapy is a great option for low-cost and effective care.
  • Acacia telehealth offers sessions as low as $65 (depending on financial status)! There are other sliding scale options for therapy and psychiatry.
  • Apply for our student therapy fund, Acacia Roots, which helps low-income students afford the mental health care they need.

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. This is not necessarily case in your California or Minnesota university.

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.

Please note, you are required to provide us with notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in late cancellation or missed appointment fee charge ($50/therapy session and $100/psychiatry session). You can call, text, or email your Telehealth team to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

With Acacia Telehealth we want to take measures to make sure you are safe and in a space that will provide the best possible therapeutic experience. We require that all clients are in a private and addressable space during sessions (our providers will verify your location for your safety).

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

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, will last around an hour, and be ongoing for however long you and your therapist feel you need. Medication management can be once a month or more, depending on your care needs.

Therapy can be focused on a brief issue or can last long term (it’s not uncommon and completely normal to have a therapist for years) – 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.

JOE NAVARRO|#LMFT38651

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Trauma, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Divorce, Parenting, Co-Parenting, Intimate Partner Violence, Child Maltreatment

therapeutic orientation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy

about me

Throughout my many years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been committed to providing the highest level of professional and compassionate care when serving individuals, couples, and families during their most difficult life challenges. I tailor my approach to therapy based on the unique needs of each person or family I get the privilege to help. My therapeutic style is Integrative or Eclectic, drawing from approaches of Humanistic Psychology, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.

My mission is to help you gain healthy balance so you may enjoy positive relationships, fulfill your life’s purpose and achieve your highest potential. I work with clients from a strength based focus while providing a safe, non-judgmental environment to learn and grow.

ROMANA CHEANG
SHE/HER/HERS | #LMFT105883

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Burnout, Asian & Asian American Mental Health, Child/Adolescent issues, Adjustment & Phase of Life issues, Immigrant issues, Communication, Relationship issues.
Additional Languages: Cantonese

therapeutic orientation

Person-Centered, Strength-based, Emotionally-Focused, Cognitive-behavioral Therapy

about me

Aloha! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. I was raised in Oahu, Hawaii and had been living in Southern California for the past 10 years. I completed a M.S. in Counseling from Loma Linda University and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Hawaii. With spare time, I enjoy film photography and print making. I’m someone who is willing to dirty a new pair of sneakers for that everlasting shot. I’m attracted to the colors Blue & Green because they represent an endless sky, the deep blue ocean and a sunlit meadow.

I would describe my therapy style as strength-based, collaborative, and explaining things with countless metaphors. Working together, I want to spend more time getting to know you as a person and uncover “tangled up” things in life. In addition, assist you in gaining insight and learning coping/calming strategies so you can live a more exciting, fulfilling life.

I was taught that we each carry an “invisible backpack” filled with hardships and personal trauma incurred in life. These growing difficulties results in a heavier and heavier backpack that becomes unbearable one day. My role as your therapist is to help “unpack and detangle” so you can rest those shoulders and train your mental muscles. Sometimes life doesn’t get easier and so we will strengthen our emotional endurance. And your adventure continues.

DR. MELISSA HANSEN
SHE/HER/HERS | #PSY30123

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

LGBTQIA+, Couples, Relationship Issues, Trauma

therapeutic orientation

CBT, CPT, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, Exposure Response Prevention

about me

Hey there! You’re here! Congrats and welcome! An important aspect of taking care of yourself includes attending to your mental health and overall well-being, so I very much commend you for finding your way to therapy. It takes courage and it is my mission to do everything in my power to help you feel like reaching out was a great decision.

I’m Dr. Melissa Hansen and I am thrilled to be part of the Acacia team. Working with young adults is pretty much the best thing ever. As young adults, you are navigating new environments, new relationships, new roles and new responsibilities. There are shifts in social support, academic pressures, and sometimes questions of identity and values. You are navigating A LOT, but here’s the beauty of it all - our greatest growth often occurs as a result of the most challenging of times and it is an absolute honor for me to walk the path with you as you navigate the challenges and celebrate the triumphs.

I found my way to the field of psychology after embarking on my own journey in therapy as a young adult and benefiting from it in more ways than I ever could have imagined. After I experienced how beneficial therapy could be firsthand, I knew that I wanted to spend my days providing others with the same warmth and guidance I received when I needed it most. Each class, each training, and each client since I began this journey has only strengthened my passion as a psychologist.

I am authentic, dedicated, occasionally funny, and always caring and deeply accepting. I will meet you with warmth and openness. I will do everything in my power to create a safe, welcoming space that allows you to feel like you can be your authentic self. I won’t pretend to know something if I don’t, but I will be open and interested to find the answers. I care about seeing and understanding the world and YOU as you do. I will be your ally, your sounding board, your guide, your teammate, and the person who reminds you that while it helps to have an objective view and additional insight, you know yourself best.

As a therapist, my approach to therapy is somewhat eclectic, always evolving, and based on what is best suited to your needs and goals. In the most general sense, I am both action and insight oriented, maintaining a cognitive-behavioral approach with mindfulness-based interventions. I will work hard with you to become more consciously aware of the patterns that have kept you stuck and/or struggling in different areas of your life and help you to set and work towards your goals. My ultimate goal is to help you to gain valuable insights and learn skills and strategies that will empower you to make new choices every day that are right for you.

During my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients and issues in various settings such as private practice, the San Diego LGBT Community Center, rehabilitation and crisis centers as well as a mental health hospital. All of these opportunities blessed me with invaluable knowledge, skills, perspective, and passion to treat individuals and couples struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship issues, issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and adjustment disorders that often present with significant life changes.

Having grown up in Colorado, I’m pretty much part mountain goat and my love of nature and being active reflects this. If I could only hike in one area for the rest of my life, I’d probably pick the Pacific Northwest, but other top hikes so far include Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland and The Narrows in Zion National Park. I can also be found spending way too much time at dog parks with friends and my two dogs or sharing ice cream with my cat.

AARON NORDRUM
HE/HIM/HIS | #LMFT4059

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Anxiety, Behavioral issues, Career counseling, Depression, Coping skills, Divorce, Drug abuse, Dual diagnosis, Alcohol use, LGTQIA+, Life coaching, Peer relationships, Racial identity, Relationship issues, Self-esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Weight loss

therapeutic orientation

Acceptance and commitment, Attachment-based, Coaching, Compassion focused, Culturally sensitive, Emotionally focused, Experiential therapy, Family/marital, Family systems, Mindfulness-based, Motivational interviewing, Solution focused brief therapy, Strength based, Structural family therapy

about me

Hi, my name is Aaron Nordrum and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Community Psychology and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In my down time I love spending time outside with my fiance and our two boys. We have a passion for being on Rainy Lake and often spend our weekends at the beach or out paddle boarding. We also have three big dogs that we love taking on adventures. A few other personal hobbies I have are slacklining, boxing, disc golfing, and I love movies. I have a strong belief that our experiences and relationships shape our life view and work to help clients identify and create their own happiness.

Dr. Tracy Ballardo
SHE/HER/HERS|#PSY31448

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Eating Disorders for adolescents & young adults, Social anxiety, Academic Stress, Identity exploration, Career/academic ambivalence, Grief/loss, Depression, & Anxiety

therapeutic orientation

Psychodynamic, Play Therapy, Creative Arts Interventions, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

about me

My doctorate is in Clinical-Community Psychology and I possess two master degrees in Psychology. I am certified in suicide prevention counseling. I am a member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), Association for Play Therapy (APT), and teach several college Psychology courses.

My theoretical orientation is Psychodynamic. I enjoy helping others explore their identity and to accept all parts of themselves by acknowledging how past experiences may influence the way they think, feel, and behave. I have a direct and compassionate style of working with individuals and believe honoring one's intuition is the key to healing- whether that be through play therapy, creative art interventions, or talk therapy. I also incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist individuals with building coping skills to increase emotion regulation and decrease symptoms of depression and/or anxiety that may be contributing to academic stress, social anxiety, poor self-esteem and/or relationship conflict.​

On my down time, I really enjoy creative activities like painting, creative writing, or crafting projects involving photographs, collages, stickers, and washi tape. I love seeing how different objects lying around the house come together to create a beautiful art piece. For example, I save the bright colored foil of the vanilla covered fortune cookies from Panda Inn for crafting.

I also love traveling and want to visit all the different Disney theme parks around the world. I have been to the six various Disney parks in Florida and California. Being native to California, I must say that the original Disneyland remains my favorite park thus far. I can’t wait to travel to the others!

AMI PATEL
#LMFT99802

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

therapeutic orientation

Attachment Based, CBT, DBT, Eclectic, Mindfulness-Based, Multicultural, Person Centerd, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused

about me

I have success in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress. My clients often appreciate how we create a safe space where they can easily share their life experiences. Clients typically enjoy learning and developing practical tools for living a better life. I get to know my clients in order to build a deeper connection so that we can take a look at the tools you currently use, and collectively figure out the ones that work for you, as well as those that may need to be updated. Together, we will identify patterns throughout your life and come to a place where you feel stronger, and capable of significant change.

If you feel that you are ready to take charge of your life, and create a new path that invites in strength, tranquility, pleasure...whatever it is you may be looking for, I'm here to support you through this journey.

Throughout my 10+ years in the field, I’ve been able to work with at risk youth, adolescents and older adults. I’ve found passion in being able to help others heal through trauma and be able to find a positive outlet, or tools to manage these stressors.

I am originally from the east coast but have been a California native for over 10 years now. I love it here! I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2010. During my free time I enjoy cooking, outdoor activities, trying new restaurants, traveling, and relaxing with my dog.

JODI TESCHER
SHE/HER/HERS | #LICSW11336

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

ASD, Grief, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping skills, School issues, and Chronic illness

therapeutic orientation

CBT, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Focused and Play Therapy​

about me

Hello! I’m happy to introduce myself as a Therapist with Acacia Telehealth in MN. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MN. I am originally from the Northern Plains, and have lived in the North Country most of my life.

I have over a decade of experience providing clinical services to diverse individuals with a wide range of concerns. I have had experience working in telehealth, and feel it is a research based, proven method of treatment. I have worked as an adjunct and supervised students which has given me an understanding of university systems. My approach is collaborative, working with clients to determine treatment goals, and ways to measure progress to those goals. Finding new ways to process, and cope with experiences when we feel stuck becomes vital to all throughout our life.

To help me cope, I enjoy mindfully doing many things. A perfect day would be hiking to a chocolate/book and record store through a beautiful garden, laughing with friends. Also drinking coffee of course. 😊

JAMES GREEN
They/Them/Theirs | #LMFT120671

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Queer, Trans, Non-Binary Mental Health; Black Mental Health; Latinx Mental Health; Poly Relationships; Racism and Trauma; Interpersonal Violence and Trauma; Child Abuse; Sexual Abuse; Anxiety; Depression; Family Conflict; School Issues; Stress; Relationships Issues; Teen Violence; Suicidal Ideation

therapeutic orientation

Person-Centered; Multicultural; Trauma-Focused/Informed; Attachment-Based; Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT); Family Systems

about me

Hello! My name is James, and I'm happy to be able to share space with you. I am a Black, Mexican, Queer (they/them) therapist born and raised in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles County, California. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I earned a B.A. in Sociology; Law and Society and a M.S. in School-Based Family Counseling from Cal State Los Angeles.

My work as a therapist is tied to my identity, as I've wanted to be a person who helped create safe spaces for people, especially queer and trans people of color, to find support. As your therapist, co-creating safety is key to beginning our relationship. From there, you and I will explore the reasons you came in to therapy, and the ways that I can be a support in reaching your goals- whether your goals are to overcome school stress, or to simply have a therapeutic space where your hurt and pain are valid. I use a trauma-informed approach, and the work in the session is tied to our counseling relationship.

Most of my work has been in schools, so I definitely know the ways mental health can impact your academics. With some guidance, you and I can figure out ways to manage what's in your life. I don't have "the answers" or the "perfect advice," but I'm confident that I can co-create space so that we can find those answers together. In my free-time, I'm curling up with a blanket and reading about fictional monsters (think, Ghosts, and Werewolves, and Zombies) and non-fictional monsters (think, racist politicians who defund schools in communities of color), watching WAY too much tv, or going for some jogs by the water.

Dr. DEBORAH STEINBERG
SHE/HER/HERS |#G88881

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Adoption, child and adolescent psychiatry, chronic illness, depression, medication management, OCD, parenting, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, holistic/integrative psychiatry
Additional Languages: Spanish

therapeutic orientation

Mindfulness based approaches, culturally sensitive, psychodynamic, and integrative.

about me

am thrilled to be part of the Acacia team! I have a holistic approach to evaluating and treating my clients. I take the time to get to know you, understand the context of your life, explore your history, and carefully formulate a treatment plan with you. I have pursued training in integrative medicine and mindfulness-based therapies, in addition to more traditional approaches to treatment. I offer a variety of modalities including pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and complementary/lifestyle approaches to psychiatric treatment.

My training includes a residency in general psychiatry, fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, and a full internal medicine residency so I am especially attuned to the connection between mind and body.

I look forward to working with you!

Pa Tou Vue
SHE/HER/HERS |#LPCC2479

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Racial Identity, Stress Management/Coping, Women's Issues, Parenting
Additional Languages: Hmong

therapeutic orientation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Attachment Based, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused

about me

I feel passionate about supporting my clients in their efforts to affect change in their lives. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to process and work through their struggles, recognize and build on strengths.

As a first generation Hmong American woman, I am conscious of my privileges as well the challenges that are present for those who experience and live with different minority identities. The focus of my work is to accompany my clients in their journey towards healing and empowerment, recognizing that each individual's path is different.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees at UW-Madison. The focus of my studies included Asian Americans, Women, History and Psychology. I enjoy spending time with my 2 sons, taking walks, hiking, playing ultimate Frisbee and playing board games with friends.

Penny RUSSELL
SHE/HER/HERS | #PSY23737

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Anxiety, Child/Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD

therapeutic orientation

Attachment-based, Forensic Psychology, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused

about me

Hello! I am very excited to be joining Acacia as they are providing a much-needed service and are doing so in a way that truly values the individuality of both the clients and the therapists. I initially discovered Acacia when I was looking for new career opportunities and again when searching for counseling services for a specialized student population at UC Berkeley.

I received my B.A. from UCSB and my M.A. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. I did my internship at Mills College in Oakland and worked for the County of Alameda for over 25 years. I have worked with all age groups and people of various cultural backgrounds in several different settings.

I feel grateful to be in this profession and it is always an honor to have people share their experiences and challenges with me. I meet each client where they are and work collaboratively to discover what kinds of supports and interventions work best for them.

Outside of work, I love reading, music, walking/hiking, and yoga. In non-Covid times, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family and traveling.

Stacy V. Elliot
SHE/HER/HERS | #LMFT51666

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

ADHD, Anxiety, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Substance Use, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, School Issues, LGBTQIA+

therapeutic orientation

Attachment-based, Clinical Supervision, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Somatic, Relational, Play Therapy, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused

about me

I offer a safe, warm and clear environment where sensitive issues can be explored and tangible tools implemented for making positive changes. Maybe you are experiencing challenges in relationships at home, work or school. Maybe you suffer from depression, anxiety, stress or you have yet to tap into what your heart truly desires with a sense of purpose and passion. I will help you discover new resources within yourself so you are empowered to live with more vitality and satisfaction in life.

I believe change happens in the present moment. My approach incorporates the whole person, not just your thinking but how you experience your challenges and issues and organize your body-mind in relationship to them. I offer many body-centered tools as well as art interventions, play therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and coping skill-building. My approach is strengths-based and client-centered from a psychodynamic background. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been practicing therapy with adolescents, teens, and young adults for 13+ years.

Outside of work, I enjoy camping, hiking, travel, dance, knitting, and watching movies.

DR. Rachelle L. Lisogurski
SHE/HER/HERS | #LP2596

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Depression, anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, social phobia, academic problems.
Additional Languages: Spanish

therapeutic orientation

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches, especially Adlerian therapy, which is a brief, psychoeducational approach that is both humanistic and goal-oriented. It emphasizes the individual’s strivings for success, connectedness with others, and contributions to society. It focuses on the patient’s feelings of anxiety and examines that person’s sense of belonging. I am bilingual (English/Spanish), and as a result of my rich multicultural background and experience working with diverse socioeconomic groups, I am able to quickly build rapport and trust with my patients. My passion is to work with college students and help them succeed.

about me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Minnesota and hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. I have worked with patients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, couples therapy and relationship issues, family problems, grief and loss, panic disorder and agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem issues, social phobia, women’s issues, work stress, and issues related to college students. When I am not working, I enjoy practicing Spring Forest Qigong, which is based on the simple yet profound understanding that everything in the universe is energy.

AMY C THOMSON
SHE/HER/HERS | #PMHNP17011

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Medication Management

therapeutic orientation

Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused

about me

Hello and welcome to Acacia.

I am a board-certified nurse practitioner in adult medicine and psychiatry, trained at the University of California, San Francisco. As an advanced practiced nurse, I provide mental health care services, including biopsychosocial assessment, diagnosis, and prescribe medication. I began working in community mental health in 1997 in San Francisco with a diverse population, moving on in 2007 to practicing community psychiatry in the Bay Area.

Utilizing a holistic approach we will develop a plan that integrates medication & supports from non pharmaceutical interventions such as mindfulness, sleep hygiene, exercise, spiritual practice, social support and psychotherapy.

My goal is more than the abatement of symptoms with evidence-based treatment but to promote healing, growth, and recovery. I listen with a sincere interest in understanding your experience and concerns. For me this way of providing care is an honor.

MARNI MUENZER
SHE/HER/HERS | #LMFT124037

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Stress, Family Conflict

therapeutic orientation

COMING SOONCognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, Gestalt, Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Eclectic

about me

Hello and welcome! My name is Marni and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I discovered passion for mental health during my undergraduate studies at UCSB, where I received my BA in Psychology. After completing my bachelors, I pursued an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University. I have experience working with individuals, children and families from diverse backgrounds. Prior to joining the Acacia team, I worked as a therapist in eating disorder treatment (both residential and outpatient). Throughout my time working with various clients, I have discovered that my skills are well suited to help young adults navigate the unique challenges that arise during college years.

My therapeutic orientation incorporates elements of DBT, CBT, mindfulness, person-centered, and family systems therapies. My approach is mindful, warm, and compassionate. I value your feedback throughout the therapeutic process and aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment. In my free time, I recharge by practicing yoga, hiking, playing board games, attending concerts (I love music!), traveling and spending time with friends and family.

BRYAN ELLINGSON
#LICSW26505

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Adolescents, adults, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Self Esteem, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Stress, and Suicidal Ideation

therapeutic orientation

My clinical training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and complex trauma. I value working with diverse clients to improve how you feel about yourself, relate to others, cope with stress, gain insight and more adaptive approaches to mental health challenges to live your authentic life.

about me

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I collaborate with clients from all walks of life. My approach as a therapist is authentic, relational, seeing the heart of a matter, and what is beyond overt language. I believe lasting change is possible through a therapeutic relationship that is safe, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and engenders openness and trust. Our work together also values your uniqueness and specific goals. The client-therapist relationship is a chance to try new ways of thinking and feeling, being heard, understood and knowing yourself in a profound, new way.

I earned my BA degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. I completed my MSW at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas, joint School of Social Work program (St. Paul, MN). My passions outside of work include travel (favorites are anywhere with mountains or Manhattan), reading, spending time with my wife and two daughters, a good cup of cold press coffee, and hanging out with our pitbull mix-Buster, and our cat, Tulip.

Andrew smyth
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Anxiety, Anger Management, Depression, Family Conflict, Relationships, Self Esteem, Trauma, Men's Issues.

therapeutic orientation

Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical, Internal Family Systems, Person-Centered, Trauma-Focused, Relational.

about me

I am grateful to join the Acacia team! As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my purpose is to establish a safe place in which to explore new paths toward greater connection, both with yourself and the world around you. I believe every individual has a similar wish at their core; to heal our relationship with our partners, parents, family, community and ultimately ourselves. My style aims to honor each individual’s intention and bravery in seeking help, and to work collaboratively together to find new ways towards self-actualization.

I was first introduced to this work in 2013 when I moved to Utah to work as an Adventure-Therapy Guide. Leading groups of adolescents and young adults through high adventure activities in some of the most beautiful places in the world proved highly effective and transformational. With this newfound passion, I returned home to California to pursue my Masters's Degree in Clinical Psychology while working for a variety of Community Organizations and Nonprofits. My focus since has been to serve my community, specializing in working with children, families and adults who have experienced various forms of trauma. I continue to facilitate nature-based therapy sessions and advocate for my clients to seek healing through getting outside and exploring.

Outside of work I enjoy spending my time in the ocean surfing, running with my dog at a nearby trail, or gardening at my house. I also have the travel bug and love good food!