Acacia Reach is a video therapy service for college students and their surrounding communities! We offer weekly individual, couples, and psychiatry services wherever you need it. We are owned by dedicated therapists and psychologists, accept major insurances in California and Minnesota, and are accessible wherever you need us to be!

We strive to provide engaging and relatable providers, easy access to our services, and a community to connect and share your journey with. Start your therapy journey with us today! Visit acaciacw.com/reach to learn more and to request an appointment.

What is your first thought when the sound of your alarm goes off in the morning? Mine is “not already!” During my college years, I’d drowsily hit the snooze button desperately hoping for a few more moments of blissful slumber, only to repeat this unpleasant process until I HAD to get up. Thus, the “Lazy Yogini’s Guide to Morning Meditation” was born.

Check out acaciacw.com/blog for Danielle's full article!

What is sex therapy? How do you know if you need it? Hear Abby Hansen, LPCC, and Calvin Hauer, LMFT, talk about their work with sex in therapy. 

Resources and reading materials mentioned:

Charlie Glickman http://new.charlieglickman.com/blog/ 

Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski, PhD

Esther Perel https://www.estherperel.com/ 

The Smitten Kitten in Minnesota https://www.smittenkittenonline.com/ 

Soraiya Khamisa, LCSW, Director of Acacia La Jolla is taking over the Sincerely, Not Okay podcast to introduce our first ever podcast version of the Acacia Spotlight, where we highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. This September we are highlighting one of our wonderful Co-owners, Dr. Keith Higginbotham. Check out more Spotlights at acaciacw.com/blog.

What does mental health have to do with fantasy role-playing games? Acacia La Jolla's therapist Micah Caldwell (Neuro Transmissions - YouTube channel) joins us to talk about Dungeons & Dragons in a therapeutic setting and in his personal life. Hear us talk about how nerdy spaces have embraced mental health awareness, the benefits of slaying dragons with friends on a weekly basis, and how therapists are using role-playing games with clients.

Whether romantic or platonic relationships, there are things that must be addressed in order to maintain them as healthy. Rudi Lion, MFT, answers questions from Acacia Isla Vista's Mental Health Advocate interns Katie, Molly, and Yvette, as they see what it takes to start opening your eyes to the unhealthy elements of relationships and to instead start building self-worth.

"What does mental health mean to you?" Therapists and staff at Acacia Minneapolis answer this question for Mental Health Awareness Month.

We are joined by Andrea Deuring, therapist in Acacia Minneapolis, to discuss her therapeutic lens of biopsychosocial. When working with her clients, Andrea sees that all parts of the person are important to understanding and providing a base for growth.

What is intersectional identity? Therapist and Site Director of Acacia La Jolla Soraiya Khamisa talks about what it means and why it’s important to honor all of our identities in therapy. Join our conversation about discovering our own identities, finding a therapist that will work for you, and why saying someone is a “special snowflake” is actually a good thing.

Three therapists share their experiences of working with trauma in the therapy room. Listen in to a special episode of the Sincerely Not Okay Podcast, led by University of Minnesota psychology professor Dr. Kelli Howard and therapist Kelsey Sorensen, MA.

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