Associate Therapist (She/Her)
I view clients as the experts in their own lives, and my goal is to create a warm, safe, and supportive partnership. I support people experiencing trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and life transitions. As someone raised in Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya, moving to the United States as a young adult, I am interested in supporting people processing cross-cultural transition, religion and spirituality, and cultural identity.
I hold a dual degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Drexel University. There, I largely focused on intergenerational trauma, particularly in refugee and immigrant families, and the impact of communal trauma and survivor’s guilt. I have experience in variety of settings, such as hospitals, schools, and community centers, working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing life crises, trauma, and mental health challenges.
I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach drawing from art therapy, narrative, humanistic-existential, and CBT perspectives. I believe in the power of creativity, embodied experiences, relational health, and storytelling as a means of healing. I also believe that personal wellness cannot be separated from societal wellness, and that our experiences must be processed in the context of systemic factors.
If you believe I would be a good fit for you, please reach out and I look forward to working together!
My therapeutic approaches are:
- Art Therapy
- Humanistic/ Person Centered
- Trauma Focused
- Strength Based
- Multicultural/ Feminist
- PESI Telehealth Certification
- Working toward LPC and ATR-BC
- Acacia is currently working under the direct supervision of Dr. Christina Wohleber, Licensed Psychologist, to increase her areas of expertise in treatment for complex trauma, mood disorders, and working with the LGBTQ+ population among other skills.