Mackenzie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and enjoys working with a variety of clients and presenting problems, she has experience with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples. She is skilled at finding the best methods and interventions that meet her clients’ needs because everyone is different and it is important to find a good fit. Mackenzie addresses issues from a systemic lens, which is working to understand relationship patterns and dynamics above the individual level that may influence the problem. She works to help support not just the individual, but the whole family/system and believes collaboration is crucial with helping make progress.
She provides services pertaining to relational distress, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions/stress, gender identity/sexuality issues, and self-esteem. Specifically, with children, she has tools to work with emotional regulation and expression, anger, and distress tolerance. With children and teens, Mackenzie works to empower families and parents to adopt these skills and continuously work on them within and outside of therapy. With adults and couples, she assists them by understanding and advancing relationships dynamics, life stressors, addressing negative interaction behaviors, and creating tools for healthy communication and advanced intimacy.
Mackenzie utilizes Narrative, Emotional-Focused Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and play/experiential therapy to help her clients achieve their goals. She is specially trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Mackenzie earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, IN. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minored in Child and Family Development and Communications from Missouri State University.
Mackenzie is a caring and compassionate and believes therapy is about self-awareness, personal growth, and creating a supportive environment for change. Mackenzie is very driven to maintain her own self-care and influences clients to do the same. When she is out of the office she enjoys bike riding, hiking, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family.