I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and I have been providing therapeutic services for over 10 years in many different settings, including the corrections systems, child/adolescent residential homes, inpatient hospital for adults and children, community mental health and outpatient services. I have a passion for working with people from all walks of life, and love the diversity of the clientele I am able to reach with BetterHelp. What makes social work so stimulating and challenging is every individual is unique. Each story is compelling, presenting opportunities to learn and grow. In terms of therapeutic technique and strategy, one size will never fit all. A social worker must remain in the moment to capitalize on the strengths of each client. Micro level social work is often a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase their level of self-understanding and self-awareness. Social workers merely act as the guide on this captivating journey. On some level of consciousness based on client’s experience in life, I believe the client is in possession of the answers to their questions. My role will be to make those answers explicit, helping clients identify, develop, and mobilize their own resources to successfully solve problems and meet challenges. This client-centered philosophy allows me to help individual in a way I have always dreamed of. I view social work as an extension of human life and know I am blessed to work in a field that makes a difference in the lives of individuals. When my fellow human beings may doubt the likelihood of change, it will only spark my passion to try harder and make the impossible, possible.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Perfect fit for me
Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, and compassion fatigue
MacKenzie is down to earth and has a perfect approach to helping me with whatever obstacle is thrown my way. I look forward to our sessions the value she adds to my life! Thank you MacKenzie!
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
MacKenzie has been a huge asset to my wellbeing for almost 4 years now. She has guided me towards balance and confidence that I've been able to pursue in my everyday life
Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
MacKenzie has been one of the best if not the best therapist I’ve had. She really listens, responds quickly, and checks in on me consistently if I go AWOL. Very thankful for her
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, adhd, and parenting issues
She is the best therapist ever! I’d be lost with out here
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
McKenzie has a lot of experience in what i am going through. She listens and provides feed back. Mostly she challenges my thoughts and that has been very helpful in my every day life.
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd