Areas of interest:
-Teens (anxiety & depression)
-Adults (anxiety & depression)
-Adults w/ ADHD
SCHEDULE WITH MACKENZIE
Licensed Associate Clinician
Mackenzie is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated with her Master's Degree from Utah Valley University. She is a Certified Family Life Educator through the Stronger Families program where she worked with families to strengthen their relationships.
She is Gottman Level 1 trained, EMDR trained, and has experience with Attachment Based Family Therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Mackenzie has worked extensively with families with various concerns including parent/child relationships, suicidal ideation, and LGBTQIA+ transitions and support. She also enjoys working with couples and helping them deepen their connection and work through conflict in healthier ways.
"I strongly believe that people already have the tools and capabilities they need to work through life’s challenges, and they sometimes just need a little help and guidance along the way. I am excited to provide that guidance as I work with you to manage mental health, better your relationships, and find joy in life again. I am passionate about working with couples and adults and am looking forward to providing a safe space for you to find peace and healing. I value warmth and laughter and love bringing that into the therapy space. I am committed to making the therapy space a safe and inviting space for you. I can't wait to meet you!"
Psychotherapy works by creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, identifying problematic thoughts, and teaching tools to shift those thoughts and change problematic behaviors. Therapy also creates an environment where safe, healing, and connecting relationships between family members can take place. A good therapist will help you feel less overwhelmed, less alone, and more empowered in your life. Many people report feeling more hopeful even after just one session.
Living in this fast paced world full of comparison and social media, pandemics and unknowns, peer pressure and high expectations, it's no wonder that so many teenagers are struggling. As a parent it can be hard to know if it's normal teenage moodiness or if your teen is struggling with something above and beyond normal teenage stress. Do you know the signs and how to help your teen if they are struggling with their mental health?