McKenzie's work with young adults as a resident assistant during her undergraduate career helped her to understand the need of more accessible mental health services within the community. This encouraged her to pursue her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater and gain licensure as a Licensed Professional and a Substance Abuse Counselor- in Training.
Additional training for McKenzie includes TF-CBT, EMDR, AODA Certificate from UW-Madison, Gottman Level 1 Training, and Emotionally Focused Therapy training.
Areas of Focus
McKenzie’s therapeutic approach includes: client-centered, holistic, and trauma-informed to work with:
- Child, Adolescent, Family Health
- Couples Counseling
- Stress and Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder or Depression
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Chemical Dependency
- Domestic Violence
- Women Issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
McKenzie works with Children (Ages 5+), Adolescents (Ages 13-17), and Adults (Ages 18+), including individuals with disabilities. McKenzie strives to collaboratively build a safe and calm space to help clients feel supported and understood within the counseling process.
Outside of Work
McKenzie enjoys biking, crocheting, cooking, gardening, and reading. In her free time, McKenzie is most joyous when spending quality time with her family and their three cats (Molly, Maggie, and Leonidas!). McKenzie likes to de-stress and practice self-care by listening to music, being creative, or sitting in her hammock outside!