Mackenzie has worked in youth suicide prevention, adult co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency treatment, jail transition services, family support, early learning and child and family counseling. She currently works for Child and Adolescent Clinic on pediatric transformation with the goal of integrating behavioral health and primary care, as well as improving child health outcomes across Washington. She also has a small private practice with Real Life Counseling which focuses on LGBTQ youth and resilience for young children and families who have experienced trauma.
Mackenzie also successfully completed two years of intensive racial equity training with King County and The Reach Center for Diversity to become a Racial Equity Trainer. She also holds specialized training in multiple evidence based parenting curricula including Triple P, Incredible Years, and Circle of Security. She was published in the Zero to Three Journal in July 2016 for her work on Attachment Vitamins, a curriculum for parents of young children based on Child Parent Psychotherapy that was co-developed through a partnership with UC San Francisco, Harvard University and Frontiers of Innovation.
Mackenzie holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University, and a Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Child Mental Health Specialist, and an approved Reflective Consultant for the Washington Association of Infant Mental Health.
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