I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who has spent the last 10 years serving clients in different roles. The last 4 years, I have been providing therapeutic services in various settings, including child/adolescent residential homes, inpatient setting, community mental health and in the correction system. I have a passion for working with children and families. 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. My desire to help people and my social work practice philosophy, well life philosophy, were formed at a very young age, and have only grown more intense. To explain my view in the most simple form, I will use a story many people have read, “Horton Hears a Who” by Dr. Seuss. An elephant “hears a faint noise coming from a small speck of dust; it seems to him like a tiny person is calling out for help.” He “finds it peculiar that a dust speck could speak so he reasons that there must be a very small creature on it. Without being able to see the creature, he seems to know it is there and that it is his duty to save it from harm.” Met with only disbelief, “he holds tight to what he knows is true and learns from the voice that there exists an entire universe.” When many of my childhood friends and classmates were pretending to be astronauts, professional sport players, or characters from their favorite television show, I fantasized my faith in the unseen and strong inclination to help anyone in need would always match Horton’s. 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma, Abuse
- Anger management
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 Read more...
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
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!
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
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
She is the best therapist ever! I’d be lost with out here
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.
MacKenzie has been amazing throughout my therapy journey. I am new to it and didn’t know what to expect. She is a good listener and has made me feel so comfortable. Looking forward to continuing to work together.
Mackenzie Sullivan has been fantastic. I am lucky to have worked with her, even for just a short time. I cannot contribute for financial reasons, but I plan on coming back to her for sure!
MacKenzie has been absolutely amazing, I have had a few weeks with her and she is so helpful and responds with options to meet different needs of her clients. I cannot help but say that she has given me tools to build my confidence successfully in just the short time I have met her.
Just getting started and my case may be a bit extreme for this platform but I don't feel judged and MacKenzie shows a real depth of experience. Into the darkness I go to lose myself and find my soul.
I have loved working with MacKenzie! She’s non-judgmental, compassionate, and good at explaining the “why” behind the methods of counseling she’s using. She’s amazing, I highly recommend!
I really enjoy working with MacKenzie. She listens, is supportive, and is very good at helping you come to the conclusion versus her spelling it out for you, which is the point of therapy! I'm excited for my future sessions with her.
Really glad to have been paired up with MacKenzie. She’s very enthusiastic and thorough. My favorite thing is that other therapists/social workers can focus on a lot of parts of your life, but MacKenzie stays strongly focused on the things you truly want to help/fix that brought you to self-help.
MacKenzie is absolutely amazing. Her patience and sympathy has been so helpful in my own journey. The improvement I have seen in my own life and my close relationships is absolutely amazing. I really hope to stay working with MacKenzie for as long as I do counseling.
She’s so great. She really understands what I need out of each session and is there for me when I need her most.
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She is very welcoming and understanding, it normally takes me a long time to become comfortable with someone and being able to open up and be vulnerable but I grew very comfortable with her within a day or two of talking.
MacKenzie is so understanding and patient. I appreciate that our conversations feel like a collaborative effort to overcome the challenges I face as opposed to someone just telling me what to do.
Mackenzie is very understandable and listen to you without judgement! I feel comfortable, safe, and supported when sharing my feelings, thoughts and circumstances with her! I feel she has been a great match for me and has done very well covering the things I need to work on.
Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable. Cares about helping me accomplish my own emotional and mental goals. Also works hard to customize my treatment to my needs and schedule. 10/10
Mackenzie has been very helpful and is always there when I need her if it’s an emergency she’s there! She been helping me a lot lately since I’m going through some hard times. Words can’t explain how great she is.