McKenzie & Associates
Mac graduated from Friends University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. A Wichita native, he has served the community in various social-service, pastoral, and clinical roles.Currently, Mac offers brief solution focus, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and EMDR treatment approaches.
Mac also offers play therapy to ages 4 and above. He is currently providing services for individuals, couples, families, adolescent issues, marital issues, parent training. co-parent training, and court related issues. Mac also offers a 6 week intensive pre-maritial counseling program.
Born and raised in Wichita, Michael earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wichita State University in the fall of 2010. He then earned his Master's of Science in Family Therapy in 2013 from Friends University. Michael enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, especially children, and has specific training and experience with Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy. He is also certified in Prepare/Enrich, a Couples and Premarital program. Additionally, Michael has over five years experience working with individuals with Autism and special needs. Michael has experience working with ADHD, abuse/neglect, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, early childhood development, relationships, LGBTQ, gender identity, divorce, and stress management, just to name a few. Michael believes everyone has what they need to live a happy and healthy life, and works passionately with his clients to help them accomplish their therapy goals. Using a variety of therapeutic techniques, Michael works in conjunction with families, couples, and individuals to help them realize and develop their own unique solutions. He strives to create a warm, inviting, safe place for therapy, and believes in the power of laughter.
Heather, a native of Wichita, Kansas, received her Bachelors of Science in Sports Management from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She and Mac, together, own McKenzie & Associates LLC since 2014. Heather manages the office, staff, and scheduling for all therapists in the office. Offering great customer service and finding the right therapist for each patient is something she strives to do. It is her hope, that McKenzie & Associates LLC will help many people find the path they truly seek through therapy.
Morgan was born here in Wichita, representing the west side. She earned a degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Central Missouri in 2015. In 2017 she completed her Masters of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University. Morgan worked with Women's Initiative Network during her internship for her master's degree, providing therapy to victims of domestic violence. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety, to communication and self-esteem issues. Morgan uses a variety of treatment modalities, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy. Morgan has been trained in Sand Tray, and looks forward to continuing building her tool box so she can better serve and help others.
Emma was raised near Manhattan, KS and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Family Studies and Human Services in 2009. In 2012, she completed her Master of Science in Family Therapy through Friends University. Emma worked at Horizons Mental Health Center as an outpatient therapist and crisis therapist from 2012 to 2018 in Kingman, Harper, Barber, Pratt and Reno counties. Emma also worked as a crisis therapist at Comcare’s Community Crisis Center between 2013 and 2016. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, marital problems, child behavioral issues, trauma, issues around sexual orientation and gender identity, issues around domestic violence and coercive control, severe mental illnesses, personality disorders, stress management, and crisis episodes, in particular suicidal thinking and parasuicidal behavior (e.g. cutting).
Emma has training in EMDR, and also utilizes narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, contextual therapy, and Bowen Family Systems Theory to influence her practice. Emma is currently seeing adults and adolescents, in individual, couple, and family therapy modalities. It is her goal to help clients reach their goals, and strives to do so with an attitude of warmth and acceptance.
Lauren is a TMFT and graduated from Friends University Wichita, KS with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. During her time at Friends she was a member of the Beta Chapter of the Delta Kapa Honors Society for Marriage and Family Therapists. Throughout her internship she provided therapy for children, teenagers, adults, couples, families, and individuals. She presented psychoeducation classes on Mindfulness and Dr. Dan Siegel’s Whole Brain Child. Lauren has received training in sand tray, Couple’s Communication, and Level 1 Gottman to incorporate into her work. She attended Newman University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Art. With Lauren’s art background she utilizes creativity when applicable in therapy with mediums such as paint, crayons, collage, and clay to name a few. Lauren mostly uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology in her work. Lauren believes in the healing process that people can work towards in therapy and looks forward to serving those on their journey.
Kylee is a LMFT and a graduate from Friends University in Wichita, KS, with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She previously attended Wichita State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. During her schooling, Kylee was a member of the Society of Leadership and Success, the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society, while also serving as the Secretary for the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa, the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, for achievement in scholarship and service.
Throughout her clinical internship, she provided individual therapy for school-aged children, facilitated support groups at a domestic violence shelter for women, and also ran psycho-education groups for grieving children and families. Beyond her schooling, Kylee has received incremental training in sand tray, play therapy, Theraplay, and is currently working on completing her Registered Play Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certifications. She is a trained facilitator in Couples’ Communication, Prepare & Enrich, and is Level II Gottman certified to help those struggling with their personal relationships.
Kylee also has experience in working with those in psychiatric crisis. Before entering graduate school, she worked as a Crisis Case Manager for COMCARE in Wichita, Kansas and provided emergency mental health services for individuals and families.
Kylee highly enjoys working with different populations of various ages, including individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families. She frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, attachment theory, and family systems theory in her work.
Emily is a native Kansan, raised in the Wichita area. She graduated from Wichita State in 2015 with a Bachelors in Psychology. Emily completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in 2018. She was a member of the Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa honors society for Marriage and Family Therapists, and served on the executive board. During her internship she worked with individuals, couples, and families for a variety of services. She also interned with victims of domestic violence. She has 7 years of experience in early childhood education and enjoys working with adults and children. Emily believes people have the ability to create their own change and sometimes need help from a professional to work through the process. She utilizes warmth and authenticity to walk with people on their journey.
Gabrielle was born in a small town on the outskirts of Wichita. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wichita State University in 2016. She completed her Masters of Science in Family Therapy at Friends University in 2018. Gabrielle performed her master's degree internship with the First United Methodist Church of Downtown Wichita and Embrace. During her internship she provided therapy to individuals, couples, families, and also facilitated psycho-education groups that taught parenting skills as well as components of a healthy and intimate couple relationship. She is a trained Prepare & Enrich facilitator, is Level II Gottman certified, and has received training in sand tray and play therapy. She has experience working with a variety of issues, including grief, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, marital problems, communication issues, and is LGBTQ affirming. Gabrielle uses a variety of treatment modalities and likes to focus on the client's strengths in order to help people create change and accomplish their goals.
Lindsey was born and raised in Wichita Kansas. She earned her psychology degree from Fort Hays State University in 2016. She graduated with a Master of Science in Family Therapy in 2018 from Friends University. Lindsey was a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa. Lindsey was an intern at Woodlawn United Methodist Church where she gained experience working with large families, children, single parents and individuals undergoing divorce. Lindsey has experiencing working with a variety of diagnosis’s including; depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders and personality disorders. She is trained in sand tray, play therapy, prepare and enrich, and level 2 Gottman and she is planning on gaining more training in order to strengthen her ability to help others. Lindsey utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Structural Therapy in order to help her client’s grow and obtain their goals.