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.
Kara has a blended approach to therapy, tailoring treatment to each client; she regularly draws from modalities such as client centered, cognitive behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing, transactional analysis, internal family systems, narrative approach, social learning and attachment theories, and restorative, embodied practices. She is especially interested in walking alongside people on their journey of empowerment and liberation from systems of oppression. She believes that the most healing part of therapy is the co-created space and relationship between clinician and client. Kara’s work is trauma-informed and she practices from a stance of authenticity, acceptance, and warmth. She is currently offering assessment and therapy services for adult individuals and couples.
Kara has been a licensed Master’s Level Psychologist since 2016. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Friends University in 2013 and her Master of Arts in Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California in June of 2015. With over 5 years experience in the child welfare system, she has worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of stressors and diagnoses from anxiety, depression, and PTSD to issues associated with experiences of childhood abuse, as well as issues around sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.
Lindsay was born and raised in Salina, Ks. She graduated from Kansas State University with her Bachelors in Family Studies and Human Services in 2012; and then moved to Wichita in 2012 to attend the Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University and graduated in 2014. While in the program, Lindsay interned at the Center on Family Living, providing services for children, individuals, couples, and family systems. She has worked at COMCARE Children's since 2016, and also has a year of experience working at COMCARE'S Crisis Center. Lindsay has helped individuals and their families work through and overcome several symptoms and issues including, depression, anxiety, relationship and marital struggles, anger, communication and connection concerns, trauma, abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption system, gender identity, self-esteem, and behavioral outbursts.
Lindsay uses several treatment modalities, such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contextual Therapy, Attachment theories, Structural Family Therapy, Sandtray techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and more. She is currently taking play therapy courses to utilize play therapy techniques during treatment.
Lindsay values rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship and takes time to get to know her clients and build a strong foundation while in treatment. Lindsay believes that when working with relationships (whether that be parent child, or partner/spouse), the primary client is the relationship. She works to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for those she serves. Lindsay believes her job is to put herself out of a job by best helping her clients accomplish their goals so that they may successfully discharge from therapeutic services.
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.