- Hello, my name is Macie and I live in Spokane Washington. I have over 10 years experience in the mental health field.
- I provide professional counseling services to adults and adolescents at Browne’s Addition Wellness Center, as well HIPAA-compliant online therapy.
- I am a nationally certified (NCC) and state licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS).
- I have a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, and Bachelors in Psychology.
- LGBTQ+ affirming counselor
“When people experience trauma, anxiety, depression or relationship conflicts, it is not uncommon for them to feel as though they have lost all control. My passion in counseling is restoring hope and empowerment with the people I work alongside with. I can help you explore thoughts and try new coping skills in a non-judgmental space. I work with both individuals and couples to identify strengths and areas that can use further development. I individualize care for each person I meet and I place you as the expert on yourself. So please, reach out today to begin this journey towards healing of the whole self. ” – Macie
Just for fun: I enjoy snowboarding, roller derby, rock climbing, travel, and reading!
Approaches to Therapy: I use evidence-based approaches to therapy that are grounded in theory and research to have positive outcomes for clients.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)- explore how thoughts and feelings impact behaviors for individuals. Develop an understanding of critical core beliefs and practice skills to develop healthier thought processes, self-esteem, and confidence. Additional tools may include mindfulness techniques, biofeedback, narrative techniques, art therapy, and transactional analysis (communication in relationships).
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + for kids/teens- Kids and teens learn important skills related to relaxation, mindfulness, healthy thought development, impulse control, and mood regulation skills.
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)- Dialectical behavioral therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. This approach is often helpful for people who continually struggle with healthy relationships, boundaries, motivation, feeling comfortable in the world around them, and vulnerabilities. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors.
- Trauma-Focused CBT- Have you experienced significant and/or repeated trauma in your life? This track focuses on the development, and processing of a trauma narrative after education, mindfulness, and skills development in therapy.
- Gottman techniques for couples counseling- research from over 3,000 couples, from over 40 years of research, shows this method to be effective in improving couple’s relationships. Understand with thorough assessment the strengths and challenges in your relationship. Develop the roadmap for improving your relationship. This isn’t merely conflict resolution, but the development of relationship skills that are proven staples in successful relationships.
A member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) division. ALGBTIC division member. I am also a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) by the NBCC. I am also distance credentialed (DCC) so I can provide online therapy or supervision to fidelity. I follow the ACA Code of Ethics- a foundational source of ethical direction to promote wellness and quality client care.
Please feel free to visit the ACA Code of Ethics Guidelines: https://www.counseling.org/resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf
“Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer or University.”