About Me

About Me:

“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

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I am a nationally certified and state licensed mental health counselor who specializes in helping individuals and couples to overcome challenges and mental health concerns. I care about the people I serve and I genuinely enjoy helping others reach their goals. The mind-body-brain connection is used to encourage healing of the whole self. I have my BA in psychology, my MS degree in mental health counseling, and I am a Ph.D. student working on my dissertation for the Counselor Education and Supervision program.  I am also a current clinical supervisor with Frontier Behavioral Health.

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.
  • 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.

Today, Macie offers individual, couples, and family counseling- as well as consultations, supervision for licensure (WA state approved supervisor), and seminars/ training.

Education and License

Macie is a Masters level licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), nationally board-certified counselor (NCC), a child mental health specialist (CMHS), and clinical supervisor in Washington. Macie is a current Ph.D. student in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES).

LGBTQ+ affirming counselor

Affiliations

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.”