MacKenzie Sullivan

LMSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and I have been providing therapeutic services for over 10 years in many different settings, including the corrections systems, child/adolescent residential homes, inpatient hospital for adults and children, community mental health and outpatient services. I have a passion for working with people from all walks of life, and love the diversity of the clientele I am able to reach with BetterHelp. 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. 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801099419 (Expires: 2025-10-02)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for MacKenzie Sullivan. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.V. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, adhd, and parenting issues

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

Written by J.E. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is the best therapist ever! I’d be lost with out here

Written by E.R. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by S.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by M.A. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by C.H. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by J.I. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by L.E. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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!

Written by S.A. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.U. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by H.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by K.R. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

She’s so great. She really understands what I need out of each session and is there for me when I need her most.

Written by C.O. on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Really happy with this! :)

Written by A.Y. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by S.T. on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by H.O. on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

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

Written by S.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with MacKenzie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

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