Tracey MacKenzie, CCC

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LIFE IS HARD! And sometimes it's just plain rotten. There ... someone said it. It's normal to not know how to manage challenges that you've never gone through -- or maybe it's something you've been through a number of times and haven't yet found a way to solve the issue. The most important thing to realize is that you're not alone and support IS out there.
 
WHAT WE CAN WORK ON:
  • Past traumas or PTSD
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self-worth or self-esteem
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Addictions

WHAT WE WILL DO TOGETHER:
  • Build a strong rapport and trust
  • Tailor-make your therapy plan to your specific history and goals
  • Identify the presenting issues 
  • Identify underlying issues that may still be impacting you today
  • Decide which modality would work best for you 
  • Proceed at your pace, even if that is baby steps
  • Laugh. It is important to have light-hearted moments too!

POSSIBLE MODALITIES:
  • Stabilization (grounding) tools. Before delving into anything difficult, you will need the skills to manage the emotions that come up
  • EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to work on traumas such as childhood abuse, neglect, abandonment, relationship abuse, interpersonal violence
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to minimize those pesky intrusive negative beliefs about yourself that probably sound like someone else's voice
  • Solution-Focussed Brief Counselling for today's pressing issues. Please note: often "today's issues" are triggered by or rooted in past events or relationships
  • Gottman (Level 2 trained). While this is mainly for couples, I have found the skills useful across all ages and all types of relationships, including parents and their children

COST:
  • $150 + GST (total $157.50) per 50 minute session 
  • I can provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement
  • Please check with your insurance company to ensure that they cover the "CCC" license (some only cover the "RCC" license)

LOCATION:
  • In-person sessions are in White Rock
  • Online sessions (using Doxy.me) for clients across Canada

AVAILABILITY:
  • Currently accepting new clients (no waitlist)
  • Daytime openings on Fridays and Saturdays; other days may open up
  • Some evenings

 
EDUCATION:
  • MSc degree in Mental Health Counselling from Walden University, graduated 2013 with 4.0 GPA 
  • BA in Sociology from Athabasca University, graduated 2002
  • EMDR trained since 2018
  • Gottman (Level 2) trained in 2021
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained in 2022

FAITH:
  • Christian

 
If you're ready to begin remaking your life, your relationships, and sometimes your very identity, reach out and we'll get started together. Though it may not feel like it now, you are on an exciting journey! With a little guidance, you can make it through. 


Tracey MacKenzie Reaches

Surrey BC