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I believe the heart of therapy is an authentic and trusting relationship. I work compassionately with individuals, couples, & families to help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, ADHD,  unresolved grief, trauma, relational issues,  poor body image, & low self esteem. Working collaboratively with clients, I can help to develop insight and aid in breaking unhealthy patterns to provide a greater sense of self & well being. 

As a clinician with licensure in Professional Mental Health Counseling and a background in Marriage and Family Therapy, I work with a variety of presenting issues in individuals ranging in ages 16+.  I provide a strength-based approach towards clients inclusive of all race, size, age, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The approaches I use include but are not limited to: Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotion-Focused & Experiential, Structural Family Therapy, and Family Systems.


Many times we let our feelings dictate our actions when every action does not demand a reaction. It all begins with learning to change our thinking and finding some balance. I can be that helping hand to guide you through the change.
Specialties include treating chemical dependency, addiction, and anger management.  I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, some expressive art, and several evidenced-based programs to work with individuals and groups.  I treat individuals ages 18+ with problems with addiction, anxiety, depression, racial identify, life transitions, and anger management.  


A seed was planted in me long ago to help others. My own experience of trauma, and it’s aftershocks, affected almost every aspect of my existence. Since then, my aim in life has been to help ease the suffering, in whatever form it takes, in others. My counseling style is down to earth with leanings towards Person Centered, CBT, Mindfulness, Existential, and Gestalt type approaches to therapy. I am also trained in EMDR which has provided crucial tools to assist clients in working through trauma issues. I strive to meet my clients with warmth, compassion, and authenticity. I typically work with  adult individuals over 18 years of age. My work is LGBTQ+ affirming. I provide support for a wide range of mental health concerns, including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, issues with addiction, and PTSD. I like to share with any new client I receive that I'm absolutely not here to judge, I'm here to help however I can.   


Having a masters degree in both counseling and Art Therapy, my therapy approaches are heavily rooted in art therapy techniques, though not limited to that style.  Through the use of the creative process, art making and symbolic language, we can better understand ourselves and how we perceive our life, good parts and the bad.  It isn’t always comfortable going outside the regular “talk therapy” and engaging with art materials, but my goal is to create that safe place for the healing process, empowerment, regression and self discovery.

I treat individuals and couples ages 18+ with problems including, but not limited to, those with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression. 


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I operate from a whole person perspective. Emphasizing the importance of goal setting, active treatment, and individualized service that works in the favor of a client. I want to bring optimism, open-mindedness, and a positive angle to therapy among our community. I believe in generalizing the use of consistency, expectations, and empowerment to encourage the youth in building themselves as productive citizens. I hope to assist the youth in establishing roots of responsibility and wings of independence.

I work with families and children ages 6+ in areas including, but not limited to, Home/ school behavior, Social/ emotional skills, anger management, Grief/Loss, Self Care, ADD/ADHD management.

I look forward to tag-teaming life and coming out of the ring victorious!


As a Provisionally Registered Art Therapist, I believe art therapy can provide that safe place to explore our thoughts and emotions that can at times feel unsafe during traditional psychotherapy.  My counseling approaches center around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Coaching.  My aim as an art therapist and counselor is to shine a light for my clients to gain insight into their experience, find acceptance, and learn ways to approach life in a more empowering way. 
I work with individuals and couples, adolescents (15+) and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and trauma.  I take pride in providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, gender identity and sexual-orientation affirmative care that is tailored to each client’s unique experience.  I would be honored to accompany and support you on your healing journey at One Session at a Time.


Christi Mackary

Virtual Client Care/ Administrative Assistant

When you give us a call you may or may not have your call answered. As a virtual assistant, she is not always available during our office hours.  She is not in our office.
If you leave a message, she'll be sure to get back to you shortly!  Christi helps to get you our intake forms and scheduled with our therapists!

Please note: not all therapists may be accepting clients at different times.  Christi can inform you more of this and will make a referral if needed.

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