Couple’s, Children, and Family Therapist
“I enjoy working with individuals, families, children, and adolescents. My objective for our therapeutic relationship is to help you reach your goals. Areas you may see possible improvements might include: reduced conflict, improved relationships, reduction in anxious and/or depressive symptoms, ability to grieve a loss, increased insight, feeling better”
Training & Certifications
More About McKenna
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate with a deep love of helping people find the best versions of themselves. I hold a masters degree in therapy, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and family and consumer science, have certification in Level Two Gottman Method Couples therapy, and hands on experience working with individuals, children and adolescence, and families in a therapeutic space. I have seen the powerful impact the insight, and self-understanding arising from therapy can have on a person’s life – improving relationships, decreasing stress, finding greater intimacy and connection within your most valued relationships are just a few of the positive outcomes of self exploration through therapy.
As a clinician I work from a collaborative approach, and believe only you can truly know what is best for you. I love helping my clients develop coping skills that allow them to find a balance between autonomy and togetherness in their personal and professional lives. I use an integrative approach to therapy, using psychodynamic, experiential, humanistic, systemic, and cognitive-behavioral evidence based modalities. My work with children also integrates elements of play and art therapy. I find this approach is well suited to creating a unique and effective therapeutic experience that can help many people. As a therapist, I am warm, accepting, and supportive.
I am a Seattle native. In my personal time, I enjoy exploring the beauty of our state from coast to mountain top with my two children, husband, and rambunctious pup, Teddy. I am a big fan of soccer and enjoy watching our Seattle Sounders play. I love spending time in the kitchen baking and will always jump at the opportunity to travel. I am interested in how exercise and nutrition impact our mental health and find I love the benefits of bike riding and weight training. I love what I do and feel honored to be able to have the opportunity to work to help people improve their sense of well-being.