My passion and mission is to serve others by finding root causes of life issues and healing and restoring the whole person as efficiently and gently as possible! I found the answer by not giving up on myself, becoming an expert in EMDR, and subsequently falling in love with it! I am so very excited to become your partner in therapy in order for you to live life to its fullest and regain a sense of safety and control along with peace of mind and a full heart! Even if you just want more information about EMDR, call me to chat about it. I love people and spreading the word about all that is EMDR! You deserve to know how you can heal!
Hey, my name is Mackenzie, but you can call me Max (I'm not much for formalities)! I'm glad you are here. I help teens and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to improve their quality of life. I am passionate about supporting people in reaching their goals - you may be looking for support in building confidence and setting boundaries, you may be looking for support in processing past trauma in a safe space, or maybe it is something entirely different. Either way, you are on the right track, therapy is an amazing tool at every life stage.
“I believe that we often must forgive ourselves before we are able to move forward.” Counseling is a safe place to process feelings of anger, anxiety, disappointment, shame, and so many others. I have a special interest in helping victims of trauma and abuse, as well as people struggling with substance abuse. I work with individuals to help them overcome obstacles and heal from the pain of the past, including substance abuse groups.
Counseling can be a great opportunity to feel heard, tell your story, and work on your issues. We often seek help when we feel overwhelmed, worried, and upset, which can feel unsettling to share. I seek to help ease the process of telling your story and finding healing.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, EMDR, BC-TMH
The counseling process is an opportunity for people to explore who they are, where they have been, where they want to go, and who they want to become. We often start a counseling journey because we are experiencing emotional pain. My hope is that I can join with you on your healing journey, and that you come to see the journey as a gift. A gift of becoming authentically and transparently you. A gift of healthier, stronger relationships. A gift for living your best life.
Do you feel overwhelmed with your current life situation? Is your child having behavioral, emotional and academic problems? Is it leaving you feeling anxious and depressed? I would like to help. I have worked with children, adolescents and their families through divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, social, behavioral and anger management issues
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC, PhD, Student
ANOTHER ANXIETY EPISODE? I am here for you; I will help you with your daily struggles of anxiety symptoms. I know that you are tired of living in a state of panic, but you don't know how to change things or how to make the FEAR go away. Staying home in your SAFE ZONE rather than going out in public is your way to avoid these controlling symptoms of feeling like you are having a heart attack, fear of dying, feeling like you can't breathe, palms are sweaty, fear of being negatively judged, fear that people think that you are stupid, are fearful that you are going to do something "stupid looking," or fear that you are going crazy.
I have a passion for working with children and families working through difficult circumstances including foster care, grief and loss, gender and sexual identity issues, past abuse, depression, and anxiety. I also have many years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries and am able to adapt my approach to suit the needs of each individual.
If only life came with a manual, then we wouldn’t need “leaders” to guide us, educate us, motivate us, and encourage us. Life would be perfect with blue skies and no worries. Well unfortunately it doesn’t and sometimes our worlds get cloudy, and we need a extra level of support to guide us through this journey of life. Sometimes change can be uncomfortable especially when you are vulnerable, but knowing that you need help is the first step to the healing process (So great job and kudos to you).
Are you feeling sad, anxious or frustrated? Are you just looking for a non-judgmental space to clear your head? Therapy can help you to get that reset you need to begin enjoying life again! Whether you have had therapy in the past, or if this is your first time, we can build on where are you are and create a stronger foundation. I am happy to go on this journey with you, and look forward to seeing the outcome!
I am only doing Telehealth now. I see clients Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 1 PM to 6 PM. I will work with YOUR STRENGTHS to help you overcome YOUR problems, helping you to find the right solution for you, not a standardized solution.
I believe, that most often times, it takes an individual to experience significant pain or dissatisfaction in their life in order for them to pursue counseling and change. I understand that the step to reach out and ask for assistance with life’s issues is a huge step and I do not take that lightly. As your therapist, it is my commitment to come along side of you and support you through the more challenging times in life.
The hardest mountain to climb is the one within, what does your mountain look like? Each person's healing journey to the top of their mountain, no matter how small or fraught with twists and turns, is important and deserves a safe, authentic space to be heard. Healing is not a linear process. It takes commitment, honesty, motivation, and oftentimes tough work to face one's reality versus where they want to be. Healing also takes a supportive and empathetic shoulder to help carry the burden as you reach your goals. I would be honored to help you discover your confidence, values, truths, and ultimately, summit your mountain.
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay It’s the first step, hardest step and most important step. I believe that we all have the power to heal ourselves and when we heal ourselves we can heal for a lifetime. Cracks can be fixed before they make us crumble. Taking time for ourselves to heal is something that we forget to do.
Deciding to seek out therapy requires courage and strength! I am so glad you have chosen to take this important step on your journey and hope that I can support and walk with you as you create the life you desire. I believe that each person's experience is unique, and therefore each of us faces individual challenges to help us grow and reach our greatest potential. This is not to say that these challenges come easily, and often times it is helpful to have an unbiased partner to join us as we face difficulty head on. I am here to offer you that support and partnership in meeting your goals, whatever they may be.
Do you need a better way to cope with anxiety or depression? You may need help finding practical strategies & skills to help you not only get through your day, but improve your ability to navigate school or work, relational, and spiritual challenges. You may need a safe place to talk about your beliefs or doubts. Maybe life has changed, and you can't seem to adjust. Maybe it all has become too much, & self-worth, health, and things that were once so important have taken a hit. You would like to feel happy and hopeful again. Or at least have some tools so that you feel a sense of positive progress and growth.
Courtney Zongrone is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about delivering the highest quality of counseling services to the clients she serves. Courtney has over 5 years of clinical mental health counseling experience working with adults in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings. She commits herself to serving clients regardless of gender identity, race, health status, national origin, relationship status, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion. All are welcome here.
Erika Theodorides is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in outpatient counseling and school setting. She specializes in treating issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, abuse, grief, attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, adjustment disorders, anger management, social skills, and parenting issues. Erika also has a vast range of experience in group counseling including anger management, bullying, goal setting, emotion management, and stress management.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Martinsville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Martinsville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Martinsville, or Child Psychologists in Martinsville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Martinsville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Martinsville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.