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Nice to meet you, I’m McKenzie.

 

Nice to meet you, I’m McKenzie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Oregon. I’ve been working in the field since 2021. I am constantly humbled by the ways those I work with teach me and make me a better human, and believe we all have within us the innate, resilient power to heal ourselves.

I enjoy working with teens, young adults, adults, and families as well as LGBTQ+ individuals. I have a passion for working with clients experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders, and have training in DBT, CBT, CBT for Psychosis, and TF-CBT. I am a fierce advocate for my clients and believe the therapeutic relationship thrives on genuine empathy and nonjudgement, which supports change. I am experienced in working with youth and families who are systems-involved and individuals struggling with addiction and trauma. I enjoy working with clients to improve their quality of life by healing trauma and challenging unhelpful patterns of behavior and thoughts.

McKenzie Storms (she/her), MA, LPC-A, CADC

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: Pay It Forward, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings

  • Favorite food to eat out: Thai food

  • Favorite food to cook: Pizza and Mexican food

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Eat lots of yummy food and be outside exploring!

  • Hobby(ies): Hiking, weightlifting, camping, and cooking

  • Dream destination: It’s a tie between Bali and Santorini, Greece

  • Favorite quote or personal motto: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”-Maya Angelou

  • Favorite weekend destination:  Neskowin, OR

  • Three words that describe me: Determined, compassionate, and nonjudgmental

  • Number one bucket list item: Ride in a hot air balloon during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! 

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: Playing video games and spending time with my dogs, or hiking somewhere with water!

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