Ann M. MacKenzie, MA
Solana Beach CA
I am an integrative psychotherapist based in North County San Diego, and offer both in-person and telehealth services. Integrative Mental Health is my passion, and I support individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, relationship or family stress, substance abuse, and spirituality. I have a special interest in working with adults looking for a mind-body-spirit approach, and who want to make life-style changes that support their progress in therapy. For those interested in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, I am partnered with a psychiatrist and medical staff who can safely screen for, administer and monitor these sessions. For those preparing to complete other types of psychedelic-medicine work, I offer both preparation and integration sessions. I do not personally provide any psychoactive or controlled substances, and I do not provide referrals to any “underground” or illegal psychedelic services.
I received my Bachelors in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego. I have provided therapy in a range of settings including hospitals, inpatient facilities, schools, outpatient mental health clinics, and private practice. I feel very blessed to have had opportunities to work in diverse settings with people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and identities. One thing that these experiences have consistently taught me, is that there is much more to healing than our mainstream healthcare system can explain and address. Everyone is different, and each of our minds, bodies and spirits are deeply inter-connected. We need to look at all parts of our human experience and consciousness, especially the deeper parts that are not always as easy to see. Psychedelic medicine has been a profound tool on my own healing journey, and it is honor to assist others in developing new insights and ways of being.