Behavioral Health Services
Michelle McKinzie, LCSW
I began my social work career in Child Protective Services, working primarily with children who had experienced sexual abuse. After receiving my Masters in Social Work in 2004, I took a position as a public health social worker, providing counseling to individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds, including children with disabilities, children and adults with HIV/STDs, and I provided self-management classes for adults with chronic illnesses.
In 2013, I took a position as a therapist at a residential treatment facility for adolescents who had experienced complex trauma including sexual abuse. In 2015, I began working as an outpatient therapist in a clinic setting, serving children and adolescents with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, and many others. I certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidenced-based treatment model designed to address symptoms related to trauma and PTSD.
After being diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease in 2015, my focus shifted back to helping those who had experienced Lyme and similar life-altering health conditions. I currently specialize in treating mood disorders, adjustment to chronic illness, and domestic violence.