At the core of my philosophical outlook shines the reality that we are only ever always getting what we want, whether conscious or unconscious. There are no victims, only exquisite, mighty authors of painfully perfect, astoundingly heartbreaking stories. I teach an end to suffering through revolutionary personal responsibility & self-mastery. 

Words to live by: 

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto

[I am human, therefore nothing human is alien to me]

about mackenzie

warrior || wild woman || witch

Hi. I'm Mackenzie. I’m here to help you come to your senses—literally—through deep embodiment, nondual awareness, & penetrating insight. 


I am a soul-scientist, thought-rebel, & embodiment enthusiast. A dancer, psychological spelunker, & symbol reader, I delight in the intersection between body & mind. I relish paradox, take pleasure in mystery, & effortlessly attune to the sacred in the profane. I am a student of my body, depth psychology, & nonduality. Above all, I am committed to living a life of radical responsibility & igniting freedom for any & all beings brave enough to truly want it.

A deep listener with clear vision & an intrepid spirit, I know myself to possess a keenly analytical mind, courageous vulnerable heart, & whimsical lightness of being. I am properly enthralled by existence. I am also flawed, fucked up, & painfully human (prone to foul language & dark humor; be warned).  


Wounded, and thus a healer; afraid, and thus a warrior; doubtful of my power, and thus a witch; befriender of the dark, and thus a light; broken, and thus open, I endeavor to move through the world deeply aware of my limitations. I am ever-humbled by the mind-melting magic of being constantly effed by the ineffable. Fluid, fierce, & full of empathy. 


I stand, above all, for radical responsibility & rigorous self-awareness. 

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Mackenzie currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland, where she is pursuing advanced training to become a licensed Analytical Psychologist at the International School of Analytical Psychology. She is also a PhD candidate in Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia Institute in Palo Alto, CA where she researches embodiment, peak experience, & mysticism. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Columbia University & a Bachelor's degree in Psychology & Spiritual Experience with a minor in Child & Adolescent Psychology from New York University. She is certified in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (The New School & Center for Optimal Living), 5Rhythms® (The Moving Center), and Holistic Psychology (The Open Center). 

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