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Kim MacKayLCSW

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What does a first session with you look like?

I believe that family is the key to healing adolescent and young adult mental health issues. Restoring harmony and connection between parents and children is essential so that kids can turn to family for support when they are struggling.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

I believe that family is the key to healing adolescent and young adult mental health issues. Restoring harmony and connection between parents and children is essential so that kids can turn to family for support when they are struggling.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

We will uncover and heal the underlying trauma, anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions that cause behavioral issues such as substance abuse, disordered eating, anger and aggression, and gaming and social media addictions.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Addiction

Adolescent mental health

Trauma

General Expertise

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

ADHD

Addiction

Anger management

Attachment issues

Bipolar disorder

Codependency

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Blue Shield of California

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Healthfirst

Optum

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Art Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Biofeedback

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 99074

Work History

At Newport Academy, academic and life skills education is an integral part of the treatment experience. Our licensed and highly trained teachers and tutors work closely with students, parents, and their current school to create a customized academic plan informed by a combination of psychoeducational test results, current transcripts, and state curriculum standards. Clients earn credits and improve their study skills and motivation, sometimes for the first time, while receiving the comprehensive treatment they need to heal. Our strengths-based approach to education recognizes that learning, like every other aspect of a young person’s experience, is inextricably intertwined with their self-esteem, well-being, and sense of empowerment. As teens progress in treatment, we see their academic engagement and motivation improve along with their mental health measures. Our goal is to ensure that our clients are set up for success when they return to their home school, with the tools they need to thrive in the academic environment.

Office at 2001 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Kim  MacKay, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kim  MacKay, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kim  MacKay accepting new clients?

Yes, Kim  MacKay is accepting new clients for in-person appointments at 2001 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 525, Santa Monica, CA, 90403.

Does Kim  MacKay accept insurance?

Yes, Kim  MacKay accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Healthfirst, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Kim  MacKay offer?

Kim  MacKay offers therapy for families, groups and individuals.

Does Kim  MacKay offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Kim  MacKay offers in-person appointments at 2001 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 525, Santa Monica, CA, 90403.

Does Kim  MacKay offer online therapy?

No, but people can book in-person appointments with Kim  MacKay at 2001 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 525, Santa Monica, CA, 90403.

How quickly can I see Kim  MacKay?

Kim  MacKay typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kim  MacKay speak?

Kim  MacKay conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kim  MacKay online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kim  MacKay online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.