You know what?… Wanting to find peace and balance at home is not uncommon, and too often our safe havens become a place of torture and resentment.
Your gut may be telling you to run or leave…
Maybe you feel like you have tried everything else so what is the point.You have read all of the self help books and done counseling before, maybe with your religious leader or maybe with a Mental Health Counselor, but neither were effective. They probably taught you how to use “I feel…” statements when arguing, but in the throws of battle it’s REALLY hard to recall effective communication techniques if you don’t have a solid foundation to build upon.
I imagine you are wondering how my way will be different. What makes me different from the people you have worked with before?
Well, Because I have a “unique set of skills” (Channeling my inner Liam Neeson🤣).
But in all seriousness, I have a unique ability to listen to what you are saying and hearing the emotions that live under those words. I consider myself a translator of Love and will use these skills to teach you how to understand your partner which leads to feeling more connected to each other… which is ALWAYS a good thing!
Hi! I am Mackenzie Lewis, LMFT and I have been where you are. I understand the frustration you feel... the resentment, the anger, the sadness... I have been conflicted on whether or not to end my marriage. SPOILER ALERT: I ended up doing so, but, my outcome doesn’t mean it will be your outcome. I want to help you figure out what works best for you and your partner, regardless if it’s a traditional relationship or what may be considered alternative. I am here to tell you that what you are going through is not something to be ashamed about. There are going to be highs and lows in a relationship. I am here to help you navigate the those lows so that when the next time you will be prepared to handle it on your own.
So, who wouldn’t benefit from my services:
Couples not ready to do deep emotional work. I assign homework and expect it to be completed because the hardest work is done outside of the session.
Couples not ready to be challenged. Change takes work and can be challenging. There is a reason why valleys are more fertile than the Mountain Tops. If you aren’t ready for hard, challenging, growth oriented work then this type of counseling won’t be effective.
Couples that are looking for someone to decide who is right. I am neither judge nor jury, and I can’t say for sure who is at fault. I can only remind you both that you are responsible for your own actions and will remind you to look at what happened between to see what could have been done differently.
If you fall in one of those 3 categories, it’s okay… I promise.
My goal is to help you along your journey to a healthier, happier, more balanced life. We can still keep in touch here and when you are ready, we can do great work together.
I have always had a dream of helping couples live a better, more fulfilled life and my normal 9-5 was keeping me from that dream. So in 2018, I left my stable salaried job because I could no longer sit back and watch people walk around half participating in their lives when they could experience SO much more!
Here Are A Few FAST Fact You Should Know Before We Work Together
I am licensed in North Carolina as a Marriage Family Therapist. It can be verified here.
I did, in fact, end my first marriage which was the hardest thing I ever did.
I remarried, and together we have a total of FIVE kids, a dog and a cat… It’s loud all of the time unless everyone is asleep.
Lastly, I am direct. I don’t sugar coat things that are hard to hear because sometimes they need to be heard clearly.