MacKenzie EllisBehavioral Health Counselor (MA, LPC-A)
MacKenzie Ellis, MA, LPC-A
Behavioral Health Counselor
MacKenzie has been working in the helping field since 2012. This grew her passion for the mental health profession, which led to her pursuing her Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University and graduating in 2016. Since 2016 she has been working as a mental health professional and advocate in the Amarillo/Canyon community. In 2017 MacKenzie became a member of the Texas Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition; however, in 2020 she transitioned to being their Chairperson. In 2022 MacKenzie became a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate and is being supervised by Lupe Schneider, LPC-S. MacKenzie also believes it is important to continue to advocate and educate the community in regards to mental health and suicide prevention. She takes every opportunity she can to do public speaking or MC events to help spread awareness.
There is a quote by Brené Brown that states, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation,creativity and change.” MacKenzie deeply values vulnerability and authenticity and believes it is the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship. She is a firm believer in Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy as well as the ministry of presence, empathy, and compassion.
MacKenzie does not shy away from her passion for mental health, but she also has multiple other areas she is passionate about and enjoys as well. Such as: attending concerts/live music,
traveling, chips and queso, humor, documentaries, her dog (Domino), reading, and sharing a genuine laugh with her family, friends, and boyfriend.