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Mackensey Carter(she/her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Family Issues, LGBTQIA+, Relationship Issues, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in trauma recovery & healing as well as work around self-discovery & identity. I see my job as providing support, validation, & relational safety to individuals experiencing stressful or life-changing transitions. I am passionate about providing safe spaces for LGBTQ individuals, especially those processing family conflict & religious trauma. I also provides services to clinicians experiencing trauma at work.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I believe that you are an expert in your own life and experience; therefore, my therapeutic approach is flexible so that each session can be client-centered and client-directed. All of my work, though, is relational, empathetic, and trauma-informed.

What you can expect from our first session

My goal in doing this work is that my clients feel that their stories are heard and that they have a consistent, non-judgmental space to process and grow into their most authentic selves.

Mackensey's style is


Insurance carriers Mackensey accepts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
BlueCross BlueShield

More about Mackensey

MSW (Master of Social Work) at Loyola University - Chicago School of Social Work
License type: LCSW
Gender: Cisgender Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents and Adults
More specialties: Depression, PTSD, Women's Issues, Stress, and Grief, Loss
Modalities: Interpersonal, Strength-Based, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)