Hi! My name is Mackensey Carter and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL. Wherever you are on your journey, I hope that I can walk with you!

My Experience & Treatment Focus

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in Theology from Georgetown University and, in 2016, I graduated with an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. My work since then has been with a wide range of individuals and families including: young people facing incarceration, individuals impacted by community violence, fellow mental health professionals dealing with the trauma of working in the mental health field, and young athletes struggling with performance anxiety. I am also passionate about supporting LGBTQ individuals in the process of embracing their identity, coming out to their community, and navigating relational conflict, especially in the context of healing from religious trauma. Therefore, whether you are struggling with a life transition, anxious thoughts, or relationship uncertainty, I know we can collaborate to find your unique path forward.

My Values

Mental health is not just an individual concern but a social justice issue. People are impacted by the experiences and environments from which they come, therefore, any meaningful mental health work with individuals must address the broader community and systems impacting the individual. I believe you are an expert in your own life and experiences and you have all the tools needed to heal. I believe that you can love who you love and be who you are while also wholeheartedly pursuing spirituality and religion in a life-giving way (if that is important to you). I believe that we cannot throw away any human; every life has inherent goodness and value no matter your past, present, or future experiences.

More About Me

I live in Chicago, IL with my fiancée and two pugs, June Bug and Tubbs. I love to watch live sports, drink craft beer, cook for my friends, and explore new neighborhoods in my city.

For even more info and to schedule a free consultation, please check out my profile on Headway and follow me on Instagram @mackensey.carter.lcsw.

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