Kenzie is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern under the supervision of Tara Cavanaugh, LPC-Supervisor. Kenzie earned her master's degree in counseling from The University of North Texas in Denton. Prior to joining DCTC, Kenzie worked for a counseling clinic providing treatment to victims of domestic violence, sexual, emotional and/or physical trauma. Many of her clients were also struggling with a drastic change in their lives as they escaped abusive situations. Kenzie also provided counseling to the community in Denton through UNT's counseling office. Kenzie has volunteered at a North Texas sober living facility assisting the residents to learn coping skills and readjust to life after addiction.
Kenzie's experience includes working with adults and teens in the areas of emotional trauma, domestic violence, major life changes, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse. Kenzie is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is utilized to treat anxiety-based disorders including PTSD, emotional/sexual trauma, and negative beliefs about oneself. Kenzie is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and several couples counseling approaches including the Gottman Method and is a Prepare and Enrich facilitator, both of which are proven effective with even the most high-conflict couples. She enjoys working with the LGBTQ community and understands their unique struggles and experiences. Most recently, Kenzie has pursued advanced training in the utilization of DBT.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and Bulldog, named Kingston, hiking and spending time outdoors.