Mackenzie Howshar, MS, LMFT


Online Therapy

About Me

I am an attachment-based Marriage and Family Therapist, working with ages 15+ in individual, couples, and animal-assisted therapy. I work with teens, adults, and couples with a focus on anxiety, trauma (acute or complex), and discovering one's inner world. My practice combines systemic work with evidence-based practices where I facilitate safety, relationship-building, teamwork, confidence, self-awareness, mindfulness, and humor. I am trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT - Level 1), the Gottman Method (Level 2), family systems theory, EMDR, and trauma-informed approaches. True connection with the self and others can create joy and peace, but those connections can also foster distress and uncertainty. Whether clients find themselves facing a dilemma or wanting more out of life, navigating these moments becomes easier when we understand and deepen our relationships with our selves and with others. Using animal-assisted and person-centered work, I help clients move into a more healed, joyful place.

Education & Experience

I received my BS in Psychology from CSU in 2014 and my MS in Human Development and Family Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from CSU in 2018. I am trained in the Gottman Method (level 2; 2018), PACT (the psychobiological approach to couples therapy; 2018), animal-assisted therapy (2021), and EMDR (2023).

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

AAMFT Member since 2016 EMDRIA member since 2023 Board Member for SNAPP since 2023

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Sliding Scale