Supervised by Kendall Perez, LCSW #86801
Mckenna is currently attending the University of Southern California, where she is finishing her Master’s of Social Work. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine and has also completed 300+ hours of Yoga training.
As a therapist, Mckenna’s key role is to cultivate a container of trust that allows clients to access their innate inner wisdom. Her approach is informed by both modern psychology and a personal commitment to meditative and compassion practice. Often, her clients are deeply reflective individuals who have already begun a journey to heal the core wounds preventing them from cultivating the meaning and joy they are deeply seeking in their lives. She partners with clients to facilitate their emotional and somatic healing and increase their capacity to sit in a state of radical acceptance. Mckenna also uses her background in social work to empower clients to place their personal struggles within the context of systems of oppression.
Mckenna is an integrative therapist who works with the client to determine the most appropriate approaches for them. Modalities she pulls from include depth, existential, Buddhist, and feminist psychology as well as somatic therapy. Mckenna has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and the Gottman Method. She also incorporates breathwork and somatic awareness into sessions. Her clinical interests include psychedelics and trauma recovery, sex therapy, and the decolonization of wellness and spirituality.
At its core, therapy is a relational experience. The most important thing is that you are able to feel safe and connected. Mckenna’s practice is always trauma-informed, identity affirming, sex positive, kink-conscious, and culturally humble. She currently works with adults, older adults, and couples.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
Marital and Premarital
Trauma & PTSD
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Gottman Method (Couples)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Problem Solving Therapy