Russell MacKay

Therapist Russell MacKay Photo

About Me

Hi, I'm Russ and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls and boys in a residential setting focusing on trauma related disorders, attachment, self mutilation/cutting, sexual identity and the LGBTQ community. I have also worked with many individuals who are experiencing a crisis of faith and I work with individuals to resolve these and to use their faith as a strength upon which to build in therapy. I have over 19 years of experience in the field. I acquired my BS in psychology from BYU and my MA in Counseling Psychology from National University of Phoenix. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in counselor education and supervision.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Solution Focused, Person Centered and CBT counseling with Mindfulness techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #5935490-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by C.A. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 2 weeks

I have had one session. He got directly to my issue in a calm way. He did not support my going off of the point, which was helpful. I feel he had a solution-oriented approach, while still being empathetic to my feelings. I feel very optimistic about the progress I can achieve with this therapist.