Elizabeth 'Mac' MacLeod is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #120285, employed by Cerebral and supervised by Armen Youssefians, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #51455. Mac uses expressive arts therapy as a primary modality as she is a Trauma-informed Expressive Arts clinician. Mac also uses multicultural narrative approaches, applied with self-reflective multi-dimensional art modalities that grow her clients' understanding of who they are, what their values are, and why they think, feel, and act the way they do. Mac also practices as a vital energy practitioner that calls on the wisdom of our ancestors and modern understandings of trauma, psychology, and somatic (body) awareness, along with peaceful practices to restore equilibrium that confirms the journey IS the destination. She also uses Attachment Theory to decode patterns of intergenerational trauma and identified gift transmissions. Mac values working with clients to gain clarity of their brain-body processes when overwhelmed with emotional and sensory experiences - especially that which is due to being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). She also utilizes brainspotting, an EMDR derived exercise, that can help the client integrate back to balance by reducing, and in some cases eliminating, their emotional trigger. Mac is educated in antisocial abuse trauma and recovery and can provide support during high conflict divorce, parental alienation, domestic violence by-proxy, and trauma-bond recovery. Mac's goal is to work safely, gratefully, collaboratively explore in such a way that allows shadow-work to be illuminated as part of the integral whole to help eliminate resistance that hinders our processing. Mac believes Self-Partnership is a way to feeling more-at-home in life and body, and with this enhanced self-wisdom toolkit, intentional beneficial growth expands the client's living experience.
Things aren't always what they seem. The deer isn't crossing the road, the road is crossing the forest. - Peter Vermeulen