Schools and Licenses:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Dylan Mackie-hernandez, lpc
I specialize in treating caregiver stress, anxiety, and depression in adults. We all experience obstacles, both big and small, that separate us from living our most meaningful lives. I believe that therapy can help you move past your anxious or depressed thoughts and feelings, and break free of patterns that have become an impediment to your happiness. I strive to create a comfortable yet productive space where as a care giver, you can share both your successes and challenges without judgement. Together, we can develop insight into bolstering your existing strengths and collaborate towards practical solutions to implement in your day-to-day life so that you can get support for your care giving or overcome your anxiety or depression.
theoretical approach to therapy and change:
Each individual seeking therapy comes through the door with unique perspectives, experiences, and knowledge. I believe that change is most sustainable when treatment is tailored to maximize your confidence and autonomy both in and out of therapy sessions. I utilize an eclectic combination of therapeutic approaches in order to draw upon your internal resources, address symptoms and heal psychological injury. Additionally, I employ a holistic approach that examines the ways in which thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships all integrate together to shape your distinct reality.
Experience and Training:
Much of my clinical work has been in community mental health, giving me a wide breadth of experience with a range of people and issues. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy to assist people with mood issues such as depression and anxiety as well as grief and loss for care giver stress and bereavement. I integrate various principles from dialectical behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy when indicated.
I am an Austin, Texas native who has been living in Colorado for the past ten years. Outside of work, you can find me exploring Colorado on either foot or skis. Of course, my dog Phoebe joins me on as many of these adventures as possible. I also enjoy visiting with friends and family as well as traveling. I have always been an analytical person, and my problem-solving nature paired with my desire to make a positive change in the world led me to pursue a career in counseling. I feel so fortunate to do the work that I do because I get to engage in genuine, dynamic partnerships every day!
Schedule with dylan:
I work well with individuals who are more analytical in their thinking patterns, and who may need additional support for their anxiety, depression or care giver stress. If you are interested in working with me, contact us for a free 20 minute phone consultation, or schedule online with me now. I look forward to hearing from you!