About the Founder

Reycine Mc Kenzie, MSc.

Founder and Clinical Psychotherapist

Reycine Mc Kenzie – Founder and Clinical Psychotherapist at UPWARD – has worked in the mental health field for several years, both in residential- and outpatient-treatment facilities, serving diverse populations including those with autism, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and psychosis. She has worked with persons across the life span within the contexts of individual, couples, family, and group therapy and considers herself an integrative therapist having trained under various therapeutic orientations including cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, interpersonal, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Ms. Mc Kenzie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with highest honours from Suffolk University, Boston, and a master’s in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium – a joint program between Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto University in California. She is also currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology from California Southern University. In Ms. Mc Kenzie’s academic career, she received multiple awards for her contributions to the psychology field and community, outstanding overall performance, and commitment to the betterment of her respective educational institutions. She has additional experience in psychological research, psychosocial assessment, co-lecturing at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and giving symposium talks on psychology’s role in end-of-life decision-making.

With a passion for social work, social services and advocacy, Ms. Mc Kenzie has worked with several nonprofits, both locally and internationally, engaging a variety of activities and projects including conducting needs assessments for NGOs, building houses (with Habitat for Humanity), and counseling those who have endured major life stressors and abuse pro bono. To connect with and learn more about UPWARD’s Founder professionally, visit her LinkedIn page.

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