Mackenzie Howshar, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado

Mackenzie Howshar, LMFT

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I conduct individual, couples, family and animal-assisted therapy to help you heal within yourself and in your relationships.

First and foremost, I am a human who stumbles over her words and feet, and I encourage all of my clients to show up in their most authentic ways too. Working through past trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relational distress, boundary-setting, or an overbearing inner critic is much easier with a friendly and loving dog around. Animals love unconditionally and accept you for who you are. In both person-centered and animal-assisted therapy, I facilitate safety, relationship-building, teamwork, confidence, self-awareness, mindfulness, and playfulness. Our work will be informed by the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT – Level 1), the Gottman Method (Level 2), family systems theory, parts work, and trauma-informed approaches. Together, we can deepen your understanding, exploration, and acceptance of your self, your partner, and your relationships. I am honored to support you, and I look forward to knowing you along this journey.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$130.00 - $195.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional Certification(s)
Gottman Method - Level 2
The Gottman Institute
The PACT Institute
Certified Animal Assisted Psychotherapist
Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Professional Member
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Colorado State University
Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy