Mackenzie Sapacz, MSc Registered Psychologist

Mackenzie is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Mackenzie completed her Bachelor of Arts, Psychology degree in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Calgary to complete her Master of Science in Counselling Psychology. Throughout her career, Mackenzie has found passion in supporting parents of young children, as well as the family system, with a strong emphasis on the well-known proverb ‘it takes a village.’ Her support can look like meeting with parents, children, or families to make space to acknowledge challenges, for parents to learn more about their child, explore new ways of communicating, discuss healthy development, invite new perspectives, and ultimately work towards a desired goal.


Working within a foundation of family-centered care allows Mackenzie to meet families and children where they are at, adopting the role of a guide alongside families who remain the experts in their situation. Mackenzie welcomes families of children who are navigating various challenges, including emotional regulation, behavioral challenges, distress related to developmental delays or diagnoses, or parent-child relationship challenges. Her experience includes supporting those with neurodevelopmental disorders {Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), various genetic conditions related to development, anxiety disorders or persistent feelings of anxiety, attachment-based or relationship-based challenges, as well as those who have experienced trauma.


Mackenzie has worked with families of children aged 2-years-old to 17-years-old in various settings, including crisis stabilization, support for children with disabilities programming (FSCD), parental support groups or educational groups, often meeting in homes or clinical settings. Mackenzie integrates strengths-based, trauma-informed, and attachment theory lenses in her work with families. She utilizes play therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapies, while situating these therapies within the parent-child relationship. Mackenzie recognizes that parental support is paramount throughout treatment and uses the airplane oxygen mask as an analogy in her work with families – When with children, secure your own oxygen mask first before assisting others. Mackenzie believes parental support and involvement in treatment is integral to maximizing support for children and as such, will ask parents to have some level of involvement within therapy.



Initial Consult
Step 1: Make sure this is a good fit
15-min /Free Telehealth Consult
  • Optional meet and greet over video chat 
  • Discuss high-level needs and make sure this is a good fit between therapist and needs
  • Go through approach and what sessions may look like
Parent Meeting
Step 2: Set Goals & Action Plan
60-min /$200 per session
  • Meeting with parents to discuss the needs of the child/teen in detail
  • Set Goals and create an action plan to track
  • How and where to begin. Prepare your child for first appointment.
Child Sessions
Step 3: Individual Client Sessions
60-min /$200 per session
  • Each session is unique and tailored to each individual
  • Together, we will work to uncover the child’s unique strength and resilience
  • Recurrence is based on individual needs
Parent Check-ins
Step 4: How are we doing
30-min /$100 per session
  • Optional meeting with parents to discuss progress and any changes
  • Open progress report
  • Re-visit goals to ensure we are on track with outcomes