Meet our counseling team.

Matt McKenzie PhD, LPC NBC-HWC
Owner & Clinical Supervisor

Matt McKenzie is the Owner, Clinical Supervisor, and Continuing Education Training Consultant at McKenzie Strategies. He possesses a Doctoral degree in Counseling Education & Supervision and is an active Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in AL and GA. Additionally, Matt is a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Certified MINT Trainer, AL First Responder Clinician/Trainer, and a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Matt has 7 years of counseling experience in and 5 years of presenting workshops on group counseling, motivational interviewing, and compassion fatigue. He also has experience providing health and wellness coaching/training. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and competing in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Meghan McKenzie MA, ALC, NBC-HWC
Director of Operations, Counselor

I see life experiences as seeds - some big, some small, some uncomfortable, oddly shaped, smooth; the names of these seeds could be joy, pain, flux, transition, grief, or trauma. As we begin to collect seeds they take up space. Learning how to plant those seeds, foster and care for them, can possibly allow them to bloom. Through telling your story, the good and the not so great, it is my hope as a therapist to help provide the tools you need to sow your own garden. It is my sincerest goal that through therapy I provide space to allow clients to reconcile the beliefs and events that have shaped them, who they want to be in their story, and where they want to go in their life is my counseling philosophy. The power of being able to write your own narrative and take back your own story is transcendent. If you want to begin to take back authorship of your own story, reach out. If you want to begin to plant and grow those life experiences, I hope to help you bloom.

Kristin Williams MA, ALC

Kristin Williams is a clinical mental health counselor who utilizes evidence-based approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trauma- and culturally-informed practices. She encourages clients to explore their personal stories and empowers them to continue as their own agent of change. Kristin is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association and American Counseling Association and is currently accepting new clients at McKenzie Strategies.

Ryan Jackson MA, ALC

Ryan Jackson is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Marriage and Family Counseling certificate. He specializes in using Motivational Interviewing and holistic approaches to help those with suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury. Ryan plans to get certified as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy practitioner. In his free time, he enjoys music, exercise, cooking, and traveling with his wife and rescue dogs.

Jessica Schmidt, LICSW

I graduated from the University of Tennessee with my Masters in Social Work. I believe that counseling helps us to create wellness and peace within ourselves no matter life’s circumstances. I feel the therapeutic relationship should provide you with confidence and inner strength to face life’s challenges. My goal is to help you gain understanding of yourself and the struggles you face in order for us to improve your quality of life. I have years of experience in working with many populations and am skilled in working with individuals who are experiencing mental illness, addiction, trauma, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, life transition, etc. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Ego State Therapy. My desire is to provide a space for nonjudgmental transparency and guidance in helping you work through any issues you may be facing.

Randy Campbell MSW, LICSW

Randall Campbell is a licensed clinical social worker with a master's degree in social work. With over 10 years of experience in behavioral health, he specializes in substance abuse disorders, recovery, and relapse prevention. Randall utilizes a client-centered approach and various counseling techniques.

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