Chelsea Mackey, Psy.D., has treated individuals experiencing psychosis, voice hearing, spiritual emergencies, and extreme beliefs for the past 14 years in multiple settings. Currently in private practice treating this population exclusively, Dr. Mackey is the former lead psychologist at Kaiser Permanente's outpatient psychiatry department Thought Disorder Program in Northern California. An experienced and sought-after speaker, she is a member of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) and has presented at their national conferences in Boston and Portland, as well as their international conferences in Liverpool and Rotterdam.
Dr. Mackey completed her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus, and her doctorate from Alliant International University in Fresno, CA. Her dissertation was a grounded theory titled: What do African American families need to know in order to make informed treatment decisions about a family member with schizophrenia. She has completed training as a Hearing Voices Network Facilitator and offers a free group in her community, in addition to providing family support groups as part of her treatment approach. Dr. Mackey also provides consultation to therapists about working with extreme states and has been involved in training therapists to work more effectively with clients experiencing psychosis.
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