Ian MacKenzie

Ian MacKenzie, Clinical Social Worker 780 439-5683 ext. 204

I am a therapist in private practice who has a passion for helping families experiencing conflict caused by issues that are impeding their ability to connect emotionally with each other. I am a Clinical Social Worker and Family Therapist, having received my Masters of Social Work from McGill University in 1985, and my Clinical Social Worker designation from the Alberta College of Social Workers in 1986.

I was awarded the Social Worker of Distinction in 2005 by the Alberta College of Social Workers, and I have practised in Mental Health Services and Family Service settings, as well as 24 years in private practice.

My practice includes the provision of individual, marital, and family therapy for adults and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral problems.  I focus on a variety of issues, including depression, emotional attachment, relationship, and sexuality. I have dealt extensively with parent-teen conflict, parenting issues, and situations involving violence and abuse.  I have also worked extensively with couples, assisting them address unresolved issues from their individual or collective past, and present, which may include family of origin issues, abuse issues, and current conflicting needs.

I completed Internships in Strategic and Systemic Family Therapy in Calgary, Alberta, at both the Holy Cross and Foothills Hospitals. I am an approved provider of psychological services, serving the Canadian Military, Veterans Affairs, RCMP, Alberta Medical Association, and First Nations Medical Services.


  • BSW, MSW from McGill University, 1985
  • Clinical Social Worker, Alberta College of Social Workers, 1986
  • Internships in Strategic and Systemic Family Therapy, Holy Cross Hospital and Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB
  • Training in Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy