Dr. Mackenzie Brown believes that “the individual we become is shaped by the experiences we have”. As a D1 athlete at SUNY Buffalo, she confronted an injury halfway through the season and discovered her interest for sport psychology. Mackenzie received a masters degree specializing in Sports and Exercise Psychology and her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Mackenzie coached Novice Women’s Rowing at The College of William and Mary and Novice Men’s Rowing at Northwestern. During these years she incorporated various performance enhancement techniques along with imagery, relaxation, and focus skills. Mackenzie has spent five years working in college counseling centers while forming relationships wit athletic departments, coaches, and teams for sports performance consulting.
Mackenzie is a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Rhode Island Counseling Center and is the sport psychology consultant for the Women’s Rowing team. Her free time is typically filled with training for her next endurance performance, outdoor adventures, or exploring lands near and far.