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Makenzie Gilliam, AMFT

Primary Therapist

Makenzie is a practicing Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and she completed her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. She enjoys working collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to create treatment plans that meet their specific goals for therapy. She has experience working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Makenzie has a systemic approach to therapy to meet the individual needs of each client by utilizing her expertise in Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. Makenzie has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and outpatient. Through empathy and honesty, Makenzie creates a safe environment where clients can feel heard and cultivate hope.

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Montecatini helped me recover from my eating disorder. Their incredible staff taught me how to love myself.

– Former Client
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  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
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