Makenna Berry Newton, has a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University where she focused on issues related to interventions with clients from diverse social and economic backgrounds. She obtained her clinical training at Sophia University and the International Institute for Humanistic Studies.
She has worked in Peninsula in Northern California for a family shelter system and is currently providing therapeutic and psychological assessment services to youth and adults in Oakland, CA.
Her clients have ranged in age from toddlerhood to mid-life, and come from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
She has worked with clients in crisis and in need of short-term therapy and with long-term clients has focused on issues relating to anxiety, depression, and stress. Makenna was introduced to meditation more than ten years ago, and incorporates meditation and mindfulness in her personal life as well as her therapeutic practice.