McKenzie Bowen-Tart

Professional Clinical Counseling Master's Candidate

" I'm passionate about this field of study, and am driven and committed to obtaining more knowledge in order to productively influence those in need."


I grew up in a small town in West Virginia, with my mother and two younger sisters, Piper and Walker. I graduated high school in 2011 and enrolled in Marshall University with a major in English Writing. In 2014, I moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue growth in my professional career. My biggest steps into my future career path began with the Disney College Program. After almost 6 years of living in Florida, I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge in communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. During my time in Florida, I continued my education and obtained a Bachelor's of Sciences in Psychology degree from the University of Central Florida. I am currently pursuing a Master's of Arts in Psychology with a Clinical Counseling emphasis.


My interests include assisting children and adolescents with special needs or disabilities, those who struggle in education and home environments, along with individual and family services.I have gained first-hand experience in working with children ages K-5 in Orange County Public Schools as a paraprofessional. I assisted children with their individual academic, cognitive, and behavioral struggles by providing one-on-one time with them. During this time, I explored their strengths and implemented different strategies to boost their confidence and aid in their learning to meet their needs. After I graduate, I plan on working with children and adolescents (hopefully in the school system), as a counselor. In this way, I aspire to advocate for them and deliver valuable services for them and their families.

I'm passionate about this field of study, and am driven and committed to expanding my knowledge in order to productively influence those in need. 

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing with my puppy, Opal, yoga, reading books, and writing. I also love music, art, and photography. My family, friends, and husband are the best things in my life. They are the reason I am who I am today.

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