About the Founder

" Ambition is the first step towards success".

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About Our Founder & CEO/Executive Director

Dr. Mackie Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Family,(CCTSF),Certified Domestic Violence Specialist, Certified Peer Support Specialist, National Anger Management Provider, Certified Anger Management Specialist, Professional Certified Life Coach, Child Family Team trainer, Train the Trainer, Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Trainer (SAACT), Thinking for A Change Facilitator and Suicide Prevention QPR Instructor & Family Partner.

The Executive Director of Hope believes in order to become a great trainer one must know what it is to be a great student. Not only does she trains others in becoming their best she challenge others to soar until they have reached the climax of success. She has walked in the shoes of her students and received considerable amount of training over the course of her journey. She has undoubtedly had the assistance of many people along her pathway to success.

Dr. Mackie is a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness. Her passion was birthed from her pain which she turned to her purpose. Dr. Mackie has worked in human services and mental health for over three decades. She has a criminal justice & paralegal law background and worked with many justice involved adolescents. She has a heart for working with adolescents, teenagers, females, and at-risk families. She has worked closely with the Department of social services, attorneys, caregivers, school officials, and the department of juvenile justice. She is driven by her passion for mental health and has a vast amount of experience working with at-risk families, individuals affected by domestic violence and those who suffer from mental illness and trauma.

Dr. Mackie has provided one on one psychotherapy for individuals, families and completed biopsycho-social assessments and individual plan of care (IPOC) within the state of South Carolina. She also implemented a solid crisis intervention team as well as linked individuals with substances use background to community resources. Her background consists of working with several modalities such as cognitive behavioral, existential and holistic therapy. Dr. Mackie also uses a multidisciplinary approach.

Her background is extensive with working with teenagers that exhibits emotional, behavioral challenges ,trauma, abuse and neglect. Dr. Mackie spear-headed a suicide prevention program within a faith based organization. She knows the importance of being a spiritual leader to many and believes in meeting people where they are at in their life. Within the faith based organization she used holistic counseling for individuals that requested biblical counseling.

She has held positions in the following areas: Clinical Director, Mental Health Professional( MHP), Qualified Professional(QP), Administrative Assistance, Supervisor for Domestic Violence Shelter, Guardian Ad Litem, Residential Counselor, Nurses Aid, Teacher Assistance, Corporate Compliance Officer, Human Resource Trainer, supervisor for peer support specialists, life coach, mentor and residential counselors.

​Dr. Mackie has provided her skills and consultant work to behavioral health agencies as well as provided consultant work for programs to become and/or remain accredited. The accreditation she has used in the past are Council on Quality and Leadership that provides accreditation to human service organizations and systems that share their vision of dignity, opportunity, and community for all people known as (CQL) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities known as (CARF).

Dr. Mackie is an international published author and also participated in a few anthologies. She is internationally recognized for serving children and families. She has been featured in the North Carolina Families United (Celebrating Mental Health Awareness), Exposure magazine, enlightenment TV show with Dr. Honeycutt on her Health & Wellness show and ACHI Magazine. She is the 2019 award recipient of entrepreneur of the year from Women Support Women Association (ACHI). She was also nominated in 2021 for ACHI Health & Wellness Award and Community Leader Award. She was interviewed on 100.9 praise FM at the B-Moore faithful show, Heart and Soul Radio Show with Joy Fisher and Wake up Call radio TV Broadcasting Network.

​Dr. Mackie was featured in the Richmond County Newspaper for being elected for President for Human Services. She was also interviewed and featured on the Charlotte Local News to speak about teens and bullying. Dr. Mackie has provided her expertise in mental health and suicide prevention to the Chloe-Olivia’s Chat -N-Chew TV (An anti-bullying platform). She has worked side by side and assisted youths of all ages with a background of being bullied, low self esteem, depression and suicide ideations. She has also worked one on one and spoken collectively at events to youths who has dealt with personal issues. Dr. Mackie was elected and chosen to be ambassador throughout her educational academic journey. Due to her academic performance she had the privilege to be on the Honor’s List . In 1993 she received a plaque for her dedication in rendering services to children and families in New York City. She has been recognized for her continuous work across the Globe by Ambassador Dr. Lenora. Peterson-Maclin (Ph.D.) the official certified Ambassador for the former 44th President of the United States of America President Barack Hussein Obama. Dr. Mackie work does not go unnoticed. She has served as the Delegate Chairperson for New York Head Start Policy Council. She is a honorary member of Chi Sigma Iota ( Counseling honors society) .


  • Professional Woman Network

  • Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists

  • Trauma Institute International

  • ACHI Women Supporting Women Association,

  • National Organization for Human Services,

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

  • (Former Member) of Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOARS) sponsored by the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence NCCADV

  • International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)

  • Chi Sigma Iota ( Counseling & Honor Society)

Certifications/ License/ Training :

  • Basic Life Support & CPR , First Aid, Blood Pathogen and AED

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Family)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual)

  • Certified Professional Life Coach

  • Certified Parenting Teens Practitioner

  • Internationally Recognized as a Certified Youth Coach ( CYC) with a emphasis in youth, family and parent coaching

  • Certified Peer Support Specialist

  • Health & Wellness Coach

  • Certified Anger Resolution Therapist # 2524-6163

  • Suicide Prevention Instructor # 5889

  • Certified Domestic Violence Specialist I

  • Thinking for a Change Facilitator (T4C)

  • Yoga Teacher 2-17 years old

  • Meditation Practitioner/ Teacher

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Practitioner

  • EFT/TFT Tapping Practitioner

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)Practitioner

  • Ecpr: ​Emotional cpr Practitioner

  • Train the Trainer

  • Licensed and Ordained Minister

  • Former CPI instructor # 1096362 ( 2016-2018)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations Training

  • Risk and Resiliency Buffering Toxic Stress Module 1-3

  • Critical Time Intervention

  • Peer Specialist in the Criminal Justice System

  • Basic School Age Care (BSAC)

  • Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Building and Sustaining the Movement to Protect Families in NC



  • Co-Occurring Disorders: MH&SUD

  • Community Resiliency Model

  • DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview

  • Child Welfare Trauma Training

  • Trauma and Resilience

  • Crisis Response : Planning and Intervention

  • ​Crisis Response With Updated Comprehensive Crisis Planning

  • Effective Person Centered Planning

  • Mandatory Abuse Reporting

  • ​Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

  • HIPPA Overview

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Massive Violence- The Tipping Point

  • Quality Improvement Plan

  • Cultural Competency

  • Child and Family Family Teams; A Cross System training from the Family's Perspectives 1&2

  • Person Centered Planning Elements

  • Connecting CST and Permanent Supportive Housing


  • Accurate Documentation training

  • ​Community Support Team Service Definition

  • Steward of Children Training

  • The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale

  • The Theoretical Foundation and Application of Whole Person Integrated Care

  • Understanding Adolescents who demonstrate Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors

  • North Carolina Peer Support Specialist 40 hour training

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

  • Person Centered Planning (PCP)

  • ​Harm -Reduction: Stigma as a Barrier to Care

  • Coping with the Financial Reality of COVID-19

  • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Parts C& D Compliance Training

  • Call Me By My Name... Spanish 101

  • When I Asked for Help (North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

  • Ethics in a Management Care Environment

  • Act I Alcohol and other Drugs: A Competency-based Training

  • The Batterer As Parent ( North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

  • ​Empathy and Compassion Satisfaction: Thriving in the Clinical World

  • ​North Carolina Involuntary Commitment

  • Supervision of Parent Peer Support Providers

  • ​Family Partner

  • ​Motivational Interviewing

  • Yoga Teacher ages 2-17 years old

  • Human Trafficking

  • Evidence Based Prosecution ( Domestic Violence)

  • Housing Assessment

  • Understanding Assessment Practices in Dual Diagnosis

  • Mental Status Exam

Matthew 19:26

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”