McKenzie is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate education and majored in Psychology with a minor in Biology.
McKenzie has worked on couples research from a variety of standpoints including couples in the postpartum period, couples with Anorexia, and couples with Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder. Recently, her research has focused on an abbreviated version of the OurRelationship program as well as the utility of the program for couples with intimate partner violence. She has worked with over 100 couples through the online program and is thrilled to continue in this position. In her spare time, McKenzie loves to be active in the Everglades National Park and compete in triathlons.
Her research interests include developing, evaluating, and disseminating couple treatment interventions and investigating the link between romantic relationship functioning and mental health. She is thrilled to continue her involvement with couples as part of the OurRelationship.com program and to spend her free time with her husband, dog, and friends exploring the beautiful city of Miami.
Her research interests include examining the relationships among various familial dyads (i.e., parent–child, significant others), and more recently she has explored parenting factors that impact the psychological adjustment of LGB adolescents. She is excited to be a part of the OurRelationship.com team! In her spare time, Sara enjoys playing her cello, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
As an undergraduate, Karen developed and tested an intervention aimed to enhance post-divorce well-being for divorced individuals. Her research interests include the development of couples counseling interventions and the roles of sexuality and sexual satisfaction in romantic relationships. She is very excited to join the OurRelationship.com team and be in Miami.