Mackenzie Phillips: The Hopeful Healer
March 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us on March 23, 2019 at 10:30 am for a very special presentation by Mackenzie “Mack” Phillips.
Mackenzie Phillips’ first major acting role was in the part of “Carol” in American Graffiti in 1973. In 1975, she started playing Julie Cooper on the TV sitcom One Day at a Time, a role she is best known for. Today, Mack can be seen playing Barb Denning on season six of Orange is the New Black. Mack is also the daughter of legendary Mamas and the Papas late lead singer John Phillips and Susan Mackenzie. She is also the stepdaughter of MATP group member Michelle Phillips.
Today, in addition to being an in-demand actor, best-selling author, and budding singer, Mackenzie is also an addiction specialist and counselor with Breathe Life Healing Centers in West Hollywood, CA. In that capacity, Mack brings with her a unique perspective, much of which has been shaped by her own battles with trauma and substance use, in addition to her ongoing professional training as an addiction counselor.
“My addiction was so powerful, and so rooted in early trauma, that I lost myself for many years. Now, with a strong recovery, I’m committed to helping others find their voice,” says Phillips.
At this special presentation, Mack will share her personal journey through trauma and addiction as a young women, while offering inspiration and real hope that there is indeed a fulfilling purposeful life on the other side of substance use and co-occurring disorders for those who truly want it.