New Clients

Availability and Scheduling

Self-pay slots: Tuesdays at 10am
Reduced fee slots: Full
Insurance slots: Full

If my self-pay times are not a good fit for your schedule, I encourage you to reach out to my associates.

Throughout the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, I have been meeting with clients via phone and a HIPPA-compatible telehealth video platform. I am available for in-person sessions, but as a healthcare setting masks are required in my office regardless of vaccination status.

I meet with weekly clients Monday and Tuesday with appointment times beginning between 9am and 4:30pm Pacific. I do not have weekend availability.

Self-Pay Clients

My fee is $180 for a 50-minute individual or partners session and $280 for a 75-minute partners session.

For self-pay clients, I offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation for us to get to know each other and to ensure a good fit for ongoing sessions. I reserve half of my available psychotherapy slots for insurance and reduced fee clients.

Insurance Clients

My insurance practice is currently full and I am not accepting new insurance clients at this time. Please check back for updates.

I accept Blue Shield and Magellan under provider contract. I also accept out of network benefits from other plans, including Cigna, United Behavioral Health, and Blue Cross. I reserve half of my slots for insurance and reduced fee clients.

Trusted Colleagues

I'm not the right fit for every client, and I don't always have availability. Here are other providers I know and trust.

Melissa Bowman, LMFT (Alameda)

Beth Greivel, LMFT, LPCC (Oakland)

Laura Johnston, AMTF (San Jose, Telehealth)

Chloe Lankshear, LMFT (Telehealth)

William Ma, LMFT (Oakland)

Courtland McPherson, LCSW (Alameda)

Shandra Guzman Park, LMFT (Telehealth)

Jenny Werba, APCC (Telehealth)

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Lauren Mandelbaum, LPC, NCC, CCMHC (Hoboken)

Beth W Ruske, MSEd, LMFT (Gloucester County)

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MacKenzie Stuart, LMFT offers individual and partners therapy in Alameda, California and online via telehealth