New Clients: Work with MacKenzie

Availability and Scheduling

Self-pay and out-of-network insurance slots: Full
Reduced fee slots: Full

MacKenzie meets with clients weekly on Monday and Tuesday with appointment times beginning between 9am and 4:30pm. She has limited Monday evening and Sunday availability for family clients (3+ people). She does not have weekend or evening availability for individual or couples clients.

MacKenzie is available for in-person, phone, and video sessions. Masks are required in the office regardless of vaccination status. Phone and HIPPA-compatible video sessions are also available. Many clients choose a hybrid of in-person and telehealth work.

If you are self-paying for therapy and MacKenzie is not available, reach out to Metaphor Therapy's skilled clinical team.

Self-Pay Clients

MacKenzie's fee is $182 for a 50-minute individual or partners session and $293 for a 75-minute partners or family session. This cash rate includes a 20% prompt payment discount.

For self-pay clients, MacKenzie offers a complimentary 20-minute consultation for you to get to know each other and to ensure a good fit for ongoing sessions.

Insurance Clients

MacKenzie is an out of network provider for all insurance plans, including Cigna, United Behavioral Health, and Blue Cross. Her services are billed at her usual and customary rate of $227 for a 50-minute individual session. Full payment for visits is required at time of service. Metaphor Therapy's office handles billing as a courtesy to the client, and the client will receive insurance reimbursement directly for the insurance share of cost, if any.

Please note that regardless of whether insurance pays or not, the client is ultimately responsible for the entire cost of the visit.

Clients Requiring a Reduced Fee

MacKenzie holds a set number of slots for $114 50-minute individual sessions, 50% of her usual fee. She does not offer a reduced fee for partners or family therapy. Superbills and insurance billing are not available for reduced fee sessions. These slots are noted above when available.

MacKenzie Stuart, LMFT offers individual and partners therapy in Alameda, California and online via telehealth. Her detailed fee schedule is below.
Table of Services and Fees - MacKenzie Stuart

Trusted Colleagues

MacKenzie is not the right fit for every client, and she doesn't always have availability. Here are other providers she knows and trusts.

Metaphor Therapy Clinical Team (Alameda, Telehealth)

Jennifer Dorsey, LMFT (Corte Madera, Telehealth)

Beverly Ellison, LCSW (Telehealth)

Leah Finn, LMFT (Telehealth)

Beth Greivel, LMFT, LPCC (Oakland)

Laura Johnston, AMFT (San Jose, Telehealth)

Eric Tian Qi Lindberg, LMFT (Telehealth)

Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW (Telehealth)

Courtland McPherson, LCSW (Alameda)

William Ma, LMFT (Oakland)

Shandra Guzman Park, LMFT (Telehealth)

Jenny Werba, APCC (Telehealth)

Enneagram Anytime (Telehealth)