About MacKenzie


MacKenzie is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She sees clients in private practice in her Alameda office and online, and supervises a team of associates. She is a member of core faculty at The Wright Institute.

MacKenzie offers trainings on a variety of topics for community-based organizations, as well as consultation and supervision.

MacKenzie is a queer white cisgender woman.


MacKenzie began her mental health career with Crisis Support Services. In addition to spending six years on their suicide and crisis hotlines, MacKenzie worked as a therapist for a variety of populations and served as a member of the community education team.

MacKenzie served as a Program Manager and clinician for service teams supporting adults and older adults experiencing poverty, homelessness, and mental health challenges as part of Bay Area Community Services. She also served as the treasurer of the board of directors for PEERS and as a board member for San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI). She is a relief clinical supervisor with Horizon Services, Inc.

MacKenzie began her private practice career as a clinician with Audrea Butler Acuña at Alameda Counseling Associates.

Educational Chops

MacKenzie has a BA in Political Theory from Scripps College and an MA in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.


MacKenzie is a member of CAMFT and Bay Area Open Minds. She is a SFSI-endorsed sex educator.

She is proudly listed in the Kink Aware Professionals Directory and the Poly-Friendly Professionals Directory.


MacKenzie sends out an occasional newsletter to keep in touch with friends and colleagues from the mental health community. Feel free to subscribe!

Outside of Work

MacKenzie enjoys artistic pursuits in a variety of media, board and video games, and puzzles. She collects tarot decks and zines. She is a member of the Erstwhile Philatelic Society, Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, and National Puzzlers' League.

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