New Clients

Availability and Scheduling

Self-pay slots: Full
Reduced fee slots: Full
Insurance slots: Full

If you are self-paying for therapy and I am not available, I encourage you to reach out to Metaphor Therapy's associates.

I am available for in-person sessions. As a healthcare setting masks are required in my office regardless of vaccination status. Phone and HIPPA-compatible telehealth video sessions are also available. Many clients choose a hybrid of in-person and telehealth work.

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

Insurance Clients

My insurance practice is currently full and I am not accepting new insurance clients at this time. I do not maintain a waitlist. 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.

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

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