Our Clinical Team

Staff Therapists

Please feel free to reach out to staff therapists directly to explore fit and scheduling. Some staff therapists may accept insurance as an out of network provider; all can provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company, often called superbills, upon request.

MacKenzie Stuart, LMFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #83491

mackenzie @ metaphortherapy.org

Being warm, caring, empathetic, and helpful are core parts of being a therapist, so I won't emphasize those qualities here. Here are some of my more unique skills:

In addition to individual, partners, and family therapy, I provide training and consultation for helping professionals. I see clients in Alameda and via telehealth Mondays and Tuesdays, and via telehealth Thursday afternoons. Learn more about my work here.

Erin Kilpatrick, LMFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #90864
Oregon Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #T2348

erin @ metaphortherapy.org

I have been working in the mental health field since 2011, as a clinician in community based organizations and private practice settings, and teaching. My speciality is working with teens and adults, with a focus on queer, trans and/or disabled youth with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have specialized training in treating complex trauma and trauma-related disorders (Progressive Counting and Child & Parent Psychotherapy). I am undergoing training for EMDR. I have a particular interest in working with neurodivergent and disabled teens and adults. 

I use an eclectic approach, often drawing from humanistic, psychodynamic, narrative, and somatic modalities in my work. In my work with teens and adults, I use interventions from CBT, DBT, MI (Motivational Interviewing), and harm reduction. I have worked effectively with suicidal ideation and other moderate to higher-risk clients via telehealth. I am passionate about providing equitable and competent care. I believe that the act of receiving therapy is inherently political and politicized, one that has potential to support systemic forms of oppression. I believe it is the duty of therapists to be aware of these systems and use personal and professional awareness of their own privileges to identify power imbalances and interrupt cycles of systemic oppression to the best of their ability. 

I generally see clients Monday through Thursday from 10am to 7pm and Fridays on a case-by-case basis. While I do not accept any form of insurance at this time, I have several reduced fee slots available and provide superbills upon request.

Associate Therapists

MacKenzie meets with associate therapists each week to discuss their cases and provide guidance. Working with a Metaphor associate means you get MacKenzie's energy and expertise in the room with you. Please feel free to reach out to associates directly to explore fit and scheduling. Associates are unable to accept insurance and welcome self-pay clients.

Madeline "Maddy" Winard, AMFT, APCC

California Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #143284
California Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #15383

maddy @ metaphortherapy.org

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As a therapist, I wholeheartedly believe in the power of relationships and the profound impact they have on our lives. I practice relationally through a trauma-informed lens, and weave psychodynamic and attachment theories into our work. I practice non-judgmentally by using warmth, compassion, humor, and curiosity. I love working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults. Some of my clinical interests include: 

As for me, I identify as a queer, white, and Jewish woman, and I understand the ways in which our social and cultural identities impact us. I invite my clients to bring their full selves to the therapy room.