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

erin @ metaphortherapy.org

Erin provides telehealth to clients throughout California.

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.