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Mackie Alexis NP

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a nurse who has been practicing nursing for over 20 years and a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator (of 10 years as well) working for a major city hospital in Massachusetts; caring for a wide ethnic group as well as young adults to geriatric population; working with many patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders in the in-patient and outpatient settings, I have practically seen it all and recognize some of the barriers to healthcare that the vulnerable and underserved population face therefore can understand the stigmatization and difficulty associated with caring for such group.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Mackie is a certified nurse practitioner currently working for a level 1 trauma center in Boston. In that role, she has the opportunity to care for a large population of homeless with mental health and substance abuse problems. A large component of the care provided involves the management of the psychological and social aspects through continuity of care and referrals. Mackie is a self-driven healthcare professional who has used the knowledge acquired through the years of working at Boston Medical Center, the mental health program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), and the related precepting experience to condition herself to better help serve the mentally ill and substance abuse disorder population. Within the community that Mackie serves, she has found that mental health disorders is considered taboo and an unspoken topic of discussion among a large segment of its population. Aside from having to deal with the unprecedented psychological and physiological manifestation of the disorder, there are also the social components of recognition and acceptance of the disorder that is burdensome for some patients. Many of the clients that Mackie has come to observe, not only have to deal with mental health issues but suffer greatly from the lack of family support, in part, due to the associated stigma of the disorder. In addition to the psychological and medical therapeutic treatments that these clients received, many yearn for assistance from family and loved ones to help them cope, as their goals are to fight these demons and get better. Mackie has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Houston University; a Bachelor and Master s in Nursing from Regis College; a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Mackie is an effective communicator with strong verbal and written skills and a calm demeanor that enables her to concisely communicate and connect with clients. Every case is different, each situation is unique, therefore a plan of care that involves the management of the psychological and social aspects through continuity of care and referrals; education on medication continuation and discontinuation risk factors; reinforcement of adherence to treatment plan; instructions to crisis intervention access; cognitive behavioral therapy; talk therapy or group therapy to improve confidence and social interaction; are among a few of the approaches that Mackie considers. Suffering from social anxiety disorder can bring about feelings of inadequacy, pessimism, resentfulness, and fear of public engagement. Mackie is poised to help you channel your avoidance of social gatherings through understanding the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing and engaging you on a roadmap that would help manage those symptoms and improve the quality of your life. Why not schedule a visit with her when you feel comfortable to do so?

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

ADHD

Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

Sleep & insomnia issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Optum

Fees

First Session$375
Individual Therapy$300
Marriage & Couples Counseling$300
Family Therapy$300
Group Therapy$300

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Licensure

  • Massachusetts, NP, RN251788

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Regis College

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline, Brookline, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Mackie Alexis, NP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Mackie Alexis, NP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Mackie Alexis accepting new clients?

Yes, Mackie Alexis is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline, 1269 Beacon St 2nd Floor, Brookline, MA, 02446.

Does Mackie Alexis accept insurance?

Yes, Mackie Alexis accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Mackie Alexis offer?

Mackie Alexis offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Mackie Alexis offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Mackie Alexis offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline, 1269 Beacon St 2nd Floor, Brookline, MA, 02446.

Does Mackie Alexis offer online therapy?

Yes, Mackie Alexis offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Mackie Alexis?

Mackie Alexis typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Mackie Alexis speak?

Mackie Alexis conducts therapy sessions in English and French.

Can I book an appointment with Mackie Alexis online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Mackie Alexis online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.