Alecia Singer, LMFT

Body Positive Psychotherapy, Expressive Arts and Yoga Therapy

I invite you to create a new relationship to yourself based on accepting and listening to your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.

Alecia Singer, LMFT

Body Positive Psychotherapy, Expressive Arts and Yoga Therapy

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I invite you to create a new relationship to yourself based on accepting and listening to your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.

Welcome

In times of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma, it is understandable to find false refuge in negative body image, addiction, disordered eating and perpetual self criticism to feel a sense of protection and control.

Although, there may be temporary relief, one often finds themselves more disconnected from their feelings, intuition and what provides true nourishment.

We are often led to believe that our happiness is not possible unless we obtain a certain body size, relationship or job and are on a constant quest for perfectionism.

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Emphasizing health, vitality and wellness at any size or life passage, gives you the permission to embrace your life in the present moment. This can be an act of liberation in a society that perpetuates diet culture, materialism and feeling not good enough.

Through therapeutic, creative, mindfulness and somatic (body based) practices, my intention is to guide you to find a sense of safety, calm and ground in your body and nervous system. My experience is that when you feel this embodied sense of support, you can then listen to true needs and hungers and trust they can be met. Through this experience of belonging, one can find the freedom to choose more fulfilling relationships  as well as connecting to creative and self expression through play, purpose and meaningful work.

I offer sessions in my lovely San Francisco office or please explore my new offering of individual  3 hour retreats in a beautiful coastal setting less than an hour from San Francisco. Find out more here.

"This place of peace, connectedness, and inner freedom, even in the face of life’s greatest challenges is what I call “true refuge.” It does not depend on anything outside ourselves — a certain situation, a person, a cure, even a particular mood or emotion. The yearning for such refuge is universal. It is what lies beneath all our wants and fears. We long to know we can handle what’s coming. We want to trust ourselves, to trust this life. We want to live from the fullness of who we are."

— Tara Brach, True Refuge

"This place of peace, connectedness, and inner freedom, even in the face of life’s greatest challenges is what I call “true refuge.” It does not depend on anything outside ourselves — a certain situation, a person, a cure, even a particular mood or emotion. The yearning for such refuge is universal. It is what lies beneath all our wants and fears. We long to know we can handle what’s coming. We want to trust ourselves, to trust this life. We want to live from the fullness of who we are."

— Tara Brach, True Refuge

About Alecia Singer, LMFT

About Alecia Singer, LMFT

For over 20 years, I have been a therapist working in the field of eating disorders, body image concerns and other co-occurring issues such as trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety. Other areas of specialization include relationship and communication skills, grief and loss, life changing illness, life and career transitions, and enhancing creativity. I believe that optimal health and healing can be supported by working in an integrative model attending to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of each individual.  I received my MA in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies and am also a graduate from the Tamalpa Institute in movement based Expressive Arts Therapy. I have advanced training in yoga therapy, mindfulness, Integrative medicine, Guided imagery,  Sandplay therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy and EMDR.

Professional References

"I’ve had the pleasure to work with Alecia for the past 8 years. I’ve worked with dozens of therapists over the years, and I have to say, Alecia is one of the rare gifted ones out there; she’s a natural born healer and this shows in the transformation of her clients. Alecia’s style is warm, nurturing and direct. Her wisdom and warmth facilitate deep healing. I’m grateful to have her in my life as a trusted colleague and would highly recommend working with Alecia."

— Karen Scheuner, Nutrition therapist and Certified Intuitive Eating Coach

"I have been a colleague of Alecia’s for many years and find her to be a deeply compassionate and skilled therapist whom I both refer clients to and consult with. As a seasoned therapist, Alecia blends creative, somatic and cognitive techniques to help clients make desired transformations in their lives, and discover inner strength and wholeness."

— Meg Tinsley, Body-Oriented Psychotherapist

"Alecia is a wise, experienced therapist who guides people through sensitive terrain. With a soft touch and a courageous heart, she brings healing to difficult issues including addiction, eating disorders and grief and loss. Incorporating a creative perspective and eco-psychology, Alecia is committed to transformational work, helping her clients regain wholeness and expand their life’s potential. "

— Adriana Marchione, Expressive Arts Therapist and Somatic Educator

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strong pull of what you really love. It will never lead you astray." ― Rumi