Lynsie Seely, PhDc, MFT
Assistant Director | Psychotherapist
Hi, I’m Lynsie Seely and it is my hope for you that you are thriving and feeling fulfilled in your life. As we each travel down our unique journeys, we all find ourselves facing various challenges, transitions, and stuck points along the way. During these times it can be valuable to have some support—especially if you happen to be feeling worn-down, not like yourself, or unsatisfied with the way things are going. I’m dedicated to providing you with a safe and caring space for self-exploration/learning and practical tools to empower you so that you can step into your full wellness and enjoy life as the vibrant person you are!
style + philosophy
My approach is empathic, collaborative, and holistic, utilizing practices from somatic and depth psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Working this way honors your whole experience and with practice allows for growth to occur on all levels: body, mind, and soul—maximizing your whole-body wellness.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a body-oriented way of working that encourages self- engagement to include the body and its natural processes. It honors that our minds and bodies are not separate but make up a whole from which we directly experience life. By increasing our awareness of our bodies, we can form a relationship with ourselves in a deeper way that opens up greater possibilities for growth, supports learning and change, and allows us to directly access our spark of aliveness.
I have Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and I am currently completing my Doctorate in East West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have received additional training in psychological trauma, embodiment practices, mindfulness, and spiritual counseling. I have been in private practice for the past 5 years working mainly with the young adult or “millennial” population. My past professional work includes experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and supporting youth in school-based settings.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
A little bit more about me…
My own personal journey has deeply guided my work as a wellness practitioner and has inspired me to work from a holistic lens, honoring the powerful connection between the body, mind, and soul. Struggling with health issues has given me a first-hand understanding of how physical and mental heath are intricately intertwined, which encouraged me to expand my knowledge of mental health to include body-based practices and adopt an overall holistic perspective that includes all aspects of being human.
I enjoy soaking up time in nature, making space to be creative and playful, being with family/friends, and moving my body in all kinds of ways. Appreciating the simple things in life like watching the leaves change colors, snuggling up with a cozy blanket, or smelling the air after a good rain warms my heart. I am honored to get to know people on such a meaningful level and am continuously inspired by those I meet.
what clients say
“I LOVE working with Lynsie. She’s open, accepting, kind, and I feel safe and comfortable opening up to her. She is not only supportive, but she focuses and helps to give me tools to succeed independently. She gives her observations to help shed light on situations and never presses issues that I am not ready to work on. She has been amazing and I truly appreciate all of the support she has given me the past 4 months.”
“What I appreciate most about Lynsie Seely’s techniques include the following: She is a wonderful listener because as she listens, she formulates questions that direct your thought process down paths that you may not even know are there. She is a master at instigating intelligent thought, so efficiently that she leads you to answer your own questions or conflicts, with her guidance. This helps you (the client) to be an active member of your own healing. Lynsie Seely encouraged me to express myself, and explained that if I am having feelings – whether over something big or something (seemingly) small – those emotions are present and important, and can be rendered in ways that are helpful and constructive. She teaches you to bring out the most wonderful parts of yourself, and love them. And a perk – she’ll work with you on your schedule and budget to ensure you can make your appointments!”
“All I can say is I LOVE Lynsie Seely. Her genuine empathy and compassion for the human condition make her a rare find! She is professional and makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the door. She has that quality you can’t teach- the ” I feel like telling you about my mother” way of being. I found her patience and kindness inspiring. She’s fabulous- worth every penny- and she’ll work with you to figure that out too! Thanks Lynsie Seely for everything!”