Lynsie Seely, PhDc, MFT
Lynsie Seely, PhDc
Assistant Director | Psychotherapist | Supervisor
Location + HOURS
San Francisco Office
Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm (various hours open each day)
- Highly Sensitive People
- Adult children of emotionally immature parent(s)
- Health Issues / Somatic Complaints
- Navigating Transitions
- Figuring out Life Path / Young Adults
- Relationship challenges
- Spirituality / Mindfulness
- Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, Davis
- Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco
- Doctoral Candidate at the California Institute of Integral Studies
- Somatic Experiencing: Levels I + II
- EMDR Training: Level I
- Spiritual Counseling
- East West Psychology
- Self Compassion Training by Kristin Neff
- Reiki: Levels I + II
- 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certification
- Depth-oriented psychotherapy consultation
- 4 Fold Way by Angeles Arrien
- California Association of Marriage + Family Therapists (CAMFT)
WHO I WORK WITH
Clients who typically feel drawn to work with me are looking for a deeper connection to themselves and to step into greater healing from ailments such as trauma, feelings of low self worth, depression, anxiety, somatic complaints, and stuckness. I have a niche for working with people who identify as highly sensitive and may feel easily overwhelmed by their emotions or being in particular situations, as well as adults who grew up with emotionally immature parents. Young adults who are feeling lost and unsure about their life path, those who are coming across challenges in relationships, and people who are wanting to deepen their spirituality also feel called to work with me.
My approach is empathic, collaborative, and integrative. I bring together knowledge from psychology, neuroscience, and wisdom traditions to honor the mind <CBT>, the heart/soul <self and depth-oriented psychology>, the body <somatic psychology>, and the spirit <mindfulness, spiritual counseling, Eastern and Western rituals/practices >. Operating from a holistic lens is incredibly important to my work, as I hold that we are inherently whole and complete and that healing comes from integrating parts of ourselves that we have somehow dis-owned, disconnected from, or not fully acknowledged. We are complex beings who deserve to give voice to the entirety of our experience and by doing so, we can form a relationship with ourselves in a deeper way. This process opens up greater possibilities for healing, supports direct learning and change, and connects us to that brilliant spark of aliveness that lives in each and every one of us! In addition to the above, I have specialized training in trauma-informed techniques including: somatic experiencing and EMDR.
I have a 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, and spirituality. I have been in private practice for the past 8 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.
Why I love this work
I feel blessed every single day to show up as a therapist. Guiding and supporting others in finding greater healing is my soul’s purpose, without a doubt, and I am honored to walk alongside people for various chapters of their life journey. A quote by Hafitz perfectly summarizes the spark of passion I feel: “I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” I have the privilege of deeply seeing others and witnessing their individual strengths, unique qualities, passions, growth, etc– and then I get to shine their own light right back to them. I see so much beauty, inspiration, love, and light walk through my office on a daily basis; I can’t help but bow my head in reverence. To travel along with someone and help them to recognize their own depth, greatness, wholeness, groundedness, etc. is just amazing–this is sacred work.
A 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, heart/soul, and spirit. Struggling with health issues has given me a first-hand understanding of how physical and mental health 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.
Another aspect of being human that is SO important to make time for is fun, free-spiritedness, and joy 🙂 Along these lines, 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 (dancing especially!). 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. Poetry sparks my inspiration, live music makes me feel as if everything is right in the world, and deep conversations, with dear friends and strangers alike, bring connection and fulfillment into my life.
What my 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.”
“Lynsie is great! Really caring and open to letting me be vulnerable. I feel like very comfortable with her and it’s easy to say what I’m feeling and have no judgment from her. ”
“What I appreciate most about Lynsie’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!”
“Lynsie is the best therapist I’ve ever had (including 20 years of therapy). She cares about my goals, and helps me change my thought patterns around things so I can approach them freshly.”
“All I can say is I LOVE Lynsie. 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!”
“Lynsie was compassionate and professional in our work together. She helped me get out of a rut and develop strategies that I will use in the future to stay out of that rut. ”