Brittany A., San Francisco, CA
I chanced upon Alison’s practice when life had me down and I wanted to look for external help while attempting to find myself. For someone who had been raised believing it’s a weakness to ask for help, I’ve never felt such a monumental shift having asked for Alison’s guidance. She’ll consistently remind you that it’s YOU who’s doing all the work, but without her trust, spot-on questions, and calm presence I wouldn’t have been ready to face old habits and negative patterns.
One of Alison’s strongest points is her emphasis on our lives being holistic – any negative habit, thought or belief affects all facets of your life. I’ve never felt more centered. Through an incredible year of work with Alison, I’ve felt and watched my authentic self stepped forward and presence set in. She ROCKS!
Andrea G., San Francisco, CA
Like many other reviewers here, I found Alison on Yelp and feel it is only appropriate to share my wonderful experience with her for other Yelpers looking for their perfect therapist. Alison has an amazing, healing energy that makes you comfortable talking to her, even about difficult things. She is creative in ways that can actually make therapy fun. Her deep knowledge of the mind and body astounds me and I wish I could just download it directly from her. She isn’t just a therapist, in my opinion, she’s a teacher. I’ve started calling sessions with Alison “going to class” because I learn so much from her every time. If you want to have an experience with a therapist where you actually feel better, lighter, freer, and more hopeful afterward, Alison can help you get there. Give her a call like I did and see if you are a good fit together. If you are – Congratulations, you just found your guru.
Eli T., Cupertino, CA
Alison is results oriented, empathetic,kind, humorous, DIRECT, friendly, encouraging, relaxed yet focused, sweet,generous and talented to mention some adjectives.
My husband and I sought her out to address issues that would take our relationship to the next level and she is the real deal. Authentic, action oriented and NO bull shit- she let’s you share ideas-issues-feelings and then also tells you what she is seeing objectively- and guides and encourages you to move on and grow.
She is unorthodox and definitely knows what she is doing.
We like her a LOT and look forward to growing our relationship with her as well as the friendship- how can you NOT like her?- she is good!!!:)
Kyle E., San Francisco, CA
If you are looking for someone intuitive, perceptive and will not allow you to BS about yourself or your relationship, Alison is who you want. She really listens and understands human behavior and will call you out if you try and delude yourself. I have learned so much about myself and why I do the things I do from my sessions with her. She is also extremely supportive and non judgmental. I have never felt uncomfortable talking about anything with her, even the most sensitive of subjects. She is expert at guiding you to see what you need if you are honest with yourself.
I also want to point out that Alison has been very flexible with my difficult schedule and as for cost, I have always felt that I have received value.
This is my only foray into therapy and I was lucky enough to find the type of therapist that I hoped to find but have since learned is very rare.
Parker M.,Oakland, CA
I’ve been working with Alison for about 6 months and it’s led to new insights and positive personal changes. It’s my first experience working outside the usual therapy modes, and her blend of traditional talk therapy and nontraditional perspectives has proven powerful. She is a highly skilled and open-minded practitioner. Best of all, her demeanor is excellent: great listener, insightful feedback, professional, empathetic, intuitive, and real.
Over the years/decades, I’ve had some semi-productive therapeutic relationships. And then some that were frankly ridiculous – I get it, you work on my case only when the clock’s running, but how much am I paying you? Didn’t we talk about this last month? Do you take notes?
Not the case with Alison. She genuinely seems invested in understanding and helping me with my issues. Alison has renewed my faith in the value of the profession.
Dana D., Alameda, CA,
I found Alison on yelp over 2 months ago.. I was having major panic attacks.. and on our first session i had a huge attack on the way to her office.
I called her and told her i couldn’t come, i was too freaked out…The next part is amazing.. she offered to meet me at my office.
She met me at my office, we closed the door and she got me back in my body, where i have been ever since, thanks to her.
I am no longer having panic and i am learning so many things about myself that is truly life changing.
I have never been to therapy in my life, i think everyone should go, and i think if you really want to learn about yourself and see changes in yourself, go to Alison.
Her space is safe and inviting. I can not say enough about her and how real she is and how much she has helped me.
Bottom line.. if you want the best therapist on the planet, call her. 🙂
Patricia O., San Francisco, CA
Alison was very helpful in coaching me with personal issues I had to deal with since last year. I’ve been seeing her for the past 6 months, and have improved immensely. She’s very insightful and created a very safe and comfortable space for our conversations.
Valerie T., San Francisco, CA
Alison can cut to the core of any issue. She teaches about telling the truth in a way that moves your life forward. She will not let you stand still for the things and aspects you really want in your life. She believes everything is possible and with gentle yet fierce guidance, your life will move into places yet to be discovered.
Lucia M., Palo Alto, CA
Alison is a talented, creative individual of utmost integrity. I have been a client of Ali’s for several years and I am consistently impressed by her expertise as a therapist. I highly recommend her to anyone needing support in integrating internal and external life experiences.
Jeff W., Lagunitas, CA
Alison is a gifted counselor and healer. I have been seeing her for over 5 years as a bodyworker and a counselor. Her keen intuition and experience as a body worker combined with her training as a Somatic Psychotherapist makes her uniquely qualified to help people heal and grow in their lives more quickly than most counselors I know. If you’re looking for a counselor / healer and you want to move things through quickly and safely, call Alison leigh. You won’t be disappointed.
Ming-Hen T., Manhattan, NY
Alison is encouraging, result-oriented and patient.
My girlfriend and I went to her to look for help to take our relationship to the next level. She helped us identify the problems, proposed solutions, and suggested different exercises for us. Her instructions were super clear and helpful.
We were very satisfied with the results!
Alejandra Z., San Francisco, CA
I have been working with Alison for over a year and have seen amazing changes in myself during the process. She helped me gain back my strength and showed me the path to becoming whole. I cannot thank her enough for her continued guidance and the universe for bringing us together.
I found Alison on Yelp; so, I am happy to write this review and hopefully, in doing so, help others who are searching for a therapist get in touch with a wonderful guide.