HEART - What are you
*Discover peace with food, your body and your life!
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About Alexandria Marcus, HLC, EPC
Certified Eating Psychology Coach

Alexandria runs a company called HEARTfood.  She works with individuals who struggle with emotional eating and endless diets that want to make peace with food, peace with their body, and truly love who they are, inside and out, on a daily basis.

Her clients would like to lose weight, chronically diet or restrict food, binge and compulsive eat, and have body image issues.  For years, Alexandria was stuck in the yo-yo dieting cycle, gaining and losing hundreds of pounds, until she discovered that deeper more sustainable answers lie within.  She invites her clients to learn how their body is sharing hidden messages through their excess weight and eating challenges and how to decode this inner wisdom. 

She owns her own business called HEARTfood that includes a private practice in San Francisco that works directly coaching clients one-on-one both in person, over Skype and on the phone. She also leads popular "Beyond Weight Loss" classes around the Bay Area where she offers a non-diet approach of diving into issues around weight, food and body image in a safe, supportive community.  

She’s a Certified Eating Psychology Coach focused on Mind-Body Nutrition and a CHEK Certified Holistic Lifestyle and Nutrition Coach Level 2.  She's studied and supported workshops of the with New York Times best-selling author Geneen Roth and appeared on The Oprah Show

Why keep settling for crumbs when you can feast on the meal of your life? 

Qualifications 

I've walked this path and live it every single day!

Certified Dynamic Eating Psychology Coach 


Student of Geneen Roth and Lauren Matthews (teacher within Geneen Roths' work)
(New York Times Best-selling author Women, Food & God, and one of the first to connect compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image.

Alexandria appeared on The Oprah Show with Geneen Roth in May 2010  http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Geneen-Roth-Talks-About-Women-Food-and-God

CHEK Certified Holistic Lifestyle and Nutrition Coach Level 2

Certification in the Decoding the Symbolic Meaning in Disordered Eating and Weight-Related Behaviors

Member, Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders

Member, The Center for Mindful Eating

Member, The Weston A. Price Foundation

Other Interests

Board Member, The Women's Foundation of California
The Women's Foundation of California is a publicly-supported grantmaking foundation that invests in women as a key strategy for creating a California where all communities are economically secure and can thrive.  The Foundation has developed expertise by making grants to effective community organizations, training non-profit leaders, bringing partners together and the voices of women into public policy making. 

Member, Economic Development and Justice Donor Circle
The Economic Development and Justice Donor Circle (EDJe) promotes the economic independence and security of low-income women in California. Since its inception in 1999, members of EDJe have invested more than $2.5 million in organizations engaged in job creation and training, access to higher education, enterprise development, asset development and policy advocacy promoting childcare access and domestic worker rights.

Graduate and Member of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) Healing Intensive and Three-Year Training Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.  


Prior to becoming an Eating Psychology Coach, Alexandria's career focused on empowering women and girls through various levels of public service.  Marcus held several positions at Planned Parenthood, including Associate Vice President at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, and worked on numerous political campaigns and in state government developing electoral, communication and legislative strategies. Marcus served as the Western States Political Director for two Presidential candidates; on two statewide governor’s campaigns; and in the California Governor’s office for four years.

She received her BA in History from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where she was a varsity letter winner in both volleyball and softball. Her various jobs have taken her to almost all 58 counties in California and she currently resides in the beautiful city of San Francisco.