“Life is a traumatizing event.” – Daria Halprin
The initial focus on PTSD treatment centered on the extreme trauma experienced by war veterans. Further research unveiled that both the body and mind can register everyday painful life events as traumatic. Traumatic experiences are part of daily life, and these encounters, causing disturbing feelings and sensations, can be integrated.
My therapeutic approach begins with establishing trust within the therapeutic relationship, creating a space where clients feel safe enough to truly heal. Holding a nonjudgmental and caring environment filled with unconditional positive regard is paramount.
“Traumatized human beings recover in the context of relationships. The role of those relationships is to provide physical and emotional safety, including safety from feeling shamed, admonished, or judged, and to bolster the courage to tolerate, face, and process the reality of what has happened.” – Bessel Van Der Kolk
I am here to help you process the events of your life that bring you to therapy. While talking about trauma is a starting point, it is often insufficient. Based on my experience and empirical research, alternative modalities such as EMDR, Somatic Psychotherapy, LENS Neurofeedback, and Expressive Arts Therapy can provide tangible, visceral results, fostering freedom from the past and greater resiliency in the future.
“Recovery from trauma involves the restoration of executive functioning and, with it, self-confidence and the capacity for playfulness and creativity.” – Bessel Van Der Kolk
My greatest wish for you is to find peace with your past and develop the flexibility and adaptability to handle what may come in the future. I am here to empower you with the tools needed to feel safe, confident, and truly alive in your life. Join me on this journey—I am excited to meet you!
Heidi Landgraf is prepared to assist you to breakthrough.
Heidi Landgraf has over 20 years of experience working with the mind-body connection. Holding an MA in Counseling Psychology, she has trained in various therapeutic modalities and is an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. Her diverse training includes Movement-Based Expressive Arts Therapy, Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Compassion Cultivation, and FDA approved LENS Neurofeedback. Working with these approaches, tailored to your specific situation, she aims to improve issues related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, PTSD, and more. Her greatest joy lies in helping people achieve resiliency and meet their personal goals.
I want to hear from you!
I look forward to sharing all I have to offer – and can’t wait to meet you and hear your story, too.
Call (415) 450-9644 today to take your first small step to a lasting breakthrough.