Somatic Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma Healing

Unmet needs, neglect or abuse in childhood?

You may still feel the imprint of complex trauma if you are:

  • struggling with intense emotions and not knowing how to calm down
  • feeling numb and disconnected from yourself or from others
  • experiencing chronic discomfort or pain in your body
  • thinking that you are defective or broken, like there is something wrong with you
  • finding relationships difficult or not living the life you want

We are not meant to go through this alone. I am Heidi and I would love to support you and facilitate your journey toward healing and thriving.

Healing, to find more ease and joy in life

Through healing, you may finally:

  • feel better emotionally, more stable and at ease
  • know and appreciate yourself better, feel alive
  • develop fulfilling relationships and feel connected
  • live a fuller life, doing what brings you joy

To facilitate your healing, I bring my calm, patience, compassion and curiosity to create a therapeutic space where you can safely explore while feeling seen, heard and accepted. I follow your pace and your lead. I guide you through invitations - you decide when and what is right for you.

My therapeutic approach is based on mindfulness & somatic awareness, and is informed by attachment theories and neuroscience. I am integrating several types of therapy in addition to traditional talk therapy, to stay attuned to you and fit your unique needs. Among these therapies are Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brainspotting, and Applied Polyvagal Theory.

I invite you to embark on a transformative journey with me at Healing Heartspace.


Learn about my approaches

Internal Family Systems

IFS presents a unique and profound way of understanding the complexity of the human mind. Imagine your mind as a system with different parts holding various aspects of yourself. For example you may have a part that is self-critical and another one …

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Applied Polyvagal Theory

According to the Polyvagal framework, we constantly scan our internal and external environments for cues of safety and threat through an automatic and unconscious process called neuroception. Based on this moment-to-moment assessment, our bodies …

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Brainspotting is using the following natural phenomenon: “where we look affects how we feel”, meaning that depending on where we look, we may feel more calm or more distressed while thinking of something that is bothering us. Thus, in Brainspotting …

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Safe and Sound Protocol

The SSP is a non-invasive acoustic vagal nerve stimulator that helps you connect with yourself, others, and the world around you from a foundation of physiological safety. The music of the Safe and Sound Protocol has been filtered through a …

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My Qualifications

Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas

Certified in Brainspotting

Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 1)

Trained in Applied Polyvagal Theory

Trained and Certified in the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

Trained in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (Complex Trauma)

Certified Grief Informed Professional

Quotes from Complex Trauma and Grief Experts

Being traumatized means continuing to organize your life as if the trauma were still going on—unchanged and immutable—as every new encounter or event is contaminated by the past.

Bessel van der Kolk

Many survivors say, "I don't remember anything," without realizing that they are remembering when they suddenly startle, feel afraid, tighten up, pull back, feel shame or self-hatred, or start to tremble.

Janina Fisher

Triggers tell us where the pain lives and where the healing can reside

David Kessler

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I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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