Heidi Elias, LCSW, SEP
Integrative Psychotherapist and
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Does this sound like you?
- Constantly worrying
- Feeling that something bad is about to happen most of the time
- Ruminating over the past
- Having obsessive, negative thoughts
- Being seemingly unable to calm down
Attempts at masking your anxiety or ignoring the effects of childhood trauma may be keeping you from living life to its fullest.
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Psychotherapy for Women
Hello. I am Heidi Elias, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) specializing in Integrative Psychotherapy for women who suffer from anxiety and/or are affected by childhood trauma.
For over 25 years, I have assisted women to decrease their anxiety and become more resilient through reconnecting with the most empowered part of themselves that they unknowingly detached from a long time ago.
I understand what it is like to work at finding the way back from the effects of anxiety and childhood trauma. I recognize the importance of identifying the right coping skills to suit each individual who struggles with anxiety. I also know that processing the deep-rooted effects of trauma with a safe and knowledgeable psychotherapist will bring about a profound transformation.
Engaging in psychotherapy is a self-affirming, courageous act. Self-discovery is a journey that is not always easy, but is always rewarding. I would be honored to guide and support you in your process.
If my message resonates with you and you would like to inquire about my services, I’d love to hear from you. Please reach out through any of the options listed below.
As your therapist, I will teach you tools to calm your anxiety while assisting you to process root causes. When you work with me, you have someone in your corner supporting you to be your absolute best.
What My Clients Say
I would not be where I am today without the work I've done with Heidi. This includes navigating a career as an educator, aiming for growth and still maintaining my sanity. It also includes learning about myself, my impulses and strategies to deal with those, as well as learning to set boundaries with those around me. Heidi has helped me not just find my voice, but to clarify it and use it to support my strengths and goals.
It has been difficult for me in the past to open up completely to therapists in the way that I needed to in order to benefit from the service. From day one, Heidi always made me feel comfortable through being genuine, present, warm and non-judgemental. This allowed for me to completely open up, be vulnerable and bring to sessions the topics that I deeply needed to speak about. Heidi is creative and open-minded and she helped me to have to develop a more hopeful and expansive worldview. I always looked forward to our sessions together.
Empathy is the truest mark of a psychotherapist, and Heidi's ability to truly listen and care is what makes her such a fantastic therapist. Throughout my time with Heidi I always felt supported. Her understanding and flexibility went a long way towards creating a safe space. I can honestly say much of the progress I have made, the confidence I feel now, is directly because of our time together.
I started seeing Heidi when I was having trouble at work. I really liked her practice of meeting with you so we could both decide whether we were a good fit for one another. Her warm and welcoming demeanor put me at ease almost at once. Heidi is a great listener, and very thoughtful in her responses. As a result of her guidance and support, I was able to overcome my fears of career growth. Her techniques made it possible for me to succeed in my endeavors to find a new, more suitable position. After 20 years in the workforce, thanks to Heidi, I was finally able to find the right professional environment. Heidi has also helped me grow in my personal life. She has opened my eyes to focusing on what is important to me, and not just accepting things as they are if it is not right for me. I have gone through a few heartaches, and thanks to Heidi, I have been more selective and that has led to a much more fulfilling outcome in terms of relationships, whether it be friends or romance.
Most of my life I lived with a feeling that something was off. I could never tell what it is, but the feeling was always there. I came to Heidi in hopes of "saving" my relationship, and through our work I found something better, I found myself. Before Heidi I was skeptical of therapy, I thought only "crazy" people went there. At first I was nervous and uncomfortable, but Heidi was so gentle, empathetic, and non judgmental that I soon was looking forward to our sessions. She gently guided me on the journey of discovering truth about my childhood and the suppressed feelings that I've been carrying around for decades. With Heidi I discovered psychosomatic therapy (somatic experiences), and consciously experienced parts of myself I didn't know existed. I now know where the feeling of something being off comes from and why it's there. I've become connected to my body and my emotions, I've learned how to be empathetic, non-judgmental, and loving towards myself. Heidi showed me how good it feels to be seen and heard for who I really am.
I remember I was so nervous to have my first session with Heidi because I did not know what to expect but because she was so patient, kind and understanding she made me feel very comfortable to open up. One of the main things she’s helped me accomplish is to stand up for myself, communicating, and also has helped me to not overthink my decisions. I look forward to our sessions every week because it gives me a chance to talk about the strengths and weaknesses I’ve come across and her guidance has really helped me. Thank you Heidi!