Interview with Drew Nelson, AMFT

Drew Nelson is a psychotherapist with Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, in Concord, CA. In this interview, Drew discusses Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – a mindfulness-based and somatic modality used to help clients heal trauma. Drew describes how trauma affects people, and what symptoms are typical. He discusses findings in neuroscience, and layouts what he does during psychotherapy sessions to help people overcome trauma.

Interviewer: Tim Holtzman, APCC ( 
as part of Ethosynthesis: A video blog integrating diverse perspectives from SF Bay Area psychotherapists and mindfulness teachers. Topics of discussion include psychology, personal growth, mindfulness, neuroscience, eastern philosophy, healing trauma, and much more.

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This interview is part of a seven part video series featuring psychotherapists in the SF bay area. Each therapist will have an opportunity to express their unique perspectives on one of the most important questions in psychology: how does psychotherapy effectively heal people and change them into better versions of themselves? And what does each of the therapists do during sessions to bring about optimal effects for people?