Welcome to Thomas Hedlund "Integrating Science into the Healing of Heart and Mind"
Thomas Hedlund LMFT
Famous quotes Tom likes:

Things do not change; we change.
--Henry David Thoreau

Fame is what you have taken. Character is what you give. When to this truth you waken, then you begin to live.
--Bayard Taylor

It only takes one person to change your life--you.
--Ruth Casey

If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.
--Noam Chomsky

Before a secret is told, one can often feel the weight of it in the atmosphere.
--Susan Griffin


Thomas Hedlund has been a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Northern California for over thirty five years. The last twenty five years he has been helping individuals, couples and families overcome the devastating impacts of codependency, abuse, trauma and various forms of addictive or compulsive behavior. His specialty is assisting people to recognize and to heal shame as well as change self-defeating and ineffective behavior.

Tom has extensive training with John Bradshaw and his treatment center's clinical director, Kip Flock, LCSW. This rare training in the use of shame reduction techniques and multiple therapies to heal shame enables Tom to assist his clients move rapidly beneath their symptoms and address the survival mechanisms they employed early in life which have become barriers to flexibility and change.

Therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Re-decision Therapy, Guided Imagery, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, Inner Child Work, Somatic Focusing and Voice Dialogue Therapy are integrated with Cognitive and Behavioral techniques in individual, couples and group therapy to offer clients the greatest option of choices to address their needs.

His eclectic approach with many sophisticated tools and a deep understanding of how people get stuck and change makes him an invaluable resource for individuals, businesses and families alike.  Tom’s creditbility comes not just from his comprehensive studies and mentorships but also from a deep commitment to his own ultimate recovery and a fearless willingness to challenge and face what ever might stand in his way. 

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It's always someone else's fault......
It's always someone else's fault.....


"Tom is one of the few select group of therapists who thoroughly understands the dynamics of emotional healing. I consider him to be one of the most skilled and compassionate therapists I know."

- John Bradshaw,
Emmy nominated talk show host, 3 time New York Times best selling author.

"Tom is a master therapist. He is warm, insightful, and has exceptional skill in original pain work".

-Kip Flock,
JBC, Clinical Director

"Tom, thank you again for your immense capacity for understanding the nature of my anguish.
Sincerely, Gretchen"

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