612.327.1447 dg@danielgaustad.com

I provide Somatic Experiencing sessions for individuals and couples who want to reduce accumulated stress, improve nervous system regulation and address trauma from an embodied perspective.

I also facilitate ongoing groups for those who want to do this within a supportive community.

Individual, couples and group sessions are available both in-person (San Francisco, CA and Minneapolis, MN) and via Zoom.

In our time together, we might explore:


Slowing down — Creating healthy boundaries — Developing empowerment and agency

Knowing self within the context of culture and society — Expanding beyond binary thinking

Cultivating right use of power — Expressing healthy aggression

Listening to and honoring our bodies — Increasing our capacity to hold discomfort

Connecting with joy and curiosity


My work with individuals, couples and groups draws from Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, Family and Systemic Constellations and a variety of trauma-informed practices and mindfulness practices. I aim to weave in elements of Emergent Strategy, generative somatics (gs) and Strozzi Institute.

My work is also inspired by my deep curiosity about people, relationships between people and systems of all kinds and by my love of nature, hiking, surfing and music improvisation.

In addition to my training in Somatic Experiencing, my background is in chiropractic, acupuncture and teaching yoga to men in recovery in the style of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

My greatest hope is that those who work with me experience a deeper connection to Authentic Self, Essential Goodness, Life Force and Vitality.

Thank you,

Daniel Gaustad, SEP

( he / him )

Email : dg@danielgaustad.com    Phone : 612-327-1447

Office Locations

San Francisco

1395 31st Ave San Francisco, CA 94122


Outdoor Sessions – Montara, CA 94037


2736 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408