Theresa Lucia Cangelosi

SE™ Practitioner


Theresa L. Cangelosi, M.A.

Somatic Psychotherapist in private practice for over 27 years in San Francisco specializing in Trauma Education, Prevention & Resolution. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology and is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Theresa has also studied with Kathy Kain & Steve Terrell learning Somatic Resilience & Regulation: Early Trauma, Touch Skills for Psychotherapists and Healing from Automobile Collisions, and an associate of Trauma First Aide, a trauma stabilization model. Stabilizing the nervous system is an essential part of resolving trauma and attachment issues in Theresa Cangelosi's work with her clients and community. Providing trauma education and understanding of how trauma affects us relationally, physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually is key to helping her clients feel empowered and regain a sense of competence and sense of self. Theresa Cangelosi teaches trauma stabilization in her community to physical & occupational therapists, teachers, chiropractors, nurses, medical emergency staff.
Provides consultation & education through a somatic consultation group for practitioners who want to practically integrate somatic principles, SE and the Polyvagal Theory into their practices. Theresa specializes in early developmental and shock trauma and understands building the capacity for healing needs to be created within the client through felt experience.


  • Active Duty Military
  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Native populations
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professional Certifications

California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Massage Certification

Post Advanced Certificates

  • Touch Skills Training