Dr. Hiestand has recorded several free meditations and guided imagery. To save a recording to your computer, click on one of the following meditations, when the new window with the meditation pops up, right click and choose save as.

Beach Guided Imagery
Breathing Meditation
Falling Asleep Meditation
Pain Release Technique


Please note that Danielle Beck-Ellsworth has recently changed her name to Danielle Hiestand.

If you are here because you are interested in treatment, know that you have found hope. You do not have to continue to feel powerless. Dr. Hiestand helps clients foster their hope, connect to their motivation, and experience growth and change in their lives. Through her gentle and thoughtful approach, Dr. Hiestand guides and educates clients on how to take the power away from their anxiety, depression, eating disorder, traumatic memories or addictions. Clients leave sessions feeling calmer, grounded, and ready to make changes in their lives.

Dr. Danielle Hiestand is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #48529) who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She works with males, females, individuals, families, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Hiestand views treatment through a systems perspective and includes mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and EMDR therapy in her practice. You can read more about Dr. Hiestand’s therapeutic approach here.

In addition to providing therapeutic services, Dr. Hiestand offers consultation, supervision, and mentoring. She is an Approved EMDR Consultant and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S). Consultation can either be received in person at Dr. Hiestand’s Scripps Ranch office or through a HIPPA-compliant video conferencing platform. Please contact Dr. Hiestand directly for more information.


• Sign-up for EMDR Therapy Basic Training with EMDR Readiness Academy. Dr. Hiestand is an EMDR Facilitator for this amazing academy and will be part of the March 2020 training in San Marcos, CA.
• Savor Podcast is now available on Dr. Hiestand's website. The hosts of Savor, Dr. Hiestand and Kelly Hinds, RDN, explore topics that are related to health, eating disorders, body image, trauma, EMDR therapy, nutrition, and mindfulness. Myths and misconceptions about dieting, obesity, and thinness are questioned and confronted.