Jorina Elbers, MD
Dr. Jorina Elbers is a pediatric neurologist and researcher with expertise in chronic stress and trauma. She was recently an assistant professor at Stanford University and is currently the director for the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. She has created 5 trauma-sensitive programs, including The Resilient Heart, a trauma-sensitive HeartMath certification program for health practitioners, and is an advisor for the implementation of trauma-informed care practices in Santa Cruz County.
As a neurologist, Dr. Elbers recognizes how chronic stress or trauma can cause common medical symptoms (chronic headaches, abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue etc.), and that traditional medical therapies are falling short. She has a private holistic, integrative neurology practice, and lives with her husband and two sons in Santa Cruz.