Somatic Psychotherapy

Larry is a Los Angeles based, licensed psychotherapist, with a PhD in clinical psychology. His specialty is working with adults traumatized as children. He integrates Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and relational psychotherapy. Larry has over twenty-five years experience with indivduals and couples, developing an innovative process working with couples using Somatic Experiencing. Larry has a passion for teaching, training and mentoring interns and professionals integrating body, mind and neurobiology in their work with others. He is an AAMFT approved supervisor, training interns at the Hollywood YMCA Counseling Center and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University, Los Angeles and Ryokan College where he has taught alternative methods of healing as well as neurobiological and developmental psychology.

Dr. Shaw has been featured in national and local newspapers and television, such as Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, Cable Health News and The NBC nightly news. Larry enjoys giving his time as a disaster mental health worker responding to local and national disasters with various volunteer organizations. He has been an avid surfer for 45 years, as well as a practicing Buddhist since his early 20's. Larry has recently discovered the physical and emotional benefits of his own yoga practice.

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