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I just couldn't go to sleep without telling you how thankful I am for you and for the session today. I have the deep feeling that it was the beginning of something life-transforming for which I have been searching my whole life. I've been using my brain for decades and trying to tell myself what to feel and forcing my body into conformity. For the first time today, I really feel like my body was given a "voice" and for the first time I experienced sensations of a profound hope that I had given up on finding, thanks to you.
Darby D., Los Angeles, Ca
Brian's approach is gentle yet powerful. He has helped me overcome trauma following a car accident as well as some trauma from my childhood. He genuinely cares about his clients and has an incredible amount of empathy and understanding. He gives his full attention and care when conducting each session which makes it easy to open up to him. I am so thankful I found him as I was really struggling before. After several sessions with Brian my physical health improved and I became more confident and clear about what I wanted from life. I feel more in touch with my body and more assured about moving ahead in life. I highly recommend doing a few sessions with Brian if you are feeling stuck in any way, physically or emotionally.
Megha Kamra, New Jersey
I don't even have words to adequately describe how different I already feel in my body. I have a measure of incredible peace inside of my physical body that I have never experienced, even (and especially) as a child.

Yesterday something that I experienced as overwhelmingly traumatic happened to me. I started to freak out, and then I remembered sitting with you, and I remembered to feel every sensation in my body and to let it run it's course, as unbearable as it felt. I felt extreme nausea; I felt like my stomach was on fire inside; it felt like there was a ball of fire turning over and over and over. I felt a tightening of my throat; I observed that I wasn't breathing. When the sensations would come, I just let them, and they didn't overwhelm me! After years and years of panic attacks to the point of passing out, I was able to NOT freak out that I was freaking out that I was freaking out, as you say. :) For the first time, instead of feeling panic and thinking there's something wrong with me (and that I need to control it) I knew that this was something right with my nervous system and that I could let the process run it's course. I could feel the support that you've given me from here.

Typically after a terrifying experience, I wake up with that pinched nerve in my shoulder which leads to a three day and three night migraine. This is the first time that didn't happen.

This is nothing short of a miracle. I had have been telling everyone I have a real conversation with about you. I am so thankful, I don't even know what to say. But I know that you will understand, because I think you yourself know the gratitude that comes with realizing it's actually possible to exist in the world and NOT live life as a hyper-vigilant or traumatized person. I can feel that gratitude for the work coming through you when I'm with you.

Truly...thank you.

Darby D., Los Angeles, Ca
Wow Is all i have to say, big shift happened! i finally understand a lot of my anger, its all about not defending my boundries, and also much of my anxiety is fear about asserting myself. I never learned to assert myself because of the traumas i experienced as a kid. It really was a survival strategy i couldn't be assertive as a kid. I understand what you've been talking about now. All this hit me like a 2x4 over the head on Saturday. I was feeling a lot of anger when i got up, but had no idea why. It finally all started to make sense that it was because i didn't want to do what other people wanted me to do later on that day. Today I've been asserting myself more and being prepared to do it, if I need to as well. My emotions make a lot more sense now. Its a lot of change to take so quick, but the alternative is much worse :) Looking forward to our next session and continuing this process.

Working with Brian is a great experience. I never get overwhelmed during sessions, and it is great working with someone who "gets it." You're in good hands.

Keith J.,
I feel very positive about the decision to heal with Brian. What I like most is how Brian meets you right where you are. Brian is a compassionate and gentle somatic practitioner. I have experienced episodes of anxiety & depression in my life. I want to do the work & put in the time to move into a more hopeful state of being.
Kelly Z.,
I have been living with panic attacks that have been keeping me from driving on highways, overpasses, and bridges. Drugs DO NOT heal you....they mask the symptoms and can even make them worse. With Brians help, I am seeing positive results. I can drive some places I haven't been able to drive in a while and that feels SOOOO good. This is not a quick fix for me like it has been for some others, but it is THE fix. It's amazing to learn how our body and minds work (or don't work as we want them to). Brian is calming and super easy to talk to. If he lived near me I'd go in person. I will continue with him until I am driving wherever and whenever I want. I 100% feel that will happen. The gains I've made so far are more than I thought I'd ever get. I would recommend Brian to friends and family without question. I truly feel God led me to Brian.
John H.,
Brian is a rare gem in this big city of ours. He has helped me in ways that I had never been helped before. He is incredibly intuitive, empathetic, and is a highly skilled SE therapist. Most of all he is truly a joy to be around and has a heart of gold. This man knows his craft and will go as far as a person chooses to go. Thanks for all that you are and all that you do to help people Brian!
Brian J., Beverly Hills, CA
Brian and Somatic Experiencing are a Powerful Combination

Working with Brian has shifted alot of things in my life for the better. It's not easy or lazy work, but well worth it....especially if you've tried other types of therapy and haven't found real change I highly recommend Somatic Experiencing work for resolving past trauma. He's both a caring, talented and compassionate therapist and friend in the journey.

Leela R.,
Brian is peace, integrity and thoroughness personified. LOVE him.
Mary W., Santa Monica, CA
A Phenomenal Hour

My initial consultation with Brian was a lot more than I expected. I came into the session feeling anxious and listless and left with a clear head and energized. Plus, Brian gave me a one-minute exercise that I use several times a day to get me out of my head and feeling present. I can't believe the effect just one session has had on me and, of course, am looking forward to many more. Feeling very fortunate to have found Brian.

Wayne M.,
I have done a lot of inner work throughout my life. This session was a whole new experience. Ive always thought inner work was difficult and should be in depth. I learned that the body and the brain can heal on their own given the opportunity. I had such a great experience with Brian; from his caring eyes, and touch to the skills he possesses to walk you through your difficult times.
I left feeling tired and unsure of my 'success' in the session. Woke up the next morning feeling like a new person. The black cloud was gone and I felt like I could tackle the world.
Coincidence? I think not.

Thank you so much for your love, generosity and effort you put into bettering our lives.
MM

anonymus M, melaniemarden@gmail.com
If you have a trauma or other bothering you, Brian will help you, he is gentle yet firm and very knowledgable and has wonderful techniques to help. I went through a breakup and he was there for me. At first I went to his beautiful office and then did the sessions via skype.
Alice B., Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA
I feel very positive about the decision to heal with Brian. What I like most is how Brian meets you right where you are. Brian is a compassionate and gentle somatic practitioner. I have experienced episodes of anxiety & depression in my life. I want to do the work & put in the time to move into a more hopeful state of being.
Kelly Z, peaceamina@hotmail.com
So powerful during the session, yet brings about so much peace afterwards. Can't say enough about my experience

I've done countless forms of therapy and healing since the age of 10 having suffered from panic attacks starting that age. I felt like I knew many of my issues and past traumas but there was still a nagging pain and anxiety lingering inside me. I came randomly came across SOMA therapy and Brian on a google search. Hesitantly I called and took a chance on a first appointment. As soon as we dived into the session I knew this was exactly what I needed. He took me directly to the root of my pain without having to do countless hours of talking about my past or previous traumas. This is exactly what I was hoping for. The added bonus is that he is so intuitive, gentle and present. I can't ask for anything more. I'm committed this line of work for so many reasons now.

Meline M. says:,
Root healing in a safe space

I have done a lot of inner work throughout my life. This session was a whole new experience. Ive always thought inner work was difficult and should be in depth. I learned that the body and the brain can heal on their own given the opportunity. I had such a great experience with Brian; from his caring eyes, and touch to the skills he possesses to walk you through your difficult times. I left feeling tired and unsure of my 'success' in the session. Woke up the next morning feeling like a new person. The black cloud was gone and I felt like I could tackle the world. Coincidence? I think not. Thank you so much for your love, generosity and effort you put into bettering our lives. MM

Anonymus M.,
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