Brian D. Mahan, SEP, LRMP

Click on the above image to play the introduction video. Brian D Mahan, SEP, RLMP, specializing in the physiology of stress and in renegotiating and healing shame, shock and developmental trauma.

Trauma healing with Somatic Experiencing

Healing Shame, developmental trauma, anxiety, panic, PTSD and shock traumas

Have you lost hope because you feel like you have tried everything to heal and nothing seems to help?

Do you struggle at times with any of the following?

  • Anxiety or panic

  • Depression

  • Unsatisfying Relationships

  • Trusting others

  • Feelings of shame

  • Vicious cycles, habituations or re-enactments

  • The ongoing aftermath of P.T.S.D. (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Schedule an Appointment now

For face-to-face sessions, Brian’s home office is conveniently located in Los Angeles. However, the vast majority of his clientele, throughout the United States and internationally, video conference with him on Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or WhatsApp.


My Promise to you

My job is to get you to quit seeing me. It’s a terrible business model, but I can’t do this any other way. I spent so much time and money on my own healing journey for little to no avail. And much of whatever progress I seemed to make was painfully short lived.

I want you to feel better after each session. I want to front-load you with as many tools and skills as possible, so that if I never see you again, you will be better prepared to show up in your life in a new and better way.”

But most importantly I want to help you to see that your struggles may not mean that you have a psychological disorder, but a physiological condition instead. Once we can shift the attention to the dis-regulation that is inherent in the nervous system as a result of past overwhelming or underwhelming experiences, then profound and long-lasting healing is a possibility.

You are not alone. There is hope. I want to help.

You Can Fully Overcome Past Traumas With Somatic Experiencing And Live Your Life With Greater Vibrancy.

Imagine Feeling grounded, centered, boundaried, embodied, empowered, in the moment, safe and joyful!


“I’ve been to paradise, but I’ve never been to me.”

- Charlene D'Angelo



He has a tremendous range of intuition, empathy, knowledge, skill, and compassion. His capacity to understand both the physical body and mind has helped me to explore trauma in ways that I never imagined. His calm and intuitive nature has clearly helped my quest for knowledge and self-acceptance and understanding. The skills I have developed with Brian in Somatic Experiencing will last a lifetime. The SE work I have done with Brian has enabled me with greater conscious choices and freedom I have not known before.
— Brian J.
Brian Mahan holds a special place in my heart. His unique (and much needed) skill set is succeeded only by his warmth and genuine care for his clients. I’m thankful for having the chance to work with him. The work we did will continue to build upon itself for years to come.
— Ben S.
Brian D. Mahan is a highly skilled Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I utilized Brian’s services via Skype following a high velocity car crash, and experienced incredible results. I went from feeling highly reactive, sensitive and easily startled following my accident to feeling balanced, at ease and confident behind the wheel after working with Brian. I feel better than I ever have and believe that with his help, I was able to heal not only from the car crash but also some previous trauma. I highly recommend working with Brian.
— Elisha B., Austin Tx
Brian and the SE method have transformed my life. I’ve gone from being house bound and suffering from Fibromyalgia to a productive and happy person. I highly recommend Brian. He will help you and take you light years beyond normal psychotherapy ever could.
— A. MacClean
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 Somatic 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.
After a lifetime of various therapies, I finally found someone who sincerely helps! Thank you, thank you, Brian! I have lived through very serious trauma, along with a chronic illness; as a result, my daily life is extremely challenging. I have had crippling physical and emotional repercussions to live through. I have been incredibly diligent with my personal survival and growth, and I am always willing to search for answers. Brian was strongly referred to me by a friend from a support group, and I decided that I would try yet another angle of healing, so I booked my first appointment. Traditional talk therapy was helpful to a degree (which is why I continued to do it for many years) however, after a few sessions with Brian Mahan, an entirely new world of hope and rapid progress opened up for me! I really was constantly surprised by how much I would learn about myself after each session. I swear, Brian has helped to save me from a life of dark heaviness and horrible daily cycles of relived trauma. Now, I feel like I have myself back. I really do owe so much of that to Brian. To think that one person has the ability to bring someone through such an important and viable process, and to do it so effortlessly– it is incredible. It is just that he really is this gifted. Very smart, very loving, very open and always excited to see growth in others. –Now THAT is the kind of health care professional that we all need!!! Love love LOVE this gifted man!!!
— Franky D.
 Brian D Mahan, SEP, LRMP,specializing in the  physiology of stress  and in  renegotiating  and  healing  shame, shock and developmental trauma.

Brian D Mahan, SEP, LRMP,specializing in the physiology of stress and in renegotiating and healing shame, shock and developmental trauma.

About Me

I am not a traditional talk therapist. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, specializing in working with developmental trauma, shock trauma and shame.

I used to suffer from developmental trauma, social anxiety, self-loathing, vicious cycles of self-sabotage, shame, low self-esteem, depression, constant and never ending re-enactments, and then came the 7-10 full-blown panic attacks every day, following a catastrophic car wreck. (Yet, I haven't had a singIe one since January of 2004.) But I didn’t know that they were panic attacks. I came to be believe that I was either cracking up or I had become possessed. That was the most logical explanation at the time that I could come to. In fact, I found my way to an SE Practitioner because I asked my chiropractor for a referral for an exorcisit. No lie. For real. Thank God, she didn’t know of an exorcist, but she did suggest that I see a trauma specialist who practiced Somatic Experiencing.

After three sessions, my panic attacks stopped and I entered the three year training program to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner two weeks later.

Since 2004, thirteen of my clients have become practitioners, as well. That is a true testament to the power and efficacy of this work.

For my own personal growth and my desire to be more effective with my clientele, I have completed a 7-module training on Healing Shame with Bret Lyons, SEP, and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, in Berkeley, Ca. I am now certified in the Lyon/ Rubin Method for Healing Shame and currently assisting them in trainings.

I’ve also taken extensive training in the study of developmental trauma.

I am so grateful to be in a position to help other trauma survivors who struggle at times with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. I specialize in working with both developmental traumas (birth traumas, shame, abuse and neglect, attachment/detachment issues, etc.) and shock traumas (divorce, loss, falls, car wrecks, medical procedures, acts of violence, rape, torture, near death experiences, etc.).