Brian Mahan profile

Brian D. Mahan, SEP

Don't be afraid of being different. Be afraid of being like everyone else.

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

I used to suffer from developmental trauma, social anxiety, self-sabotage, self-loathing, shame, low self-esteem, depression, habitual re-enactments, and then came the 7-10 full-blown panic attacks every day, following a catastrophic car wreck. After three sessions with a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, my panic attacks stopped and I entered the three year training program to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner two weeks later.

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

I am now certified in The Lyon/Rubin method for Healing Shame, currently assisting them in their trainings and now teaching their work in Los Angeles with live interactive simulcast online available worldwide. It is my greatest honor and privilege to be carrying on their legacy.

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. 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).

Brian Mahan 2018 counseling award

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