Experience Change with Larry Shaw Ph.D
"When facing adversity, we may think we’ve reached our limit, but actually the more trying the circumstances, the closer we are to making a breakthrough. The darker the night, the nearer the dawn."
I believe that therapy should be a collaborative, interactive process where the therapist and the
patient work together not only to unearth the cause of the suffering and repetitive patterns, but
to identify the unique strengths, resources and innate wisdom that each patient possesses to
transform and grow. This comprehensive therapy process enables each patient to utilize specific daily tools to begthe journey to health and healing.
Alternative therapy aimed at treating trauma and stressor related disorders like PTSD. The primary goal of SE is to modify the trauma-related stress response. To achieve this, its major interventional strategy builds on sensory processing.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the patient in one type of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye rapid movement or tapping.
Individual, Couples, Relationship Counseling
I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods of communication to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters.
Larry Shaw has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1980. His practice has evolved and included some of the earlier psychotherapies integrated with newer psychotherapies based on neurobiology.
He has lectured and taught at different universities in the United States and trained therapists in countries abroad. From 1982 to 2014 he was the director of the Hollywood Counseling Center and taught over four hundred interns the newest cutting edge therapies such as EMDR and somatic experiencing. He has also volunteered nationally and internationally with survivors of the after effects of trauma associated with war and natural disasters.
His focus today is helping adults traumatized as children.He was most recently mentioned in the award winning documentary "Leaving Neverland" and the Oprah special on child sexual abuse.
He has found the use of body based aware therapies such as EMDR and Somatic psychotherapy used in conjunction with imagery and waking dream work can gently accelerate the healing process of long buried traumas, experienced in childhood or later as adults.