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Joe Persinger, Ph.D. SEP

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Milton H. Erickson Institute
1144 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 117
Santa Rosa, California, 95405-4812
(Northern California)
United States of America

About Joe Persinger, Ph.D. SEP

I've been a practicing Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years and have worked for over 20 years as a Clinical Health Psychologist in the Pain Management Department at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa Campus. My focus is helping people heal and live more fulfilling lives.

My specialties include:

  • Chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions
  • Medical Traumas
  • Motor vehicle accidents, falls and other injury traumas
  • Childhood traumas
  • Anxiety/panic disorders
  • Phobias
  • Depressive disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Life/work stress
  • Post-traumatic stress syndromes

My Treatment modalities include:

  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Brief Solutions-Focused Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation Training
  • EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization)
  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
  • Crisis Intervention

Even after 15 years of studying SE, I find that each training I assist brings me new insight and understanding of its application to healing trauma and restoring resilience.

Completion of Kathy Kain's 16-day training on Touch Training for Trauma Therapists and her 16-day training on Somatic Resilience After Early Developmental Trauma has deepened my appreciation for the use of touch in working somatically with clients.

I'm approved by the Foundation to provide personal sessions and individual case consultations at the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. You can reach me at the Erickson Institute (707) 526-7720 extension 325.





  • Veterans
  • Eating Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Adults
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

Clinical Psychologist

Professional Certifications:

California Psychologist Lic PSY7366. National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. American Psychological Association.

Post Advanced Certificates:

Touch Skills Training

Business Phone

(707) 526-7720


Alternate Phone

(707) 571-3928


Fax Number

(707) 526-1913


Insurance Accepted


Insurance Type(s):

Anthem Blue Cross of CA, Medicare, HealthSmart


Contact Joe Persinger, Ph.D. SEP by phone: (707) 526-7720 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.