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Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.

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4956 Gaviota Av
Encino, California, 91436
(Southern California)
United States of America

About Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.

I am a relational body therapist at the Insight Center in West Los Angeles.  I am a certified NARM practitioner, part of the Los Angeles NARM teaching team, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and an authorized SE assistant for SE trainings with substantial training in the use of touch for trauma resolution.




I have an extensive background working with anxiety, panic, traumatic stress, substance abuse and recovery, relapse prevention, and somatic oriented therapeutic practices.




I received my Ph.D from UCLA in 1994. Later that year I trained and certified in bodywork at the Esalen Institute.  I founded LA Dharma in 1999 and co-founded the Insight Center in 2006. I have studied with numerous Western Buddhist teachers and currently study with Rev. Hye Wol Sunim. I have been meditating since 1994 and teach mindfulness and insight meditation since 2002. I have over 20 years experience working with family-based trauma, substance abuse and recovery, domestic violence, and anxiety related issues.  I work with abuse and neglect, developmental, existential and trauma related issues.I integrate SE, SE touch and NARM into my practice.I teach mindfulness meditation, train therapists, and have a private practice at the Insight Center in West Los Angeles and at my home office in Encino.


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

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:


Professional Certifications:

NARM - NeuroAffective Relational Model

Post Advanced Certificates:

Touch Skills Training

Business Phone

(310) 445-2160


Insurance Accepted



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