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What is Somatic Experiencing® also known as SE™?


According to the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute:


SE is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to actively engage in life.


ABOUT Vasyl Ghanimian, LCSW, SEP


My passion for advocacy and service work led to pursuing graduate studies in social work. I have continuously sought to deepen my understanding of human behavior and learn ways to empathically and competently facilitate micro, mezzo and macro level change.

My familiarly with forensic issues in social work includes past experience as a Psychiatric Social Worker Intern within the juvenile branch of the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office and over 5 years of intensive work providing outpatient mental health services to members of various racial and ethic groups who have been impacted by immigration-related hardships.


I continue refining my skills in clinical assessment and treatment through exploring current research, obtaining consultation, and continuing my education to earn a second master's degree.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

 California State University, Los Angeles

 LCSW License Number: 81101

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

                      (Degree in Progress)

 University of Southern California

  • Bachelor of Arts

University of California, Los Angeles​​


My completed coursework has covered topics related to human behavior, social welfare, ethics, governance, trauma, substance abuse, forensic social work, and interpersonal and political violence.


I am competent at treating individuals who identify and orient to all genders and sexual orientations.

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Trauma & "Trauma Renegotiation"

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Stress Response Management

  • Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Change 

  • Immigration and Criminal Justice Matters


I have accumulated years of clinical experience conducting mental health assessments. These have included testing and treatment for adults and children facing immigration-related issues. Clients that I have worked with have been from all over the world including Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, England, France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Mongolia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa, England, and New Zealand.

Please contact me directly for more information.



I currently see clients by appointment only.

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(562) 445-4364


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1(800) 273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1(800) 799-7233