Thriving in the balance of
MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT
What is Somatic Experiencing® also known as SE™?
According to Somatic Experiencing® International, "Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-oriented therapeutic model applied in multiple professions and professional settings—psychotherapy, medicine, coaching, teaching, and physical therapy—for healing trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine.
The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. It offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. SE provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others."
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 having continued 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
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.
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Domestic Violence Hotline