Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...


I have been working in partnership with other clinicians, treatment centers, musicians, artists, educators and social justice advocates for many years now.  These partnerships have allowed me to do the work that I have done at a greater scale, with a diversity of viewpoints and creativity.  The partnerships on this site are the ones that I currently engage in fully, sometimes as a leader, sometimes as a collaborator.  The result is an ever expanding community filled with diverse ideas, strategies, brainstorms and projects.  They cover my therapeutic endeavors, mindfulness training, and digital and traditional media creation.


Dr. Jamie Marich, author of several books on EMDR and trauma, has created an EMDR training platform, the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, a division of her company Mindful Ohio. As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, I have joined Jamie’s faculty and am now available to provide EMDR Basic Training and special topics in EMDR training nationally and internationally.

This partnership has been years in the making. Jamie's commitment to EMDR and mindfulness has been unparalleled, and our deep belief in the power of EMDR therapy as well as mindfulness based therapies gives us a clear mission together. Our partnership took its next step with the release of our book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Springer Books in November 2017.


THE CAMDEN CENTER provides Intensive Outpatient Services and Transitional Living for people with PTSD, depression, and anxiety as well as addiction, although an addiction diagnosis is not necessary. Founder Dr. Jason Shiffman has brought together the top clinicians and providers in Los Angeles to provide truly individualized treatment.

At Camden Center, I see several patients each week with a focus on Mindfulness and Anger Management. I also conduct Mindfulness groups and Anger Management groups. My partnership with Camden Center is the result of my high regard for Dr. Jason Shiffman and the team he has assembled, as well as their focus on diagnoses other than addiction. Dr. Shiffman was previously responsible for developing the Dual Diagnosis Anxiety program at UCLA. The team represents some of the best psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, hypnotherapists and coaches in the greater Los Angeles area. Especially when someone comes to me with concerns other than addiction, particularly in the area of trauma resolution, Camden Center is a solid place for the client to land if they need a higher level of care.



Ridgeview Ranch is a 12-step based rehab in Altadena, CA that has begun to adopt the MET(T)A Protocol. My role as Director of Trauma Training there includes training clinicians in EMDR therapy, providing supervision and EMDR consultation, and trauma training to staff. Mindfulness training at the facility is beginning as well to complete all aspects of the Protocol. Ridgeview Ranch provides all levels of care from Detox to Residential, from PHP to IOP and OP.



StartAgain Associates is a group of clinicians who are all trained in EMDR therapy utilizing the mindfulness based training principles proposed in my coauthored book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care. The long term goal of StartAgain Associates is to create centers in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond where the MET(T)A Protocol provides the guiding principles for delivery of services and supervision of associates.


The Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles provides focused, individualized trauma and anxiety treatment through Somatic therapies, EMDR Therapy, and Brainspotting in addition to talk therapy. Founded by Dr. Deborah Sweet, The Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles’s mission is to help individuals live a life of healing, choice, and clarity. My partnership with The Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles is motivated by our unified goal of helping individuals find freedom from the bondage of trauma. I am inspired by the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles because we both hold the conviction that since the impact of trauma is so powerful and deeply rooted physiologically, psychologically, and spiritually, healing from it requires more than just talk therapy on its own. I am honored to continue to be a part of Dr. Sweet’s team of innovative and trauma-focused clinicians as a consultant.

Located in Larchmont Village, just south of Hollywood, Larchmont Tower Therapy Group is a team of psychotherapists that provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples (married or not), LGBTQ communities and those not identified as such, and with family groupings of all sorts. United within clinical and political philosophies, and specialized in the healing of a wide range of diverse issues, this group of psychotherapists is a unified group that I am proud to be a member of. Beyond offering therapy, our team engages in teaching, training, and supervising therapists, clinical and organizational consultation, and community action on social justice issues.