Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #48686)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #106)
Brad Kammer is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, consultant and faculty. He has been involved in bringing SE to various communities around the world, including working with survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and introducing SE to mainland China.
Brad is a Somatic Psychotherapist working in both private practice and community mental health. He has worked with at-risk children, families in underserved communities, students in college counseling centers, recovering addicts, and refugees in Asia. He currently works out of his private practice with individuals, couples, families and groups, and spends a significant amount of time providing consultation for therapists, therapy interns and students.
Brad is also a psychology professor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is an assistant psychology professor at Mendocino College and also teaches in the Depth Psychology program at Sonoma State University. He is an adjunct teacher in other academic and clinical settings, including the Harbin School of Healing Arts and the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork.
Brad’s specialty is in working with attachment, relational and developmental trauma. Brad is also a faculty member for the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) trainings. For the past 15 years, his theoretical and clinical focus has been on integrating somatic psychology with interpersonal neurobiology. Brad teaches widely on working somatically with shock and developmental trauma and finds great fulfillment in sharing the latest brain-based, somatically-oriented approaches with groups of all kinds.
Brad has a passion for sharing the healing wisdom of Somatic Psychology with the world: you may find him in a local library sitting with a book group, presenting to a group of parents, brainstorming with teenagers at the juvenile hall, consulting with lawyers working with clients on death row, supporting trauma-informed care in clinics and social service agencies, and creating new educational programs to reach even more people interested in healing trauma.
When Brad is not learning, teaching or practicing therapy, he enjoys time with his family on a small homestead in wine country of Northern California. Brad coaches youth sports for his children and is active in the community as a parent. Brad’s family is multicultural and bilingual, and they love to travel, meet new people, and experience different cultures. Brad’s passion is in supporting people in experiencing secure relationships, working toward greater understanding and healing, and enjoying the pleasures of being alive.