Maggie Kline has been a licensed marriage, family and child therapist in Long Beach for over 25 years and is a retired school psychologist from LBUSD. Her background is in humanistic, family systems and Gestalt psychology with additional training in various body-based psychotherapies, including EMDR. She uses Somatic Experiencing extensively with individuals, couples, children and teens to prevent and heal PTSD due to its unparalleled effectiveness.
Maggie integrates SE with dream work and art when working with adults and, also adds play therapy and games when working with children. She is a senior SE instructor for the SE Trauma Institute and teaches in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her workshops include both the SE Professional Training as well as specialized courses for parents, school districts, and professionals who work with children.
Maggie led the first team of volunteers to use SE in Thailand after the Southeast Asian Tsunami of 2004. She is the co-author of It Won't Hurt Forever: Guiding Your Child through Trauma (Mothering Magazine, Jan-Feb 2002), Trauma through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing (North Atlantic, Berkeley, 2007), and Trauma Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide to Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience, March, 2008—all with Dr. Peter A. Levine.
Offers Individual Case Consults to SE Students