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Professional Licensing

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
(#LPC208) Since September 2012

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
(#MFT38343) Since December 2001


Board Certified Professional Counselor
American Psychotherapy Association
Since March 2008

Certified EMDR Therapist
& Approved Consultant

EMDR International Association

Certified Hypnotist
International Hypnosis Federation
Since 2006

Certified Rational Hypnotherapist
National Association
of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
Since 2005

Clinical Member
California Assoc. of Marriage Family Therapists
American Psychotherapy Association
EMDR International Association


Doric George has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1987 and has been licensed in private practice on the west side since 2001. During this time he has helped countless individuals with depression, anxiety, grief/loss and many other types of emotional distress. He has also helped many ambitious men and women explore the potential of their minds and get more out of life. And he has also had great success with couples.

In conjunction with EMDR Doric also uses traditional types of talk therapy along with other advanced clinical techniques that are proving to be very effective and have been known to create dramatic results in people's lives today.

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Professional Placements

In 2003, Doric George was the interim director of Wavelengths International, an inpatient drug rehabilitation center in Malibu, California. Prior to that he worked at various counseling centers throughout Los Angeles treating and counseling the severely mentally ill, gang involved adolescents in Compton, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, foster children and parents, children of families going through divorce and, of course many individuals and couples.

Academic & Preclinical History

In 1997 He earned a masters in counseling psychology at Ryokan College, Los Angeles, where he trained with Bruce Gregory, Sietse Vanderheide, Ronald Alexander, William Rolfe, and other highly effective clinicians actually working in the field.

His approach has always been practical, creative, and actively body focused. Doric began working with health by teaching yoga, fitness and breathwork techniques in New York City where he was born. Soon after graduating from New York University in 1980, he became the Director of Training at the East River Tennis Club. A few years later he started the Rebirthing Center of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 1987, Doric moved to Los Angeles and began working with adult and children performers and started a private practice in advanced bodywork and breathwork, and taught Yoga. That evolved into his present day practice.


Masters of Arts - Counseling Psychology
Ryokan College
Los Angeles, California - 1997

Introductory Psychology
University of California Los Angeles
Westwood, California 1996

Post Graduate Sciences
North Texas State University
Denton, Texas - 1985

Bachelors of Arts
New York University
New York, New York - 1980

Liberal Arts
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts - 1976

High School
The Browning School
New York, New York

EMDR Training

Feeling State Addiction Protocol Training
Robert Miller, Ph.D.
San Diego & Alameda, California - 2012

Consultation on Consultation
A.J. Popky, Ph.D.
Los Angeles, California - 2012

EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
for Clients with Symptoms
of Addictive & Compulsive Behavior

Susan Brown, LCSW, AJ Popky, Ph.D., LMFT
Phoenix, Arizona - 2011

Healing the Heart of Trauma
with EMDR & Ego State Therapy

Carol Forgash, LCSW
Santa Barbara, California - 2009

Natural Flow EMDR
David Grand, Ph.D.
Advanced EMDR, “Brain Spotting” and
performance enhancement for actors
Los Angeles, California - 2007

EMDR - Best Foot Forward
Krystina Kinowski, Ph.D
Using EMDR with severe traumatic anxiety
using advanced techniques and resource
Los Angeles, California - 2004

EMDR Certification Training
Don Dorsey, Ph.D.
Topanga Canyon, California - 2003

EMDR NeuroAffective Therapy Training
Andrew Leeds, Ph.D.
Advanced training in the use of EMDR and
resource development with severe
attachment disorders
Los Angeles, California - 2003

Andrew Leeds, Ph.D.
San Diego, California - 2002

EMDR Level I
Barbara Parrett, R.N., M.S.
San Diego, California - 2000

  Counseling Experience

Private Practice
Los Angeles, California - 2001 - Present

Interim Director
Wavelengths International
Inpatient drug rehabilitation facility
Malibu, California
February 2003 - November 2003

Private Practice Internship
Shelley Pusich, MA, MFT
Los Angeles, California
August 2000 - December 2001

Foster Care Social Worker
Refugio Para Ninos
West Covina, California
January - May 2000

Student Counselor
EKO Multi Purpose Center - Non Public School
Compton & South Gate, California
May 2000 - July 2000

Private Practice Internship
Sietze Vanderheide, Psy.D.
Los Angeles, California
May - December 1998

Clinical Internship
Alcott Center for Severe Mental Illness
Los Angeles, California
January - November 1998

Clinical Internship
Counseling West
West Hills, California
January - December 1997

Kids Count Too
Groups for Children of Divorcing Families
Counseling West
West Hills, California
January - November 1998

Domestic Violence Interventions Group
Groups for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
Counseling West
West Hills, California
January - November 1998

Hypnosis & NLP Training

Certified Hypnotist
International Hypnosis Federation
Since 2006

Certified Rational Hypnotherapist
National Association
of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
Since 2005

Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist
International Hypnosis Federation
Smoke Free International
Since 2006

Hypnosis/NLP Training & Mentorship
Scott McFall
Orlando, Florida - 2007

Hypnosis Certification Training
Shelly Nicholas/Stockwell
San Pedro, California - 2006

Certified Rational Hypnotherapist
National Assoc. of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
Since 2005

Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist
Smoke Free International
Since 2006

Smoking Cessation Certification
William Goody & Steve Axtelle
Los Angeles, California - 2006

Rational Hypnotherapy Certification Training
Aldo Pucci, Ph.D.
Los Angeles, California - 2005

Ericsonian Hypnotherapy-
Mind/Body Therapy

Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., Bruce Gregory, Ph.D.,
Sietse Vanderheide, Psy. D.

The Mind Revolution (NLP/Firewalk)
Tony Robbins
New York, New York - 1984

Counseling Training

Treating Challenging Patients
with Brief Intensive Therapy

Thomas Brod, M.D., Robin Kay, Ph.D., David Wolff, M.D.
New Center for Psychoanalysis
Los Angeles, California - 2011

Group Therapy Training
Art Raisman, Ph.D.
Northern California Group Therapy Society
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, California - 2006

Gestalt Therapy Training
Christine Price
Big Sur, California - 2003

Miracle Child Parenting Series
Fay Snyder, M.A., M.F.T.
Institute for Professional Parenting
Los Angeles, California - 2003

Integration of Attachment Theory
into Intensive Psychotherapy

Robert Neborsky, M.D.
New Center for Psychoanalysis
Los Angeles, California - 2003

Conflict Resolution Skills
Homestead Schools
Torrance, California - 2003

Co facilitator Domestic Violence Groups &
Groups for children of divorcing couples

Counseling West
West Hills, California
February 1997 - July 1998

The Loving Relationship Training
Mallie Mandel & Robert Marine
New York, New York - 1985

Severe Personality Disorders
James Masterson, M.D. & Otto Kernberg, M.D.
Anaheim, California - 2000

In Service Training
Beverlywood (Presently Alcott) Mental Health Center
Los Angeles, California - 1998

Ethics and the Law
Richard Lesley, J.D.
Los Angeles, California - 1998

Batterer's Treatment Issues
George Anderson, L.C.S.W., et al.
Los Angeles, California - 1997

Intern Training
Barbara Swenson, M.A.
Counseling West
West Hills, California - 1997

Coaching/Mediation Training

Success Motivation Coaching
Lyn Kelly, Ph.D.
Grow Training Institute
Los Angeles, California - 2006

Mediation Training
John Biancardi, M.A.
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California - 1997

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