Abi Blakeslee

SE™ PractitionerSE Faculty

Dr. Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, LMFT, Ph.D.
Thank you for your interest in Somatic Experiencing. I am SE faculty and a licensed marriage and family therapist.  I have a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology. My dissertation, with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel, generated original research on the role of implicit memory in Somatic Experiencing.  My clinical experience is with individuals, couples, children, and families treating a broad base of issues. I draw from over a decade and a half of experience with SETI, teach throughout the country, and consult world wide.  I am currently conducting evidence-based research on SE to promote its use in trauma informed state wide care initiatives.  Recently I relocated from Los Angeles to Bozeman Montana (right outside of Yellowstone National Park), and currently specialize in providing SE individual and group consultations for SE students of all levels.  I have faculty level online group case consultations the first Satruday of each month.  You can join by going to my website I focus on giving practical details in building SE skills for beginning students.  For Intermediate students we explore how to integrate various frameworks into your SE practice such as psychodynamic therapy, object/relations, the psychobiological principals of attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and SE touch skills. SE Skype personal sessions are available under certain circumstances. Please feel free to call me at (310) 748-3286, email at, or sign up to recieve information about trainigs, lectures, and SE reserach at:


  • Active Duty Military
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Native populations
  • Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Certifications


Post Advanced Certificates

  • Touch Skills Training