Shirley Dvir

MA, MFT, Relational Somatic Healing Trainer, Certified Hakomi Teacher


I am a Certified Hakomi Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 44258). Prior to this, I earned a BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. I teach at John F. Kennedy University, the California Institute for Integral Studies, and the Shiluv center in Tivon, Israel. I supervise associates on their way to becoming MFTs, and mentor licensed practitioners as well.

Shirley Dvir

How I Work

My work focuses on healing relational wounds with safe embodied touch in psychotherapy. I bring to this my background in spiritual practices and meditations that support how I hold my clients, students and associates. I am the founder of Relational Somatic Healing, a method that uses safe embodied touch in psychotherapy.

My Practice

I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 in agencies and private practice, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. I have training in psychodynamic work, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, the Enneagram, family therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Body Mind Centering (the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen). I offer therapy in both English and Hebrew.

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