Our vision at NARM Therapy Los Angeles is to create a safe and healing space where individuals can reconnect with their true selves and transform the effects of childhood trauma. We aim to empower our clients to build healthy and fulfilling relationships, conquer their anxiety and depression, and reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction. Through the integration of NARM, EMDR, and other trauma therapy techniques, we are dedicated to helping our clients find lasting healing and growth.

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James McNinch, LCSW

James is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience developing some of the most high-profile and influential trauma-focused treatment centers in Malibu and across the globe. He began his career studying child attachment as a Full-Bright candidate at Arizona State University and working as an Addiction Crisis and Trauma Clinician for the University of Arizona Medical Center and state/federal agencies. Treatment centers brought him to Malibu to change the addiction treatment culture, increase positive outcomes and train clinicians in trauma-informed care and addiction modalities.


James is currently an instructor at the University of Southern California while developing NARM-AC with his partner Dr. Laurence Heller, PhD ( In addition he is the Clinical Director of Grata House and Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California ( that utilizes Dr. Heller and McNinch’s state-of-the-art approach NARM-AC of treating the relational trauma that causes impulsivity and addiction. James provides individual therapy virtually and in person to California residents from his offices in Westlake Village and Los Angeles. He is trained in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy to address the identity distortions and relational patterns created as a result of childhood and relational traumas. His approach is heartfelt, connected, and life-affirming.

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