Counselor / Therapist in Sherman Oaks, CA

Bernie Soon, MA, LMFT, SEP

Bernie Soon, MA, LMFT, SEP photo
EMDR * Somatic Experiencing * Forensic Healing - For Trauma
"Getting You Where You Want to Be Sooner."

Still feeling stuck, easily triggered or affected by things that you feel shouldn't be bothering you by now? Do you understand what is happening but still can't seem to change how you react or feel?

“My concept of healing is to achieve the most profound & effective treatment effect in the shortest period of time with the least amount of distress.”

To this end, I use EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Forensic Healing & other powerful cutting-edge mind-body therapies along with traditional psychotherapy, I hold a heart-opening, compassionate and confidential space for you to work in, helping you be successful in achieving your goals in less time than traditional talk psychotherapy.

How? Rather than just talking about your situation, I use body-mind psychotherapy working from the body level up rather than from the head level down. You may logically understand things but the body still reacts reflexively. Using EMDR, I can help you clear out these trigger responses from your nervous system, allowing your body and mind to truly let go of the past, to effectively process and to fully integrate mind and body, leaving you feeling much more grounded and connected with what you say and how you feel.

So feel less Anxious, Fearful, Stuck, Depressed, or Enhance your confidence, Ability to perform, Follow through, Love openly, Commit when you want, Let go when you want, Be fully present and connected in whatever you do.

With over 20 years experience as a Psychotherapist, I am devoted to helping my clients achieve their desire for personal empowerment and fulfillment, to "thrive rather than just survive". I work to effectively release and change negative core beliefs, undesirable patterns and resolve old issues that keep clients from moving forward. If you've tried traditional talk therapy and are interested in finding out whether you'd be a good candidate for EMDR, please contact me for a FREE telephone consultation where I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

West Los Angeles * Sherman Oaks / Studio City * Hollywood

Also Serving These Surrounding Cities:
EMDR Los Angeles * Somatic Experience Los Angeles * Los Angeles * LA * West Los Angeles * San Fernando Valley * SFV * Bel-Air * Beverly Hills * Beverlywood * Brentwood * Burbank * Canoga Park * Century City * Chatsworth * Encino * Glendale * Granada Hills * Hollywood * Lake Balboa * North Hollywood * North Hills * Northridge * Pasadena * Santa Clarita * Santa Monica * Sherman Oaks * Studio City * Sun Valley * Tarzana * Toluca Lake * Universal City * Valencia * Valley Glen * Valley Village * Van Nuys * West Hollywood * Westwood * Woodland Hills
I am a Certified in the Following Modalities:

EMDR Therapist - Scientifically proven to create lasting changes, twice as effective in 1/2 the time of traditional psychotherapy / counseling treatments. EMDR is supported by several International Mental Health Departments.

Somatic Experiencing Touch Bodywork Practitioner - Scientifically based naturalistic approach to clearing physical and emotional traumas, restoring the nervous system to a balanced calm state.

Forensic Healing Practitioner - a powerful method using science, logic and intuition to clear out all kinds of trauma whether it be physical, emotional, energetic or spiritual in nature.

I specialize in working with abuse / accident trauma victims, chronic pain sufferers, couples counseling and performance enhancement for creative artists, actors and athletes.

“I welcome you to join me in a journey of self discovery and renewal!

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Call for a Free Initial Telephone Consultation
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Gifted / Talented Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Grief and Loss
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Men's Issues
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Forensic Healing International - Diploma Forensic Healing Practitioner
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - Certification Somatic Experiencing Touch Practitioner
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - Certification Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
EMDRIA - Certification EMDR Therapist
Pepperdine University - Masters in Counseling Psychology
Ministry of Education of British Columbia - Certification Secondary Education Teacher
University of British Columbia (Canada) - Bachelors in Education (Secondary: Chemistry / Physical Education)
Canadian Coaching Federation - Certification Coaching
CAMFT - California Association of Marriage Family Therapists
LACAMFT - Los Angeles Chapter of California Association of Marriage Family Therapists
EMDRIA - Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing ( EMDR ) International Association
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, Paypal, Outside Provider for PPO Insurance Plans
Hours:M-F 10-8 * Sat-Sun 10-5
Cost/Session:Sliding Scale
License:California License #MFC33658
Helpful Links
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Los Angeles Citysearch, Google & Yahoo User Reviews for Bernie Soon, MA, MFT, SEP

Exceptionally Gifted Body Psychotherapist 01/18/06 "My experience with Bernie Soon was an incredibly positive one. After suffering severe panic attacks and depression I contacted Ms. Soon after reading about EMDR therapy on the internet. I found her techniques to be extremely comforting and effective. After just one visit I had a complete change in my mental state which allowed me to again feel free of anxiety, depression and panic attacks. I went to her for one follow up session primarily to let her know how successful her technique had been. I would highly recommend her. She is lovely, her place of business is very tranquil and she is very professional. It was a very positive experience." Hired as an EMDR Therapist in Los Angeles.
 Pros: Highly effective, Very professional, Compassionate.
5856 Buffalo Ave.
Additional Location
Golden Bridge Yoga Center
1357 N. Highland Ave.
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