Therapist Profile

Bernie Soon, M.A.
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5856 Buffalo Ave Van Nuys, CA 91401-4538 USA
(818) 997-3637
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
“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. USING EMDR, SOMATIC EXPERIENCING & other powerful cutting-edge mind-body therapies along with traditional psychotherapies, 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 therapy. Feel less anxious, fearful, stuck, 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. CERTIFIED EMDR THERAPIST - Scientifically proven to be 2X as effective in 1/2 the time of standard psychotherapy treatments. SPECIALTIES: Effects of Trauma/Injury - PTSD/ Abuse Survivors/ Accident Victims/ Sports Injuries, Performance Enhancement for Creative Artists/ Actors/ Athletes, Chronic Pain Sufferers, Couples. OFFICES IN WEST LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD & SHERMAN OAKS. I warmly invite you to call me for a free phone consultation at (818) 997-EMDR or (818) 997-3637 where I would be happy to discuss treatment options and how we might work together. You may also visit my website at

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F 9-8; Sat 9-5; Sun 9-5
Individual Psychotherapy; Marriage, Couples & Child Counseling; EMDR Therapy; Somatic Experiencing Touch Bodywork for Trauma / Chronic Pain; Sports & Artistic Performance Enhancement
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


Masters in Counseling Psychology - Pepperdine University, California; Bachelors in Education (Highschool - Sciences / Physical Education); University of British Columbia, Canada

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Depression/Clinical Depression
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Certified EMDR Therapist - Level I / II + 1 Year Advanced Supervised Training; Certified Somatic Experiencing Touch Practitioner; Domestic Violence Counseling Certification; British Columbia Teaching Credential; Canadian Coaching Certification
Languages Spoken
Asian/Pacific Islander


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