Psychotherapy and Consultation Berkeley and San Francisco

Trauma and EMDR (Eye Movement Desenitization and Reprocessing):

Overcoming a traumatic life experience and seeking relief.

When people experience trauma or negative life events, they may relate to themselves or others in ways that feel "stuck" or repetitious. EMDR helps move you out of these negative mental patterns and into a more healthy way of functioning.

EMDR is a proven and well-researched therapeutic technique that combines talking and structured eye movement that is similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement). You are conscious during the entire session.

I use EMDR to help clients decrease suffering and experience more emotional ease and freedom. Sometimes EMDR is the entire treatment. More often, it is incorporated into our regular therapy as an adjunct treatment. You can typically begin to experience more ease within 1-5 sessions. I am a certified Level II EMDR therapist.

EMDR can be particularly helpful for: Please click on this link for more information about EMDR

Other Specialities:
Counseling Career & Life Transitions | Gay & Lesbian Counseling | Couples Counseling | Drugs & Alcohol Counseling | Adolescent/Teen Counseling

John Wiskind, LCSW, MPH | CA License: LCS22185
Phone: (510) 292-9090 | Email:

538 Hayes St., S.F., CA 94102 | 3036 Regent St., Berkeley, CA 94705

John Wiskind provides counseling in Hayes Valley, San Francisco and Berkeley, California. His specialties include Couples/Relationship Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Use and Addiction, Trauma and EMDR, Gay and Lesbian Issues and work with Adolescents and Families. His offices are accessible to highways 580, 880, 24, 80, 101, Ashby BART, Civic Center BART, MUNI, AC Transit, and close to Oakland, El Cerrito, Albany, Downtown San Francisco, Civic Center, Mission, Castro, Haight and Noe Valley.