BODY-MIND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES, INC. 5856 Buffalo Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA 91401


Still Stuck?

“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 therapy methods 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 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.

Here Are Some of the Things I Treat

· Anxiety
· Depression
· Phobias
· Shyness
· Grief
· PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
· Abuse traumas
· Accident / Injury traumas
• Sports Injuries
· Victims of violence
· Relationship difficulties / conflicts / communication problems
· Sports performance enhancement
· Artistic / Writers / Actors / Creative Performance Blocks
· Chronic pain / Fibromyalgia

For Individual Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples & Families


• 26 years experience as a Psychotherapist
• I am a Certified EMDR Therapist - Scientifically proven to create lasting changes in clearing trauma
* EMDR is 2X as effective in 1/2 the time of standard psychotherapy treatments
• EMDR is recognized/supported by most International Mental Health Departments
* I am also a Certified Somatic Experiencing Touch Practitioner - Body-based work to clear trauma
• I work with a wide range of issues but have a particular interest in the following areas:
o Effects of Trauma / Injury – PTSD / Abuse Survivors / Accident Victims / Sports Injuries
o Performance Enhancement for Creative Artists / Actors / Athletes
o Chronic Pain Sufferers
o Couples / Relationship issues

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



5856 Buffalo Ave.
(Conveniently located near the 405 San Diego Freeway, 101 Ventura Freeway & the 170 Hollywood Freeway - 3 blocks North of Burbank Blvd. and 1 block East of Woodman Ave.)

1577 N. Highland Ave.
(Near the 101 Ventura Freeway, Highland Ave. Exit - 1 block South of Sunset Blvd. on the SW corner of DeLongpre and Highland


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Psychotherapy * Psychotherapists * Counseling * Counselors * Marriage Family Counseling * Marriage Family Therapist * Marital Therapy / Counseling * Adult Child Counseling * Adolescent Counseling * EMDR * Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing * Somatic Experiencing * Body-Mind Therapy * Mind-Body Integration * Trauma * PTSD * Anxiety * Depression * Phobias * Panic Attacks * Shyness * Low Self Esteem * Grief * Bereavement * Adult Survivors of Abuse * Accidents * Injury * Chronic Pain * Headaches * Migraines * Fibromyalgia * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome * Sports Performance Enhancement * Creativity * Performance Anxiety *

Location: Los Angeles

A More Complete Listing of Issues That Can Be Treated with EMDR and Somatic Experiencing:

Bad temper
Car accidents
Childhood abuse
Childhood trauma
Chronic pain
Creativity blocks
Injury of a loved one
Intrusive negative thoughts
Loss of a loved one
Low self confidence
Low self esteem
Natural disasters
Overwhelming fears
Panic attack
Performance problems
Physical abuse
Post traumatic stress
Relational problems
Sexual abuse
Sport performance problems

Trouble sleeping

Victims of violent crimes
Witness to violence
Work accident
Worrying or brooding
Writer's block
Primary Specialty

Marriage & Family Therapist

Gender Female
Education Pepperdine University 1989
Training M.A. Counseling Psychology
Certification M.A. Counseling Psychology, EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing Touch Practitioner, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Depression, Grief, Couples Counseling
Services BERNIE SOON, MA,MFT,SEP practices at 5856 Buffalo Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401. Marriage and family therapists diagnose and treat mental and emotional issues and concerns within marriages, couples and families.

For more information, call BODY-MIND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES, INC. at (818) 997-3637.
Additional Services trauma, emdr, ptsd, anxiety, panic, phobias, child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, low self esteem, chronic pain, sports injuries, couples counselor, marriage counseling
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Recent Reviews
Compassionate and Down-to-Earth Therapist 
03/20/2008 Posted by freshsprout 
I came across Bernie Soon for the first time online - actually on here and on Bernie's website - and I feel so lucky to have her as a first-time psychotherapy patient. I have sort of a different problem than the other reviewers on here - where my problem came from years of chronic, toxic parenting.. But the therapy of EMDR is the same. Bernie listens to you in a very comforting, serene, Zen environment and she offers sound suggestions. I plan on continuing to go back to her, also as a lifestyle/leadership coach. 
Pros: Ambiance, environment, private. *****

Bernie Soon is an Insightful and Caring Therapist 
02/03/2006 Posted by larry *** 
I went to Bernie Soon because of an old cervical sprain that never properly healed and was continuing to cause me problems. Bernie showed me how to slow down and pay attention to the body. Using her background in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing we worked through the trauma that resulted in the neck problems. As a result I get "triggered" less and less and feel a renewed confidence in my body. I highly recommend her services. *****

01/18/2006 Posted by sshelleyjeff 
*** 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. 
Pros: Highly effective, Very professional, Compassionate. *****

A Professional Colleague's Review 
08/08/2005 Posted by nhanna 
*** I have a very high level of trust in Bernie Soon as an extremely compassionate and gifted healer / psychotherapist. I find her to be genuinely commited and qualified in providing the highest standard of care to her clients. As a professional colleague, I have no hesitation in referring clients to her. *****

A Safe Place to Work on the Self 
08/06/2005 Posted by gvotsis *** 
Bernie Soon creates a very comforting and open atmosphere, which allows you to deeply explore yourself and become in tune with your center. Her sessions are all-encompassing and focus on the individual's needs, getting to the core of the problem and allowing a person to really connect to the root of their issue within their body and mind. I am happy to have found someone who takes psychotherapy to a heightened level, helping to bring me in touch with my spirituality and core. 
Pros: calming environment, flexible times, non-judgmental care. *****

A Great Experience 
06/21/2005 Posted by redegridley *** 
I found Ms. Soon to be a master of her craft. She is knowledgeable, intuitive and creates an inviting and comforting atmosphere that is a cornerstone of therapy. Her EMDR techniques were amazing in their effectiveness. I cannot recommend her too highly. 
Pros: Bedside manner, Knowledge, location. *****

by berniesoon
April 30, 2009