Bill Burmester

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Bill Burmester

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Bill Burmester, MFT
822 Delaware St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 574-7508
Offers online therapy

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822 Delaware St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 574-7508
Bill Burmester currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Berkeley since 1994. I work with adults and teens individually and also with couples and groups, on recovering from relationship and betrayal trauma. This trauma may manifest as recurring intrusive reminders of overwhelming and unresolved past experiences and as emotional / somatic distress in your present life. Or it may result from inadequate nurture and protection in childhood (attachment trauma). Often, both contribute to the desire for relief and a better life beyond trauma. Individualized trauma therapy addresses the need for a new relationship with this
I work with survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, in particular with male survivors of sexual abuse. We collaborate to create a base of safety from which to carefully pace your psychological, somatic, and relational healing, growing healthier boundaries, and drawing on the strengths and resources you already possess but may not fully see.
My training and approaches include Family Systems, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dissociative Disorders training, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Mindfulness, and some Energy approaches like EFT.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180+
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
While not part of any Insurance panel, I provide a record of paid sessions for insurance reimbursement as an out-of-network provider.
Email me or call (510) 574-7508 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 28 Years
  • License: California / MFC32035
  • School: JFK Univ.
  • Year Graduated: 1991

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: EMDRIA / Laurel Parnell / Levels 1-2 / 3
  • Certificate Date: 1992

Bill Burmester's Groups

Wednesday Group for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

This therapy group for male survivors of sexual abuse, began in Spring of 2015 and accepts new members as space opens up. I meet on-going with anyone interested in being considered for membership and willing to join a waitlist. Please contact me -without obligation- if you are interested. The first of several preliminary meetings is free of charge to assess the suitability and fit of this group for your healing needs. NOTE: This group has one opening as of Dec. 2018

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Monday Group for Men Healing from Sexual Abuse

This therapy group for male survivors of sexual abuse, began late 2016 and accepts new members as space opens up. I meet on-going with anyone interested in being considered for membership and willing to join a waitlist. Please contact me -without obligation- if you are interested. The first of several preliminary meetings is free of charge to assess the suitability and fit of this group for your healing needs. NOTE: This group has several openings as of Dec. 2018

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Location

Bill Burmester, MFT
822 Delaware St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 574-7508
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

822 Delaware St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 574-7508
Specialties
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Men's Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

I also speak: German and German
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022
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Bill Burmester

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT