Bill Burmester, M.A., M.F.T. has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in California since 1994, with training and experience in the treatment of sexual abuse and other relational trauma. He has worked with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual abuse, adolescent and adult perpetrators, and abusive family systems. He facilitates a Group for Men Healing from Sexual Abuse in conjunction with The Men’s Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy in Berkeley, Ca, and treats issues of trauma, Dissociative Disorders, and PTSD in work with both men and women. He also works with couples. Approaches include EMDR, EFT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Focusing, and Psychoanalytic Phsychotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy.
Bill has also provided training in therapy with male abuse survivors, has been Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and has been on the Weekends of Recovery team with Male Survivor since 2001. With a keen interest in film, he has presented on the representation of the sexual abuse of boys and men in film at the 2001 & 2007 MaleSurvivor Conferences in, and on Dissociation and the Sandusky Trial in 2012.