Bertone Therapy
Hypnotherapy, EMDR & Spiritual Psychology


Some clients have particular treatment goals that are more easily and effectively addressed through hypnotherapy.  Such goals can include desires to: stop smoking, lose weight, overcome phobias, stop nail biting, reduce stress and anxiety, manage anger, improve study habits, and increase self-esteem and self-confidence.


A specialized psychotherapeutic approach, EMDR requires a screening and assessment process to evaluate the appropriateness of a client’s readiness before proceeding.  This is determined by a protocol that is mandated by the EMDR International Association.  Just as any other psychotherapeutic approach, the screening and assessment process can take up to 2-4 sessions.  Only then can a determination be made as to whether or when to proceed with the eight phase protocol.  Through bi-lateral stimulation, EMDR desensitizes traumatic images and memories and allows them to be reprocessed as "normal" images and memories instead of remaining "frozen" ones that may otherwise interfere with one's enjoyment of life.  

Spiritual Psychology

I believe that one of the reasons we are here on Earth is to learn how to love and accept ourselves more (for both our "positive" and "negative" attributes), particularly if we didn't get the benefit of having the loving parents we wanted.  When we can look at life as a learning opportunity, and view our behaviors and others' behaviors from a more elevated perspective, we can begin to appreciate the difficulties of our humanness and be kinder and less judgmental towards ourselves and others. From such a vantage point, we can also discover and apply the compassionate forgiveness that will contribute to feeling and being more whole and content with ourselves and our lives.

Many of us know or suspect that our parent(s) love(d) us.  They just haven't or didn't love us the way we want(ed) or need(ed).  For various reasons, most often having to do with our parents' limitations as human beings, we can't always get what we need or want from them.  When we finally realize and accept that, we can grieve the loss.  Still, we need to get the love we want from somewhere and often look to other relationships to fill up a sense of emptiness.  Ultimately, however, we're best to look for love inside ourselves - where it truly resides - instead of as a reflection in someone else.  So, counseling with the use of a spiritual psychology approach essentially becomes a way to learn to love yourself more - with a guide. Allow me be your guide on your journey to wholeness.

Marc R. Bertone, MA, JD, LMFT

4605 Barranca Parkway, Suite 101A, Irvine, CA. 92604

(949) 683-0412

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