EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

For John, call 917.282.7603
For Sue, 917-771-1171 or 212.877.2305


In Brief
John Dzwonar has had a successful career in psychotherapy and consulting since 1990. He also brings extensive relevant life experience to his practice. He has been in this field as well as the business world for his entire professional life. He is the founder and served as director of an arts social service agency for 27 years. He founded, and has, written and directed for two theatre projects for over 14 years.

Education & Credentials

  • Certified in EMDR with master class training in EMDR and Attachment theory
  • MSW from Fordham
  • Graduate of Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy (four year post graduate program focusing on Gestalt)
  • New York State Licensed Social Worker
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Certified in Eriksonian Hypnosis
  • Training in Brief Treatment, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
  • Knowledge of the 12 step model


  • Secretary for the EMDRIA SIG group of New York
  • At times I use my theatre training to enhance clinical experiments (HB Studios, Playwrights Horizons, Jose Silvera’s Workshop, and others.
  • Licensed scuba instructor

My approach to therapy, as well as my choice in training to be a therapist, was based on my personal life- long search for self-actualization.

Whether it is  to improve the quality of your life, to help you unleash your potential, or to help you be free of depression, pain, or anxiety—my primary goal in therapy is to help you discover who you are and what you want; to help you unblock what is in your way, to make the connections within yourself you need to help you make, and to help you move forward to a fuller life.

EMDR can work as a short term therapy, or it can be  integrated  into longer therapy on an individual basis.

EMDR targets past unresolved issues and difficulties in present relationships with the goal of reducing the hold of these past issues and increasing the choices a person has in his or her life and present relationships.

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