Mr. Rainer Geissler, MA

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Rainer Geissler is a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. He started out in 1987 as a facilitator of Coming-Out Groups in the Gay and Lesbian Center in Berlin, Germany. In 1988, he began his studies in Psychology at the Free University in Berlin, and in 1991 continued them at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, finishing with a Master of Science in Psychology. During the time in which Rainer studied at the University of Amsterdam, he also attended a four-year training program at Gestalt Education Network International in Frankfurt, Germany, that earned him a certificate of completion in Gestalt Therapy.

Education & Experience

In 2001- 2002, Rainer came to the United States and attended the New College of California in San Francisco, completing a masters degree in clinical and social psychology. In 2004 Rainer started to work at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. In August of 2012, he went into private practice. EMDR Qualifications Basic EMDR training: 2014 Trainer: Laurel Parnell EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2015, Trainer: Laurel Parnell Certified Therapist in EMDR: 05/2017

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German


  • Aetna
  • Sliding Scale

MHN; Out of Network