If you do an internet search or check the local phone directory, you may find a variety of listings for "hypnotists." In the State of Florida, performing "therapeutic hypnosis" is limited to individuals who are licensed in the "healing arts." There are other types of people performing hypnosis for a variety reasons - but therapeutic hypnosis is limited to licensed professionals. Our primary hypnosis practitioner, who is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, studied clinical hypnosis as part of his doctoral studies in clinical psychology from an accredited University and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. We primarily use a cognitive behavioral hypnosis (CBH) method. This method has been found to be very effective for a majority of clients. CBH is different than what some people expect. For the most part, CBH is "scriptless." Each hypnosis session is unique and directly related to the client's issues and their current situation. We try to avoid "scripted" hypnosis because that can be done by anyone and it does not take into account the unique client situation or therapeutic nature of why our clients come to us for services. CBH, blended with portions of neuro-linguistic programming, provides a strong combination for effectively addressing therapeutic issues. See this page for training and education information.
Our hypnosis sessions typically last between 45 and 60 minutes. In most situations, the first session is 60 minutes. There are many reasons why someone seeks clinical or therapeutic hypnosis, some of which may include:
In a majority of cases, you should expect to complete more than a single session over a period of time. We will create a case plan together, based on your response to the first session and your unique concerns. Our hypnosis method is multi-level; first, we want to establish consistent and reliable methods for you to benefit from hypnosis. Second, in almost all situations, we want to help you learn how to perform self-hypnosis to continue working on your own. In some rare circumstances, a single session may provide the benefit that you are seeking. We will be collaborative and communicative throughout the process. We consider hypnosis an adjunct to our counseling services, as such, we maintain a professional approach to our services and the client relationship. We do not require a person to sign-up for a certain minimum number of sessions; the number of sessions is dependent on your progress and results.
Facts and Myths
There are many myths and urban legends that surround hypnosis. Many people also have a suspicion or skeptical view of hypnosis. Unfortunately, there are some people who have promoted themselves as hypnosis therapists who have no clinical training or formal education. Additionally, there are examples of hypnosis being used either for entertainment or inappropriately. We provide the following information about our hypnosis methods in order to help you understand hypnosis more accurately:
You may have many question regarding hypnosis. Feel free to give us a call. We are more than happy to answer any questions. (45 to 60 minute session - $75.00)
After seeing our website and services, we have had a number of people contact us and ask if there was anyway we could work with them even though they were not in the local area. We want to be able to help people and provide assistance wherever they may be located. Based on the requests and our desire to help people who want to work with us, we offer a limited number of our services via alternative delivery methods.
We feel that during our sessions, there is a powerful benefit to being present with our client, so we can see them and get a feel for their physical appearance and presentation. Therefore, we offer our counseling services via a HIPAA compliant video application. We can also provide phone sessions, but there is some benefit to using video and being able to have a visual connection. Our video application is easy to use and works on various types of devices.
Give us a call or contact us via email if you are interested in scheduling a remote session or need more information.
The following form is available for you to review and complete prior to your session. If you do not want to complete the form ahead of time, you can complete it prior to your session.
Seeking counseling or therapeutic hypnosis services is an important step in making things better in your life. You want to make sure that who you choose is professional and qualified. We want you to be comfortable in choosing us as your resource. Therefore, we provide this third-party verification link to validate our professional status.