Professional | Confidential | Effective Treatment & Services | Panama City Beach - PCB

Everyone deserves to be happy, peaceful and successful. Sometimes life, people or issues get in the way of being able to make the most out of our situations. Our counseling, psychotherapy and therapeutic hypnosis services rank among the finest. Our approach and delivery methods have been proven by research and case studies to be effective and efficient. Provided in a respectful and confidential manner, we help our clients achieve their goals and desired outcomes as quickly as possible. Combining cognitive behavioral and holistic methods allows for a variety of treatment options that can be tailored for our clients.

Counseling | Therapeutic Hypnosis | Teletherapy

Counseling & Therapy

We strongly believe in evidence based counseling and psychotherapy. That means that we use what has been shown to work in research and practice. For the most part, we heavily rely on cognitive behavioral therapy methods and have post-graduate certification in this specialty. Ethically, we also support short-term, goal focused treatment plans. Our goal is to help you address your issues as quickly and effectively as possible. Our counseling sessions are 45 minutes in length and provided as individual, couples, or family sessions.  (45 minute session - $75.00)  

Shamanic Counseling

Shamanic practices have existed since the beginning of mankind. Prior to establishment of various religions, shamanic techniques were practiced across all cultures and peoples. Shamanic counseling is unique in that the shamanic practitioner teaches the client a method to develop their own definition of the issue, explore their own options and self-develop a plan for improvement. Borrowing on the Harner Method of Shamanic Counseling and Soul Retrieval Techniques, shamanic counseling can be very powerful. This is a five week process - a one hour session per week.  See this page for more information. (5 sessions - $600.00)

Addictions

We align ourselves with the disease model of addictions. An addiction is seen as a primary health issue over which the afflicted person has relatively little control. However, an addiction is surrounded by many other life factors. Exclusively focusing on just the addiction may miss important issues that create, motivate, or enable the addictive behavior. Therefore, we take a holistic approach to addictive behavior and recovery and focus on the whole person and not just the addiction.  (45 minute session - $75.00)

Therapuetic and Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Therapeutic Hypnosis

Myths, Facts and Details Regarding Our Hypnosis Services

Hypnosis Sessions


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 45 minutes. In most situations, the first session will be a little longer. There are many reasons why someone seeks clinical or therapeutic hypnosis, some of which may include:

  • Weight reduction or eating disorders
  • Various addictions issues - drugs, gambling, smoking, sexual, high risk behaviors
  • Dealing with trauma
  • Sexual dysfunction or inhibitions
  • Coping with phobias
  • Anxiety or stress reduction
  • Dealing with physical pain
  • Reconstructing memories of past events
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Spiritual awareness or growth

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:

  • A person can not be forced against their will to be hypnotized
  • A person can not be made to do something while hypnotized that they would not normally do
  • A person has the ability to come out of hypnosis if they choose
  • Almost everyone can be hypnotized to some degree
  • A person can not be made to do something later, based on a suggestion made while in a hypnotic state, that they would not normally do
  • Hypnosis has many similarities to meditative states
  • Details recalled while in a hypnotic state can appear to be perceived as past memories while not in a hypnotic state - this is why only professionally trained therapists should work with past memory recollection

You may have many question regarding hypnosis. Feel free to give us a call. We are more than happy to answer any questions. (45 minute session - $75.00)


 

Teletherapy and Remote Counseling

Extending the Reach of Our Services

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.      

Client Forms Related to Counseling Services

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 when you arrive for your session.

Verify Our Counseling & Psychotherapy Credentials

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.