What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I offer a free consultation and do a comprehensive evaluation to determine issues which need to be addressed in treatment. A treatment package is offered according to the priority of the presenting problems.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Master's degree in Psychological Development and have worked as a psychotherapist for twenty years at Unity Mental Health System. I am a certified Rehabilitation counselor since 1995. I am also a certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in NY state. I am also a certified hypnotist and have started my private practice called Blossom Hypnosis to serve my clients. I continue to accumulate continuing education credits by attending conferences and making presentations. I belong to National Guild of Hypnotists and am also the Vice President of our local Finger Lakes Chapter of National Guild of Hypnotists. I also hold Meet up Groups and educate members on a variety of mental health issues. I work with children and adolescents as well as I have worked as a Play Therapist at Unity Health System. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have experience facilitating the Anxiety and Panic Disorder Group at Unity Health System. My approach is client centered and I tailor my treatment approach according to the needs of my clients.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing is determined at the time of intake after doing the comprehensive evaluation.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have a passion to help others and I feel that offering my services and expertise to the clients, is very rewarding for me. It is a good feeling when the clients grow and begin to function adequately after receiving my interventions. Hypnosis is a very effective tool to make an impact on the subconscious mind. I was already using the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and hypnosis is very much similar to that approach so I got interested in Hypnosis.i Hypnosis you directly talk to the subconscious mind so the suggestions are embedded and begin to work almost effortlessly to get desired results.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with physicians, dentists, professionals, children and adolescents. I also served the urban population when I was employed at Unity Health System. I have worked with clients needing weight loss, smoking cessation, reducing anxiety, stress, phobias, OCD symptoms like hair pulling, shopping mania, hoarding, relationship issues, codependency, addiction to cocaine and alcohol and low self esteem. I treated few physicians who had issues of procrastination, time management and phobia of taking the oral board exam.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have made presentations at the Grand Round of medical doctors on Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis for weight loss. I have also presented at several area Rotary clubs and discussed the benefits of hypnosis and how it is instrumental in treating a variety of mental disorders.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would advise the customer to look for the credentials, qualifications and experience of the provider. Additionally, it is important to read the testimonials given by the providers' clients before selecting the provider. Also, look for the speciality of the provider and how personable is the provider.