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  • 22 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Kim Is absolutely amazing. She takes the time to listen and creates a plan for me. I have been having a difficult time with depression and don't believe in drugs. She was able to work my happiness and wellbeing into my program. Some of the comments I hear people say are that why am I so happy if I'm ok and the answer is YES. I was feeling gloomy for to long and am happy that I am back to myself. Hypnosis works and I can testify to that.

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A Better You, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten R.
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Dr. McGrail helped me live my best life. I started seeing him because I was suffering from severe anxiety and I wanted to see if hypnosis would help. Nothing else was helping, not exercise, not medication, and not cognitive behavioral therepy, not for me anyways. I was skeptical because I didn’t know much about hypnotherapy, but i was desperately searching for help and something in the universe called me to Dr. McGrail. When we first started, I had relentless anxious thoughts, PTSD, and generalized anxiety. Every moment of my life was anxious, even in my sleep with nightmares. I had suicidal thoughts and fantasies because i just couldn’t see a way out of my anxiety. I started making progress after the 1st session, but after the 4th session i was on my way to being a new person. I could relax again at home. I had moments of peace and calm that i hadn’t had in over two years. I could enjoy my time with friends and family and be present instead of being in my own thoughts. I could see a new life for myself. I regained my hope. Once I could see the possibility for peace inside myself, things started to change quickly. I more peace and happiness inside me than i could have imagined when i started. I continue to use what i have learned from him even a year later. I can truly say that i am back to being myself and i feel renewed. No longer weighed down and held back by my anxiety. I am more confident and moving my career forward. Even taking chances and opportunities that would have scared me away before. For as long as i can remember, whenever i had a wish to make (on a star or dandelion), i wished to be happy. Now i do not have to make that wish, i already have it The work that we did together saved my life. I am so grateful for Dr. McGrail and the transformation he guided me through.

Hypnosis with Abi
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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I highly recommended Abi Caruthers for hypnosis! My experience with her has been 100% positive. I look forward to my weekly sessions and find it to be a wonderful way to start the week. Abi is very kind, thoughtful, understanding and intuitive. If you are looking into hypnotherapy... Give her a try!!!

Mario Pescatore, C.Ht.
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Evelyn G.
    Verified review

    I brought my mother to Mario Pescatore when she began to have significant lapses of memory and cognition and anxiety about it. I read the research and knew that a program of hypnosis was the best--probably the only--option that promised some real help to the elderly with dementia. For the first months, I was asked to sit in during the first part of each session. I was impressed by Mario's amazing patience, his real appreciation of the elderly, his gentle use of humor. When, after a few sessions my mother said she could see he really wanted to help, but that this was just a waste of time, he took no offense. I insisted that it was too soon to tell. Now she says that all the goals she identified at the beginning have been achieved. People who did not know she was taking hypnosis have remarked on her improved memory and positive attitude. Mario knows what he's doing. I give him the highest recommendation.

    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Tammy O.
    Verified review

    I never thought hypnotherapy was for me. I'm just not that "type" of person who believed in things like that. However- I was convinced to at least give it a try. And even though I was skeptical- I have to admit it worked! I haven't found anyone else who can do it quite like Phyllis. She not only gives you therapy, she also supports you outside of sessions as well. Its been two years since I started with her, and I still am feeling the effects her healing has had on me! I am so thankful that I gave hypnotherapy with Body Mind Imaging a chance. It has changed my life in positive ways that I am still discovering! Just try it! Trust me! Don't waste your time with other people pretending to be "healers" while just reaching for your wallet. Go for the best the first time!

    Open Door Hypnosis
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sonia J.
    Verified review

    Shara is easy-going, caring and joyful. She listens with attentiveness and understanding. Though I'm at the beginning of our scheduled sessions, I'm very confident about what is to come.

    Elise Sherman Hypnotherapy
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Rosella T.
    Verified review

    Having been a client in both types of therapy, I can honestly say the progress and healing I have been able to attain in the last eight months took years for me to achieve through psychological therapy. Elise is a kind and gentle person. Her realness reflects on a person like a mirror, making it so you have no other option than to be real with yourself. Elise is very genuine in her approach, she never makes you feel like your issues may be insignificant or overwhelming. She is authentically interested in the well being and care of her clients. Every action she takes is to create a place of safety and comfort for people to lower their walls and learn to create healthy boundaries. She always seems to ask the right questions without making one feel defensive or angry. It is actually the contrary, they are very thought provoking and getting to the answer is very freeing. She has my highest recommendation!

    Advantage Hypnosis
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Nicole M.
      Verified review

      The work I'm doing with Richard at Advantage Hypnosis is proving to be an exteremely effective means of removing my subconscious stumbling blocks! I had a treatment before my performing in my last show to relax me and keep me present on stage, and the number one compliment I received was how incredibly "poised and confident" I seemed! I think everyone can benefit from this type of treatment no matter what your blocks are.

      Path for Success Hypnosis
      4.7
      from 3 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Angie O.
      Verified review

      I was helped to manage anxiety tied to having to take a very important test. Mrs. Rodriguez was great, helped me stay calm and collected and focus on my test. Only bad thing was that I didn't have more time, I was very relaxed but my time was limited. I greatly recommend hypnotherapy to help deal with a variety of issues. The mind is a powerful thing.

      Ventura Hypnosis
      3.7
      from 3 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Noelle N.
      Verified review

      Sharie is a gem. The work I have done with her is profound and has benefited my life enormously.

      Therapy under Hypnosis
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Cathy B.
      Verified review

      When I first went to see Julia, I was on medication for my anxiety. Her compassionate dialogue with me and professional advice helped me to work through my issues and live a life that I now look forward to. The hypnosis helped me immensely to let go of past co-dependent habits. It was very non-invasive and it actually helped me to relax more. I highly recommend Therapy under hypnosis with Julia Lyubchenko.

      Shadava Nacole Hypnosis
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Jada E.
        Verified review

        Thank you so much for assisting me with my test anxiety. I definitely seen the results from my latest attempt at the SAT. You're work is outstanding, and I will be visiting with you again!

        Franzblau Hypnosis
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 12 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Cyndi D.
        Verified review

        I started seeing Susan when I was attacked by a loved one. I was scared and didn't feel safe anywhere. When Susan said she could help me, I figured it was worth a shot. After a couple sessions, I felt better...and after several sessions, I was on top of the world. I highly recommend Susan for any issue or problem that you may have. She basically performed a miracle in my life and I will be eternally grateful.

        • 10 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        As a licensed marriage and family therapist, sport psychology coach, and clinical hypnotherapist, I treat a wide range of mental health, relationship, and performance-related issues. My education in exercise science and sport psychology combined with personal experience in competitive athletics and fitness enables me to help athletes hone their mental training skills and reach success in sport and fitness. These same tools help a variety of people improve mood, relationships, career goals, and/or overcome addiction while increasing overall health and wellbeing. I draw from solution-focused counseling techniques and hypnosis to help clients tap into mental strengths and reach results. My style is approachable and conversational...we work together as a team to help define your goals, make an action plan, and keep you motivated toward success.

        • 4 years in business
        Samantha G.
        Verified review

        If you want to make a change from the inside out, go see Brice. I used to think that I would never be able to quit smoking (1 pack a day for 16 years) but I did it in just 3 sessions with Brice. It's now been 5 months and 7 days and I can't tell you how much I love letting my hair down and it still smells like shampoo! Brice is a master at understanding the forces that shape our behavior and prevent us from achieving our goals. He truly cares about his clients and his voice alone makes you feel comfortable and at home. My first go-round with hypnotherapy and I can't imagine going to anyone else. Highly, highly recommend!

        Lyfe Hypnosis
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 4 years in business
        Carla B.
        Verified review

        Gina is amazing she really help mentally recover back from my knee surgery which helped my physical recovry.

        About

        I would like to think most people in the fitness world are very passionate about what they do. There is nothing better than to experience my client's success with them. Fitness can be very intimidating to people wanting to loss weight or look better. However, it all starts with what one person really wants, have hey reached a threshold in their life ? It starts with the mind (our programming) the T.V. gives us many clues as to how someone run their life.LOL ! My program is different inasmuch I need to assess my client's day to day routine wherein indicates many markers as to habits and habit loops.

        About

        I work with individual clients for a multitude of issues, such as motivation, weight reduction, smoking cessation, pain management (w/ doctor referral for pain management), fertility, childbirth preparation, whatever is needed to help the client reach their desired goals. I also train individuals looking to enhance their practices, or start a new career as a certified hypnotherapist. I teach Roy Hunter's "Diversified Client-Centered Hypnotherapist" training course, which is one of only a few college-accepted curriculums.

        About

        Through individual sessions and numerous group seminars, workshops, keynote addresses, classes and shows I have helped thousands of people to help themselves achieve their highest personal goals. Here is a partial list of what can be achieved through hypnosis and hypnotherapy: Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking Implementing change through subconscious programming Program Yourself for Prosperity./Succeed in Life & Make the Money You Deserve. Enhance Your Memory and Concentration through Hypnosis. Self-Hypnosis Training / Learn the Rules of Your Sub-Conscious Mind. Motivational Training / Succeed in Sales. Stress Management / Reduce & Eliminate Anxiety / Deep Relaxation. Increase Self-Confidence. Sexual Enrichment / Enrich Your Sexual Energy. Stop Smoking. Lose Weight / Achieve Fitness and Learn Weight Management. Prepare for Surgery / Dental Work / Pain Management. Past Life Regression through Hypnosis. The Secret World of Dreams / Learn to Interpret Sub-Conscious Behavior. Phobias / Eliminate Mental Blocks. Improve the Immune Systems through Hypnosis. Peak Artistic Performance through Hypnosis. Children & Hypnosis / Taking the Anxiety out of Growing Up. Allergies: How to Reduce and/or Eliminate Allergies Contact today to change your life...

        • 8 years in business
        About

        My background as a teacher working with people of all ages, and my training in the area of psychology and human relations, have been extensive and very helpful in my work now. I'm well trained in the area of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and I love what I do. I know it works., My rates are comparably reasonable, and my office is accessable. I may also come to you, or do sessions on the telephone. That works well too.

        • 21 years in business
        About

        I provide counseling, psychotherapy, and hypnosis to adolescents and adults. I have more than 25 years experience. I have worked with many different types of people and problems. I offer a free telephone consultation to determine if I can help you with whatever your particular problems or difficulties may be.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How does hypnosis work?

        Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

        What can hypnosis help you with?

        According to many sources including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine and a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypnosis is scientifically proven to help relieve both mental challenges and physical pains. Hypnosis can alleviate stress and reduce pain after surgeries, has been shown to relieve anxiety in children in the emergency room, and can be useful for managing pain associated with everything from arthritis to migraines. Hypnosis is non-invasive and gives you a way to control pain or discomfort that might otherwise seem out of your hands. Hypnosis shouldn’t be used as a substitute for medical care, but may be an excellent complementary tool that is best provided by a trained therapist or licensed medical provider. The University of Maryland Medical Center shares many conditions for which hypnosis can be useful:

        • Irritable bowel syndrome
        • Tension headaches
        • Alopecia areata
        • Asthma
        • Phobias
        • Insomnia
        • Addictions
        • Bedwetting
        • Fibromyalgia
        • Labor and delivery
        • Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis)
        • Stress
        • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
        • Cancer-related pain
        • Weight loss
        • Eating disorders
        • Warts
        • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
        • Post-traumatic stress disorder
        • Smoking cessation

        How is hypnosis used in therapy?

        Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

        According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

        What is the effectiveness of hypnosis?

        The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes the healing power of hypnosis and its proven effectiveness for anxiety, pain control, smoking cessation, headaches and more. Hypnosis may be safe and complementary way to augment medical attention you are receiving for a chronic illness or pain, or a way to resolve an addiction or phobia that you are otherwise unable to control. Hypnosis does not work on every person. When scientists began studying hypnosis in earnest, a report published by Stanford University titled “The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale” demonstrated that different brains respond to hypnosis in varying degrees, and a very few do not respond at all. Working with a trained psychologist, you’ll soon determine whether you are a good candidate for the healing benefits of hypnotherapy.

        During a hypnotherapy session, the therapist will bring you into a state of deep relaxation in which the critical, conscious part of your brain recedes and the subconscious mind becomes alert and focused. The therapist will make suggestions, based on your intended goals, that will take root in your subconscious mind. These suggestions should affect your thinking in a positive way and empower you to make change.

         

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