Hypnotherapists in San Francisco, CA

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J. Delfina Piretti LMFT, REAT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, REAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I am trained to do EMDR, TFT, TEB, Somatic Regulation and Resilience ,hypnotherapy, and sand tray therapy.
I generally work with high functioning people at important junctures in life where the suffering is great. Asking for help is often a powerful step of surrendering the ego's attempts to resist change. Symptoms are often a sign that something is trying to wake up inside of you. When you turn your attention inward and get intimate with your inner life you can start to find the energy to heal, to grow and to change. I specialize in somatic table work for treating developmental trauma. This work focuses on repairing developmental wounds, strengthening somatic resilience and increasing capacity for regulation in the nervous system.
I am trained to do EMDR, TFT, TEB, Somatic Regulation and Resilience ,hypnotherapy, and sand tray therapy.
I generally work with high functioning people at important junctures in life where the suffering is great. Asking for help is often a powerful step of surrendering the ego's attempts to resist change. Symptoms are often a sign that something is trying to wake up inside of you. When you turn your attention inward and get intimate with your inner life you can start to find the energy to heal, to grow and to change. I specialize in somatic table work for treating developmental trauma. This work focuses on repairing developmental wounds, strengthening somatic resilience and increasing capacity for regulation in the nervous system.
(415) 598-2307 View (415) 598-2307
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Dr Jonathon Gray MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
The most important thing in working with me is your positive desire to change. Given that I'll bring you into the office, we will discuss your issues of concern and design and implement suggestions to create growth , understanding and lasting solutions. Many clients see me once for behavior change through hypnotherapy. Others see me for ongoing psychotherapy appointments. Some clients combine both modalities to insure continued growth and change. I am optimistic about the possibilities of health and healing through our work together. After forty years in practice I remain committed to my clients and their work with me
The most important thing in working with me is your positive desire to change. Given that I'll bring you into the office, we will discuss your issues of concern and design and implement suggestions to create growth , understanding and lasting solutions. Many clients see me once for behavior change through hypnotherapy. Others see me for ongoing psychotherapy appointments. Some clients combine both modalities to insure continued growth and change. I am optimistic about the possibilities of health and healing through our work together. After forty years in practice I remain committed to my clients and their work with me
(415) 630-5741 View (415) 630-5741
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Eva Healy
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
I work experientially using the expressive arts, acceptance therapies (ACT), parts work (IFS), felt senses, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), somatic therapy, and hypnotherapy/ trance states to resource the body's innate capacity to heal.
Welcome! By landing here, you’ve taken a momentous first step towards loving and trusting yourself more fully. Whether you want to deepen your intimate relationships, express yourself more authentically, cultivate inner peace, heal from abuse or trauma, explore polyamory, address issues specific to your sexuality or gender identity, or so much more, I am here to help. With my collaborative approach, we will unlock your potential to set healthy boundaries, shift limiting beliefs, make peace with your body, navigate uncertainty, embrace paradox, transcend polarities, embrace “good enough,” and learn to dance in the rain so to speak.
I work experientially using the expressive arts, acceptance therapies (ACT), parts work (IFS), felt senses, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), somatic therapy, and hypnotherapy/ trance states to resource the body's innate capacity to heal.
Welcome! By landing here, you’ve taken a momentous first step towards loving and trusting yourself more fully. Whether you want to deepen your intimate relationships, express yourself more authentically, cultivate inner peace, heal from abuse or trauma, explore polyamory, address issues specific to your sexuality or gender identity, or so much more, I am here to help. With my collaborative approach, we will unlock your potential to set healthy boundaries, shift limiting beliefs, make peace with your body, navigate uncertainty, embrace paradox, transcend polarities, embrace “good enough,” and learn to dance in the rain so to speak.
(415) 993-8135 View (415) 993-8135
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Leora Fulvio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CCHT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I work with hypnotherapy, mindfulness, meditation as well as mindful self-compassion and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are.
I work with hypnotherapy, mindfulness, meditation as well as mindful self-compassion and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are.
(415) 649-8964 View (415) 649-8964
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Andrea Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am trained in expressive arts therapy, sandplay, play therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, Trauma First Aid, neuroscience-informed somatic approaches, mindfulness-based cognitive restructuring, ego state therapy, Buddhist psychology and Shamanism.
Making positive changes in our lives is not always easy. It takes courage and strength to reach out for support during challenging times. In our healing journey together, connection to our emotions, our body (somatic mindfulness), our creativity and our life force brings deeper relationships with others leading to a greater connection to ourselves. If we have experienced trauma we can find new ways to self-regulate and build resilience. We can learn to love and accept all the different parts of who we are. I feel honored to accompany you on this journey while providing skillful guidance, attunement and resources along the way.
I am trained in expressive arts therapy, sandplay, play therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, Trauma First Aid, neuroscience-informed somatic approaches, mindfulness-based cognitive restructuring, ego state therapy, Buddhist psychology and Shamanism.
Making positive changes in our lives is not always easy. It takes courage and strength to reach out for support during challenging times. In our healing journey together, connection to our emotions, our body (somatic mindfulness), our creativity and our life force brings deeper relationships with others leading to a greater connection to ourselves. If we have experienced trauma we can find new ways to self-regulate and build resilience. We can learn to love and accept all the different parts of who we are. I feel honored to accompany you on this journey while providing skillful guidance, attunement and resources along the way.
(415) 877-1964 View (415) 877-1964
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Therapy for Asians, LGBTQ, POC, High Performers
Marriage & Family Therapist, IFS, EFT, BSP, MPH, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Feeling like you have to hide parts of yourself at work, or with your romantic partner or family? These pressures can make us lose touch with who we are and what makes us feel alive. Are you feeling lonely or not good enough, and longing to be fully accepted? Together, we can explore what matters most to you, so you can move towards the life you want. I can support you in transforming patterns that make you feel stuck or overwhelmed. I offer Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Brainspotting, which are all proven approaches for healing trauma and reducing anxiety and depression.
Feeling like you have to hide parts of yourself at work, or with your romantic partner or family? These pressures can make us lose touch with who we are and what makes us feel alive. Are you feeling lonely or not good enough, and longing to be fully accepted? Together, we can explore what matters most to you, so you can move towards the life you want. I can support you in transforming patterns that make you feel stuck or overwhelmed. I offer Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Brainspotting, which are all proven approaches for healing trauma and reducing anxiety and depression.
(510) 313-6708 View (510) 313-6708
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Tameko Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
My techniques range from tried-and-true talk therapy to additional progress that can be facilitated by hypnotherapy.
As a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with over 20 + years of experience empowering women, my life’s purpose is to provide women a sanctuary. Whether easing anxiety, depression, grief, working through trauma or grappling with life’s hardest questions - I bring an open heart, deep compassion and proven therapy tools to ignite positive change. Having faced struggles myself, I have profound understanding for the issues my clients face on their journeys toward healing. My goal is to help women live their best lives.
My techniques range from tried-and-true talk therapy to additional progress that can be facilitated by hypnotherapy.
As a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with over 20 + years of experience empowering women, my life’s purpose is to provide women a sanctuary. Whether easing anxiety, depression, grief, working through trauma or grappling with life’s hardest questions - I bring an open heart, deep compassion and proven therapy tools to ignite positive change. Having faced struggles myself, I have profound understanding for the issues my clients face on their journeys toward healing. My goal is to help women live their best lives.
(628) 262-2567 View (628) 262-2567
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Ami E. Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
I can integrate art therapy and hypnotherapy into our sessions or use them exclusively as primary treatments.
People come to therapy when they feel ready. Often they have gained some insight and are consciously seeking a happier, more balanced life. Many people are aware of a need for healing narcissistic abuse from family, partners or in the work environment. The motivation it takes to make that first phone call is a major step towards positive change. My style is interpersonal, supportive, open and communicative. Most people appreciate guidance, direction and practical feedback. I encourage exploration of unconscious repetitive patterns in relationships and making changes wherever possible.
I can integrate art therapy and hypnotherapy into our sessions or use them exclusively as primary treatments.
People come to therapy when they feel ready. Often they have gained some insight and are consciously seeking a happier, more balanced life. Many people are aware of a need for healing narcissistic abuse from family, partners or in the work environment. The motivation it takes to make that first phone call is a major step towards positive change. My style is interpersonal, supportive, open and communicative. Most people appreciate guidance, direction and practical feedback. I encourage exploration of unconscious repetitive patterns in relationships and making changes wherever possible.
(415) 319-9740 View (415) 319-9740
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Kaia Anderson-Buckley
CCHT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self.
Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self.
(628) 333-2287 View (628) 333-2287
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Connie Micale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I am a licensed therapist (conniemicale.com) that brings over 20 years of clinical experience w/ extensive training in a range of therapeutic methods, from foundational psychology to holistic approaches (EMDR, hypnotherapy, NLP, sound therapy, Internal Family Systems, meditation, CBT and more) which supports my unique ability to quickly “get” people in both the patterns of their distress and who they really know themselves to be. My work honors the importance of therapies based on the heart, body, mind and spirit connection, which gets you out of your head & into your heart and body to encourage & instill deep and lasting change.
I am a licensed therapist (conniemicale.com) that brings over 20 years of clinical experience w/ extensive training in a range of therapeutic methods, from foundational psychology to holistic approaches (EMDR, hypnotherapy, NLP, sound therapy, Internal Family Systems, meditation, CBT and more) which supports my unique ability to quickly “get” people in both the patterns of their distress and who they really know themselves to be. My work honors the importance of therapies based on the heart, body, mind and spirit connection, which gets you out of your head & into your heart and body to encourage & instill deep and lasting change.
(415) 254-6565 View (415) 254-6565
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Kimberly Mascaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you on a path for living a life of purpose and meaning? Allow me to support you. Come see me in my virtual therapy office! I'm known for my warm, relational approach and holistic, eclectic style, integrating talk therapy with mindfulness, expressive art, hypnotherapy, dreamwork, and more. I provide individualized care, personally tailored to your specific needs and desires. Currently, I'm serving a diverse adult population (primarily the 20s through the 50s) focusing on a variety of issues (creativity, spirituality, past trauma, adult ADHD, anxiety, postpartum, life transitions, grief/loss, as well as recovery).
Welcome! Are you on a path for living a life of purpose and meaning? Allow me to support you. Come see me in my virtual therapy office! I'm known for my warm, relational approach and holistic, eclectic style, integrating talk therapy with mindfulness, expressive art, hypnotherapy, dreamwork, and more. I provide individualized care, personally tailored to your specific needs and desires. Currently, I'm serving a diverse adult population (primarily the 20s through the 50s) focusing on a variety of issues (creativity, spirituality, past trauma, adult ADHD, anxiety, postpartum, life transitions, grief/loss, as well as recovery).
(530) 203-5874 View (530) 203-5874
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Alex Theberge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Thank for your interest in my therapy practice. I’m a trauma-focused therapist who specializes in helping people heal from childhood trauma, PTSD, and psycho-emotional wounds. I see healing as a deeply personal and meaningful journey to recover our authentic wholeness and unique gifts for the world. It often involves reconnecting to and integrating split-off parts of ourselves, clearing traumatic memories, and releasing blockages and old patterns that no longer serve us. I work with a variety of healing modalities that are particularly helpful for healing trauma, including EMDR, journey work, parts work, and hypnotherapy.
Thank for your interest in my therapy practice. I’m a trauma-focused therapist who specializes in helping people heal from childhood trauma, PTSD, and psycho-emotional wounds. I see healing as a deeply personal and meaningful journey to recover our authentic wholeness and unique gifts for the world. It often involves reconnecting to and integrating split-off parts of ourselves, clearing traumatic memories, and releasing blockages and old patterns that no longer serve us. I work with a variety of healing modalities that are particularly helpful for healing trauma, including EMDR, journey work, parts work, and hypnotherapy.
(415) 797-0197 View (415) 797-0197
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Sarah Zhang Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I was dissatisfied with how long it took me to help my clients transform, so I started studying other treatment methods, such as coaching and hypnotherapy.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you also struggle with finding yourself again after having a baby.
I was dissatisfied with how long it took me to help my clients transform, so I started studying other treatment methods, such as coaching and hypnotherapy.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you also struggle with finding yourself again after having a baby.
(626) 316-6150 View (626) 316-6150
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Daley Wellness Group | Dr. Luz Daley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94133  (Online Only)
We practice from an integrated approach to wellness. We combine psychology with hypnotherapy, dreamwork and spirituality. The goal is to tap into the wisdom and healing powers that reside just below conscious awareness. The emergence of self-compassion, self-love and forgiveness builds the foundation that supports transformational healing. We trust each person is the expert in their own life and each person holds the answer they are seeking. Our role is to help those with whom we work to uncover the wisdom and resources they possess.
We practice from an integrated approach to wellness. We combine psychology with hypnotherapy, dreamwork and spirituality. The goal is to tap into the wisdom and healing powers that reside just below conscious awareness. The emergence of self-compassion, self-love and forgiveness builds the foundation that supports transformational healing. We trust each person is the expert in their own life and each person holds the answer they are seeking. Our role is to help those with whom we work to uncover the wisdom and resources they possess.
(209) 370-2663 View (209) 370-2663
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Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (Instant Insurance Verification)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Integrative & Immersive Psychotherapy approach utilizing Psychedelic, EMDR, Transpersonal, Existential, Humanistic, Trauma, Relational & Integrative Therapies, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic & Intuitive Therapy, EFT, Energy Psychology, ACT, IFS, DBT, MCBT & Life Coaching.
Feya Health is a woman-owned, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy group practice, featured on MTV. Our Integrative approach helps clients address their self-destructive patterns by getting to the core and root of their issues. The result is a drastic reduction in the initial presenting symptoms over a short period of time. We offer a comprehensive, integrative & customizable approach to the Ketamine & Oxytocin Therapy Process and specialize in EMDR, PTSD, CPTSD, human optimization and Pharmaceutical Medication withdrawal.
Integrative & Immersive Psychotherapy approach utilizing Psychedelic, EMDR, Transpersonal, Existential, Humanistic, Trauma, Relational & Integrative Therapies, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic & Intuitive Therapy, EFT, Energy Psychology, ACT, IFS, DBT, MCBT & Life Coaching.
Feya Health is a woman-owned, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy group practice, featured on MTV. Our Integrative approach helps clients address their self-destructive patterns by getting to the core and root of their issues. The result is a drastic reduction in the initial presenting symptoms over a short period of time. We offer a comprehensive, integrative & customizable approach to the Ketamine & Oxytocin Therapy Process and specialize in EMDR, PTSD, CPTSD, human optimization and Pharmaceutical Medication withdrawal.
(929) 442-0715 View (929) 442-0715
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Vanessa Gonzalez Hypnotherapy
CMS, CHT, FIBH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Are you curious about Hypnotherapy? I'm a Medical Hypnotherapist, with almost 10 years of experience and I love what I do. I am still in awe of how powerful the mind can be. My practice primarily focuses on healing past trauma, anxiety and letting go of fears/ phobias. I am the Hypnotherapist for you 1. If you struggle with anxiety, stress, or panic attacks 2. If you would like to heal a past trauma 3. If you feel stuck, lost, or lack clarity 4. If you want to learn about your mind and your intuitive gifts 5. If you are ready to let go of a fear or a phobia 6. If you are in the process of healing from narcissistic abuse.
Are you curious about Hypnotherapy? I'm a Medical Hypnotherapist, with almost 10 years of experience and I love what I do. I am still in awe of how powerful the mind can be. My practice primarily focuses on healing past trauma, anxiety and letting go of fears/ phobias. I am the Hypnotherapist for you 1. If you struggle with anxiety, stress, or panic attacks 2. If you would like to heal a past trauma 3. If you feel stuck, lost, or lack clarity 4. If you want to learn about your mind and your intuitive gifts 5. If you are ready to let go of a fear or a phobia 6. If you are in the process of healing from narcissistic abuse.
(214) 225-3115 View (214) 225-3115
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John Connors McConville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I have a number of tools I use in my work: Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Somatic Interventions, Post Induction Therapy, & Interplay to develop creativity.
I work with people who face challenges that often arise but are not exclusive to the second half of life such as: the trauma of illness & death, caring for aging parents, loss of satisfaction or sense of meaning in relationships and work, loss of a job, and/or loneliness. I also work with folks suffering from love addiction or love avoidance. These challenges can often be baffling and carry symptoms such as depression, fear and anxiety. The rational mind may understand what is going on but somehow the emotional and physical body can't always take solace in rational solutions.
I have a number of tools I use in my work: Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Somatic Interventions, Post Induction Therapy, & Interplay to develop creativity.
I work with people who face challenges that often arise but are not exclusive to the second half of life such as: the trauma of illness & death, caring for aging parents, loss of satisfaction or sense of meaning in relationships and work, loss of a job, and/or loneliness. I also work with folks suffering from love addiction or love avoidance. These challenges can often be baffling and carry symptoms such as depression, fear and anxiety. The rational mind may understand what is going on but somehow the emotional and physical body can't always take solace in rational solutions.
(415) 801-3943 View (415) 801-3943
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Bronwyn Wrobel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Some of the methods utilized include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, internal family systems, attachment theory, hypnotherapy, etc.
As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist I offer mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual support. Transpersonal psychology emphasizes the importance of a healthy spirit in healing and wholeness. I utilize my empathic skills & intensive training to integrate your life experiences with modern psychology. My unique approach to healing focuses on how we create meaning & purpose through personal empowerment & expansion.
Some of the methods utilized include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, internal family systems, attachment theory, hypnotherapy, etc.
As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist I offer mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual support. Transpersonal psychology emphasizes the importance of a healthy spirit in healing and wholeness. I utilize my empathic skills & intensive training to integrate your life experiences with modern psychology. My unique approach to healing focuses on how we create meaning & purpose through personal empowerment & expansion.
(310) 905-8625 View (310) 905-8625
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Michelle Stupar-Integrative Mind Body Solutions
CHT, RMT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94140  (Online Only)
Hypnotherapy explores the subconscious in discovering hidden core beliefs.
Helping to uncover the root cause of distress by uncovering negative patterns and addressing painful mental states such as avoidance, isolation, people-pleasing, low self-esteem, confusion, worry, stress, and anxiety while working together to come up with a customized plan to manage the situation to feel more in control and live a happier more fulfilling life. Our approach is direct, positive & uplifting using a customized therapeutic approach in a supportive and accepting manner. We believe that through education along with a focused therapeutic approach yields the most successful results and I am there every step of the way.
Hypnotherapy explores the subconscious in discovering hidden core beliefs.
Helping to uncover the root cause of distress by uncovering negative patterns and addressing painful mental states such as avoidance, isolation, people-pleasing, low self-esteem, confusion, worry, stress, and anxiety while working together to come up with a customized plan to manage the situation to feel more in control and live a happier more fulfilling life. Our approach is direct, positive & uplifting using a customized therapeutic approach in a supportive and accepting manner. We believe that through education along with a focused therapeutic approach yields the most successful results and I am there every step of the way.
(415) 787-4912 View (415) 787-4912
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Katya Gaynor Lovejoy
MSW, CCHt, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
I hold degrees in neuroscience and clinical social work, and have additional certifications in trauma-focused hypnotherapy, breathwork, meditation, and somatic practices.
Have you tried traditional talk therapy and felt like something was missing? Did it seem like you were talking in circles, or reached a plateau? Did it feel too rigid or surface level? Many clients come to me after having done traditional talk therapy and now they want to go deeper. So many issues like codependency, addiction, and persistent anxiety and depression are rooted in subconscious beliefs and patterns rooted in childhood pain. My work is unique because we address your subconscious mind and nervous system, in addition to cognitive process, to help you heal the past in order to move forward.
I hold degrees in neuroscience and clinical social work, and have additional certifications in trauma-focused hypnotherapy, breathwork, meditation, and somatic practices.
Have you tried traditional talk therapy and felt like something was missing? Did it seem like you were talking in circles, or reached a plateau? Did it feel too rigid or surface level? Many clients come to me after having done traditional talk therapy and now they want to go deeper. So many issues like codependency, addiction, and persistent anxiety and depression are rooted in subconscious beliefs and patterns rooted in childhood pain. My work is unique because we address your subconscious mind and nervous system, in addition to cognitive process, to help you heal the past in order to move forward.
(760) 437-2384 View (760) 437-2384

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HypnoTherapy

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy works by using guided hypnosis to help you reach a state of focus and concentration through mental imagery and soothing verbal repetition. The state is somewhat like being absorbed in a book, a movie, or your own thoughts. You are not under a therapist’s “control,” but they can help you relax and turn your attention inward to discover the resources to achieve behavior change or better manage psychological concerns. Therapy sessions may involve guiding you through recognizing a problem, releasing problematic thoughts about it, and considering and accepting more productive alternatives before returning to normal awareness. Hypnotherapy is typically used by a therapist along with traditional forms of talk therapy. Eventually, your therapist can help you learn hypnotherapy techniques yourself so you can establish a stronger sense of control on your own in stressful or challenging moments.

Is hypnotherapy the same as hypnosis?

Hypnotherapy, which is sometimes called hypnotic suggestion, is a therapeutic technique in which a therapist uses hypnosis to help patients. It is not the kind of hypnosis portrayed in stage shows, or in movies or on television. You will not be unconscious or asleep during hypnotherapy, you will not lose control of yourself, your thoughts, or your free will, and you will be able to fully recall your experience. And while you will hear your therapist’s suggestions, it is always up to you to decide whether to act on them. Hypnosis by a trained mental-health professional is not a form of mind control, which is impossible to achieve anyway.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

The most common challenge of hypnotherapy is that as many as one in four people cannot be hypnotized. Brain imaging has confirmed differences in patterns of brain connectivity between those who respond to hypnotism and those who do not. Other people who could potentially be hypnotized may not respond to the technique because of their skepticism or resistance to entering a hypnotic state. If a therapist’s “post-hypnotic suggestion” is effective, it’s because they are suggesting something you want to achieve.

Does hypnotherapy work?

Through hypnotherapy, you can achieve changes that are real and sustainable. Like other talk therapy techniques, when hypnotherapy succeeds, it’s a case of mind over matter. Effective hypnotherapy involves self-healing because you access resources you need to change inside of yourself and learn how to tap into them whenever you need. Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective therapy for anxiety, phobias, stress, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual dysfunction, and undesirable behaviors like smoking. It can be used to help improve sleep or to address relationship challenges, and to aid with pain management, digestive disorders, skin conditions, and the gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy or chemotherapy.