Hypnotherapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Gila M Zak
CHT, CBS
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I am an Honors Graduate of the HMI College of Hypnotherapy and practice in Los Osos, California.
Everything in your subconscious mind has the power to work for you - or against you. If you are experiencing patterns of behavior that are not serving you, hypnotherapy can help. You deserve to live your most healthy, vibrant life. I practice a specialized form of hypnotherapy that assess each person's unique suggestibility type, and I tailor each session to my client's individual style of communication and needs.
I am an Honors Graduate of the HMI College of Hypnotherapy and practice in Los Osos, California.
Everything in your subconscious mind has the power to work for you - or against you. If you are experiencing patterns of behavior that are not serving you, hypnotherapy can help. You deserve to live your most healthy, vibrant life. I practice a specialized form of hypnotherapy that assess each person's unique suggestibility type, and I tailor each session to my client's individual style of communication and needs.
(805) 246-9795 View (805) 246-9795
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Shanti Holistic Healing
MA
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (Online Only)
My intention is to create a compassionate, curious, and collaborative space for you to receive emotional, mental and spiritual support. Together, we can holistically acknowledge core roots of pain and consciously move towards shifting old cycles that no longer serve your highest self. My passion is to remind you of your innate wisdom and with humility, empower you to be the narrator of your life. I commit to encourage and challenge you to liberate your authentic voice and remember your birthright to joy. I understand each person is a unique being and pride myself on individualizing care to meet your present needs.
My intention is to create a compassionate, curious, and collaborative space for you to receive emotional, mental and spiritual support. Together, we can holistically acknowledge core roots of pain and consciously move towards shifting old cycles that no longer serve your highest self. My passion is to remind you of your innate wisdom and with humility, empower you to be the narrator of your life. I commit to encourage and challenge you to liberate your authentic voice and remember your birthright to joy. I understand each person is a unique being and pride myself on individualizing care to meet your present needs.
(805) 429-6071 View (805) 429-6071
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Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CCHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
If you or your child is suffering from depression, anxiety, relational problems, eating disorders, ADHD, the effect of trauma, grief, loss, as well as a mood or personality disorder, I can help you develop skills in your present life aimed at restoring healthy and meaningful strategies in your daily experience.
If you or your child is suffering from depression, anxiety, relational problems, eating disorders, ADHD, the effect of trauma, grief, loss, as well as a mood or personality disorder, I can help you develop skills in your present life aimed at restoring healthy and meaningful strategies in your daily experience.
(530) 675-8464 View (530) 675-8464
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Ami Grace, LCSW Holistic & Psychedelic Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Are you going through a difficult transition like the end of a relationship, attending college away from home, or wanting to heal through old traumas that keep resurfacing? Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious ? Are you wanting to heal naturally instead of with antidepressants? I can help you overcome these issues and feel more empowered naturally. Have you been interested in how psychedelic medicine can help you heal through traumas and create more self-love? I am trained as a Ketamine-Assisted therapist to provide you a healing journey that will change your life revealing your true power to heal within!
Are you going through a difficult transition like the end of a relationship, attending college away from home, or wanting to heal through old traumas that keep resurfacing? Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious ? Are you wanting to heal naturally instead of with antidepressants? I can help you overcome these issues and feel more empowered naturally. Have you been interested in how psychedelic medicine can help you heal through traumas and create more self-love? I am trained as a Ketamine-Assisted therapist to provide you a healing journey that will change your life revealing your true power to heal within!
(805) 285-3954 View (805) 285-3954
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Teryn Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93402  (Online Only)
I believe that we all come into this world as our original precious self. As we develop through childhood experiences, family, culture and society, we often lose touch with our true soul. Oftentimes we are hurt. Challenges and traumas can keep these hurts buried. Any issues left unacknowledged or unresolved keep demanding our attention. How do we overcome? Is it even possible to heal? According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies away anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible...
I believe that we all come into this world as our original precious self. As we develop through childhood experiences, family, culture and society, we often lose touch with our true soul. Oftentimes we are hurt. Challenges and traumas can keep these hurts buried. Any issues left unacknowledged or unresolved keep demanding our attention. How do we overcome? Is it even possible to heal? According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies away anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible...
(805) 973-0882 View (805) 973-0882
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Deborah Bayles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMC
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It's another day, and you're filled with worry, anxiety and dread. Thoughts keep cycling in your mind, and you find yourself feeling sad, hopeless and helpless. You don't have to continue feeling this way. You can get the tools and skills you need in to live in a calm, joyful, fulfilling way by giving yourself the gift of therapy. Allow me to safely companion you and help you gain some effective, evidence-based techniques to release the traumas of the past and the worries of the future. When you learn to fully inhabit the present moment you'll be able to truly take control and responsibility for your life. Therein lies true healing.
It's another day, and you're filled with worry, anxiety and dread. Thoughts keep cycling in your mind, and you find yourself feeling sad, hopeless and helpless. You don't have to continue feeling this way. You can get the tools and skills you need in to live in a calm, joyful, fulfilling way by giving yourself the gift of therapy. Allow me to safely companion you and help you gain some effective, evidence-based techniques to release the traumas of the past and the worries of the future. When you learn to fully inhabit the present moment you'll be able to truly take control and responsibility for your life. Therein lies true healing.
(805) 243-1198 View (805) 243-1198

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Laurie Claire Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
I am certified in EMDR and highly trained in CBT, Hypnotherapy, Guided imagery, Mindfulness & Play/Art Therapy.
Let me help you process, heal and move beyond trauma, anxiety, depression, life challenges, and perceived limitations to improve quality of life, find peace, fulfillment and happiness in your life and relationships. I provide a comfortable, non judgmental environment for individuals, couples and children 9 and up. In person and virtual appointments available.
I am certified in EMDR and highly trained in CBT, Hypnotherapy, Guided imagery, Mindfulness & Play/Art Therapy.
Let me help you process, heal and move beyond trauma, anxiety, depression, life challenges, and perceived limitations to improve quality of life, find peace, fulfillment and happiness in your life and relationships. I provide a comfortable, non judgmental environment for individuals, couples and children 9 and up. In person and virtual appointments available.
(530) 450-2959 View (530) 450-2959
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Jennifer Padilla-Burger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Not accepting new clients
On the outside it seems like you have everything together, but inside you feel unhappy and stuck. Instead of thriving, you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Part of you feels like you just can't manage it all. You spend your days feeling sad, irritated, and afraid. You're giving it your all, but it feels like you're falling short.
On the outside it seems like you have everything together, but inside you feel unhappy and stuck. Instead of thriving, you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Part of you feels like you just can't manage it all. You spend your days feeling sad, irritated, and afraid. You're giving it your all, but it feels like you're falling short.
(805) 322-7229 View (805) 322-7229

Online Therapists

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John R Galaska
PsyD, BCIA, CHT
Verified Verified
Ojai, CA 93023
Many people suffer stress from past events, from childhood or later. My neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate that stress. I have t wo doctorates in clinical psychology (2012 and 2020) in addition to my certification in neurofeedback and hypnotherapy. I teach psychology at the Masters level at Antioch University in Santa Barbara so I'm really good at explaining what I do. I now have a Certificate in Sport Psychology! I pride myself in delivering these services in the most empathic manner possible. If you are short with your loved ones, generally uptight, and regretting it later I can help.
Many people suffer stress from past events, from childhood or later. My neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate that stress. I have t wo doctorates in clinical psychology (2012 and 2020) in addition to my certification in neurofeedback and hypnotherapy. I teach psychology at the Masters level at Antioch University in Santa Barbara so I'm really good at explaining what I do. I now have a Certificate in Sport Psychology! I pride myself in delivering these services in the most empathic manner possible. If you are short with your loved ones, generally uptight, and regretting it later I can help.
(805) 250-8145 View (805) 250-8145
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Caroline Berlin Psychotherapist Hypnotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ojai, CA 93023
Compassionate Patient Listening, Counseling Insight, Somatic Experience, EMDR, NLP, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Communication Skills, Stress Reduction.
How do you speak to yourself? This makes us feel the way we do. (We treat others the way we treat ourself.) Learn how to use and align your words, thoughts even, with your own positive intentions. Get rid of whatever is in the way. The brain can't tell the difference between an imagined experience and a real one. You don't have to reinvent the wheel to feel difficult feelings to completion. Mistakes are opportunities for getting what you want. With gentle patience and respect, I can show you how to allow feelings to be fully felt. Change beliefs and align with what you really want. It's a lot simpler than it sounds.
Compassionate Patient Listening, Counseling Insight, Somatic Experience, EMDR, NLP, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Communication Skills, Stress Reduction.
How do you speak to yourself? This makes us feel the way we do. (We treat others the way we treat ourself.) Learn how to use and align your words, thoughts even, with your own positive intentions. Get rid of whatever is in the way. The brain can't tell the difference between an imagined experience and a real one. You don't have to reinvent the wheel to feel difficult feelings to completion. Mistakes are opportunities for getting what you want. With gentle patience and respect, I can show you how to allow feelings to be fully felt. Change beliefs and align with what you really want. It's a lot simpler than it sounds.
(805) 272-7960 View (805) 272-7960
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Lilly Tam
EdD, CHT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Have a love-hate relationship with your job? Your co-workers? Anxiety and stress with quarterly reviews? Overworked from meeting quotas? Perfectionist tendencies? Difficulty transitioning from work to home? Work-Family Integration, hate to go home, but need to go home? Conflict resolution. Work-life Balance. Imposter syndrome, Limerence, and relationships with colleagues. Work with the voices of your Inner critic, to build confidence to reach your goals and find peace through Inquiry-based Therapeutic Meditations, Hypnotherapy, Self-hypnosis and Coaching. Corporate teams or Private 1x1 with access to office hours.
Have a love-hate relationship with your job? Your co-workers? Anxiety and stress with quarterly reviews? Overworked from meeting quotas? Perfectionist tendencies? Difficulty transitioning from work to home? Work-Family Integration, hate to go home, but need to go home? Conflict resolution. Work-life Balance. Imposter syndrome, Limerence, and relationships with colleagues. Work with the voices of your Inner critic, to build confidence to reach your goals and find peace through Inquiry-based Therapeutic Meditations, Hypnotherapy, Self-hypnosis and Coaching. Corporate teams or Private 1x1 with access to office hours.
(805) 394-3322 View (805) 394-3322
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Darlena Dench
PhD, CCHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding yourself at a challenging crossroad? Aware that it is time for a change but uncertain how to start? I can help. Whether your goal is improved self-esteem, relationships, wellness, stress-management, creative output or a better sense of direction, I offer guidance and tools that quickly help to get you on the right path. Through methods that increase self-awareness (archetypal analysis and hypnotherapy), my clients come to understand their personal narrative and transform their lives with increased ingenuity, healthier living and/or improved relationships.
Finding yourself at a challenging crossroad? Aware that it is time for a change but uncertain how to start? I can help. Whether your goal is improved self-esteem, relationships, wellness, stress-management, creative output or a better sense of direction, I offer guidance and tools that quickly help to get you on the right path. Through methods that increase self-awareness (archetypal analysis and hypnotherapy), my clients come to understand their personal narrative and transform their lives with increased ingenuity, healthier living and/or improved relationships.
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Leslie Bouché
CHT
Verified Verified
Ojai, CA 93023
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Master of Therapeutic Imagery. I believe all people can connect deeply within and re-create themselves, change their lives, and access their inner resources and guidance. I work in a safe and comfortable partnership with my clients to facilitate being active participants in their own transformation. I work with releasing negative thinking and self-talk, raising self-confidence self-respect and motivation, relieving stress and anxiety, relieving fears and phobias, letting go of the past, pain control, relationship issues, surviving divorce, changing negative habits, releasing anger and guilt.
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Master of Therapeutic Imagery. I believe all people can connect deeply within and re-create themselves, change their lives, and access their inner resources and guidance. I work in a safe and comfortable partnership with my clients to facilitate being active participants in their own transformation. I work with releasing negative thinking and self-talk, raising self-confidence self-respect and motivation, relieving stress and anxiety, relieving fears and phobias, letting go of the past, pain control, relationship issues, surviving divorce, changing negative habits, releasing anger and guilt.
(805) 464-3645 View (805) 464-3645
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Yessica Avancena
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA, CMT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93312  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The ideal client is one who is ready for change and open to healing. I work with individuals with a variety of mental health issues, emergent spirituality concerns or finding oneself through life purpose utilizing Mindfulness-based practices, energy work among other techniques to help decrease stress and promote happiness.
The ideal client is one who is ready for change and open to healing. I work with individuals with a variety of mental health issues, emergent spirituality concerns or finding oneself through life purpose utilizing Mindfulness-based practices, energy work among other techniques to help decrease stress and promote happiness.
(661) 218-1760 View (661) 218-1760
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Brent D Pilegard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Sessions with me are focused, light-hearted, insightful and I will help you to directly and immediately gain insight and healing around the issues that cause you distress. Currently accepting short-term clients who are open and ready for immediate positive emotional, mental, or relational shifts. .
Sessions with me are focused, light-hearted, insightful and I will help you to directly and immediately gain insight and healing around the issues that cause you distress. Currently accepting short-term clients who are open and ready for immediate positive emotional, mental, or relational shifts. .
(805) 669-9247 View (805) 669-9247
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KD Farris
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
My roots as a therapist and healer have seeded over the past thirty-five years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals. During this time, I have maintained a private practice, which has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work -- a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward--and look at--oneself.
My roots as a therapist and healer have seeded over the past thirty-five years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals. During this time, I have maintained a private practice, which has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work -- a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward--and look at--oneself.
(310) 889-0677 View (310) 889-0677
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Elizabeth Deeths LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
I believe that every individual has it within themselves to overcome the majority of their struggles, they just need some help. My job as your therapist is to foster this healing process. I will not tell you what you must do, but I will assist you in finding the solution for yourself. As the old saying goes, "you can't see the forest through the trees", I will help you to see the forest.
I believe that every individual has it within themselves to overcome the majority of their struggles, they just need some help. My job as your therapist is to foster this healing process. I will not tell you what you must do, but I will assist you in finding the solution for yourself. As the old saying goes, "you can't see the forest through the trees", I will help you to see the forest.
(661) 369-8212 View (661) 369-8212
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Rose M. Lester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Waitlist for new clients
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
(661) 903-8559 View (661) 903-8559
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Jacqueline Sarah Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PATP, EMDR
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Change is ready for you. Do you find yourself battling burnout, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling trapped or besieged by overwhelming emotions? If you're yearning for a shift in your life, CHANGE is possible. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative journeys, helping them break free from limiting patterns and heal past wounds that hinder their path to fulfillment. In my therapy sessions, you'll find a safe haven—a space free of judgment and filled with compassion. Together, we'll unravel the layers of your being, unearth hidden truths, and cultivate new coping mechanisms. Your authentic self awaits you.
Change is ready for you. Do you find yourself battling burnout, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling trapped or besieged by overwhelming emotions? If you're yearning for a shift in your life, CHANGE is possible. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative journeys, helping them break free from limiting patterns and heal past wounds that hinder their path to fulfillment. In my therapy sessions, you'll find a safe haven—a space free of judgment and filled with compassion. Together, we'll unravel the layers of your being, unearth hidden truths, and cultivate new coping mechanisms. Your authentic self awaits you.
(805) 991-0685 View (805) 991-0685
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Karen Chaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
I work mainly with adults who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma from betrayal, and recurring issues from childhood trauma. Are you currently struggling in your life? Are there repeating patterns in your life that you just cannot seem to shake off regardless of how fast you attempt to run away from them? Do you find that when you engage in new relationships they always end up the same? Many times, we will try to change a relationship dynamic, or shift a situation in our lives, hoping for better results, but we seem to end up in the same place where we started, with essentially the same people with different faces.
I work mainly with adults who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma from betrayal, and recurring issues from childhood trauma. Are you currently struggling in your life? Are there repeating patterns in your life that you just cannot seem to shake off regardless of how fast you attempt to run away from them? Do you find that when you engage in new relationships they always end up the same? Many times, we will try to change a relationship dynamic, or shift a situation in our lives, hoping for better results, but we seem to end up in the same place where we started, with essentially the same people with different faces.
(661) 641-4916 View (661) 641-4916

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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.