Hypnotherapists in Portland, OR

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Mary Joy
MA, Dipl PW, QMHP, CHT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
I draw on Process Work (also known as Process Oriented Therapy), Hypnotherapy and stress management to support change.
Sometimes, we want to make changes but struggle with unknown parts of ourselves that seem to stop us. Habits, life long patterns and unconscious beliefs can hold us back from living the life that we long for. It takes time and courage to examine our belief system and reach out for what we really want. As a therapist, I follow the process of each individual. Clients are viewed on a spectrum of health, rather than through a lens of pathology. This approach creates a very curious and creative focus that encourages growth at the client’s own pace.
I draw on Process Work (also known as Process Oriented Therapy), Hypnotherapy and stress management to support change.
Sometimes, we want to make changes but struggle with unknown parts of ourselves that seem to stop us. Habits, life long patterns and unconscious beliefs can hold us back from living the life that we long for. It takes time and courage to examine our belief system and reach out for what we really want. As a therapist, I follow the process of each individual. Clients are viewed on a spectrum of health, rather than through a lens of pathology. This approach creates a very curious and creative focus that encourages growth at the client’s own pace.
(503) 966-9610 View (503) 966-9610
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Healing Minds Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Drawing from my years of training in CBT, DBT, hypnotherapy and relationship work.
Hello, I'm Molly Terry, a dedicated and compassionate psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through life's challenges. My expertise lies in offering support and therapeutic interventions for those grappling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship complexities, and pivotal life transitions. I firmly believe that personal growth sprouts from understanding and reflection, and my therapeutic space is designed to foster just that. When you choose to work with me, you're stepping into a safe haven—a space imbued with trust, honesty, and compassion. It's a sanctuary where you can delve deep into self-exploration
Drawing from my years of training in CBT, DBT, hypnotherapy and relationship work.
Hello, I'm Molly Terry, a dedicated and compassionate psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through life's challenges. My expertise lies in offering support and therapeutic interventions for those grappling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship complexities, and pivotal life transitions. I firmly believe that personal growth sprouts from understanding and reflection, and my therapeutic space is designed to foster just that. When you choose to work with me, you're stepping into a safe haven—a space imbued with trust, honesty, and compassion. It's a sanctuary where you can delve deep into self-exploration
(503) 594-7655 View (503) 594-7655
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Angela Guerrero Chapin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
I offer Hypnotherapy as a tool for clients to access their subconscious mind, connect more deeply with their emotions, and gain insight into what prevents them from changing unwanted behaviors.
Do you feel as though you are your own worst enemy? When in the midst of a problem or stressful situation, does it seem like you make matters worse by being self-critical or saying self-defeating things to yourself? When we are going through something painful or difficult to accept, our internal dialogue sometimes becomes judgmental and self-critical, causing us to feel overwhelmed and doubt our ability to manage things on our own. Often we do not notice how the relationship we have with ourselves affects our ability to cope, solve problems, and live the life we want.
I offer Hypnotherapy as a tool for clients to access their subconscious mind, connect more deeply with their emotions, and gain insight into what prevents them from changing unwanted behaviors.
Do you feel as though you are your own worst enemy? When in the midst of a problem or stressful situation, does it seem like you make matters worse by being self-critical or saying self-defeating things to yourself? When we are going through something painful or difficult to accept, our internal dialogue sometimes becomes judgmental and self-critical, causing us to feel overwhelmed and doubt our ability to manage things on our own. Often we do not notice how the relationship we have with ourselves affects our ability to cope, solve problems, and live the life we want.
(971) 351-4376 View (971) 351-4376
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MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
We also offer wellness services like Reiki Healing, Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda, Yoga and Mindfulness meditation are offered.
At MindTree we treat the person as a whole, by integrating the healing of mind and Body. Our team of holistic practitioners provide a collaborative health care model and create a personalized Holistic Wellness plan for adults, younger children, teens, elderly adults, couples and families. We believe in the philosophy that mind and body do not operate separately, rather interdependently. All of the Holistic Counseling techniques that MindTree offers are evidence-based, peer reviewed, and represent current best practices in the field.
We also offer wellness services like Reiki Healing, Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda, Yoga and Mindfulness meditation are offered.
At MindTree we treat the person as a whole, by integrating the healing of mind and Body. Our team of holistic practitioners provide a collaborative health care model and create a personalized Holistic Wellness plan for adults, younger children, teens, elderly adults, couples and families. We believe in the philosophy that mind and body do not operate separately, rather interdependently. All of the Holistic Counseling techniques that MindTree offers are evidence-based, peer reviewed, and represent current best practices in the field.
(503) 210-9420 View (503) 210-9420
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Kathryn F Weymouth
PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206
We will look at traditional counseling, various forms of energy psychology, energy healing, hypnotherapy, past life regression, counseling for grief, loss, and trauma, and other techniques under these broad headings.
My clients are high functioning individuals who want help getting unstuck in some area of their lives, are seeking direction, and want help in alleviating pain, whether it is physical, emotional, psychological, relational, or spiritual. It's not unusual for them to have tried different therapies before coming to me, and most find that the combination of approaches that I use creates a healing synergy that they have not found elsewhere. In fact, my business card says "Deep Healing for Body, Mind, and Spirit." See my website at kweymouth.com for details.
We will look at traditional counseling, various forms of energy psychology, energy healing, hypnotherapy, past life regression, counseling for grief, loss, and trauma, and other techniques under these broad headings.
My clients are high functioning individuals who want help getting unstuck in some area of their lives, are seeking direction, and want help in alleviating pain, whether it is physical, emotional, psychological, relational, or spiritual. It's not unusual for them to have tried different therapies before coming to me, and most find that the combination of approaches that I use creates a healing synergy that they have not found elsewhere. In fact, my business card says "Deep Healing for Body, Mind, and Spirit." See my website at kweymouth.com for details.
(503) 376-8719 View (503) 376-8719
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Zina Krivoruk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I offer Telehealth services in both Texas and Oregon, leveraging modalities such as EMDR, hypnotherapy, mindfulness practices, and insight work to foster profound self-awareness and insight.
As a therapist, I specialize in working with highly sensitive individuals, those eager to explore spirituality in depth, teachers, creative minds, and individuals striving to enhance their roles as partners in relationships. My core therapeutic approach is rooted in mindfulness, shaped by my intensive training in a Buddhist Monastery where I honed my meditation skills, and embraced prolonged periods of introspective silence. These experiences have equipped me with the tools to guide others towards a space of joyful self-discovery, facilitating the germination of authentic desires.
I offer Telehealth services in both Texas and Oregon, leveraging modalities such as EMDR, hypnotherapy, mindfulness practices, and insight work to foster profound self-awareness and insight.
As a therapist, I specialize in working with highly sensitive individuals, those eager to explore spirituality in depth, teachers, creative minds, and individuals striving to enhance their roles as partners in relationships. My core therapeutic approach is rooted in mindfulness, shaped by my intensive training in a Buddhist Monastery where I honed my meditation skills, and embraced prolonged periods of introspective silence. These experiences have equipped me with the tools to guide others towards a space of joyful self-discovery, facilitating the germination of authentic desires.
(503) 436-6398 View (503) 436-6398
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Stellium Integrative Wellness
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
(503) 461-7881 View (503) 461-7881
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Robin Kellett, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215
Waitlist for new clients
I use EMDR therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, distress tolerance skill building, mind/body connection, meditation, guided imagery, & CBT to help you reduce anxiety, depression and traumatic stress symptoms while supporting healthy lifestyle changes and improved relationships.
Living with anxieties / fears, depression and stress can be overwhelming. One may resort to avoidance and unhealthy lifestyle choices as a means of escape. I offer a safe place and opportunity for you to explore your concerns while learning healthy and effective ways to manage intense feelings and resolve problems. Our work together can help you uncover issues that impact your present, learn different ways of looking at things and grow confidence in your ability to live well.
I use EMDR therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, distress tolerance skill building, mind/body connection, meditation, guided imagery, & CBT to help you reduce anxiety, depression and traumatic stress symptoms while supporting healthy lifestyle changes and improved relationships.
Living with anxieties / fears, depression and stress can be overwhelming. One may resort to avoidance and unhealthy lifestyle choices as a means of escape. I offer a safe place and opportunity for you to explore your concerns while learning healthy and effective ways to manage intense feelings and resolve problems. Our work together can help you uncover issues that impact your present, learn different ways of looking at things and grow confidence in your ability to live well.
(978) 415-9926 View (978) 415-9926
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Brandy K. Poirier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
Lifespan Integration, Neurofeedback, Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Interpersonal Neurobiology and Hypnotherapy are some of the evidence-based methods we’ll use to help you feel better, faster.
Do you notice that worry, conflict, or self-doubt are leaving you feeling exhausted, paralyzed, or overwhelmed? Or find yourself stuck in situations or patterns that no longer serve you? If past or current events are limiting your ability to fully live your life, this could be a great time to see a therapist. When you enter new territory, having a skilled companion by your side--to really listen, see your strengths, offer new tools, and be with you while you explore and heal the difficult places--can give you the clarity, courage, and confidence to effectively make the changes you want to see in your life more quickly.
Lifespan Integration, Neurofeedback, Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Interpersonal Neurobiology and Hypnotherapy are some of the evidence-based methods we’ll use to help you feel better, faster.
Do you notice that worry, conflict, or self-doubt are leaving you feeling exhausted, paralyzed, or overwhelmed? Or find yourself stuck in situations or patterns that no longer serve you? If past or current events are limiting your ability to fully live your life, this could be a great time to see a therapist. When you enter new territory, having a skilled companion by your side--to really listen, see your strengths, offer new tools, and be with you while you explore and heal the difficult places--can give you the clarity, courage, and confidence to effectively make the changes you want to see in your life more quickly.
(503) 567-1286 View (503) 567-1286
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Ryja (Rylan Jay) Testa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211
I personalize treatment for you, using a combination of insight oriented work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, guided meditation, dream work, forest therapy, hypnotherapy, art, movement, and music therapies.
Serving Oregon & California. Are you contemplating or working through a major change, transition, or transformation? This could mean a shift in work, relationship, gender or sexual identity, spiritual perspective, health status, or a recent loss. When we are thrust into the unknown, finding a new way forward can feel confusing, overwhelming, scary, or uncertain. You might be unsure of what to do next, worry you have lost your way, or find it hard to trust you will land on your feet again. I specialize in working with people navigating major change. I walk alongside you in the mystery until you find your way to the other shore
I personalize treatment for you, using a combination of insight oriented work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, guided meditation, dream work, forest therapy, hypnotherapy, art, movement, and music therapies.
Serving Oregon & California. Are you contemplating or working through a major change, transition, or transformation? This could mean a shift in work, relationship, gender or sexual identity, spiritual perspective, health status, or a recent loss. When we are thrust into the unknown, finding a new way forward can feel confusing, overwhelming, scary, or uncertain. You might be unsure of what to do next, worry you have lost your way, or find it hard to trust you will land on your feet again. I specialize in working with people navigating major change. I walk alongside you in the mystery until you find your way to the other shore
(707) 243-3293 View (707) 243-3293
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Steven Ruiz Bettencourt
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, CHT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I am a compassionate and intuitive licensed psychotherapist & hypnotist. I have been practicing for 40 years. I specialize in anger management, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties/couples counseling, motivation, personality disorders, EMDR and hypnosis for a variety of issues. I am a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, National Anger Management Association, Oregon Mediation Association, and I am a board member of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, and President of World Musado Federation. I am familiar with Spanish, as my father is from Spain although I am not fluent.
I am a compassionate and intuitive licensed psychotherapist & hypnotist. I have been practicing for 40 years. I specialize in anger management, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties/couples counseling, motivation, personality disorders, EMDR and hypnosis for a variety of issues. I am a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, National Anger Management Association, Oregon Mediation Association, and I am a board member of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, and President of World Musado Federation. I am familiar with Spanish, as my father is from Spain although I am not fluent.
(503) 496-7421 View (503) 496-7421
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Margot Miles, Hypnotherapist
CHT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
Using hypnotherapy, you can reduce stress, gain confidence, boost motivation and enjoy greater control.
Have you been feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed? Finding it difficult to stop unhealthy thoughts, habits or behaviors? Hypnosis can help.
Using hypnotherapy, you can reduce stress, gain confidence, boost motivation and enjoy greater control.
Have you been feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed? Finding it difficult to stop unhealthy thoughts, habits or behaviors? Hypnosis can help.
(503) 442-6221 View (503) 442-6221
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Johanna Courtleigh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
My practice is now mostly focused on Coaching and Hypnotherapy, especially Past Life Regression.
Most of us grew up learning who we were somehow wasn't quite okay. To cope and survive, we adopted a false self to gain the approval of others and minimize the pain we were in. Healing is the process of recovering the true self, so we can begin to live authentically and thrive. As you become aware of and reclaim the parts of yourself that you have repressed, numbed or disowned, you are able to move toward a deeper sense of self-love, awareness, personal empowerment, ease and integrity--internally, and in your relationships with others.
My practice is now mostly focused on Coaching and Hypnotherapy, especially Past Life Regression.
Most of us grew up learning who we were somehow wasn't quite okay. To cope and survive, we adopted a false self to gain the approval of others and minimize the pain we were in. Healing is the process of recovering the true self, so we can begin to live authentically and thrive. As you become aware of and reclaim the parts of yourself that you have repressed, numbed or disowned, you are able to move toward a deeper sense of self-love, awareness, personal empowerment, ease and integrity--internally, and in your relationships with others.
(503) 567-4617 View (503) 567-4617
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Elizabeth Leah Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, ACSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97280
I blend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/ DBT, Hypnotherapy, Family & Couples Therapy, Expressive Arts/ Play & Art Therapy, Addictions Counseling, NLP, Gestalt & Life Coaching, as well as Jungian Therapy.
Seeking therapy is an act of courage when your life is not working, when you are feeling overwhelming emotions, or are ready to grow. With over 35 years of experience, I work skillfully with adults, children, families & couples. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with emotional freedom, purpose, creativity, passion & joy! Get in touch with the strength & beauty of your Inner Self & develop more satisfying relationships. Examine your thinking & beliefs & develop mindfulness, transforming your moods & your life. I use a gentle therapeutic style which is an eclectic, psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach.
I blend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/ DBT, Hypnotherapy, Family & Couples Therapy, Expressive Arts/ Play & Art Therapy, Addictions Counseling, NLP, Gestalt & Life Coaching, as well as Jungian Therapy.
Seeking therapy is an act of courage when your life is not working, when you are feeling overwhelming emotions, or are ready to grow. With over 35 years of experience, I work skillfully with adults, children, families & couples. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with emotional freedom, purpose, creativity, passion & joy! Get in touch with the strength & beauty of your Inner Self & develop more satisfying relationships. Examine your thinking & beliefs & develop mindfulness, transforming your moods & your life. I use a gentle therapeutic style which is an eclectic, psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach.
(503) 444-9712 View (503) 444-9712
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Nancy Pounds
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217
Along with talk therapy, I offer EMDR and Hypnotherapy, which can aid in (and often hasten) the healing process.
Your past is invading your present. Your emotions overwhelm you at times. Many of your relationships are unfulfilling - or outright painful. Your self-esteem is low to non-existent, and you often feel you aren’t good enough. Celebrating your successes is hard for you because you feel like you don’t deserve them. Your inner critic is your constant companion. And the worst part is: overcoming these obstacles seems like a huge mountain to climb. You don’t know where or who to go to for help. We all need connection more than ever right now. I’d love to help!
Along with talk therapy, I offer EMDR and Hypnotherapy, which can aid in (and often hasten) the healing process.
Your past is invading your present. Your emotions overwhelm you at times. Many of your relationships are unfulfilling - or outright painful. Your self-esteem is low to non-existent, and you often feel you aren’t good enough. Celebrating your successes is hard for you because you feel like you don’t deserve them. Your inner critic is your constant companion. And the worst part is: overcoming these obstacles seems like a huge mountain to climb. You don’t know where or who to go to for help. We all need connection more than ever right now. I’d love to help!
(360) 233-8483 View (360) 233-8483
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Joleena Abrams
CMEMI, CCTSA, CLC, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
She uses state of the art therapies, based off of the newest research, such as Hypnotherapy, Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI), EMDR (Bilateral Stimulation), CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Restoration Therapy techniques and the CSAT model.
Joleena is Certified in the Treament of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist, with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
She uses state of the art therapies, based off of the newest research, such as Hypnotherapy, Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI), EMDR (Bilateral Stimulation), CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Restoration Therapy techniques and the CSAT model.
Joleena is Certified in the Treament of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist, with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(507) 216-9367 View (507) 216-9367
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Leyla Dim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCHt
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
For those wanting a different approach, my specialties include psychedelic therapies, electromedicine, and hypnotherapy.
I am now offering Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Integrative Energy Therapies in Bend, Oregon. Combining years of clinical experience with the growing fields of psychedelic and vibrational medicines creates unique choices for true healing and well-being. As an integrated approach to health and well-being, these modalities help treat symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, relational difficulties, depression, stress, post-concussion, addiction and other issues. Please submit an inquiry for virtual therapy availability.
For those wanting a different approach, my specialties include psychedelic therapies, electromedicine, and hypnotherapy.
I am now offering Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Integrative Energy Therapies in Bend, Oregon. Combining years of clinical experience with the growing fields of psychedelic and vibrational medicines creates unique choices for true healing and well-being. As an integrated approach to health and well-being, these modalities help treat symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, relational difficulties, depression, stress, post-concussion, addiction and other issues. Please submit an inquiry for virtual therapy availability.
(541) 283-1883 View (541) 283-1883
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Natasha Monica Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Many people grow up in dysfunction and therefore they relate in inappropriate ways. Clients that I have helped the most typically relate to these dysfunctional ways: They guess at what normal is. They judge themselves without mercy. They have difficulty relaxing and enjoying life. They have difficulty with intimate relationships. They over-react to changes over which they have no control. They constantly seek approval and affirmation. They feel that they are different from other people. They avoid conflict or aggravate it; rarely do they deal with it. They fear failure, but sabotage their success.
Many people grow up in dysfunction and therefore they relate in inappropriate ways. Clients that I have helped the most typically relate to these dysfunctional ways: They guess at what normal is. They judge themselves without mercy. They have difficulty relaxing and enjoying life. They have difficulty with intimate relationships. They over-react to changes over which they have no control. They constantly seek approval and affirmation. They feel that they are different from other people. They avoid conflict or aggravate it; rarely do they deal with it. They fear failure, but sabotage their success.
(503) 836-5216 View (503) 836-5216
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Shane D Kennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CDWF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
ARE YOU WANTING A MORE AUTHENTIC WHOLEHEARTED LIFE? I am a certified Daring Way facilitator who works with clients to develop shame resilience skills and a courage practice that transforms the way they live, love, parent, and lead. Dr. Brene Brown's The Daring Way(tm) curriculum is a highly experiential methodology developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver more authentic lives. Using this methodology I work collaboratively with my clients to support them around challenges with stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, work, and recovery from addictions.
ARE YOU WANTING A MORE AUTHENTIC WHOLEHEARTED LIFE? I am a certified Daring Way facilitator who works with clients to develop shame resilience skills and a courage practice that transforms the way they live, love, parent, and lead. Dr. Brene Brown's The Daring Way(tm) curriculum is a highly experiential methodology developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver more authentic lives. Using this methodology I work collaboratively with my clients to support them around challenges with stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, work, and recovery from addictions.
(971) 256-8095 View (971) 256-8095
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Vicki Zeitner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients seeking compassionate, affordable, evidence-based therapy and wellness coaching. Trauma processing. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression. Communication coaching for better relationships. I offer therapy on a sliding scale with flexible scheduling. I do not currently accept insurance. Secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth services only. Please review my website and contact me for a free consultation.
Accepting new clients seeking compassionate, affordable, evidence-based therapy and wellness coaching. Trauma processing. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression. Communication coaching for better relationships. I offer therapy on a sliding scale with flexible scheduling. I do not currently accept insurance. Secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth services only. Please review my website and contact me for a free consultation.
(971) 213-7453 View (971) 213-7453
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.