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Philosophical and Treatment Approach

Generally, a combination of traditional cognitive behavioral techniques with strategies to improve motivation as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy are used for an integrated reinforcement of behavioral change. These blended techniques work on the goals through both a conscious behavioral and a subconscious level so that each aspect of the mind and being are congruent and working together. Every situation and individual is different, but the therapeutic goals for a specific behavioral change can generally be achieved in less than 8 sessions. If you are seeking specific Hypnotherapy services, be cautious in who you choose. Truth be told, there are few mandated requirements to become a “hypnotist” and many have little training with mental health. A clinical hypnotherapist should at least hold a graduate degree in some form of psychotherapy and hold a state license to practice independently (License Professional Clinical Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Doctoral-level Psychologist, or a licensed medical professional). True clinical hypnosis should be used as a valuable technique within a broader counseling approach, not its own therapy unto itself.
 

Motivational Interviewing

Making change in our lives is often a process and not an event. Motivational interviewing recognizes and accepts that clients approach counseling at different levels or stages of change.
 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of Psychotherapy that emphasizes the role in how we think in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things like people, events, or situations.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of how we communicate and create our reality. It utilizes the way we interpret our experiences through the five senses and structures language patterns and sequential actions to achieve goals through a set of techniques designed to modify behavior and change thinking / emotional patterns.

Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is indicated for smoking cessation, weight management, stress reduction, troubles sleeping, habit control, overcoming fears, post trauma relief, and pain relief. In conjunction with other therapeutic strategies, it is also indicated for performance enhancement (sports, vocational, educational, test taking) as well as for other self-improvement goals.