I started reading clinical psychology books at age 15, literally a book a month. I got my degree in clinical psychology in 1978. Beginning in 1998, I studied "medical hypnosis" for 2 years while working alongside 2 medical doctors, a neurosurgeon and a heart surgeon who often used hypnosis with their patients. And I've since incorporated hypnosis within my sessions since 2000.
Born and raised in Los Angeles county, centering in the San Fernando Valley in the city of Tarzana, my clients mostly consist of CEOs, movie stars and professional singers, since they all live or work in my surrounding area. These Elite individuals have issues that are very private and therefore, I have never told anyone, not even my closest friends, who they were or the issues we've worked on.
I'm a retired psychologist as well as a "medical" hypnotist in that I help people with issues by using my knowledge of psychology as well as my understanding of the power of the mind.
The following are my specialties beginning with the most important:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- PTSD & Past Trauma Mgmt
- Stress Management Techniques
- Negative into Positive Behavior
- Body Pain Desensitizing
- The Power of Visualization
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, is the most effective out of all the therapies in the shortest amount of time. To put it simply, everything that happens to you as well as around you causes you to think about them a certain way. Thinking about them causes you to experience feelings which, in turn, cause you to verbally or physically act out accordingly. CBT helps you change maladaptive thinking into more positive and more productive thinking which, in turn, causes you to feel and react differently as well.