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Kim K. Shirin, PhD, NBCDCH

Parkside Professional Building

Glendale, CA 91208

Phone:  818-952-2454   Fax: 818-952-6154



Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Specializing in individual Child and Adult assessment and treatment.

Ron St. Laurence, MA

Mindful Counseling Center

Dublin, CA

Phone:  925-829-3500

Stress Management, Weight Control, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Corporate Stress Management, Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Classes and Seminars.


Honie Abramowicz, MSW, LCSW, NBCDCH                                    

   Hypnosis 4 Well-Being

Sessions over internet, phone and in the office

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Phone:  714-794-5640





Ms. Abramowicz, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA as well as being a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She provides a holistic approach in counseling adults, adolescents, individuals, families and couples. Ms. Abramowicz integrated approach utilizing hypnotherapy and talk therapy along with other complementary healing modalities help her clients take control of their lives and overcome the blocks in their psyche keeping them from a life of well-being. She specializes in helping clients with, issues related to anxiety/depression, self-esteem, parenting, relationships, separation/divorce, grief and loss, self-development as well as pain and stress management, smoking cessation, weight control, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and pregnancy related issues.   She conducts sessions in her office as well as on the phone and over the internet. 

Seth-Deborah Roth RN, CRNA, NBCCH, CI

Combining Medical Knowledge with Hypnosis

Castro Valley, CA 94611

Phone: 510-690-0699




Member National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, Faculty Member and Certified Instructor of the National Guild of Hypnosis, Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Winner of 2005 Achievement Award in Hypnosis in the field of Health by the IHF & Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Ms. Roth has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "Myth Busters"

Complementary Medicine Hypnosis - chronic pain, pre-op intra-op and post-op support, IBS, insomnia Also weight loss and stop smoking, stress management and Hypnosis for Childbirth and more...

Murray S. Kaufman, M.A.,LMFT, NBCFCH

University Park

Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 714-418-7454




Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified  Fellow Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Clinical Member  of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Specializing in anxiety, depression, pain management, smoking cessation,  stress management, habit disorders, sexual dysfunction, and  stomach/intestinal disorders including IBS.

Susan Borkin, M.A., LMFT, NBCDCH

Cupertino, CA  95014

Phone:  408-973-7877



Her licensure and certifications include:

* Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California          

* National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy

* EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR

Susan Borkin specializes in working with adults to get unstuck in their personal and professional lives, with and through writing.

She integrates hypnosis as an approach to overcome writer’s block and related performance fears that surface in the creative process.

Ms. Borkin is the author of Writing From the Inside Out:  Using a Journal for Personal Growth & Transformation and When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes:  The Healing Power of Writing.

Holly Holmes-Meredith, D.Min.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Board Certified Regression Therapist

Reiki Master Teacher

HCH Institute

Lafayette, CA 94549

Phone:  925-283-3941



We all have an innate inner wisdom that can be directly accessed in the therapy process to bring insight, healing and transformation. I support my clients in directly working with this inner resource through hypnotherapy and energy therapy. Most of my clients do result-oriented, short-term work. I hold a loving, safe, non-judgmental space which honors tears and laughter in the healing process. I assist clients in moving towards freedom, acceptance, empowerment, wisdom and well-being.

I specialize in transpersonal oriented therapies and work with grief, anxiety, dissociative disorders, depression, relationship issues, pain management and past life regression therapy.

Learn more about my teaching at HCH Institute and my private practice on my web site.

You can also read my free e-book on Spiritual Hypnotherapy or listen to my hypnosis blog and CDs.  Directions to my office in Lafayette are also on the web site.

Deborah Smith-Wotring, NBCCH

   Awareness Counseling and


Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MS, CRC, NBCCH

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (Cert. #3301)

Certified EMDRIA (EMDR)

Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: 831- 238-7323 

Fax: 831-622-9802                                     


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“A garden can be a metaphor for growth and change! That is why I maintain a hidden garden setting so when you walk through a private gate to my office - a pleasant, accepting, and serene experience awaits you in your desire to change and grow.”

Specializing in trauma, anxiety, stress reduction, EMDR and Somatic Trauma Experiencing.

As one of the Top Mental Health Professionals chosen by Consumer Research Council of America, headquartered in Washington, D.C., my training provides diversified and collaborative means to completely resolve, or greatly improve issues. A therapist who only has a hammer, can only find a nail when looking for a solution, whereas, Awareness Counseling & Psychotherapy utilizes many tools and methods chosen from numerous, research based practices. Many find my approach empowering, respectful, and supportive; my personality genuinely warm, and a delightful, calming and serene garden greets you. In these financially, stressful times, I offer a sliding scale for many!

I use cognitive/behavioral, dialectical/behavioral, EMDR bilateral stimulation, clinical hypnotherapy, child theraplay, communication and emotionally focused couple's therapy, somatic trauma work and vocational exploration to assist clients. Many clients learn a great deal from the Enneagram and Self Directed Search to explore personality styles.

Esmeralda S. Christensen, LMFT, LPCC, RRT, NBCCH

Achieve Your True Potential

Online Hypnotherapy and Counseling

San Diego, CA  92116

Phone: (619) 567-7399 ext. 1

Web site:

Esmeralda Christensen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California), Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor (California).  She is a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCCH), a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist and member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Esmeralda specializes in creating subconscious change and enjoys successfully helping people clear past trauma, manage anxiety, depression, anger and every day stress with quick and painless interventions. She offers online face to face sessions on a confidential platform that is easy to use with your smart phone, laptop or computer. 

Maysie Tift, LMFT, CMH, NBCCH


San Rafael, CA 94901

San Francisco, CA 94104 

Phone:  415-295-2150



Visit my website for a 9-minute free audio recording to get a feel for my voice and style! I use hypnosis to help clients with a wide variety of concerns, and I specialize specifically in smoking cessation.

I am a firm believer in hypnosis, having also personally benefitted from it enormously for quitting smoking, reducing gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), and for natural childbirth. I am a licensed psychotherapist and Certified Master Hypnotist.