National Board for Certified

Clinical Hypnotherapists


Listing on these WebPages is voluntary and by request of the therapist.  Therefore, the following represents only a partial list of NBCCH certified hypnotherapists for this state.  In addition to the therapists listed below, you may request up to three listings for your zip code area from our full roster  of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists via e-mail to  admin@natboard.comInclude your zip code.

Aparna Ramaswamy, Ph.D., LCPC, NBCCH, NCC, DCC

Darnestown, MD 20874

Phone:   240-449-4509





Aparna Ramaswamy follows an integrative healing tradition based on principles of ashtanga yoga that promote mental and emotional well being.  This approach (Natya Yoga Therapy) combines dance, music and meditation with counseling to create inner harmony.  Natya Yoga therapy is based on Aparna’s Ph.D. research and lifetime practice of Natya Yoga.

Linda Hall Siomporas, M.ED.,


Crofton Counseling Care, LLC

Crofton, MD 21114

Phone:  410-562-0121



Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, Certified Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming, National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

I help clients quickly take control of their lives using brief, focused therapy techniques for managing the pain and stress of chronic or serious illnesses, smoking cessation, weight control, stress and anxiety reduction, post-traumatic disorders, and relaxation training.

Jennifer Manning Plassnig, M.S.W., LCSW-C, BCD, Board Certified Diplomate



Woodstock, MD 21163

Phone:  410-203-2411



Traditional Psychotherapy, EMDR, Clinical Hypnotherapy,  Process Acupressure, TAT, and EFT clinician.

Seeing Adults, Adolescents, and Children in individual, family and group counseling.

Addressing Challenges such as:  Mind/Body/Spirit Connections; Anxiety; Depression; Phobias; Life transitions; Inner child work;  Trauma; Fear; Anger; Self Identity; Empowerment; Pain;  Smoking cessation and Weight control.

Linda Beam, LCSW-C, NBCCH

Towson, Maryland  21286

Phone:  410-493-0934  or  410-583-7443


Psychotherapy for the mind/body/spirit.

Serving adults, elders, individuals and couples.

Hypnotherapy for anxiety disorders, phobias, stress management, weight control, pain management, post traumatic stress, and depression.

Chia-May Chai Dougherty, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, DCC, NBCCH



Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor, National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Provide mindfulness-based and integrative psychotherapy with an integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit to achieve inner equilibrium through the transformative process of self-discovery to illuminate and pursue self-knowledge. Specialize in anxiety/depression/phobias, career/life transitions, adjustment issues/relationship issues, stress coping/relaxation training/guided imagery, psychological adjustment in immigration process, self and cultural identity/cultural consultation, and personal/spiritual growth.

John Knight, M.S., LCPC, NBCCH


Knight Counseling and

        Spiritual Direction


Located: Calvary Baptist Church 

Across from Baltimore County Court House

Towson,  MD

Phone:  410-456-4920


Pastoral Counselor and National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Providing Services for:

Adults, children and Adolescents, Families, Grief Counseling,

Premarital Counseling, Anger Management, Stress Reduction, Coping with Trauma, Personality and Spiritual Assessments, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Ms. Sigrid Dildine, M.S.W., LCSW-C , NBCCH

Clinical Social Work/


Bethesda,  MD 20815

Phone:  301-299-2477

Fax:  301-229-1619



Something we were withholding made us weak until we found out it was ourselves.   (Robert Frost)

Longing to know your heart, your soul? Want to break through your inhibitions and reconnect to your genuine, vibrant, loving  core self?  Then let's join forces and begin; together we'll work hard, succeed in making personal changes,  and celebrate with laughter.

Allow me the privilege of helping you transform your life by jointly activating the healing wisdom of your soul, freeing you to experience Joy, Vitality and full Self Expression.

I employ precise, down-to-earth techniques integrating body, brain, soul, heart and human connection. These innovative techniques draw upon Attachment-Based Psychodynamic Theory, Neuroscience and Bio-physiology and have been shown to produce swift and lasting results. My clients often report a feeling of hope and momentum even after the first session!

Post graduate trainings in EMDR, Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and NLP allow me to rapidly and effectively work with depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, body image and relationship challenges. I have lived in Europe, am familiar with and sensitive to cross cultural issues and speak German, Spanish and French.

Deborah Hinton, M.A., NBCCH

Kensington, MD  20895


Phone:  240-426-3217




Evening Appointments Available


Areas of Expertise:  Anxiety & Depression, Attachment Disorders, Chronic Pain, Hypnotherapy, Life Transitions, Phobias, and Parenting Issues


Growth Oriented Psychotherapy for Adults, Adolescents & Children, Individuals, Couples, Family & Group

Deborah Hinton’s first career was as a teacher in London, England.  She moved back to the USA in 1990, and, in 1995, obtained an MA in Counseling from Trinity College in Washington, DC.  She has worked in several outpatient mental health clinics providing individual, family and group therapy, as well as having a private practice in Montgomery County.  She is a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  Ms. Hinton is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland.

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David D. Grow, Psy.D., NBCCH

Clinical Psychologist

Sykesville, MD  21784

Phone:  443-340-3407




Hypnosis for:

Weight Control, Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, Habit Change, Phobias, and Anxiety.


Psychological services for children, adolescents and adults.

Kendra Jackson, M.S, LCPC, NBCCH                   

Annapolis MD 21401


Phone: 443-333-9340

Fax: 443-837-6928                                              



Finding Peace of Mind

Hypnotherapist: Treating Depression, Weight Control, PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, and Lack of Motivation

Therapist:  Treating Children (6-18),  Adults, Marital, and Families

Kristine M. Hitchens,  Ph.D., LCSW-C, NBCCH, LCADC, CCDC

A Change Would Do You Good, LLC

North East, MD 21901

Phone:  443-945-9663 mobile

Fax:      410-287-5210 fax


Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) #11558

Board of Social Work Examiners Approved Supervisor

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) #LCA219

Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC) #1343.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training via EMDRIA

With over 20 years of experience as a therapist, I have been able to master a variety of techniques.

Therefore, therapy is individually tailored for each of my clients. I specialize in mental health, trauma, addiction & family therapy.

For more information, please look me up on the PsychologyToday Therapist Finder.

Accepted Insurance Plans:

*  Aetna

*  BlueCross and BlueShield

*  CareFirst

*  Carpenter's/Mental Health Consultants

*  Out of Network