Hypnotherapy Specialist

A Place To Turn, Inc

Mental Health Practice located in Westlake Village, CA

Hypnotherapy can help you overcome the roadblocks that are keeping you from your goals. At A Place to Turn, Inc., Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, and the team offer hypnotherapy sessions on-site to treat anxiety, addiction, and phobias that prevent you from moving forward in life. Dr. Cheri is a certified hypnotherapist with over 10 years of experience helping people reclaim their joy. To find out how hypnotherapy can help you, call the Westlake Village, California, office today or book a consultation online.

Hypnotherapy Q & A

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, focused attention, and intense concentration to help you achieve a heightened state of awareness. This type of therapy is noninvasive and can be a treatment option for a number of physical and mental health conditions. 

Dr. Cheri and the team use hypnotherapy to change your perception and memory, so you can overcome past trauma and other issues that prevent you from living a high-quality life.

Why should I consider hypnotherapy?

Dr. Cheri and the team at A Place to Turn, Inc. offer this treatment as a complement to psychotherapy (talk therapy), so you can explore painful feelings, thoughts, or memories that you may block from your conscious mind.

You may benefit from hypnotherapy if you want to:

  • Improve your life skills
  • Achieve your goals
  • Overcome roadblocks
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Face phobias and past conflicts
  • Tackle addiction

You can also boost your wellness to become a healthier, happier individual with hypnotherapy.

What can I expect during hypnotherapy?

Before you start hypnotherapy, Dr. Cheri spends time with you discussing your goals for treatment and for your future. She offers this type of therapy in a comfortable office setting and monitors your progress throughout each hypnotherapy session.

During your hypnotherapy session, Dr. Cheri helps you get into a state of focused attention or intense concentration through repetitive verbal cues. You enter a trance-like state where you remain fully aware of what’s going on but appear to be deeply relaxed or asleep.

While you’re in this state, Dr. Cheri makes suggestions that help you recall past events or experiences that may be traumatic. Your heightened state of awareness may make it easier for you to be open to information you may ignore in a normal mental state.

Dr. McDonald gently guides you out of the trance-like state when your hypnotherapy session ends, so you’re again fully conscious. There are minimal risks associated with hypnotherapy. Some people may have a mild headache or feel drowsy after their treatment.

To find out how hypnotherapy can improve your life and help you achieve your goals, call A Place to Turn, Inc. today to schedule an appointment, or book a consultation online.