FAQs

Please read these Frequently Asked Questions to gain a better understanding of the nature of our practice and how we can help you realize your full potential.

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At Miami Hypnosis and Therapy, we are dedicated to helping our clients realize their full potential. Please review our frequently asked questions below about our mental health counseling services and about our practice to learn more, and get in touch with us for help determining what course of therapy would be best for your goals and needs.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Work?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychosocial intervention that helps you identify, examine, and reframe undesirable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Multiple studies have found CBT to be as effective as some medications for treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental disorders. Learn more about how cognitive behavioral therapy works on our blog.

Who Can Benefit From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT was originally developed to treat depression, but since then, it has been applied to address patients struggling with anxiety, phobias, trauma, addiction, eating and mood disorders, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Specifically, CBT targets patients whose own minds are obstructing their daily life and tasks.

What Are the Benefits of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

NLP psychology involves reshaping thought processes, in order to help you manage unwanted behaviors and control negative thoughts and emotions during times of stress. 

What that really means is NLP is intended to teach you how to manage your own mind. These sessions are a therapy session, but also a course on proven techniques that lead to increased success and productivity.

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) consists of eight phases. The first few phases are planning, preparation, and assessment. During your EMDR therapy sessions, we will take you through phases four through seven, desensitization until closure. 

During these phases, your EMDR trained therapist diverts your attention from a difficult memory through specific movement to direct your eyes in a certain rhythm. The final phase is revaluation in order to create any adjustments to better suit your needs.

Can Therapy Help Me Stop Smoking?

Miami Hypnosis and Therapy offers a multi-pronged approach to Smoking Cessation Therapy that combines practices from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to retrain your mind and offer new ways of living smoke-free.

Does Miami Hypnosis and Therapy Only Employ Hypnosis Therapy?

Our practice integrates psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, and neuro-linguistic programming. This broad range of expertise allows our clients to experience one-of-a-kind, tailor-made treatment plans that best serve their needs.

Do You Only Treat Individuals?

In addition to our range of individual services, we also offer Family and Couples Counseling and Organizational Psychology. Our services are inclusive of all individuals, couples, and families, from all walks of life. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you or a loved one thrive.

Should I Choose Hypnosis or Therapy?

In most cases, you don’t have to choose. Hypnosis and Individual Therapy are highly complementary. We have found that we achieve the best results when we integrate hypnosis with cognitive and behavioral interventions.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Human beings are generally in one of three states of consciousness: awake, asleep, or in a hypnagogic/hypnopompic state. The first two states are self-explanatory.

The third is a state that you pass through just before “falling asleep” (hypnagogia) and then the state as you are waking up (hypnopompia), just before you are fully awake. Both phases of sleep are akin to what your subconscious undergoes during hypnotic states.

One can also spontaneously experience a hypnotic state during the day, when your mind wanders or when you daydream. While in a hypnotic state, you’re neither fully conscious nor fully unconscious, but rather somewhere in between. You are not completely unaware of what is going on around you as you are when you are asleep, but your perception is altered. This allows for you to undergo safe, supportive treatment via positive suggestions from a trained therapist.

What Are the Benefits of Hypnosis?

A hypnotic state is similar to a meditative state, though you are less aware of what is going on around you. The sensation is very pleasant, and 15 minutes of relaxation in this state feels like hours of ordinary sleep. Most importantly, in this state, a therapist can access your long-term memory to determine the root of triggered behaviors and emotions that you want to change or control.

What are your fees?

Please call us for more information.

Can my Child Undergo Hypnotherapy?

Miami Hypnosis and Therapy offers hypnotherapy for children to help your child relax and move past their fears in a safe setting. Common issues we are able to address include ADHD, anxiety, depression, codependency, eating disorders, and problems related to divorce or separation.

What Are the Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

This proactive treatment not only identifies the thoughts and beliefs that are negatively impacting your everyday life, but also teaches valuable tools to develop personalized coping mechanisms to reframe your reactions to triggers and stressors.

How Does Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Work?

NLP therapy is a form of psychotherapy where we explore specific techniques to allow for managing thought patterns and behaviors more efficiently. NLP sessions focus on teaching the thought patterns that lead to success, how to better control emotions and approach situations more rationally, and mindsets that lead to better behaviors.

Who Can Benefit From Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

NLP therapy techniques may benefit anyone looking to change negative learned behaviors, manage stress, and boost productivity and creativity. Patients that find themselves struggling with habitual unwanted behaviors and struggling with self-control during times of stress may find NLP beneficial to gain control of their mind and reduce these negative scenarios.

Who Can Benefit From EMDR Therapy?

EMDR benefits include improving control over oneself, others, and memories. Evidence has found it to be particularly effective for treatment of PTSD, with a 2012 study finding 77% of its participants with PTSD reporting significant relief after EMDR. However, even those without PTSD may benefit; EMDR targets any emotional trauma that may be negatively affecting your relationships, career, or mind.

Can Therapy Help with Weight Loss?

Healthy eating hypnosis can help promote patterns of change and reduce overeating and self-sabotaging tendencies. In a safe space, our trained practitioners can help you achieve a highly relaxed and suggestible state, allowing healthy eating suggestions to actually stick.

What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of narrowed attention in which suggestibility is greatly heightened. A hypnotic state is achieved through a variety of methods and is used to impress upon the subconscious desired suggestions to have lasting effects. Hypnosis has been used as a form of clinical therapy since its approval in the late 1950s by the American Medical Association. Hypnosis is a safe, efficient tool for growth and for instilling positive, productive change into one’s life, particularly when integrated with other psychotherapeutic practices.

What Isn’t Hypnosis?

To understand what hypnosis is, you should also know what it is not. The media and popular culture have spread a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about hypnosis. We’re here to create a safe space for you to discuss your feelings, work through your inner and outer obstacles, and find new tools to create a brighter life with.

In the course of therapy treatments, you will not be forced to do anything against your will. Hypnosis is not mind control. Hypnosis does not put you to sleep. Hypnosis does not induce amnesia. Hypnosis is not a supernatural practice.

Who Can Benefit From Hypnotherapy?

Anyone looking to create a positive change in their life. If you want to fix a problem, gain a competitive edge, achieve a goal, gain career success, or just feel better, hypnosis and therapy can help. Athletes, moms, smokers, executives, and public speakers are all people who can benefit, and have benefited from hypnotherapy.

Are your Hypnotherapy Sessions Covered by Insurance?

Health or medical insurance does not cover our services.

How Many Sessions Will It Take to Address My Situation?

The length of treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the presenting issue and the client’s goals. During their initial sessions, we collaborate with our clients to create a comprehensive treatment plan.

Is Hypnosis Always Effective?

With the majority of our clients, hypnotherapy is highly effective. While the level of suggestibility differs among individuals, the key to success lies in the client’s desire to change and participate in the process. The majority of conditions we help treat are aided with ongoing, long-term sessions and care.

How Do I Know What Form of Therapy Is Best for Me?

When you book your consultation appointment, Miami Hypnosis and Therapy will offer guidance on the best treatment plan. That being said, we specialize in a blended application of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Hypnotherapy that’s unique to the Miami area. This integrative approach to psychotherapy provides a more comprehensive treatment plan than just one form of therapy can offer.


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