Psychotherapy vs Hypnotherapy

In the years that I have been practicing hypnotherapy, I have sometimes been contacted by people who would like to work on issues that fall outside my scope of practice. 

Some examples of issues not suited to hypnotherapy are:

  • eating disorders
  • depression
  • domestic violence
  • cutting or self-harming
  • recovering from affairs
  • rape and sexual trauma
  • 'lost' childhood memories 
  • addictions to alcohol, drugs, porn, gambling, iphone, etc.

I understand that psychotherapy (counseling) can take longer to produce results than hypnotherapy and can therefore become expensive over time, but the two fields are not interchangeable. If you are seeking help for one of the issues above, please contact TELL or IMHPJ.

TELL is a non-profit organization that offers counseling on a sliding scale. IMHPJ is a consortium of private practice psychologists and social workers. Links to their websites are in the side bar under Resources. 

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