Clinical Hypnosis


It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when experiencing physical pain, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and phobias but there is gentle and effective help through hypnotherapy. Leave all of your preconceived notions at the door because this isn’t like hypnosis you’ve seen on television or read about in books.

What is Clinical Hypnosis?

The hypnotherapists at Smith Psychotherapy Associates practice Ericksonian Clinical Hypnotherapy. This kind of hypnotherapy is different because it relies on familiar conversational techniques to help patients connect with their subconscious mind for genuine, long-term relief. If you’ve ever found yourself so engaged in a task you lost track of time, you’ve experienced a kind of self-hypnosis that’s similar to what you’d experience under hypnotherapy treatment. You’re in control at all times; you’re simply more aware of your own thinking and less distracted by what’s going on around you.

How Hypnotherapy Helps

Hypnosis isn’t actually a treatment method by itself; instead, it’s a tool that a skilled practitioner uses to engage the subconscious so that a patient can better hear and understand therapeutic suggestions from the clinician. When you are undergoing clinical hypnosis, you experience greater relaxation and more intense focus. You feel so focused, in fact, that other sensory stimuli fade into the background, allowing you to devote yourself fully to the therapist’s guidance, whether that’s suggestion or analysis.

Helping Patients with Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder and Phobias

Hypnotherapy treatments are uniquely beneficial to patients experiencing conditions like depression, anxiety, panic disorder and phobias. Oftentimes, those conditions generate very intense and rigid thoughts and feelings that can be resistant to some therapy. Ericksonian hypnosis helps people relax those assertive thought and feeling patterns to instead allow the patient to concentrate on treatment.

The highly trained and board-certified hypnotherapists of Smith Psychotherapy work closely with their patients in order to best develop an individualized treatment plan based on the patient’s own personal and medical histories. That way, care is dependent on the patient-driven instead of therapist-driven results. The patient is the true agent of change, who utilizes their own strengths, abilities and innate resources for healing.

Reach out to Smith Psychotherapy today and take the first step on the road to healing through clinical hypnosis.