New York City Trauma Hypnosis/EMDR Therapy Launched By Clinical Psychologists

Staffed by some of the city’s most highly educated clinical psychologists, the clinic is proud to be offering its patients new cutting-edge and scientifically backed treatment plans for trauma disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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The launch coincides with a host of recent and ongoing research regarding the many benefits of professionally administered hypnotherapy in treating PTSD. One such study, published by the National Library of Medicine, showed that hypnosis allows afflicted patients to work through their traumatic memories and positively restructure them in such a way that it effectively reduces unbidden and intrusive recollections.

As such, NY Health Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy’s lead clinicians, Dr. Samantha Gaies, Dr. Kimberly Fishbach, Dr. Meghan Downey, and Dr. Rebecca Hoffenberg, are proud to be drawing upon their high-order, research-based training in trauma–including in complex and developmental trauma–to pioneer new integrative therapies guided by the principles of hypnotherapy.

Each clinical psychologist working in the center has a great deal of experience treating patients in both acute, hospital settings and private practice. They understand that trauma is a manifold thing which can entirely diminish a person’s quality of life.

Accordingly, their innovative treatments pair hypnosis with mindfulness and exposure therapy techniques to promote the most meaningful and long-lasting results. Under Dr. Hoffenberg’s specialist guidance, they also offer patients Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Like hypnotherapy, this evidence-based treatment can help patients to re-encode traumatic memories, which tend to overwhelm the brain by generating the feeling that they are occurring in the present. Through EMDR, patients may be able to relegate these painful memories to the past and begin a process of healing through ongoing psychological care at the clinic.

NY Health Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy is an industry leader in integrated and holistic clinical psychology. Their empathetic, highly skilled and innovative team of practitioners use the most advanced techniques in their field in order to help their patients move past their trauma and towards wholeness and happiness.

A Dr. Sera Lavelle, owner and founder of the practice said, “By combining the latest hypnotic techniques, aspects of exposure therapy, and mindfulness tools, our therapists help clients alleviate anxiety, stay more present, reduce flashbacks and nightmares, and find ways to once again feel like the person they were before the trauma.”

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NY Health Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy
NY Health Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy
177 Prince Street Suite 501

New York
United States

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