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Biography for Jake Y. Rubin, MA, CCHt

Jake Rubin is the founder of Westside Hypnotherapy in Los Angeles, California and an honors graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute where he received HMI's highest honor, the Clinical Achievement Award for Exceptional Performance during Clinical Internship and Outstanding Academic Achievement. With a very successful practice in Los Angeles, he is the primary hypnotherapy referral choice of many top physicians and mental health professionals affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, St. Johns Medical Center and UCLA.

As a lifetime scholar of psychology and the human mind, Jake has always been fascinated by the power of our thoughts, why we do what we do, and how we motivate ourselves to make lasting changes and improvements in our lives. He takes time to understand the needs of each client and assists them in removing the blocks and changing the association in their subconscious mind so they can live their best life.

In addition to his education at HMI, Jake also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles. Jake is also a member of the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 (AFL-CIO) and the American Hypnosis Association (AHA).

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Anxiety
  3. Cravings
  4. Exercise
  5. Improve Sales
  6. Insecurity
  7. Insomnia
  8. Motivation
  9. Phobias
  10. Procrastination
  11. Self Confidence
  12. Self Defeating Behaviors
  13. Self Esteem
  14. Self Image
  15. Sexual Problems
  16. Sports
  17. Stop Smoking
  18. Stress
  19. Weight Loss
  20. Worry


At Westside Hypnotherapy in Los Angeles, California, Jake Rubin has significant experience in successfully helping his client achieve their best life. Through the power of hypnosis and using the tools of hypnotherapy, he has been able to assist clients with issues of anxiety, weight loss, sports performance, sexual issues, self-confidence and much more.

To monitor his clients during their hypnosis sessions, Jake utilizes real-time EEG brain monitoring, which allows him to view the clients hypnotic depth and adjust the depth of their hypnosis on a second by second basis. Jake is one of only a handful of hypnotherapists in the world who employ this cutting edge technology in their hypnotherapy practice.

Jake's experience and success in assisting his clients to remove blocks, change associations, and live their best lives is a main factor of why he is considered one of the best hypnotherapists in Los Angeles.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 03/24/2016 - Date Graduated: 03/28/2017
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology
    California School of Professional Psychology - 626-284-2777
    Date Started: 09/04/2000 - Date Graduated: 06/16/2002
    Total Years: 2
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
    University of California, Los Angeles - 310-825-4321
    Date Started: 01/01/1992 - Date Graduated: 06/01/1995
    Total Years: 4

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. How to Release Self-Limiting Beliefs - 04/2016
  2. Hypnosis and Weight Loss Part 2 - 03/2017
  3. Hypnosis in History - 03/2016
  4. Hypnotic Scripts - 03/2017
  5. Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - 03/2017
  6. Shadows, Sabotage and Subconscious Success - 05/2016
  7. The Art of Positive Thinking - 04/2016


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010217
    Certification Valid To: Jun 30, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 03/2017
  2. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 07/2016
  3. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 11/2016
  4. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 03/2017
  5. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 02/2017
  6. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 06/2016
  7. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 03/2017


  • Clinical Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/19/2017
  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 04/25/2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2016


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Jake Y. Rubin
Westside Hypnotherapy
Los Angeles, California 90025, United States