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Biography for Marilyn Montero, CHt

As the owner of Marilyn Wellness Studio located in beautiful Laguna Beach, California, Marilyn Montero serves clients to provide a magical experience with hypnotherapy, life coaching, and wellness coaching for all areas of their lives. These areas include weight loss, anxiety, stop smoking, depression, relationship, habit control, and much more.

She uses her wisdom, education, skills, kindness, and natural intuition to provide an enhanced experience that allows clients to achieve optimal wellness. Her goal is to understand where her clients are at and help them discover their true-life desires then provide a personalized treatment plan that includes hypnosis to help them elevate as individuals in all areas of their lives. She also loves to work with family and business groups.

Marilyn started her journey early on, working in major corporations, such as Office Depot and Ericsson, before moving into entrepreneurship with many brick-and-mortar businesses. She has extensive knowledge in property management and salesmanship that she acquired throughout her many careers. Her credentials are impressive with a business degree from Florida Atlantic University, Life Coaching with Tony Robbins in his Robbins-Madanes Training and graduating at the top of her class from Hypnosis Motivation Institute with honors and extra achievement awards.

She now uses her life wisdom, education, tools, and knowledge to provide results to every client. Her journey wasn’t the easiest, but she knows how to climb many mountains, understanding the growth potential that exists for each person. Montero believes that all mountains are achievable, even if you're at the bottom when first getting started, with focus, determination, and believing in yourself.

She is living proof that you can start from the bottom and work your way up to the top, achieving success while overcoming obstacles. The challenges she faced have helped her grow into the person she is today. She believes the truth is what we all seek to express and bringing it to awareness is the first step to any starting point in wellness. This inner-city woman is hardwired to excel in life.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Montero has always had a positive reputation for telling it like it is without holding back. She's known for putting a lot of hard work and effort into everything she does in life. Her goal-oriented nature, hard work, and extreme focus made it possible to make her way up and out of Boston.

While she would never forget where she came from, Montero enjoys life with her kids in the beautiful Laguna Beach area, where she can enjoy the warm weather and have easy access to the beach. When she’s not providing hypnotherapy or coaching sessions, inspiring women, or hosting fun events full of positive energy, you can catch Marilyn Montero doing the things she loves most.

She considers herself well-rounded in her personal interests, from watching romantic comedies to playing with makeup and hair, golfing, learning the piano, buying and learning about the newest tech gadgets, and reading philosophy. She also loves spending quality time with her two teenage boys, making memories that will last a lifetime.

As a Hypnotherapist, Wellness Coach, and Life Coach, Marilyn Montero is passionate about helping others grow towards wellness. She lives with a deep passion for helping guide people on their life journeys, and it fills her soul when the results become their reality.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Career Success
  3. Change Habits
  4. Creativity
  5. Exam Anxiety
  6. Fears
  7. Frustration
  8. Insomnia
  9. Lack of Initiative
  10. Motivation
  11. Phobias
  12. Procrastination
  13. Public Speaking
  14. Self Awareness
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Stop Smoking
  17. Stress
  18. Weight Loss
  19. Worry


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 09/18/2018 - Date Graduated: 09/18/2019
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Body Syndromes - 03/2019
  2. Business Basics: Tools to Get, Retain and Help More Clients - 01/2020
  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis - 01/2020
  4. Crystal Singing Bowls and Hypnosis - 01/2020
  5. Empowered Speaking for Success - 01/2020
  6. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 03/2019
  7. Hypnosis in History - 09/2018
  8. Jumpstart 2019 Jamboree! - 01/2019
  9. Jumpstart 2020 Jamboree! - 02/2020
  10. Mental Bank Seminar - 11/2018
  11. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 01/2020
  12. Release Technique - 04/2019
  13. Research Articles Course - 10/2019
  14. Sacred Breath and the Human Potential - 01/2020
  15. Shadows, Sabotage and Subconscious Success - 01/2020
  16. Sigil Magic Imagery - Draw your Way to Success - 01/2020
  17. Stage Hypnosis - 01/2020
  18. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - 04/2019
  19. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - 04/2019


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010281
    Certification Valid To: Oct 24, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 07/2019
  2. Healing the Inner Child - 01/2022
  3. Hypnosis and PTSD - 02/2023
  4. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 01/2019
  5. Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 07/2019
  6. Past Life Regression Therapy - 03/2019
  7. Smoking Cessation - 05/2020


  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 12/18/2019
  • Clinical Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 12/18/2019
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/07/2019
  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/18/2019

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2018


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Contact Information

Marilyn Montero
Marilyn Wellness Studio
Laguna Beach, California 92651, United States

Tustin, California 92780, United States