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Biography for Melany Cohen, CHt

Melany has always been driven by a strong sense of fairness and balance. While pursuing a demanding career as a victims' rights attorney, Melany encountered stresses that led her to seek out alternative remedies.

In her efforts to obtain greater harmony and balance in her own life, Melany discovered hypnosis to be a powerful, life changing process. The transformations she achieved through hypnotherapy led her to explore the field in greater depth.

After completing a year of studies at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and receiving her degree in hypnotherapy, Melany opened her own private practice. Since starting her practice, she has taken great pleasure in the opportunity to serve her clients in a way that incorporates her diverse background and skills.

In serving her clients, Melany consistently draws upon her experience representing trauma victims as well as her experience representing parents and children in legal divorce proceedings.

In addition to being a Certified Hypnotherapist, Melany is also a Certified Practitioner of NLP Time Line Therapy, Therapeutic Imagery and EFT. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California and a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Career Success
  2. Exam Anxiety
  3. Overeating
  4. Performance Anxiety
  5. Self Defeating Behaviors


Since starting her practice, Melany has worked with clients of all ages (from age 6 to age 80) and her clients have achieved remarkable results, across the board. Melany has done extensive work in the following areas: test anxiety, performance anxiety, stage fright and audition anxiety, habit control, nightmare control, weight management, overcoming cravings, nail biting cessation, smoking cessation, relationship issues, stress reduction and behavior modification in children. References are available upon request.


  • Juris Doctorate
    University of Southern California Law School - 213-740-2523
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 01/24/2006 - Date Graduated: 03/24/2006
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control
  • Therapeutic Imagery
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Test Anxiety
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Relationship Strategies


  • Handwriting Analysis
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2730
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012299
    Certification Valid To: Oct 05, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADHD - 08/2010
  2. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 01/2016
  3. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 03/2008

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2006
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2006


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Contact Information

Melany Cohen
Santa Monica, California 90405, United States