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Biography for Mikaila Henderson, CCHt

Mikaila Henderson's journey to becoming a hypnotherapist was truly a life changing experience. She had just begun her doctorate in Forensic Psychology in 2005 when she was diagnosed with an incurable lymphoma. This diagnosis took her into the realm of alternative medicine and the world of the healing arts. She incorporated what she learned which included hypnosis and meditation along with conventional medicine to treat her cancer. She was cancer free within eight months.

Mikaila has always been a good listener to those around her, but during her own cancer experience she was able to recognize the fear in her life and put it aside to listen to her inner voice. This has given her a special ability to listen to her clients beyond their words, and because of her life experiences she can empathize with any client who walks through her door. Mikaila believes in her work because of the difference it made in her life and loves the joy it brings to her clients. She is grateful to learn just as much from her clients as they learn from her and looks forward to continuing her education in the healing arts throughout her life.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Improve Health
  2. Relationship Enhancement
  3. Self Confidence
  4. Stress
  5. Weight Loss


Before graduating from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Mikaila received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Occidental College. While at Occidental she worked with juveniles in the probation system. Since then she has worked professionally in the classroom over 10 years working with students ranging from pre-school age to eighth grade. She has also worked with special education students and has assisted in speech therapy.

Since graduating from HMI, she has worked successfully with clients and their various issues. She has worked with issues ranging from teenagers and adults dealing with divorce to clients wanting to curb food cravings. She especially likes to work with clients looking to increase their self-confidence and self-motivation. She has conducted several group sessions with cancer patients at The Wellness Community in Pasadena, CA and knows how much these sessions do make a difference to the participants.


  • Bachelor of Arts - Major in Psychology
    Occidental College - 323-259-2500
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 03/05/2006 - Date Graduated: 03/28/2007
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Mind-Body Psychology with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 09/13/2021 - Date Graduated: 10/05/2022
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Certified Smoking Cessation - AHA
  • Certified Pain Control - AHA
  • Certified Body Syndromes - AHA
  • Certified Hypnosis and the Special Needs Child - AHA

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. A Primer on Transpersonal Psychology - 06/2022
  2. Biofeedback 1 - 10/2022
  3. Biofeedback 2 - 10/2022
  4. Creating a Professional Zoom Room - 04/2024
  5. Emergency Hypnosis - 07/2014
  6. Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1 - 07/2022
  7. First Three Hypnosis Sessions - 08/2022
  8. Introduction to Biofeedback 1 and 2 - 10/2022
  9. Intuitive and Energy Healing - 08/2022
  10. Lisa Machenberg/Yuki - Cheek Biting Habit - 07/2022
  11. Marc Gravelle/Ian - Learning Focus and Organization - 08/2022
  12. Mental Bank Seminar - 06/2022
  13. Michele Guzy/Diego - Procrastination - 08/2022
  14. Research Articles Course - 06/2022
  15. Spiritual Tarot: Hypnotic Applications for the Archetypes of Tarot - 06/2022
  16. Synesthesia: The Neuroscience of Metaphor - 07/2022
  17. The First and Second Waves of Transpersonal Psychology - 06/2023
  18. Transcendent Aspects of the Human Experience - 06/2022


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010027
    Certification Valid To: Oct 14, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 07/2023
  2. Hypnosis and PTSD - 03/2018
  3. Hypnosis and Tinnitus - 04/2017
  4. Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 08/2022
  5. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 04/2016


  • Honors Graduate - AOS Degree Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/05/2022

Professional Memberships

  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2007
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Contact Information

Mikaila Henderson
Los Angeles, California 90041, United States