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Biography for Rebecca A. Shkeyrov, CHt

I believe that mental healthcare should be an enjoyable and enlightening experience that starts to return results to clients in a matter of weeks, not years.

As an integrative hypnotherapist, I weave together the best techniques derived from neuroscience and somatic, cognitive, and energy modalities in my practice. I am dedicated to equipping my clients with the essential insights and resources needed to effect profound and lasting changes by teaching them how to reclaim authority over their subconscious minds. With the right tools and guidance, anyone can dismantle distressing triggers, shed unwanted habits, manage physical ailments, and achieve personal goals with newfound mastery.

How does this happen? Let’s use this analogy: when hiking, people follow the trail. It’s an easy-to-follow, clear pathway that makes us feel safe. The subconscious mind works the same way. Our habits create neural pathways that are like hiking trails in the mind. We keep doing the same things whether or not we consciously want to.

I’ll help you clear out stumps and rocks to build new and better pathways. With time, the brain starts to automatically follow the new trails, the new neural pathways we’ve strengthened during hypnosis. The old trails with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and behaviors get covered in grass and fade away.

Let’s build new pathways that bring you joy and fulfillment. You deserve peace, freedom, and success!

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Anxiety
  3. Body Image
  4. Chronic Pain
  5. Cravings
  6. Exercise
  7. Pain Management
  8. Phobias
  9. Procrastination
  10. Self Esteem
  11. Sleep Disorders
  12. Stop Smoking
  13. Trauma
  14. Weight Loss


Her energy is soothing and beautiful, and her skills went beyond anything I had previously experienced.
M.S. from Los Angeles, CA

No therapist could help me overcome my anxiety… now I feel at ease throughout my daily life.
L.H. from Roseville, CA

I started the session in crisis mode and she made me feel welcomed with her warm and caring spirit. I felt comfortable with her like she’s an old friend.
F.P. from Boston, MA

Not only did Rebecca completely ease my nerves, she built up my confidence and created such a warm space for me to open up.
M.K. from Monterey, CA

Rebecca has a great energy, and a very calming and reassuring voice… I would recommend her to anybody who is open to hypnosis!
J.Y. from San Jose, CA

I remember feeling a weight lift off of me the first time I was hypnotized, as Rebecca helped me relax my mind and body to a level that is very difficult for me to achieve alone.
B.N. from Richmond, VA


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 11/08/2022 - Date Graduated: 11/08/2023
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Body Syndromes - 05/2023
  2. Cheryl O'Neil/Justine - Stop Smoking - 06/2023
  3. Cheryl O'Neil/Linda - Weight Loss, Mend Broken Heart - 05/2023
  4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis - 04/2023
  5. Doing Time - Rehabilitating the Incarcerated - 04/2023
  6. Elaine Perliss/Mary - Stop Smoking - 06/2023
  7. Extreme Self Care: Feed Your True Needs, Say Goodbye to Cravings - 04/2023
  8. Getting Your Zoom Room Approved - 09/2023
  9. Healthy Boundaries - 05/2023
  10. Heart Medicine: Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom - 03/2023
  11. Hoarding: How It Can Harm, How You Can Help - 04/2023
  12. Hypnosis in History - 10/2022
  13. Hypnotic Remedies for Three Productivity Poisons - 04/2023
  14. Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy: Clinical Application - 03/2023
  15. Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - 05/2023
  16. Introduction to Positive Psychology - 02/2023
  17. Introduction to Somatic and Parts Work for Healing Trauma - 03/2023
  18. Introduction to the Embodied Mind Theory - 03/2023
  19. Intuitive and Energy Healing - 04/2023
  20. jumpSTART 2023! - 01/2023
  21. Kappasinian Hypnosis - 12/2022
  22. Lisa Machenberg/Lauree - Stop Smoking - 06/2023
  23. Lisa Machenberg/Mary - Weight Loss and Eating Habits - 05/2023
  24. Make Anxiety Your Best Friend - 04/2023
  25. Make Your Hypnotherapy Material Look Professional - 04/2023
  26. Making Fast and Permanent Change - 04/2023
  27. Master the Arm Raising - 12/2022
  28. Mental Bank Magic - 04/2023
  29. Mindfulness in Mind-Body Psychology - 03/2023
  30. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - 03/2023
  31. NLP: Principles and Strategies of Success - 04/2023
  32. Psychosynthesis: Creative Imagination and the Expansion of Consciousness - 04/2023
  33. Subtleties of Hypnotherapy - 12/2022
  34. The Art of Wish-Making - 04/2023
  35. The Eel and the Blowfish: A Graphic Novel of Dreams, Trauma, and Healing - 04/2023
  36. Understanding and Working with Older Patients - 03/2023


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012140
    Certification Valid To: May 08, 2026

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADHD - 09/2023
  2. Hypnosis and PTSD - 06/2023
  3. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 09/2023
  4. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 05/2023
  5. Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 02/2023
  6. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 05/2023
  7. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 05/2023
  8. Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - 05/2023

Other Certifications

Integrative Change Work Certification from world-renowned coach and hypnotist Melissa Tiers :)


  • High Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/20/2023

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2023


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Rebecca A. Shkeyrov
Richmond, Virginia 23221, United States