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Biography for Thomas R. Metzinger, LCSW, CCHt

Thomas R. Metzinger, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Tom is dedicated, resourceful, and a motivated clinical social worker and hypnotherapist who endeavors to best utilize his skills in the areas of counseling and teaching to help people, their families, and the community grow in a positive direction. Areas of expertise include: crisis intervention, trauma, addictions, and family therapy.

Tom has worked for over 16 years in the mental health field, 9 of which at an acute crisis management inpatient psychiatric hospital. Tom employs a unique ability to engage, empower, and motivate clients to change their thought processes in order to overcome adversity, and effectively manage psychosocial stressors.

Tom received his Master's of Social Work at Barry University and holds a Diploma in Hypnotherapy from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Tom is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt) from the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472. He is also Level 2 Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a Rational Living Therapist. He is R.O.P.E.S. Certified for Team Building and as a Marine Corps Veteran, has an acumen for teaching leadership training to groups.

Currently, outside of helping to empower clients, Tom seeks to educate other healthcare professionals and to bring about awareness of mental health issues. He is a reoccurring guest speaker for Florida Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society. His previous talks include Transgender Youth and Motivational Interviewing.

As a Licensed and Master's level social worker and hypnotherapist, Tom is always looking to listen, lead, teach, build relationships, and increase awareness in the field of Mental Health and Community Improvement.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Anger
  3. Anxiety
  4. Chronic Pain
  5. Fears
  6. Guilt
  7. Insomnia
  8. Pain Management
  9. Panic Attacks
  10. Phobias
  11. Relaxation
  12. Self Defeating Behaviors
  13. Social Phobia
  14. Stop Smoking
  15. Stress
  16. Substance Abuse
  17. Trauma
  18. Weight Loss


Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger long after traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the grieving process and help you to heal.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 04/02/2019 - Date Graduated: 05/02/2019
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • MSW
    Barry University
    Date Started: 09/01/2014 - Date Graduated: 12/13/2015
    Total Years: 2

Continuing Education

Certifications from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

  • Rational Living Therapy - Level 1 CBT - Nov 23, 2017
  • Rational Living Therapy - Level 2 CBT - Jul 30, 2018
  • Rational Hypnotherapy - Aug 8, 2018
  • Advanced Rational Hypnotherapy - Sep 9, 2018

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis in History - 03/2019
  2. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 06/2019
  3. Stage Hypnosis - 04/2019


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-743-0992
    Certification Number: 50603733
    Certification Valid To: Jul 31, 2022

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 06/2019
  2. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 05/2019
  3. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 04/2019
  4. Smoking Cessation - 05/2019
  5. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 06/2019


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 05/02/2019

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
    Member Since: 2014
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2019
  • National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
    Member Since: 2017
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2019


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Thomas R. Metzinger
Suggestible Mind, LLC
Vero Beach, Florida 32960, United States