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Biography for Tina McKenzie, CHt

My father took a course in hypnosis when I was five. I grew up seeing him use it to help family and friends overcome personal problems and pain with astonishing success. This taught me the power of the subconscious mind and established a life-long belief that we all have unlimited potential which we can access.

After working in various aspects of television and film for years, I had a growing desire to do something that would make a difference for people – something that I really believed in.

One day, the answer suddenly came into clear focus: I believe in hypnosis. Then things moved fast – a Google search, enrollment at HMI, a one-year course that I did nights and weekends while working two jobs – and I’ve been working as a Certified Hypnotherapist since graduating in May 2015.

I’m grateful to my open-minded parents who taught me about the power of the mind. And I’ve named my business McKenzie Hypnosis because I feel like I’m carrying the torch that my dad handed off to me.

Hypnosis is an amazing tool that can help you achieve what you want and live life more fully. I would love to help you achieve whatever is important to you.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Change Habits
  3. Exam Anxiety
  4. Fears
  5. Inhibition
  6. Motivation
  7. Perfectionism
  8. Performance Anxiety
  9. Procrastination
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Relaxation
  12. Self Confidence
  13. Self Esteem
  14. Self Expression
  15. Social Phobia
  16. Stop Smoking
  17. Stress
  18. Study Habits
  19. Tinnitus
  20. Worry


Because of my father’s study of hypnosis, I began reading about the power of the subconscious to make changes in your life at an early age. In retrospect, I now realize how much my desire to overcome my own personal issues prepared me to help my clients with theirs.

I am an Honors Graduate from HMI and have completed certification courses in smoking cessation, tinnitus and reiki level one. I see clients in HMI’s Tarzana office, occasionally in their own homes and in the near future, in my home office in North Hollywood.

I am committed to helping people and want my clients to leave every session feeling better than they did when they came in. It is my intention to use hypnosis to help them create the lives they want for themselves.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 05/21/2015 - Date Graduated: 05/21/2016
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 06/2017
  2. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 10/2017
  3. Child Hypnosis - 12/2016
  4. Clinical Case History Package 2 - 05/2016
  5. How to Release Self-Limiting Beliefs - 04/2016
  6. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 06/2016
  7. Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - 10/2019
  8. Hypnosis in History - 05/2015
  9. Hypnotic Scripts - 07/2018
  10. PsychoNeuroPlasticity and Hypnosis - 07/2015
  11. Shadows, Sabotage and Subconscious Success - 04/2016
  12. Skeleton Key to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - 07/2015
  13. Stress Relief Techniques - 06/2018
  14. The Art of Positive Thinking - 04/2016
  15. The Power of Placebo and Nocebo Effects - 07/2015


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010169
    Certification Valid To: Jan 24, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 10/2015
  2. Hypnosis and Tinnitus - 05/2017
  3. Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - 06/2022
  4. Reiki Level One - 03/2016

Other Certifications

  • The Science of Well-Being, Yale University Course via Coursera - 9/2020


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 05/18/2016

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2016
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2016


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Tina McKenzie
McKenzie Hypnosis
North Hollywood, California 91602, United States