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Biography for Tina D. McKenzie, CHt

Tina D. McKenzie, Certified Hypnotherapist

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Change Habits
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Exercise
  • Fears
  • Improve Health
  • Motivation
  • Nail Biting
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Procrastination
  • Public Speaking
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Expression
  • Skin Problems
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss
  • 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 - 818-758-2747
    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

  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - Jun 2017
  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - Oct 2017
  • Child Hypnosis - Dec 2016
  • Clinical Case History Package 2 - May 2016
  • How to Release Self-Limiting Beliefs - Apr 2016
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Jun 2016
  • Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Oct 2019
  • Hypnosis in History - May 2015
  • Hypnotic Scripts - Jul 2018
  • PsychoNeuroPlasticity and Hypnosis - Jul 2015
  • Shadows, Sabotage and Subconscious Success - Apr 2016
  • Skeleton Key to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - Jul 2015
  • Stress Relief Techniques - Jun 2018
  • The Art of Positive Thinking - Apr 2016
  • The Power of Placebo and Nocebo Effects - Jul 2015


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 31306446
    Certification Valid To: Jan 21, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Oct 2015
  • Hypnosis and Tinnitus - May 2017
  • Reiki Level One - Mar 2016

Other Certifications

  • The Science of Well-Being, Yale University, Online Course via Coursera


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 05/21/2016

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2015
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2015


Contact Information

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