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Biography for Valerie J. Garrett, MA, LMFT, CCHt

Valerie J. Garrett, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Valerie J. Garrett is an Honors graduate of Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Couples and Sex Therapist with the American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST).

She earned an MA in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles, and trained as an intern at Valley Community Counseling Clinic. Before that, she received a BA in English from Cal Poly, Pomona, an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Southern California, and spent several years working in the entertainment industry as a publicist.

In her private practice, she blends the therapeutic work of cultivating awareness, understanding, and emotional resilience with the quicker, more specifically focused process of Hypnotherapy to work more directly with the subconscious mind; allowing clients to go deeper, develop new ways of thinking, change self-sabotaging habits, find balance, and move forward in life.

Her primary goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can develop awareness and understanding about the painful emotions that keep them feeling stuck. She is particularly excited to see how hypnosis can accelerate the process of change; particularly those habits of thinking that hold us back from living the life we truly want and deserve. Change, instead of something to be dreaded and resisted, becomes a welcome process that restores a sense of who you always wanted to be – and more accurately, who you really are.


Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Assist Healing
  3. Change Habits
  4. Creativity
  5. Dreams
  6. Panic Attacks
  7. Perfectionism
  8. Relationship Enhancement
  9. Resistance to Change
  10. Self Awareness
  11. Self Confidence
  12. Self Criticism
  13. Self Defeating Behaviors
  14. Self Esteem
  15. Self Expression
  16. Self Forgiveness
  17. Self Image
  18. Self Mastery
  19. Stress
  20. Worry

Education

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 10/24/2017 - Date Graduated: 10/24/2018
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Body/Mind Imaging - Creating Powerful, Personal Presence - 10/2017
  2. Build and Enhance your Hypnotherapy Practice with Group Hypnosis - 11/2018
  3. Counseling and Interviewing - 08/2019
  4. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 01/2018
  5. Healing the Child Within - 06/2020
  6. Helping Hypnotherapy Clients with Driving Anxiety - 11/2018
  7. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 12/2017
  8. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 08/2018
  9. Hypnosis in History - 10/2017
  10. Hypnotic Remedies for Three Productivity Poisons - 10/2017
  11. Jumpstart 2018 Jamboree! - 01/2018
  12. Jumpstart 2020 Jamboree! - 02/2020
  13. jumpSTART 2021! - 01/2021
  14. Research Articles Course - 08/2018
  15. So you want to write a book?! - 10/2017
  16. Spoon Bending - Come to the PK Party! - 11/2018
  17. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - 03/2018
  18. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - 03/2018
  19. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 02/2018

Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-743-0992
    Certification Number: 45402241
    Certification Valid To: May 18, 2022

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 02/2018
  2. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 10/2018
  3. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 03/2019
  4. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 01/2018
  5. Therapeutic Imagery Master - 05/2018
  6. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - 02/2018

Awards

  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/24/2018
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/24/2018

Professional Memberships

  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2018
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2018
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
    Member Since: 2012
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
    Member Since: 2012
  • American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST)
    Member Since: 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Valerie J. Garrett
Los Angeles, California 90046, United States
323-229-6864

Valerie Garrett Therapy
Encino, California 91436, United States
323-229-6864