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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.


Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Assist Healing
  • Change Habits
  • Creativity
  • Dreams
  • Panic Attacks
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Resistance to Change
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Criticism
  • Self Defeating Behaviors
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Expression
  • Self Forgiveness
  • Self Image
  • Self Mastery
  • Stress
  • 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

  • Body/Mind Imaging - Creating Powerful, Personal Presence - Oct 2017
  • Build and Enhance your Hypnotherapy Practice with Group Hypnosis - Nov 2018
  • Counseling and Interviewing - Aug 2019
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - Jan 2018
  • Healing the Child Within - Jun 2020
  • Helping Hypnotherapy Clients with Driving Anxiety - Nov 2018
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Dec 2017
  • Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Aug 2018
  • Hypnosis in History - Oct 2017
  • Hypnotic Remedies for Three Productivity Poisons - Oct 2017
  • Jumpstart 2018 Jamboree! - Jan 2018
  • Jumpstart 2020 Jamboree! - Feb 2020
  • Research Articles Course - Aug 2018
  • So you want to write a book?! - Oct 2017
  • Spoon Bending - Come to the PK Party! - Nov 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Mar 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - Mar 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Feb 2018

Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 45402241
    Certification Valid To: May 18, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - Feb 2018
  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Oct 2018
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Mar 2019
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Jan 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - May 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Feb 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

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