Talking to a therapist about your problems can be a welcome release, but at the Center for Integrated Therapies, the experts believe they offer something beyond talk. To achieve real results for its patients, the center harnesses a number of cutting-edge techniques. One such tool is neurofeedback, a method designed to help the mind learn to adjust its own brainwaves and ease issues ranging from insomnia to ADHD. In hypnotherapy sessions, clients slip into a trance-like state where their enhanced creativity, focus, and desire to cluck like a chicken can help therapists hone in on psychological problems. The center also offers intensive programs for common problems, such as substance abuse, the issues that arise with adoption, and marital conflicts.
The team at Wellness and Life Solutions takes a multifaceted approach to awakening and balancing the body's innate capacity for healing. Certified hypnotist Shana Rosenthal assists people with their weight-loss or smoking-cessation goals, and stress-management expert Marc Rosenthal uses techniques such as neurolinguistic programming to help people improve their ability to socialize, negotiate, and manifest more legible thought bubbles. To unblock bodily energy and address pain or illness, guests turn to licensed psychologist and acupuncturist Maritza Kerekes, while Cindy Heard, a licensed massage therapist and certified reflexologist, restores clients' physical homeostasis.
While some hypnotherapists work by conditioning the psyche to reject bad habits, Andrea Crouch prefers to open the psyche to its power of choice. Her affirming intonations dissolve feelings of obligation and frustration, replacing them with a sense of agency and self-worth. She believes that people who "love themselves fully" are less likely to find solace in addictions, unhealthy diets, and snuggling with grizzly bears. Andrea also directs her mesmeric voice toward helping people enjoy exercise and excel in the workplace; in addition, she teaches mothers self-hypnosis techniques to ease natural childbirth.
An integral part of Andrea's support team, Maryanne Everett, certified hypnotist and holistic health coach, helps clients attain their weight loss goals or assuages aches with pain management therapy. Maryanne's ability to unfurl tension through licensed massage therapy complements her hypnotherapy background, which includes 400-plus hours of training she completed at Florida's first official licensed hypnotherapy institute. She applies her knowledge by conducting hypnosis for pain-management treatments as well as holistic coaching hypnosis sessions.
Gardens Acupuncture and Wellness Center nurtures the natural healing abilities of each client by combining massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into personalized treatment packages. During each aromatherapy Swedish massage, a licensed and certified massage therapist mollifies stress-laden muscles with strokes of medium-to-strong pressure and various essential oils by Young Living, depending on the needs of each client. By working with the connection between the sense of smell and the brain's emotional receptors, the therapists aim to invoke wellness and reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress. In addition to helping to improve circulation, the massage promotes balance and emotional well being by unleashing holistic Dobermans to patrol the body's valleys in search of negative-energy intrusions.
Debbie Dubickas wasn’t always a clinical hypnotherapist, and the Scotland native never thought she'd end up in Florida. She's owned and managed a diverse array of businesses, but it seems it was only a matter of time before she found her calling. Her whole life, Debbie has been fascinated by hypnosis and psychology, and been a listening ear for friends and family. After a stretch of life-changing spiritual experiences, she decided to become certified in clinical hypnotherapy.
Debbie has helped clients on both sides of the Atlantic improve their lives through targeted suggestion. She's registered with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and uses sessions to set positive intentions and help clients regress back to the causes of problematic behaviors. Sessions typically range from one to two hours as clients untangle and free themselves from unhealthy eating habits, smoking, or fears.