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, so I've always believed in the power of the subconscious.
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 (Hypnosis Motivational Institute), a one-year course that I did nights and weekends while working two jobs – and now I’ve been working as a Certified Hypnotherapist for several years.
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.
Our sessions have helped me completely change my attitude toward food and I’ve lost over 35 pounds. More importantly, I actually want to eat well rather than having to struggle constantly to make those choices. This has turned out to be one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself!
JL, Los Angeles
Tina is amazing! She helped me overcome extreme fear and anxiety about the dentist. Thanks to her skill and guidance, I was able to go to the dentist for the first time in more than a decade.
CW, Sherman Oaks
For 13 years, I had been filing tax return extensions which cost me penalty fees. Not smart. So last year, I saw Tina for procrastination. After a couple of sessions, I found myself organizing my tax materials without any of the emotional turmoil that the task used to create, and I filed well before April 15th. This year, my taxes were completed by the end of March. In my world, that is a miracle.
CZ, Eagle Rock
I am not new to hypnosis. I've used it to manage stress and keep negative mental chatter under control. I like Tina because she understands how the mind works and gives you the tools to improve your own mental fitness. She works with you to identify the obstacles that hold you back so you can overcome them, and puts you in control of you. She has the “mental floss” for your psychic hygiene.
AH, North Hollywood
Hypnotherapy sessions with Tina helped me reduce anxieties that were freezing me into fearful non-action. I can now handle more effectively the challenging emotional wear and tear that is so prevalent in recent times. The confidence and strength I uncovered while working with Tina has carried over into many parts of my life, creating energy and productivity. I also found Tina’s suggestions and insights vastly helpful. The calming sessions were my gift to myself that has had lasting effects.
KS, Santa Barbara
In hypnotherapy, we use hypnosis to help clients achieve a specific outcome. It is effective because it accesses the subconscious mind, which essentially is our "programming" that has been created by our conscious thought throughout our lives. The subconscious is very powerful because it makes up about 90% of our minds.
There are countless ways that hypnotherapy can help you. This list will give you an idea of the range of issues it can help you with:
Anxiety, Bed Wetting, Concentration, Exercise, Fear (of Dentist, Doctor, Failure, Success, Public Speaking, you name it), Guilt, Headaches, Insomnia, Jealousy, Memory, Nightmares, Obsessive-Compulsive, Procrastination, Relationship Issues, Self-Criticism, Smoking, Sports Performance, Stage Fright, Stuttering, Tardiness, Trauma, Weight Loss.
Q. Will you make me bark like a dog/cluck like a chicken?
A. No. *
Q. I’m afraid of having someone control my mind.
A. A hypnotist cannot make you think or do anything against your
will - the purpose of hypnotherapy is to give you more control of
Q. How long does it take?
A. The first session is 90 minutes, all others are an hour.
Q.How many sessions will I need?
A. It depends on the issue, and each person is different.
Q. Can everyone be hypnotized?
* If you have a burning desire to bark or cluck, we can discuss.