Insurance and Payment
Hypnosis is a relaxed state of heightened awareness. It clears a path through the criticism of conscious thought, allowing the more accepting subconscious to be active. Individuals in this state are more willing to accept goals as reality, strengthening goal directed behavior.
Because we use only licensed psychologists and therapists in hypnotherapy, we bring the ability to combine hypnosis with traditional therapeutic techniques.
The program is 20 weeks long and consists of 16 individual hypnotherapy appointments, 3 individual dietician appointments, and 2 nutrition education classes.
* Couples who go through the program together have 8 individual hypnotherapy appointments, 8 conjoint hypnotherapy sessions, 2 individual dietician meetings, 1 conjoint dietician appointment, and 2 nutrition classes.
* Groups (2 to 4 people) will have 10 individual hypnotherapy appointments, 6 conjoint hypnotherapy sessions, 3 individual dietician, and 2 nutrition classes.
Although people can certainly purposefully avoid being hypnotized, some worry that, even if they want to, they can’t get into a hypnotic state. Most people are hypnotizable on some level. Typically people “get better” at being hypnotized, getting used to the process, associating the setting with relaxation, etc. Often individuals who are the most stressed are the ones who most easily move into this much-needed state of relaxation. We usually let people experience a light hypnotic induction in the first visit, so they can get a hands-on idea of what hypnosis feels like and what their response to it will be.
Although sometimes people will report “fading in and out,” most recall virtually all of the hypnosis session. Although the suggestions will still work even if you don’t recall them word-for-word, part of the process is discussing responses to the hypnotherapy, what works best for you, etc.
No. Individuals in a hypnotic state cannot be made to do things against their will.
Some people report more difficulty moving or talking while in deeper states of hypnosis, but most people can answer questions and/or move.
Recognize hunger cues
We are born knowing when we are hungry and when we are full. Almost from day one, the cues for when to eat and when to stop eating gradually become more and more affected by influences outside our own bodies. People with a long history of overeating have trained themselves to misinterpret or ignore their own bodies’ cues, often overeating automatically, without even being aware of it. Our goal is to help people relearn their bodies’ hunger cues, so that eating once again becomes a natural healthy part of living.
Reduce feelings of hunger.
At its most basic level, losing weight means eating less. One issue people struggle with as they attempt to reduce calories is that they feel hungry. Our nutritional consultants help individuals create a lifestyle based on food choices, rather than food restrictions. At the same time, we employ hypnotherapy to help reduce the perception of hunger.
Improve food choices and change subconscious eating habits.
For many, eating is an automatic response to emotional triggers. The association between food and comfort gets cemented in the subconscious, becoming strongly associated with stress and anxiety. Hypnotherapy can help re-associate these triggers with more adaptive coping behaviors, breaking the link between emotions and emotional eating. Once eating is a choice, not a compulsion, people can take control and get back their free will.
Get motivated and enjoy exercise.
Daily exercise is an essential part of healthy living. Not just for weight loss and maintenance, but for cardiac health and emotional well-being. People know this, they understand it. But they still don’t do it. Time is short, our schedules are full, and sometimes it’s just hard to get motivation to work out. We help people develop a reasonable plan to incorporate exercise into their regular schedule. Aided by hypnotherapy, we are able to increase the desire to work out, so that it becomes an enjoyable part of your day, rather than a dreaded obligation.
Because therapy is a big part of the program, some insurances do cover the hypnotherapy appointments just as they would cover any other therapy. The dietician appointments and nutrition classes are not covered.
We are considered in-network for approximately 20 insurance companies including PHCS/Multiplan, Aetna, Corphealth, and Texas True Choice. Often insurance companies use a different (or “carve-out”) company for their mental health benefits, so it’s always best to check to see if a provider is in-network for your plan. We are happy to assist you in checking your benefits to help you be informed about cost before starting treatment with us.
Often individuals do not have mental health coverage, or have an insurance plan for which we are considered out-of-network. In those cases, we are able to offer fee-for-service treatment. We make every attempt to let people know in advance what they can expect in terms of cost, so that they are better able to make decisions regarding payment.
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Generally our professional staff is available to see patients as early as 9:00 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. We do offer limited Saturday appointments by request.
You can make an appointment by calling, emailing, or filling out the form on our Contact Us page.
New patients should arrive 30 minutes earlier than their appointment time to allow themselves time to complete our paperwork. Regular patients should arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointment to allow for any front desk traffic, scheduling, and billing issues to be taken care of. Patients not doing so may run into the start of their appointment, resulting in a shorter session.
Yes. New patients can download the more time consuming forms from the Contact Us page and bring them into the office. This will help considerably in speeding up the new patient intake process.
Please note that downloading and even filling out our forms from this site does not in any way
constitute a patient relationship and is not a guarantee of acceptance to the practice.