Hypnosis Education and Hypnotherapy Counseling for Coachella Valley Residents

My work involving hypnosis and hypnotherapy has spanned 50 years.  During these years, I completed a 32-year career with Los Angeles County, working mostly in counseling and treatment programs. I have also maintained a hypnotherapy counseling practice, worked as a hypnotherapist in a regional medical center’s pain clinic, taught hypnosis and hypnotherapy subject matter workshops to licensed psychotherapists throughout California, and taught workshops for the Department of Educational Psychology at California State University Northridge.

That which sets me apart from other hypnotherapists involves diversified training, education, extensive experience with hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and my scope of work with dentists, physicians, and licensed therapists, as documented on the Professional Testimonials page of my website. In short, I am uniquely experienced and qualified in the profession of hypnotherapy.

I work with issues that do not qualify as medical, emotional, or psychological disorders.  However, as a hypnotherapist, I have long history of working, by way of referrals, with the patients of dentists, medical doctors, and psychotherapists.  Said work most often involves issues beyond the scope of self-improvement counseling.

Through hypnotherapy, I address the little things that the majority of Americans struggle with on a daily basis. It is safe to say that most everyone you know, yourself included, wants to improve in one way or another.  Improving your golf game, increasing your confidence and motivation, reducing stress, improving sleep quality, stopping smoking, addressing your fear of public speaking, and more are all specialties of a hypnotherapist.

Unlike psychologists and medical doctors, the hypnotherapist is the only professional specifically trained to work in most of these areas.

My goal is to help you achieve your underlying potential, while placing you on a path of personal growth and success.  Though we cannot change your past; we can work together to empower you to resolve the current challenges you face in life life.  By way of hypnosis and through hypnotherapy, we will work together to modify long-standing behavior patterns and or underlying negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful, productive, and rewarding life.

Stuart Hellebrand, M.S., C.Ht.

Certified Hypnotherapist


…hypnosis is not mind control. It's a naturally occurring state of concentration; it’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body.

-Dr. David Spiegel, Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine

Areas of Specialization

More customary to the work done by other hypnotherapists,  I work with sports performance enhancement,  stress management, sleep improvement, self-esteem building, test taking anxiety, self-improvement, fears and phobias, smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.  I also teach self-hypnosis to each client, as a self-empowerment tool to manage many of life’s challenges.

Before moving to La Quinta, I worked for many years as a Senior Clinical Instructor in the Craniofacial Pain Clinic at White Memorial Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA. where I taught self-hypnosis techniques and worked with dental referrals who suffered with chronic pain.  I remain affiliated with the clinic.

I also taught continuing education classes to licensed therapists through the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS), Psycho-Legal Associates, and the Department of Educational Psychology, at California State University Northridge (CSUN).  I also have taught a 12-hour continuing education class to dentists in California.

Historically, my practice served residents of Ventura County and Los Angeles County.

In that I now am a full time resident of La Quinta, California, I look forward to the privilege of working with individuals who reside in Riverside County, specifically in the cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella.

Lastly, for reasons over which I have no control, search engines’s like Google and various directories at times mistakenly categorize hypnotherapists under a master heading of “Psychologist.” Such is incorrect, in that to call one’s self a psychologist requires a doctorate in psychology and licensure by the State in which one works as a psychologist.