Hypnosis Education and Hypnotherapy Counseling for Coachella Valley Residents

My work involving hypnosis and hypnotherapy has spanned 50 years.

During this time, 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 the following:

  1. The extent of my diversified training,
  2. The scope of my education,
  3. My extensive client experience with hypnosis and hypnotherapy,
  4. The fact that I have trained licensed therapists thought California in the use of hypnosis, and
  5. My diversified 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.

Hypnotherapists’ address issues that do not qualify as medical, emotional, or psychological disorders.  However, as a hypnotherapist, I have had a 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.

A hypnoyherapist 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.

A hypnotherapist’s 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; you can change and thereby become empowered to resolve the current challenges you face in life life.  By way of hypnosis and through hypnotherapy, you can 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

As a hypnotherapist,  I have worked 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 have also taught 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.

Also, before moving to La Quinta, I 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 taught a 12-hour continuing education class to dentists in California.

In that I now am a full time resident of La Quinta, California, I look forward to the privilege of training and educating individuals who reside in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella. I also look forward to continuing to train licensed therapists through my interface with continuing education providers.

Lastly, for reasons over which I have no control, search engines’s like Google and various on line 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.