I came to Lisa after a series of sad events in my life that were keeping me from moving on -- a marriage scam that resulted in financial distress for me (not for the "spouse"), a serious injury accident, and the death of a parent, where I ended up doing everything. I was enraged, sorrowful, filled with self-loathing, sleepless for months, grieving, and utterly stuck. No amount of talk therapy seemed to be helping me move on (I am a writer) and for the first time I was experiencing serious writer's block. One day a friend joked with me about the old "sleep cure" that the Judy Garland character in "Valley of the Dolls" used to use weight. They anesthetized her for several days, while she ate nothing, and she woke up much lighter a week later. Wouldn't that be great if you could do that with psychology, I wondered. We both laughed, but when I read about hypnotherapy I realized that it was a legitimate, and apparently very helpful, treatment. I found Mind Matters through the wonderful reviews here on Citysearch, and gave it a try. I'm a fairly trusting person, and was able to go under right away. I noticed a serious improvement in my focus and anger reduction right away (not to mention that the session itself was delightful). I noticed only slight improvement over the next few -- I am a tough customer with a lot of pent-up rage -- but after the fourth, there was a huge breakthrough. I had, at that point, started listening to the CDs of the sessions I'd brought home -- during the day, and at bedtime. One night, I slept 10 hours, and woke refreshed, consumed with my own projects and caretaking, and almost without thought of the former "husband" who'd scammed me, or my brother, who went AWOL after my father's death. It beats Ambien any day! And my anger, though still there, is much reduced. Suddenly I am feeling joy rather than fury, and am moving ahead rapidly. Thank you Lisa!
Pros: Generous, caring therapist, great atmosphere, reasonable fee, incredible results, easy parking