Meet Your Therapist
Dr. Alan L. Smith, C.H.,R.H. is a Licensed, Certified, Registered Consulting Hypnotist / Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 1984. I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, registered member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and member of the American Academy of Pain Management, American Mental Health Counselor Association, and the American Counseling Association.
With a Ph.D. in Psychology, I have studied with, and participated in, classes, seminars, and workshops taught by: psychiatrist Robert Shaw, M.D. (the creator of Contextual Psychotherapy), Contextual Psychotherapy psychologists Robert Flax, Ph.D., Warren Berland, Ph.D. and Arthur Egendorf, Ph.D. (author of Healing From the War).
I am a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic ProgrammingTM (NLP). This certification was earned from The Society of NLP: John LaValle, M.B.A., Kathleen LaValle, B.S., and Douglas O’Brien. It was also with Mr. O’Brien that Alan completed his advanced training in “Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.”
I am also Certified in the following areas: Practitioner of “Eye Movement Integration”TM (EMI) by Ron Klein, CAAC, NBCCH of the American Hypnosis Training Academy; courses offered by Don Mottin, the Vice-President of the National Guild of Hypnotists (N.G.H.) as Certified in Regression Hypnosis, Sports Hypnosis, Pediatric Hypnosis, Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers, and more.
To obtain further knowledge and enhance my skills, I have attended and taken part in courses, intensives and trainings, conducted by: Anthony Robbins (author of Personal Power, and Awaken the Giant Within) and Richard Bandler, (Co-Creator of Neuro-Linguistic ProgrammingTM and author of Time for A Change, Using Your Brain), and many other books, workshops, and seminars.
I was employed in the Pain Management Center of Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island, New York where I performed biofeedback, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and relaxation techniques. I was a consultant to American Express Corporation where the employees participated in my Health and Wellness (smoking cessation, stress management, and weight control) programs.
Additionally, for 30 years, I had been employed with the New York City Department of Education and was the coordinator and educator of high school students who have emotional problems and difficulties with learning.
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