Scope of Practice
Scope of Practice
In California, hypnotherapy is for vocational and avocational (self-improvement) counseling (Business and Professions Code 2908), and as complementary treatment to healing arts services licensed by the State. Included in that section, the law entitles a hypnotherapist to work outside the areas of vocational, avocational self-improvement, provided that they receive a referral from persons licensed to practice psychology, dentistry, or medicine.
California does not have an explicit statute or regulation requiring licensure for hypnotists or hypnotherapy. California Business and Professions Code 2908 exempts “persons using hypnotic techniques” from the psychology licensing act to do “vocational or avocational self-improvement” as long as they “do not treat emotional or mental disorders.” 2908 also exempts “persons using hypnotic techniques” they are working under referral “of persons licensed to practice psychology, dentistry, or medicine.”
In keeping with the above, a hypnotherapist is not a licensed physician or psychologist and hypnotherapy services are not licensed by the State of California. Services are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine, neither should they be considered as a substitute for licensed medical or psychological procedures or services.
Offices Conveniently Located:
Ventura * Long Beach * San Diego
Skype/phone sessions are also available to those outside of California, or those traveling frequently, worldwide.
**For high profile clients, confidential home visits are available in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego
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Convenient Private Sessions
Corporate Motivational Speakers
Group Talks and Seminars
20 minute one-time free phone consultation
The number of sessions for desired outcome will vary. Permanent lifestyle changes may require additional sessions.
Payment Information Health Insurance and Insurance Payment:
To the best of my knowledge, the services of a hypnotherapist are not covered in part or in full by health insurance in any of the 50 States. I have received payment by way of workers’ compensation medical care spending accounts, established a part of award at the time of case settlement. These accounts are not common.
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis
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