What to Look for When Choosing a Hypnotherapist

Choosing a hypnotherapist is an important decision

It is important to understand, that at this time, and in most areas of the United States, Hypnosis itself is not a well regulated profession. With minimal training anyone can hang out their shingle as a "hypnotist" and some of these hypnosis practitioners do incredible work and offer a tremendous service to their clients. In Florida, there are no state mandated requirements for the minimal training, background screening or supervision of vocational (unlicensed) hypnotists. They are required to work under the supervision of a licensed health care practitioner when engaged in any work associated with a medical or mental health diagnosis.

Licensed practitioners of the healing arts, such as Tam, are authorized to utilize a wide variety of advanced strategies and techniques to address the subconscious roots of behavior, thoughts and feelings and are accountable to State Licensing Boards for operating in an ethical manner within the scope of their competence.* Medical concerns require the supervision of a medical practitioner.

Credentials and Associations

The credentials and associations so often found listed on websites of hypnotists and counselors are there with one purpose; to demonstrate to you, a level of professional responsibility and accountability - something you SHOULD be seeking when you select any health care practitioner - especially one that is addressing your mental health and well being.

Make sure the person you work with has legitimate credentials and training. Check that the degrees, training, licensing, certifications and professional memberships which people claim to have are from professionally recognized and accredited entities. Explore the requirements for joining these groups. You can also check for previous complaints with the Better Business Bureau or Licensing Boards. Be an informed consumer.

Most importantly, you should have an opportunity to talk with any potential counselor before beginning work with them. Please contact Tam for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION, 1/2 hour Phone Consultation to discuss whether hypnosis or other counseling might be helpful in your particular situation and to determine if she is a good match for your needs.

Contact Us to Purchase Hypnotherapy Services

Schedule Your FREE Phone Consultation Now

FREE Hypnosis Consultation

Get your no obligation, FREE 1/2 hour phone consultation.

Schedule Now

Contact Info


Tampa Bay HypnoTherapy
2961 1st Avenue North, Suite B
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713


(727) 543-7556


Email Us

Still Unsure? Find Out If Hypnosis Works For You.

Do you have more questions about the effectiveness of hypnosis?
Try Tampa Bay Hypnotherpay's FREE sample relaxation audio.

Why Tampa Bay Hypnotherapy

Tamera is…

A true believer in the resiliency and self organizing capacity of the human spirit, Tamera continually studies philosophy, culture, Read More…

Tamera's Vision

Tam is an accomplished communicator with children, adolescents, teens, adults and seniors. She works with individuals, couples, families, Read More…

Highly qualified medical hypnotherapist

Read More…

Hypnosis Related Training and Education

Read More…

Organizations and Affiliations

Read More