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TULSA, OK, June 09, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When the healthcare reform bill excluded Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors from Medicare reimbursement last spring, it sent counselors scrambling to find answers. Offering hypnosis and hypnotherapy services is one trend that seems to be on the rise among therapists seeking ways to use their skills without the problems of trying to collect insurance reimbursements. Richard Nongard, a Dallas hypnosis training instructor and licensed marriage and family therapist said, "Counselors are looking for ways to build all-cash private practices for two reasons: First, they want relief from the headache third-party payment brings. Second, they realize the skills they possess extend far beyond helping people with mental illnesses."
Nongard's company, Peachtree Professional Education, Inc., hosts a website at www.DallasHypnosisTraining.com and offers state board approved continuing education for mental health professionals. He also offers hypnosis certification classes in the Dallas area. According to Nongard, therapists who attend hypnosis certification training in Dallas report better income, improved client outcomes and greater satisfaction. "Hypnosis is not magic," he said, "Rather, it uses a natural ability within all of us to change the lifelong subconscious patterns that have kept people from success." Hypnosis can be used for treating psychological problems like depression and anxiety, but is also used to help people modify behaviors like smoking cessation and overeating. Hypnosis is successfully used as a tool for helping people develop confidence, overcome fears and set goals.
In the past, most therapists depended on treating mentally ill people to create revenue in private practice. Many therapists and counselors now realize that by applying their expertise in helping people make changes, which can be done though hypnotherapy, allows them to build successful private practices with motivated clients willing to pay for services. This has created an expanded market for many of these professionals. "Take weight loss hypnosis alone," Nongard pointed out. "There are 60 million people in the US with mental illnesses, but there are 103 million overweight individuals - a therapist focusing on helping people achieve goals rather than treating mental illness has twice the market."
Classes offered by Richard Nongard are listed at www.DallasHypnosisTraining.com and are held monthly in both Dallas and Ft. Worth. People find that they are surprisingly affordable. The new reform will increase the paperwork requirements that take away from client care and decrease reimbursements that typically fund private practice services. Hypnosis training in Dallas is a great way to prepare for the expected changes that will likely cause therapists using traditional models of service delivery to feel frustrated.
Peachtree Professional Education, Inc. offers Dallas hypnosis training classes and publishes resources for mental health and clinical hypnosis professionals. For further information, contact us at (800) 390-9536 or www.dallashypnosistraining.com.
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