What My Clients Have To Say About My Hypnosis Services
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"Susan gave me excellent tips on my golf game, as well as helped me overcome insomnia. I'm sinkin those birdies all the time now. THANKS SUSAN!!!! YOU DA BOMB!"*
-American C. Los Angeles, CA
Reviews from Thumbtack
"Just got off the phone and have to say that was amazing. I cant wait for the next session. I would reccomend her to anyone looking into hypnotherapy!! Great job and thank you again."
Jun 13, 2019
"Susan was Uber responsive and professional. I appreciate her superior customer service. I look forward to working with her in the near future!"
Jun 6, 2019
"Susan French was very compassionate, caring and knowledgeable in my initial consultation and email correspondence with her. Talking to her over the phone calmed me down and I felt that there was a light at the end of the tunnel for the phobia I was experiencing."
Jun 4, 2019
"Susan is great! And she is really kind and understanding and she really caters to your need. I only had one session so far and it was wonderful! I will definitely try to get more sessions with her. I was really skeptical about hypnotherapy and thought I wouldn't be able to hypnotized. But she got me to a deep state of hypnotism just through phone. I highly recommend her help!"
May 29, 2019
"She is very caring and I felt very safe to let my guard down with her.
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy's reply
Thank you so much, Holly. It was wonderful to work with you and I look forward to working with you in the future. Susan"
May 12, 2019
"My sessions with Susan were very helpful in dealing with certain issues I had. She not only went out of our time limit to deal with the issues but also gave me an audio recording to listen to before night which are highly effective. I look forward to scheduling another session with her in the future and I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Updated Apr 20, 2019
"Susan was very kind and worked with me to try and find the root of my problem and work through it that way. She was very attentive in trying to lower my stress levels. She always followed up after the session to see how I was doing. Very sweet, caring, and good at what she does!"
Apr 12, 2019
"Susan has been amazing to work with. She has intuitively found the best way to help me get the results I was after. She's extremely personable and a pleasure to talk to. She's like having a life coach, therapist and friend all in one. Very supportive! I'm always in a better state of mind after our sessions. Her hypnosis is tailored to me and I find this greatly improved my results in less time! Great value, way better than generic hypnosis you can buy off the internet. I highly recommend Susan!"
Mar 26, 2019
"I found someone else that was more suitable for my needs, but Susan was very nice in the short exchange of e-mails."
Mar 20, 2019
"Susan is very easy to talk to and very sweet. She does everything she can to get to the bottom of your issues and helps you resolve them. Knows what she is doing."
Mar 1, 2019
"Very happy with this provider. Caring, thorough, Professional"
Feb 28, 2019
"Susan really took her time in answering my questions and getting to the root of what I needed. She went out of her way to meet with me quickly. She made me feel comfortable and confident in the process. I listened to the mp3 recording this morning and have felt calmer throughout my day. Would absolutely recommend"
Feb 22, 2019
"Susan was very helpful in guiding me through the hypnosis process. My sleep has greatly improved after my first session."
Jan 18, 2019
"Susan was very generous with her time in talking to me extensively before we even booked a session. During the session she was very present and supportive... I felt very taken care of. Her compassion, her tone and her voice are very soothing. I am listening to the recording of the session every night and it is helping me move through my anxiety about insomnia. Thank you Susan!"
Dec 11, 2018
"Susan is amazing! I chose her over others based on her reviews and other’s experience with her. And I’m glad I did. I had my appointment with her on Wednesday. I had immediate improvement and let’s just say I’m not looking back! I ‘m excited about my next couple of sessions with her. She was very comforting and soothing. I wasn’t sure how distance hypnotherapy would work but there was honestly no difference than me being in her office with her - the results were the same. It was just as effective. Susan is very talented and I HIGHLY recommend her!"
Dec 6, 2018
"Quitting smoking with Susan French was so easy. No withdrawals or edginess of any kind. I highly recommend her. It really works!!!!"
Updated Nov 30, 2018
"A wonderful session but unfortunately my mother is suffering of dementia and it only helped her for a while. Definitely recommend Susan."
Oct 31, 2018
"I chose Susan because she has been doing hypnotherapy for a long time. For me, experience is really important. I don't want to just trust anyone for my brain health. I also chose the skype sessions since I would not be traveling to California in the next couple of months. I've had hypnosis before and the skype sessions were just as effectiveas if I was sitting in front of my hypnotist. Susan told me that as long as I could find a place to have quiet time and relax, it would work - and she was right. I'm really glad I found her here on Thumbtack!"
Oct 9, 2018
Oct 9, 2018
Elizabeth Burgert II
"I love how Susan is wholly committed to living life freely and fully. Healing is her life's passion and I am always so taken by how understanding and optimistic she is. Her ease with her practice always helps me to relax and trust in the process.Susan goes above and beyond in staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology to support her clients. She exemplifies the saying that beauty and truth are within you. I will highly recommend Susan and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy to everyone I meet who is either curious about hypnotherapy or ready to commit to a plan of healing, beauty, and a life fully lived."
Jun 27, 2018
Reviews from Facebook
"Sessions with Susan has become an integral part of my daily affairs. She has not only helped me in dealing with the larger issues, but she has helped me to acquire the neccissary skills to get through my everyday problems without undue stress. She has been very accessible and caring. My encounters with her has been as if communicating with longterm, trusted friend. I initially encountered her while feeling overwhelmed by a life threatening illness and breaking up with my lover shortly after the death of her mom who had become my best friend. In no time at all I am back on track to live without dis - ease but with more ease and restored self esteem. This is all being done from a great distance and across an ocean . I feel her compassion as if we were in the same room and even more importantly I am learning to use her techniques in her absence. I highly recommend her hypnosis sessions which are easily accessible in every day language for the 99% who are trying to live well and make a difference. That is what she does for herself and others !"
May 10, 2017
"I like how she works. I am a person that know that there are a lot that I could use and she has made progress with me. I still have a long way to go, but I know it all takes time. She has been willing to take as much time as needed. I never know when I need what and she is there for me."
"I had an hour long session with Susan and was honestly not a believer to begin with, but a friend of mine happened to suggest it since i have panic attacks and severe anxiety. Within a few minutes I drifted away. Her voice is soothing and I would recommend her to anyone. I woke up at peace when in fact I was a bundle of nerves at the beginning of the session. She genuinely cares about her clients and it's clearly not just a business."
"I have turned to Susan many times over the years for both life coaching and hypnotherapy for motivation. Each time I saw her, she was able to pinpoint where I was stuck and move me quickly to a resolution. I've learned a lot about myself and how my mind can be a powerful help or a powerful hindrance. She has a gentle wisdom that allows me to laugh at my humanness and then easily rise above my own limited thinking. She has helped me with public speaking and to overcome my natural social shyness. I'm so glad that she's just a phone call away when I need some insight or just a little boost."
"Susan French is a God send! She is kind, empathetic, patient and her warm soothing voice is perfect for her chosen profession of hypnotherapy. Sh helped me right from the first session and I am back for more!"
"When I first called Susan I felt like my life was so toxic that I would die. I Susan helped me to zero in on how the toxicity in my life: alcohol, smoking cigarettes,and general negative thinking were not my fault but neither was I powerless to overcome them.
Susan helped me to see the how these behaviors stemmed from the trauma I lived through as a child and that I could rise above them by understanding the reasons why I hid behind the alcohol. As I came to understand these connections, I was able to acknowledge and accept the behaviors without blaming myself. The hypnosis we did made it so much easier to find that inner peace and self acceptance that the need to drink and smoke seemed to melt away without effort. I was able to stop drinking for the first time since I was 15 years old. I also quit smoking. I learned to use self-hypnosis to reinforce and recreate this calmness when needed so that the cravings disappeared.. Susan taught me how to love and accept myself as I was. That I had worth and value.. She taught me how to have compassion and understanding for myself so that I could begin to lay a new foundation for healthy self-regard. I learned the how to take care of myself and my own emotional needs instead of draining myself by constant people pleasing. I felt instantly connected with Susan as she shared her own journey in this battle of drowning self-hatred in alcohol and how she found her own inner peace. I felt she understood me and that helped me to accept and love myself. The compassion she showed me enabled me to have compassion for myself. It was as if she walked alongside me on my journey. I felt heard, acknowledged, understood and accepted for the first time in my life. My thinking began to change. I saw reality more clearly and without self-judgement. I remember it was like a lightening bolt hit me when I realized I could make choices about alcohol, my mind and way of thinking. It became easy make better choices and easier to forgive myself when I made a mistake. I found myself more able to pause and think before jumping into familiar self-destructive situations. I learned how the emotional side of the brain and the logical brain worked in my behavior. I learned how the emotional brain could disconnect from the logical brain and cause me to operate on raw emotion. As I learned about that phenomena called Emotional Hijacking so that I could navigate back to logic when emotion took over. I learned was meant by the saying "when the student is ready the teacher arrives". I was ready and thank God I found her."
"Susan is tuned in to my specific needs and is very responsive to personalizing our sessions to ensure success. She is experienced, qualified, and caring."
"When I started going to Susan, I was at a pretty low point in my life. I was very unhappy in my marriage and would start drinking wine quite heavily every evening while I was cooking dinner. My husband would make very hurtful remarks at times and it would send me into a very deep dark hole. A glass -- really, several glasses of wine would makethings a lot better. After several years of this, I realized that I had to stop the drinking or I would do permanent damage to my health, plus I didn't want to waste my life like this. I went to a hypnotist before Susan, and she only made things a lot worse and I started drinking a lot more. Finally, I found Susan. After the first session with her, that week I never touched a glass of wine, although I did have my cravings for it. The cravings began to taper off and the desire for a glass of wine was gone. I did not want to drink any longer and could even pass the wine display at the grocery store and not want to pick up a bottle. Susan helped me control my thoughts so that I would not sink mentally into that deep, dark hole. She taught me how to bring myself up mentally so that I could be happy. I also expanded my world to where I would smile or say hello to different people that I met while I was out and about. When my husband would make a cruel remark, from somewhere inside me a very clever and insightful response would come out of me that would amaze me. Often times he would stop and not know quite how to respond. I also started sticking up for myself, not putting up with his bullying. When I handle him now, it is not as a victim but with control of myself. I have gained a lot of strength, thanks to Susan. It has been over a year now since I have been back to see Susan and I still have no desire for any kind of alcohol. Sometimes when we are out to dinner, I do have a glass of wine with my dinner and I enjoy it. After that, I don't even think about having a glass of wine and do not even desire to have it in my house. The desire is gone and so are those dark feelings. Although my husband is better than he was, my marriage is still not good and it is something that I am going to have to handle. I have gained the strength that I do feel I can handle and resolve the situation. I would also like to mention, that while working with Susan I did loose the weight that I wanted to. I had a great many benefits that resulted from my work with her, and I will always be very grateful to her."
"Before beginning session work with Susan French, my anxiety disorder had paralyzed me with fear, robbing me of my ability to function. Insomnia had robbed me of my strength and I could no longer run (one of my biggest passions). Through Susan's open, compassionate approach to therapy and her expertise in the field of hypnosis, I've regained my life. My personal preference was to avoid any type of medication, and because of Susan's help, I have been successful in that. I now sleep through the night, am back to running 50 miles a month and I'm working on writing my second novel. My anxiety will never leave me completely, but Susan has given me many invaluable tools in which to manage that anxiety and not allow it to rule my life. She has forever changed my life and I cannot thank her enough. My husband, close friends and animal companions thank her too. 🙂 "
"My life was going through a difficult stage a couple of years ago. I was fired from my graduate job which ended my career. I was at a low point and was regularly taking drugs to deal with the problem. I decided I had to do something. I did a web search for therapists and came across Susan's website. I live in the U.K. and contacted Susan regarding phone hypnosis sessions. We exchanged a few emails and I had my first session. I was anxious at first because I didn't know what to expect but Susan put me at ease immediately. She was very professional, was non-judgemental and was world-wise which was a key factor for me. She was not phased by my drug use and was able to offer great guidance outside of the hypnotic state to identifying the best way and organisations to contact to deal with what had become an addiction. In hypnosis, she helped me view my career loss as an opportunity to move forward which I have now done.
I am very thankful to her."*
-Cindy V., Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"I sought hypnotherapy with Susan for severe panic attacks and difficulty sleeping. By the time I called her, I was no longer able to work and had just applied for disability insurance. I noticed a big difference after my first session and can happily say that I am now back to work, feeling calm, confident and in control. I can't express my gratitude. She's a very special therapist."*
-David Z. - Torrance, CA
"Before beginning session work with Susan French, my anxiety disorder had paralyzed me with fear, robbing me of my ability to function. Insomnia had robbed me of my strength and I could no longer run (one of my biggest passions). Through Susan's open, compassionate approach to therapy and her expertise in the field of hypnosis, I've regained my life. My personal preference was to avoid any type of medication, and because of Susan's help, I have been successful in that. I now sleep through the night, am back to running 50+ miles a month and I'm working on writing my second novel. I feel more like my old self and I've learned how to confront stressful situations instead of hide from them. I have the confidence now, that no matter what life throws at me, I can breathe my way through it and it too shall pass. Susan has given me to the tools to re-enter a fully functional life. I move through my day unafraid.... And while I still have my back sets and bad days (don't we all?) I now find myself finding practical, logical solutions to cope with my stress, instead of succumbing to the fear and anxiety I once was a servant to. I can't thank Susan French enough. If you are ready to change your life and get the help you need, Susan French is waiting in the wings to carry you forward."*
"I had an hour long session with Susan and was honestly not a believer to begin with, but a friend of mine happened to suggest it since i have panic attacks and severe anxiety. Within a few minutes I drifted away. Her voice is soothing and I would recommend her to anyone. I woke up at peace when in fact I was a bundle of nerves at the beginning of the session. She genuinely cares about her clients and it's clearly not just a business."*
"I have turned to Susan many times over the years for both life coaching and hypnotherapy for motivation. Each time I saw her, she was able to pinpoint where I was stuck and move me quickly to a resolution. I've learned a lot about myself and how my mind can be a powerful help or a powerful hindrance. She has a gentle wisdom that allows me to laugh at my humanness and then easily rise above my own limited thinking. She has helped me with public speaking and to overcome my natural social shyness. I'm so glad that she's just a phone call away when I need some insight or just a little boost."*
"Before beginning session work with Susan French, my anxiety disorder had paralyzed me with fear, robbing me of my ability to function. Insomnia had robbed me of my strength and I could no longer run (one of my biggest passions). Through Susan's open, compassionate approach to therapy and her expertise in the field of hypnosis, I've regained my life. My personal preference was to avoid any type of medication, and because of Susan's help, I have been successful in that. I now sleep through the night, am back to running 50 miles a month and I'm working on writing my second novel. My anxiety will never leave me completely, but Susan has given me many invaluable tools in which to manage that anxiety and not allow it to rule my life. She has forever changed my life and I cannot thank her enough. My husband, close friends and animal companions thank her too. :-)"*
"Susan French is amazing!! She is kind-hearted, knowledgeable, patient, and professional! I started my sessions with her about a year ago. She always worked around my crazy hectic schedule and always made me feel uplifted after every session. With her help, I have tackled some underlying issues that I have had AND now I am finally sleeping after many years of sleepless nights. Her hypnotherapy also has helped me at work. I'm less stressed than I ever have been. And not only have my friends and family noticed, but also my colleagues have seen a wonderful difference. She is AMAZING!! She is a true blessing in my life!"*
-Vicky R. Los Angeles, CA
"Susan French rocks ! Like most of us I felt discontent but didn't know what to do about it. But Susan did. I can't begin to express the " happiness freedom" I now feel. She got to the bottom of my "issues" and opened my eyes to my own possibilities. Not only is Susan very good at what she does, but she does it with such compassion and wisdom I knew I was in good hands. Her patient, knowledgable, caring approach is just what I needed to get my life back in focus. Every now and then you meet someone that makes a difference in your life. I am so glad I found Susan."*
-Fran S. Los Angeles, CA
"I had come to see Susan in a state of almost complete immobilization. I had severe chronic insomnia, depression and chronic back pain. It was hard for me to even get enough energy to make the appointment but I had no choice. I'm a working mother, an RN. I'd had a lot of therapy and seen all the right MD's but nothing was working enough to get me back on my feet and back to work. I was taking some medication, which I didn't like to take, and following as much of the medical advice I could manage. I had read about hypnotherapy and was ready to try anything. I was really in a dark place. The first thing that Susan was able to restore for me was my ability to sleep. Within the first 2 sessions I was getting to sleep and beginning to sleep through the night. If I woke up, I could get right back to sleep. My energy improved as my sleep deprivation diminished and my depression started to ease. She was then able to relieve the back pain that had followed a series of car accidents. As each issue resolved, the others resolved as well. I can't thank her enough. She's an amazing hypnosis clinician. I can't recommend her highly enough. If you're suffering and nothing is helping, do yourself a favor and call Susan. She helps many who have been failed by the traditional medical system. Call her. You'll be glad that you did."*
-Lisa S. Los Angeles, CA
"I developed excruciating panic attacks in 2007 and they got worse and worse. By the time I got to Susan's office I could barely walk. I was shaking, sweating and felt like was going to have a heart attack. I had seen different MDs, including a psychiatrist but nothing helped. The medicine made me like a zombie. I couldn't function. I couldn't eat. I couldn't sleep. I could barely leave the house and never alone. I was sure I was dying. A friend suggested that I go to see Ms. French for hypnotherapy. I was hesitant but desperate. She explained what was going on in my brain and my body and was able to teach me how to ward off an attack in the first session. She was so reassuring and gentle that I began to relax. It wasn't long until I was beginning to breathe more easily and calm down. The shaking and sweating was gone before I knew it. I had my life back. I can sleep, eat, go out with friends. I've even gone on a couple of cruises since then. She gave me back my life. I am forever in her debt.*
-Phyllis C. Los Angeles, CA
"What can I say.....Susan is simply amazing. I've been seeing Susan for roughly a year, and my life has completely changed with her help. I originally started seeing her for work related anxiety, but throughout the year we addressed so many other areas of my life. Sessions with her don't feel like therapy. It feels more like I'm talking to a lifelong friend. Just amazing!"*
"Fear of Flying? I wish it were that easy! I was absolutely terrified to fly. A 30-minute phone call changed my life. Normally I would find excuses why I could not go on business trips. This April however a series of trips became necessary because of problems in our Ohio facility and I was the only one with the expertise to handle the situation. I panicked and almost quit my job of 35 years. I am extremely sensitive to alcohol and tranquilizers so I could find no help there.I am a skeptic about the benefits of hypnosis, but I had nothing to lose. So I called Susan and she 'talked' me through my irrational fear in a 30 minute phone call. She knew exactly what to say and she has a beautiful, calming voice that touched my soul. I will never forget that call - I flew several days later and was fear free. It was wonderful and I have made 5 more flights without incident. I traded my fear of flying demon for a guardian angel name Susan."*
-Robert C, Van Nuys, CA
"Very understanding with deep insight into causes of my depression and frustration. She is able to help me pull myself through those periods in my life. I go to her anytime I feel I need help and when we are done, I always feel relieved."*
"Susan French has been such a big help to me. She's an excellent therapist and hypnosis is very powerful She helped me weave through my problems helped me find workable solutions."*
Reviews from Yelp
Special Hypnosis Cases
Quit Smoking Hypnosis Success
“Thanks so much. I’ve been trying to quit smoking for 12 years and now I am a HAPPY NONSMOKER.” I lost the desire to smoke—it was so easy.”*
-G. Taylor, Minneapolis, MN
Lose Weight Hypnosis Results
“I was desperate about my weight. It kept climbing and climbing, especially after the birth of my two children. With Susan’s help, I discovered the emotional reasons that I over-ate. A good strategy plus hypnosis made it easy. I have now lost 55 pounds.”*
-B. Curley, Van Nuys, CA
Hypnosis for Public Speaking Success
“I was so terrified to get up in front of a group of people to speak that it was holding me back in my job. Hypnotherapy was a godsend.”*
-T. Jacobsen, Palo Alto, CA
Pregnancy: Alcohol and Medication Elimination Hypnosis Worked
“When I become pregnant, I had to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking pain medication for a back injury. I didn’t know how I was going to manage. My mood swings and fatigue were almost unbearable. With the help of clinical hypnosis, I was able to stop smoking and drinking and manage my pain. And, it reduced the need for medication during labor and delivery. I’m so grateful”.*
-J. Baker, Midlands, UK
Hypnosis Help for Child with ADD
“My 12-year old was diagnosed with ADD and things at home were a nightmare. Hypnotherapy helped my son to calm down in school and at home. He’s doing well at school and we are able to use less medication.”*
-C. Sheldon, Camden, NJ
Hypnosis for Insomnia
“I have terrible insomnia when I travel which I do a lot. I can call Susan from anywhere in the world and have a calming session whenever I need it. I sleep like a baby no matter where I am, even on the plane. Thanks.”*
-G. Torelli, Albany, NY
Hypnosis to Help Cancer Treatment Side Effects
“During my bout with breast cancer Susan helped to alleviate the nausea as well as the pain and fatigue from the chemotherapy as well as the achiness and fatigue. We also had several sessions that helped me adjust to it all and come out the other side healthy and happy. Thank you so much, Susan.”*
-C. Randall, Victoria, BC
Hypnosis for Hypertension
“My blood pressure was uncontrollable as was my diabetes. Nothing seemed to help. The hypnosis and the therapy I did with Susan brought both under control and helped me to see how my own attitude and actions could be my own worst enemy. I’ve lost twenty five pounds and I walk religiously and happily.”*
-W. Arrington, Atlanta, GA
Hypnosis to Relieve Painful Medical Procedures
“I was faced with a number of breast biopsies and subsequent surgeries. My hypnotherapy sessions with Susan rendered the biopsies painless and reduced a significant amount of anxiety for me. I had sessions before each surgery, making me much calmer and allowing me to be comfortable with far less medication. It was truly a blessing to have Susan’s help and the miracle of hypnotherapy."*
-K. -Bernstein, Wilmington, DE
Hypnosis to Stop Road Rage and Anger Management
“My wife threatened to leave me if I didn’t get help for my out-of-control temper and refused to ride in the car if I was driving. I was outraged, of course, but with the help of hypnotherapy and Susan’s compassionate good sense, my temper tantrums are under control.”*
-C. Goodman, Los Angeles, CA
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