There are several things to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to make changes in your life. As such, you want a professional who specializes in using hypnosis and has experience working with your particular goals. A hypnotherapist’s experience is the most important factor to consider when choosing someone to work with, and you should ask them about what training they have received, and what experience they have working with your issue. There are several reputable training programs that offer certification in the United States, but not every certifying organization offers a solid foundation on which to begin a practice. The National Guild of Hypnotists is one of the largest and most reputable certifying organizations in the United States, but there are certainly others. If you are looking for a diagnosis and treatment of a mental health disorder, it is best to see a licensed medical doctor. Some doctors use hypnosis, but rarely do they specialize in it, and they are likely to evaluate you bases on a set of predetermined diagnostic criteria, and recommend a treatment plan, which may or may not include medications. Hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatment. Hypnotherapists work outside of the diagnostic paradigm and offer specialization in hypnosis techniques designed to help you make changes and accomplish your goals for a wide range of topics. Perhaps the most important aspect of choosing a hypnotherapist is whether you resonate with them personally, and whether their approach and philosophy meet your needs. Guiding Hand Hypnosis offers hypnosis services from a certified hypnotherapist with over a decade of experience. Schedule a free consult to see how hypnosis can make the change you’re looking for.