Specialties

Dr. Sera Lavelle, Ph.D, Dr. Noah Kass, DSW, LCSW, Dr. Samantha Gaies, Ph.D, Dr. Sacha Zilkha, Ph.D and Dr. Sara Glazer, Psy.D are experts in using hypnosis, mindfulness and integrative therapy techniques to help a person move forward. Their specialties focus not solely on delving into the past, but also helping a person to incorporate changes to keep them from falling back into the same patterns.

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Weight Loss, Binge Eating & Bulimia
Dr. Sera Lavelle, Ph.D, Dr. Sara Glazer, Psy.D and Dr. Sacha Zilkha, Ph.D are Clinical Psychologists who specialize in using hypnosis and therapy based on clinical research to help people overcome their battles with food, specializing in weight loss, binge eating and bulimia. Their goal is not just to end the addiction, but to stop viewing food in terms of good and bad so that a person gets out of the cycle of overindulgence and self-blame. They have been written about in Elle Magazine and Allure and helped hundreds of people end their struggle with food. Read more...

Habits & Addictions
Dr. Noah Kass, DSW, LCSW and Dr. Sacha Zilkha, Ph.D are New York’s expert in using hypnosis, CBT, motivational interviewing and integrative methods to help individuals moderate or refrain from their habits and addictions. Dr. Kass’s background includes his former positions as Clinical Director at both the Dunes East Hampton and Realization Center Addiction Centers. Dr. Zilkha’s background includes her past work training NYC mental health providers in evidence-based practices to improve systems of care across the city. Their extensive education and background enable them to work successfully with habits such as nail biting, skin picking (dermatillomania) and hair pulling (trichotillomania) as well as a variety of addictions, such as to drugs and alcohol. Read more...

Sleep & Insomnia
Dr. Samantha Gaies, Ph.D and Dr. Sara Glazer, Psy.D are Clinical Psychologist who combine hypnosis, mindfulness, interpersonal techniques and CBT to help people suffering from insomnia. Their approach focuses on helping clients understand their relationship with sleep and uses a variety of techniques to alter sleep habits in order to help people sleep more soundly and for longer periods of time. All of these approaches offer individuals an understanding about the relationship between sleeplessness and negative emotions, which, in turn, helps to alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety, and irritability, and greatly enhance day-to-day functioning. Read more...

Confidence & Motivation
Dr. Noah Kass, DSW, LCSW and Dr. Glazer, Psy.D specialize in using hypnosis to boost a person’s self confidence and motivation. Through the power of positive suggestion, they promote an innate curiosity of the mind to build a stronger sense of self. Dr. Kass and Dr. Glazer have extensive experience helping artists, performers, athletes and business executives move past emotional blocks and change their self-image by accessing and amplifying inner strengths that have lain dormant. Read more...

ADHD & Concentration
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sara Glazer, Ph.D is New York’s expert in using hypnosis for attentional issues such as ADHD and difficulty concentrating. Based on her vast experience in clinical and educational settings, her method helps a person achieve a focused state through hypnosis, while also teaching them evidence-based clinical tools to navigate difficulties such as impulsivity, distractibility, procrastination and lack of motivation. Read more...

Anxiety, Stress, Fear & Phobia

The therapists at NY Health Hypnosis have developed a specialized method to treat panic attacks, anxiety, stress, obsessive thinking, and phobia. In reaching a relaxed and reflective state, their patients are able to decrease the intensity of their anxious feelings while gaining insight into the root causes of their behavior. By tapping into their inner resources and creative problem-solving skills, their patients are able to challenge their irrational beliefs and catastrophic thinking patterns so often associated with anxiety while also using hypnosis to learn how to calm the somatic symptoms associated with anxiety. Read more...

Clinical Depression & Postpartum Depression
Treating depression requires a bidirectional approach, as depression is a bidirectional struggle. When people are depressed, they find it difficult to incorporate changes in their lives. Feeling stuck, on the other hand, is also what perpetuates feelings of hopelessness and depression. The therapists at NY Health Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy have created an approach to treating Clinical Depression and Postpartum Depression that breaks this pattern by focusing on tangible goals through hypnosis, while also working to resolve underlying feelings of depression through integrative therapy. Read more...

Smoking Cessation
Quitting smoking will be one of the hardest and most rewarding things you will ever do. Trying to quit and not succeeding makes us feel like a failure, and the fear that we can’t quit is often what holds us back. Instead of methods that promote fear of the consequences of smoking, Dr. Noah Kass, DSW, LCSW and Dr. Zilkha, Ph.D use hypnosis to tap into a person’s own desire and motivation to quit while helping to remove any blocks to achieving this goal. Read more...

Infertility, Pregnancy & Parenting
Our therapists use a variety of techniques and expertise in the field to provide an integrative and healing approach to infertility and issues that arise in response to pregnancy and becoming a new parent. Dr. Lavelle and Dr. Glazer are well-versed in fertility and the IVF process, using hypnosis for positive visualization, promoting relaxation, and addressing stress and fears, while using their knowledge of infertility and pregnancy to educate patients, connect patients to NYC’s top resources and navigate difficult medical decisions. Read more...

Trauma & PTSD
Dr. Samantha Gaies, Ph.D, Dr. Sacha Zilkha, Ph.D and Dr. Sara Glazer, Psy.D are Clinical Psychologists who use a combination of hypnosis, mindfulness, and exposure therapy techniques to help people who are suffering from psychological trauma caused by an emotionally distressing or life-threatening event. Their practice incorporates techniques that help clients gently confront and work through difficult memories and experiences, while also learning to live more fully in the present moment in order to regain control over their lives. Through this, clients learn to understand the relationship between their past trauma and current psychological distress, which ultimately allows them to free themselves from these painful memories and once again feel like the person they were prior to the trauma. Read more...

Grief & Loss
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sara Glazer, Psy.D is the expert in using hypnosis to help people come to address grief and loss and move forward in their lives. Her style of therapy blends mindfulness-based approaches, attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis and self psychology, while integrating hypnosis to help a person establish a time and space to rest from grief, allow grief to feel comfortable, connect to positive memories after experiencing loss, and re-engage in life again. Read more...

Relationship & Couples Therapy
Relationships and partnerships can bring us joy, allow us to become better versions of ourselves, and help us through difficult times. Many of us, however, have difficulty maintaining relationships due to the fear of rejection or worry about becoming dependent. Dr. Samantha Gaies, Ph.D and Dr. Sara Glazer, Psy.D work with individuals and couples struggling with relationship to help them face their fears and understand the reasons why they push people away or attract the wrong people. Read more...