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Gretchen Davidson


Intuitive Counseling and Hypnotherapy 

I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, where I completed independent research about the effects of past sexual trauma on people's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. I am on the faculty of Birthwise Midwifery School where I train student midwives in counseling skills and mental health issues in the childbearing year. I have varied clinical experiences, having trained in inpatient, community mental health, crisis intervention, and school settings.  In the past several years I have been honored to received mentoring in psychodynamic psychotherapy with Amy Fleischer, LICSW and  training in hypnosis from Michael Hathaway, DCH of White Mountain Hypnosis. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and gentle, offering you a safe space in which you can be free to explore yourself. Making meaning out of experiences is how we write the stories of our lives. I can be an ally in your process.  

What is Intuitive Counseling?

Intuitive Counseling is a holistic, mind, body, spirit approach to psychotherapy. As an Intuitive Therapist I listen on many levels in order to recognize the deep, unconscious layers at work in a person's struggles. I use the insights I gain from my intuition to help clients get in touch with the beliefs, patterns, and working models that are affecting their lives. Clients who choose to can benefit from using hypnosis to work directly on the unconscious mind to generate change.


How is Hypnosis Used in Therapy?

Hypnosis is a powerful tool for moving through old, stuck ways of thinking, feeling, relating, and acting. Under hypnosis clients release old fears, resolve past experiences, and gain insight about their true passions. This powerful work leads to real-life improvements in the mind, body and spirit.

Often when under hypnosis people expect to feel a drastic change in consciousness because of the way it has been portrayed in popular media. In reality, hypnosis is simply a trance state where the ego is quieted. We move in and out of trance states throughout a normal day. Getting lost in a novel, losing sense of time while driving, and going to sleep all involve the same state of consciousness as hypnosis. Since your brain already knows how to go into a trance, you will be safely aware of everything that is happening in your experience of hypnosis. Clients only engage in hypnosis when they choose to do so.

Book an Appointment for Psychotherapy and/or Hypnotherapy
Tel: 603-730-2134
Email: gretchendavidsonlcsw@gmail.com
90 Odell Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

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