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Melany Cohen, J.D., C.Ht.

Santa Monica, CA


Credentials and degrees:

Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (; Certified by the American Hypnosis Association


Melany Cohen is a certified hypnotherapist with a private practice in Santa Monica. Melany takes great pleasure in serving her clients in a way that incorporates her diverse background and skills. She works with clients of all ages (including children as young as 6 years old). Her areas of expertise include: repetitive and addictive behaviors, including face picking and nail biting, stress reduction, and confidence building. In addition to being a certified hypnotherapist, Melany is also a California licensed attorney and a certified practitioner of NLP. She received her Juris Doctorate from USC and a BA degree from UC Berkeley.

Treatment methods:

I use hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming to help clients identify the triggers that cause face picking so they can implement healthier coping skills and/or new strategies for dealing with the underlying anxiety. I create a personalized recording of the session which the client can listen to after the session.

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