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    I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

    Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

    What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

    The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

    Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

    Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

    How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

    Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

    How long will it take?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

    I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

    I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.

    RTT FAQs

    1. What does hypnosis feel like?

    As most things in life, hypnosis is unique to each person. Some people report feeing a floating sensation, while others do not. Many say they feel sleepy, but some do not. Most people feel relaxed and at ease. The most important thing to keep in mind is that how you feel is not an indication of how successful your session is. No matter what it feels like, it is working.

    2. Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis?

    No! That is a common misconception. You are in control during the whole session. You can talk, listen, and even move. Some clients even need to take a restroom break and are able to relax again and achieve the goal of the session.

    3. How does hypnosis work?

    It is not magic, it is science! Hypnosis mimics REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. By creating the same brain wave conditions hypnosis occurs, but you are not asleep. This process allows you to access your subconscious. Part of the “rapid” in RTT indicates that the method of hypnosis used induces a hypnotic trance quickly.

    4. What if I do not “go deep” enough?

    The depth of trance is not indicative of the results achieved by RTT. Do not worry about “doing it right”. If you are open to the process, getting too preoccupied with how “deep” you are is not helpful or even relevant.

    5. What if I already know the reasons behind my issue?

    You might. However, through RTT you gain more insight into the reason or reasons behind the issue. More understanding and information come forth during hypnosis. Many people identify memories or moments they never thought would be connected to their current challenges.

    6. What if I go back to scenes that are painful or scary?

    Some traumatic events are so painful we do not want to relive them. RTT cannot make you relive any event from you past, even happy ones. Sometimes, reminding you that this is just a memory we are gaining information from helps or asking you to watch it like a movie or TV show can settle possible strong emotions. However, YOU ARE IN CONTROL, and if you want to stop the scene or session for any reason, you can.

    7. When will I start to see changes?

    Rapid Transformational Therapy creates change in three ways, and we cannot predict how it will come about for each person.
    Immediate: Even during the session changes in your thoughts, behavior, and body can occur.
    Incremental: You notice the changes bit by bit.
    Retroactive: You do not notice changes at first. One day it will all become clear as you acknowledge all the changes in your life. Sometimes, you will not realize it until someone else points it out to you.

    8. What is the difference between face-to-face and online sessions?

    Online sessions are as effective as in person sessions. I use Zoom for my online sessions. Zoom is free, and I can provide you with more information once you have booked your session.

    9. What if our online session gets disconnected?

    Eventually, you will realize that you are no longer hearing my voice and come out of the trance. Once the issue is resolved, we can reconnect on Zoom. You could also fall asleep depending on how relaxed you are. If that happens, you will wake up eventually and realize the problem. Although this can be a possibility on both sides of the connection, it does not happen often. Depending on timing and duration, another session may need to be scheduled to make up the missed time.

    10. Are all sessions confidential?

    Yes, although there are few exceptions which include: 1. credible intent to hurt yourself or someone else, 2. a report of current abuse against a child, elderly adult, or other protected populations, and 3. When records are court ordered, which rarely happens.
    As a licensed counselor, I am afforded the right of privileged conversation. This is to protect your privacy. I take your confidentiality very seriously. If you have more questions regarding this, please visit and (pgs. 22-25), or feel free to contact me.

    11. Who is Marisa Peer?

    Marisa Peer is the founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy. With over 30 years of experience in the field and such accolades as Britain’s best therapist and best-selling author, she has made a name for herself worldwide.

    If you have further questions or would like to book a session, please contact me. I look forward to working with you soon!