My name is Harley Sears. I can be contacted through my office at 9615 Brighton Way, Suite 219, Beverly Hills, California 90210. I can also be reached by telephone at (323) 333-9108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and Training
I graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Southern California, including an internship of practical experience under the supervision of staff instructors holding teaching credentials from the State Department of Education. I also received a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I complete annual continuing education to maintain my training at a high level.
In recognition that millions of Californians receive a substantial volume of healthcare services from complementary and alternative health care practitioners, California Law allows access by California residents to complementary and alternative healthcare practitioners who are not providing services that require medical training and credentials. The following disclosure is provided in compliance with Section 2053.6 of the California Business and Professions Code. The purpose of a program of hypnotherapy is for vocational and avocational self-improvement (Business and Professions Code 2908) and as an alternative or complementary treatment to healing arts services licensed by the state. A hypnotherapist is not a licensed physician or psychologist and hypnotherapy services are not licensed by the State of California. Services are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine, neither should they be considered as a substitute for licensed medical or psychological services or procedures. Hypnotherapists who assist clients with weight loss and/or other health and fitness goals may provide general nutritional advice and/or recommend published books, food guides, and health and fitness publications. This is not a substitute for medical advice and you are advised to seek your Doctor's approval before making any medical/health/lifestyle changes.
My current fee is $200 per visit. If you choose to pay for a three-session package, the price is reduced to $500 (save $100). I accept cash, debit, credit, Health Savings, and Flexible Spending cards. You can cancel your appointment up to 24 hours before your scheduled session without a fee. You will be billed $100 if you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment.
I suggest you think of my services as something that you will pay for personally. That will both protect your privacy and help you value the work you are doing more. In general, insurance companies do not cover hypnotic services, and I caution you not to expect them to do so.
You have the right to expect that anything you tell me will be held in confidence. I will not release any information to anyone without written authorization from you. It is my policy to refuse disclosure of all privileged information.
The services I render are held out to the public as non-therapeutic hypnotism, defined as the use of hypnosis to inculcate positive thinking and the capacity for self-hypnosis. The self-hypnotic state is a state of relaxed concentration which anyone can enter naturally. I provide clients with instructions on how to enter this natural state more easily and effectively. I do not represent my services as a form of health care or psychotherapy, and despite research to the contrary, by law, I make no health benefit claims for my services.
I'm taking every precaution to limit exposure to COVID-19 by adhering to communicable disease control protocols provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. You understand that by coming to my office you are assuming the risk of exposure and hold Harley Sears harmless of any damages associated with potential exposure.
By receiving this document, I acknowledge that: (a) I have read and understood this document. (b) I understand this is not a contract and that I may end my sessions at any time. (c) I understand that Harley Sears has initially recommended a series of three sessions at a frequency of once-a-week to address my presenting issue. At the end of your program, you may continue sessions at your desired frequency as long as you feel you are receiving a positive benefit.