Referrals & Links

To find qualified therapists and training in various modalities, click on the modalities below or scroll down:



TFT (Thought Field Therapy)

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Somatic Experiencing® (SE)

Other Useful Links and Resources


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
P.O. Box 141925
Austin, TX 78714-1925
TEL: (512) 451-5200
FAX: (512) 451-5256

This organization will provide you with referrals to therapists who have completed approved training in EMDR in specific geographical areas, information on Level I and II training for licensed therapists and interns, and sets criteria for certification and approved consultant status. The website also provides general information about EMDR and answers useful questions and answers about its uses and effectiveness.

Additional Resources in EMDR:

Dr. Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. (San Rafael, CA): 415-454-2084

Dr. Andrew Leeds, Ph.D. (Santa Rosa, CA): 707-579-8548

Dr. Shirley McNeal, Ph.D. (San Francisco & Berkeley, CA): 415-346-8186

Dr. Henry Ormand, Ph.D. (Oakland/Berkeley, CA): 510-891-9110

Landry Wildwind, LCSW (Albany, CA): 510-236-2126

Dr. Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D. (Bainbridge Island, WA): 206-855-1133



American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
130 East Elm Court, Suite 201
Roselle, IL 60172-2000
TEL: (630) 980-4740
FAX: (630) 351-8490

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
3606 N. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
TEL: (602) 956-6196
FAX: (602) 956-0519

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH)
SCEH Central Office
Washington State University
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
TEL: (509) 332-7555
FAX: (509) 332-5907

International Society of Hypnosis (ISH)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Melbourne
Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre
West Heidelberg VIC 3081
TEL: +61 3 9496 4105
FAX: +61 3 9496 4107

These four groups are the main professional hypnosis groups inside the U.S. and abroad. They can help you locate a therapist referral in a specific geographical area, provide information about trainings and workshops if you are a therapist or health professional, and answer general questions about hypnosis. The Erickson Foundation is devoted to the study of Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy; the other three groups are more oriented to clinical applications of formal hypnosis and scientific research efforts. ASCH is the best source of information about training in Ego-State Therapy and about therapists who use this approach.

Additional Resources in Hypnosis:

Dr. Shirley McNeal, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA): 415-346-8186

Claire Frederick, MD (Berkeley, CA) 415-267-1875

Andrea Bass, MFT (San Francisco, CA): 415-647-3577 Dr.

Neil Fiore, Ph.D. (Berkeley, CA): 510-525-2673

Dr. Doug Moorhead, MD (Berkeley, CA): 510-849-4732

Dr. Marilyn Coffy (Oakland, CA): 510-531-8170

Dr. Rhondalyn Summers, Ph.D. (Pleasanton, CA): 925-463-2526

Dr. Wendy Ritchey, Ph.D. (Walnut Creek, CA): 925-938-7511

Dr. Michael Diamond, Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA): 310-472-9499

Dr. Steve Galligan, Ph.D. (Encinetas, CA): 760-942-0338

Richard Hatten (Sacramento, CA): 916-923-5236

Dr. Bruce Peltier, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA): 415-215-5868

Dr. Noelle Poncelet, Ph.D. (Mill Valley & San Francisco, CA): 415-383-0413

Dr. Janet Redmond, Ph.D. (Saratoga, CA): 408-496-9100

Dr. Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D. (Santa Monica, CA): 310-395-2243

Dr. Robert Schwarz (Haverford, PA): 610-642-0884



The Academy for Guided Imagery
P.O. Box 2070
Mill Valley, CA 94942
TEL: (800) 726-2070
FAX: (415) 389-9342

This group offers intensive and home study courses in imagery to professionals. It also offers a certification program accredited by the American Pschological Association. Books and tapes on imagery for self-healing can be purchased through the Imagery Store at (800) 726-2070.


TFT (Thought Field Therapy)

Roger Callahan, Ph.D.
Callahan Tehniques TFT (Thought Field Therapy)
45350 Vista Santa Rosa
Indian Wells, CA 92210
TEL: (619) 345-9216
FAX: (619) 360-5258

Callahan Techniques provides referrals to therapists trained in TFT, updated information about approved training workshops nationwide, and access to a printed newsletter. The website gives extensive information about the uses of TFT and access to numerous case reports of its effectiveness.

Fred Gallo, Ph.D.
Psychological Services
40 Snyder Road
Hermitage, PA 16148
TEL: (724) 346-3838
FAX: (724) 346-4339

Dr. Gallo developed the Level I and Level II workshops in TFT. He has been a pioneer in energy psychology methods and has developed his own model, which is called Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods (EDxTM). His website offers excellent information about energy psychology. The site also describes EDxTM, which is based on TFT but more sophisticated in diagnosis, and gives access to Dr. Gallo's training schedule.

Additional Resources for TFT and Energy Psychology:

Rachel Michaelson, LCSW (Oakland, CA): 510-261-1440

Noelle Poncelet, Ph.D. (Mill Valley, CA): 415-383-0413

Suzanne Connelly, MFT, (Sedona, AZ): 928-282-2627

Dr. Robert Schwarz (Haverford, PA): 610-642-0884


EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Gary Craig
P.O. Box 398
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
TEL: (800) 231-6132
FAX: (707) 940-4333

EFT is a more distant, though popular cousin to TFT. Gary Craig, the originator, has streamlined Callahan's TFT protocols into one general tapping protocol that he believes can be used for most symptoms. The general training program, consisting of manuals, audio and video cassettes can be ordered through the website or by phone or fax through the office. The website offers extensive anecdotal information, clinical cases, and an almost daily email newsletter from Gary Craig.

Somatic Experiencing® (SE)

Peter Levine, Ph.D.
The Foundation for Human Enrichment
6685 Gunpark Drive, Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
TEL: (303) 652-4035
FAX: (303) 652-4039

This organization offers books, pamphlets, and articles on Somatic Experiencing® . The website and office provide referrals to SE practitioners, schedules of training worldwide, and helpful information about the SE model.

Additional Resources for SE:

Sylvia Conant, MN, CNS (Berkeley, CA): 510-848-7267

Marcia Anderson (San Francisco, CA): 415-242-3102

Rita Cahn, LCSW (San Francisco, CA): 415-751-7004

Kathy Kain, M. Ed. (Berkeley, CA): 510-845-3742

Ariel Giarretto, MFT (Berkeley, CA): 510-595-4647

Steve Hoskinson, MA (Leucadia, CA): 760-634-3691

Maggie Kline, MFT (Long Beach, CA): 562-434-5700

Dr. Raja Selvam, Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA): 310-306-1462


...Other useful links and resources:

Claire Frederick, MD (Berkeley, CA) 415-267-1875 (specializing in PTSD, health problems, and dissociative disorders) (mental health information, resources, practitioner directory)

Stephen Gilligan (Self-Relations Psychotherapy)

Michael Yapko (depression treatment, hypnosis, brief therapy)

Ronald Alexander (mind/body psychotherapy & leadership coaching)

Ken Robins (surgery support)

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The Professional Effectiveness Management Institute in Shanghai, China

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