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Deborah H. Smith

Deborah H. Smith, Ph.D., Director
Certified Hypnotherapist
Certified Instructor of Hypnosis

Specialized Certifications:
Spiritual Mentoring and Guidance
Pastoral Care
Complementary Medical Hypnosis
Pain Management
Relationship Coding
Regression Hypnosis


Deborah is an experienced Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Instructor of Hypnosis, and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), through whose programs she is certified. In addition, she is trained in Complementary Medical Hypnosis, Pain Management, and Regression Hypnosis which are her specialized fields of interest.

She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Sofia University, formerly The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto, CA. For the completion of requirements for her M.A. in Transpersonal Studies, Deborah initiated a research study at the Health & Rejuvenation Center located in Virginia Beach, VA where she also earned her degree from Atlantic University, the accredited teaching affiliate of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Working with clients of various ages and health challenges, and in conjunction with healthcare practitioners and physicians, the study examined the “Effects of Hypnosis on Health.” Findings strongly confirmed the effectiveness of hypnosis as a beneficial complementary medical adjunct for a broad range of physical symptoms and diagnosed conditions. Also, Deborah has a B.A. in Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) in Blacksburg, VA.

An ordained Minister, Certified in Pastoral Caregiving through the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care in Richmond, VA, Deborah has served her local faith communities through Board service, and Church leadership. In addition, she was the founder and Director of Unity Spirit, a non-profit Center providing pastoral care and spiritual enrichment.

Deborah currently lives in Richmond, VA where she offers hypnotherapy services at The Wellness Village at Starling in Westend Richmond. She also serves clients in Virginia Beach at the Health & Rejuvenation Center and Spa of the A.R.E.

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