“I have had an exceptionally good experience working with Suzan Aldimassi at South Coast Hypnotherapy. We found her by seeking out the most respected training organization and asking them for the names of their top graduates. After struggling for many years with a number of traumatic events, and exploring an enormous range of healing modalities, I have experienced some of the greatest recovery of agency and a sense of calm in my life through hypnosis-assisted therapy. After the first session, I began to notice I was not having the typical strong reaction to traumatic memories and was facing daily life and challenges with more balance. Then a conflict with another party arose which normally would have seen me become highly stressed. Instead, I was able to work creatively with the other person toward a jointly satisfying solution. That was a revelation. Suzan has a wonderful bedside manner and a calming presence. I have appreciated her intuitive and gently curious approach which allowed me to quickly feel a sense of trust. My experience of hypnosis has been nothing like you may have seen in the movies. I never felt out of control or unaware of what was happening. I felt deeply calm and able to process trauma without heightened emotions. I would compare it to a deep meditative state. I wondered if it would be effective to utilize telehealth, but that has not proven to be a problem. In fact, there is something comforting about working on difficult things while surrounded by my normal comfortable environment. It was also a blessing in that there are no practitioners within a reasonable driving distance from my home. It has been a transformative experience and I definitely recommend exploring with Suzan the potential of working with her. Best of luck on the road back to you! ”
— Dennis Hopkins —
“Suzan Aldimassi helped me manage my stress and anxiety more calmly and effectively. She helped me better understand my emotions, express them effectively, and release them. Suzan helped me be compassionate, assertive, and myself around people I care for.
Hypnotherapy brought joy and calmness into my life. Thank you Suzan for your guidance and help! ”
— T. M. —
“I started seeing Suzan after going through something really difficult in my life. I remember walking into my first session with her completely lost, having no energy, and thinking it would take me years to overcome the trauma and be myself again.
After hearing my story, Suzan recommended hypnotherapy and we started my healing journey. I’ve never had therapy before let alone hypnotherapy. Suzan explained to me the whole process and the benefits of this technique and I remember after my first hypnotherapy session going back home and telling my family how incredible it was and how I can still feel sadness and pain but it was not as strong as before. Since then I was looking forward to each session and I started feeling better.
The weekly therapy sessions felt like a cleansing and detoxing process. After a couple of months, I slowly regained my energy and felt like myself again.
I cannot thank Suzan enough. She helped me overcome the trauma I thought I wouldn’t overcome in years and taught me how to create a shield and protect myself. I grew and became stronger emotionally and mentally.
I’m forever grateful for her and I believe we all need a Suzan in our life to overcome hard times and keep ourselves balanced, happy, and sane. ”
— Hala L. —
“I was struggling with a health issue and Suzan put me at ease from our first conversation. She is professional, patient, and compassionate and explains everything in detail.
Suzan gently guided me to reframe my thoughts to eliminate fear, in turn reducing my stress levels and making me more confident in general.
I found sessions with Suzan to be an oasis of peace, calm, and tranquility.
I highly recommend Suzan to anyone seeking real results!”
— Forever grateful in OC —
“I am a 19-year-old female. I came to Suzan Aldimassi to help with my extreme anxiety and depression. I had gone through a tough year at college that led to my anxiety and depression being at an all-time high. While also dealing with new issues, past problems were affecting me daily without knowing it. Suzan helped me realize how the past was affecting me and assisted me in understanding how the subconscious mind works. Suzan guided me to work through my new troubles. We worked together throughout the summer. I feel as if I am a new person. She helped bring out the old, happy me. I can’t thank Suzan enough!”
— Ashley K. —
“Our son was suffering from a phobia that was holding him back in his life. We tried a traditional therapeutic approach with no results. On a recommendation, we took him to see Suzan Aldimassi at South Coast Hypnotherapy. After a few visits, he conquered his phobia. It was miraculous. We couldn’t be more grateful for Suzan and her gentle, kind approach and highly recommend her.”
— Krista O. —
“Suzan Aldimassi helped my 16-year-old daughter. My daughter has struggled with social anxiety for many years. My daughter and I felt very comfortable with her first visit. Ms. Aldimassi clearly explained how our mind functions in times of stress and anxiety. She helped her to find the resources for each realm of worry my daughter faced. She struggled with test anxiety, eating at social events, sleeping, going out with groups of friends, public speaking, and overall self-confidence.
After working and using Ms. Aldimassi’s techniques, my daughter now sleeps much better, has been able to work through the reasons behind each of her stressors, understands them, and can process them. It has given her life-long tools for dealing with anxiety and stress in any situation. She feels happier and enjoys being a teenager. That means the world to us!”
— Karen C. —
“I had the pleasure of working with Suzan Aldimassi in February for some coaching, support, and hypnotherapy for a Functional Disorder that has plagued me for many years. After years of frustration while trying every supplement and dietary strategy I could find, I was still at the mercy of this idiosyncratic disorder of bloating and intense pain. I found a reference for Suzan in a professional journal and I took a leap of faith and called. She was delightful and professional from my first phone conversation and upon meeting her I immediately ‘knew’ I was in good hands. Suzan combined multiple modalities as she worked with me to better understand the subconscious forces at play with my disorder. Using a simple but powerful graphic, she demonstrated visually that 90% of my emotions are beyond my conscious awareness but nonetheless are powerfully regulating my GI tract. Through hypnotherapy, we found some recent and recurring events that were powerful emotional triggers although I was consciously unaware of their significance. Using a confident but supportive technique Suzan helped me identify, acknowledge and then reframe the emotions into powerful affirmations.
I cannot speak highly enough of Suzan and her skills, compassion, and successful approach. I highly recommend her to anyone willing to roll up his or her sleeves and dig deeply and honestly. I have years of experience with many very nice but mediocre therapists and I am ecstatic to have found a true expert in Suzan. Just make an appointment you will be richly rewarded.”
— Fran D. —
“Hi, I am 13 years old, and I am a client of Suzan Aldimassi. I have been dealing with stomach problems for 8 years. I had tried everything you could possibly think of, but nothing seemed to work. All day, every day, I felt extremely nauseous. I was nauseous so often, I felt like it was part of my identity. To my classmates, I was the girl who always went to the nurse’s office. Sometimes I would say “I don’t feel good”, and immediately, everyone’s eyes got large and they suddenly stepped away. To be honest, I was starting to lose hope. I didn’t think I would ever be normal again. That is until I met Miss Suzan. She taught me how to be more positive. I started noticing the nausea was going away. Because of her, I got to sleep over at my friend’s house. Now that might not seem like a big deal to most people, but it was the biggest deal in the world for me. I hadn’t been to someone’s house to hang out in a very long time, let alone a “sleepover”. Miss Suzan helped me get better. She is the reason why I wake up feeling happy and energized. Because of Miss Suzan, I am a normal teenager who hasn’t thought of her stomach in weeks.
— 13-Year-Old Female Client —
My daughter suffered (I use the past tense with immense joy) from acid reflux for several years, and her condition was confirmed by an endoscopy. She complained of constant nausea which affected all areas of her life; socializing with friends, sports, school, sleep (or lack thereof) family trips, etc. We tried everything; medication, dietary changes, various types of acupuncture, traditional therapy, natural remedies, etc. Nothing worked and it broke my heart to see my daughter so discouraged.
Everything changed when my brother sent me an article describing a hypnotherapy program Mount Sinai developed to help patients who experience gastrointestinal issues, they call it brain-gut therapy. We found Suzan and our life changed dramatically. She offered the one and only form of treatment that finally worked to rid my daughter of her acid reflux and nausea. Fittingly, we celebrated her most recent birthday with Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and chocolate cake – something we had not been able to do successfully in years.
I also began seeing Suzan for some health challenges I was having related to autoimmunity/energy. I was thrilled with the progress I experienced in my own healing journey as a result of my sessions with her.
Suzan is one of a kind! She is a talented listener who possesses the unique ability to tap into your subconscious allowing you to tackle issues or experiences that may be preventing you from healing. I will forever be grateful to her for helping my daughter feel like a “normal kid”. I am also so appreciative of her warmth and kindness in helping me to improve my health and well-being. She is a gem and I would be happy to be a reference for her at any time. I highly recommend Suzan to anyone who is looking for a unique and effective way to heal your mind, body, and soul.”
— 45-Year-Old Female Client and Mother of Client —
“I wanted to acknowledge Suzan for all the progress she has made with my daughter, Kate. Suzan really made it a point to get to know my daughter and that helped her tailor the techniques to address Kate’s specific condition. Suzan made a connection not only with my daughter but also with me as I could see she genuinely cared about the well-being and overall health of the child which as a parent is greatly appreciated. We were not sure about the hypnotherapy techniques however, the more we were exposed to the sessions, they turned out to be great ways for Kate to manage the everyday stresses she faces in her life as a teenager. The techniques taught by Suzan were tailored around Kate and she gave the tools that she could easily use on a daily basis which made all the difference. We appreciate Suzan’s compassion, and knowledge in her profession and for helping our daughter! We would highly recommend her to others as her skills to pinpoint the issues and address them shows her professionalism, coupled with her kind personality and open environment has led to wonderful results for our child. Thanks Suzan!”
— Sandra S. —
“In preparation for a knee replacement surgery, Suzan provided a hypnotherapy tape for me to listen to twice a day. It was about pain and healing. I was walking at the end of two weeks, (normal recovery time is 4 to 6 weeks) driving in two weeks, and never took a pain pill from the time I left the hospital. I have used hypnotherapy for anxiety, fear of lack, painful memories, and physical pain. The results are incredible! Suzan is a gifted hypnotherapist whose gentle caring touches your life forever.”
— Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel, Meridian, Idaho —
“When our 13-year-old daughter met with Suzan, she suffered from anxiety (nausea, shaking, excessive clenching of her hands, pinching herself or things around her, exhaustion). After a few sessions with Suzan, these symptoms had greatly diminished. Over the course of a year, Suzan used hypnotherapy–positive affirmations, visualizations, controlled breathing, etc.–to help her. Suzan taught her to use these techniques on her own. Now in high school, our daughter is successfully meeting her new experiences with many positive, calming techniques.”
“Suzan is very knowledgeable. Her warm and caring demeanor creates a safe and supportive atmosphere. We highly recommend her!”
— Happy Success Story —
“Suzan Aldimassi has helped my daughter Sofia with her anxiety. She is compassionate and professional. I believe hypnotherapy is a fantastic alternative treatment for many things and much healthier in many cases. It has helped Sofia with her overall anxiety, making friends in school, and being more relaxed about life in general. We are also using hypnotherapy with Suzan Aldimassi to work on Sofia’s phobias when dealing with food and trying new foods in general. In addition to her help with hypnotherapy, she provides us with skill sets for us to use again and again through life’s twists and turns. I am very thankful for the experience and would recommend it to anyone who has a child with anxiety.”
— Veronica, California —
“My husband and I were devastated when we saw our 9-year-old daughter pulling out her eyelashes and eyebrows. We did not know how to help her. Our pediatrician recommended Suzan to us, and she helped our daughter identify the root of her anxiety and showed her how to be mindful and manage it. Within a few months, the eyelashes and eyebrows grew back, and our daughter has kept with the strategies which have minimized any relapses. Suzan focuses on my daughter’s strengths to help empower her and make her feel positive about herself. As a mother, this is incredibly important to me.”
— Michelle M. —
“Suzan Aldimassi is my lifetime favorite therapist. I have sent hundreds of children/families to her, always with positive results. Suzan has treated me with hypnotherapy for anxiety. She has done hypnosis with me before open heart surgery, and my recovery time was astonishing. I find Suzan to be a highly skilled therapist who is warm and deeply caring. She always manages to build a bridge between herself and her patient. I highly recommend her to anyone who seeks internal or external healing.”
— Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel, parentingsos.com —