Psychotherapists’ Endorsements

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Dr. Sheldon is a recognized expert in clinical & medical psychology, hypnosis, behavioral medicine, family therapy & the treatment of stress disorders, since 1985.

He is a licensed Medical & Clinical Psychologist, as well as licensed Hypnotherapist

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Sara K. Winter, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychologist, former Antioch University, Los Angeles Professor of Psychology, former Chairperson of Masters Psychology Department)

Dr. Sheldon’s work is of superior quality, breaking new ground in applications of clinical hypnotherapy…is highly skilled at diagnosis and evaluation..provides high quality treatment…specializing in clinical hypnotherapy and biofeedback…successful private practice in Los Angeles for twenty years…excellent supervision of interns.

Dennis T. Jaffe, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychologist, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, author Healing From Within)

Dr. Sheldon…a respected psychotherapist and board certified hypnotherapist…able to integrate ideas and experience and turn them into efficient interventions…David Cheek, M.D. was his mentor and dissertation advisor…one of the world’s leading authorities on medical hypnosis…I am happy to give Dr. Sheldon my highest recommendation

Dr. Sheldon…a respected psychotherapist and board certified hypnotherapist. I am happy to give Dr. Sheldon my highest recommendation

Fred J. Goldstein, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Ed is a skilled diagnostician, a skilled hypnotist, teacher and supervisor. He is also highly ethical, professional, intelligent, dedicated and compassionate in his dealings with patients and all people. He became an acknowledged specialist in medical hypnosis and behavioral medicine.  Dr. Sheldon …successful … a deep sense of integrity … empathy…and skill at helping (his patients) improve their life situations.

Paul Zucarro, Ph.D., (Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Los Angeles Valley College)

Dr. Sheldon is a well-trained clinician and supervisor who works with integrity, skill, creativity, sincerity and professionalism. As a supervisor, his training was thorough, clear, and sensitive.

Dr. Sheldon has a very good reputation and is appreciated in the Los Angeles mental health community for his work, and for his concern for helping those who could not afford to pay the usual high Los Angeles fees.

I received excellent supervision, training, and guidance, when I was an intern at the Westside Counseling Center …1987-1988.

After many years of being a professional psychologist, I can say that I truly benefited from Dr. Sheldon’s supervision.

Barbara Dobrin, Ph.D., (Clinical Director, A Creative Change Place, Newbury Park, California)

Dr. Sheldon…his work is excellent, both as a psychotherapist and as a supervisor…he was considered to be one of the best clinical and medical hypnotherapists in the Los Angeles area. He is a talented educator and workshop leader as well…is very experienced…and has a lot to offer.

James T. Long, M.D. (Psychiatrist, St. John’s Health Center,Santa Monica,California)

In 1984 and 1985 I supervised Dr. Sheldon’s work at St. John’s Health Center in the in-patient psychiatric unit. His diagnostic skills were excellent. His clinical treatment was very effective. I recall that his clinical interactions in the hospital with one particularly suicidal patient were pivotal in resolving the patient’s dangerously suicidal state.

Nancy Angelino, M.A., MFT

Dr. Sheldon’s supervision was excellent in both group and individual supervision. Dr. Sheldon provided clinical supervision at the Westside Counseling Center for both graduate and post-graduate psychology interns from a variety of educational backgrounds, e.g. Clinical, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, and Social Work. I highly recommend Dr. Sheldon as a supervisor, clinician and person

Mindy Boxer, Ph.D., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., D.Hom (Licensed in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy)

Dr. Sheldon … a very able clinician, both in psychology and behavioral medicine. His ability to use hypnosis has helped numerous patients who were not responding well to other treatment modalities. I …recommend him highly.

Additional Resources

A few of my videos

Hypnosis & Stress Management Dr. Sheldon presents on Princess Cruises  (1996) (length 65 minutes)

Almost all of my clients and patients see improvement within a couple of sessions. In fact I tell all of my new and prospective clients and patients that they will know within two meetings if I am the right therapist for them.

Of course specific results cannot be guaranteed, and vary from client/patient to client/patient. Motivation and positive participation, as well as suggested homework are required of the patient. The work is a partnership between therapist and client/patient.

I want to give my patients the best treatment I can, and create the best treatment strategy for each patient. To do this, it is important for me to have the necessary information regarding their condition, medical history, and past and concurrent treatment, with other health professionals. I, therefore, request consultation with my patients’ medical doctors, when I treat them for medical or psychiatric diagnoses, or at least a copy of their medical report, so that I can offer the best services possible.              

At times hypnosis or another modality of therapy is not recommended or appropriate for a particular client/patient. Whether hypnosis or another modality is utilized in the treatment of my client/patient is determined after consultation and evaluation of the client/patient, the specific issues presented the preference of the client/patient, and the client/patient’s medical history.

Regarding hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy and hypnosis are usually very good treatment interventions. However, hypnosis is contraindicated under certain circumstances. For example, hypnosis is usually contraindicated for individuals who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, such as psychoses and schizophrenia.

A proper diagnosis and evaluation of each client/patient must be made before hypnosis is utilized. It is only at the request of the client/patient and at the evaluation and discretion of Dr. Sheldon that hypnosis will be utilized.

Often Dr. Sheldon consults with other physicians treating his client/patient as part of the evaluation and the creation of the proper treatment strategies, as well as to ensure that there is safety, harmony, coordination and consistency among the health professionals treating the client/patient and the treatment modalities utilized. Dr. Sheldon will also ask the client/patient to provide information regarding any medications or other drugs taken.

Regarding Testimonials and Endorsements: Of course what is written in testimonials and endorsements and professional recommendations represents the author’s experiences and opinions.

All of the above is for the well-being of the client/patient, and to make sure that all work is done with high ethical and professional standards, legally, effectively. I want to give excellent service and wants each of his clients/patients to be as successful as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me.

Feel welcome to discuss with me any questions that you may have regarding
how I can help you

DISCLAIMER:

Of course specific results cannot be guaranteed, and vary from client/patient to client/patient. Motivation and positive participation, as well as suggested homework are required of the patient. The work is a partnership between therapist and client/patient.

I want to give my patients the best treatment I can, and create the best treatment strategy for each patient. To do this, it is important for me to have the necessary information regarding their condition, medical history, and past and concurrent treatment, with other health professionals. I, therefore, request consultation with my patients’ medical doctors, when I treat them for medical or psychiatric diagnoses, or at least a copy of their medical report, so that I can offer the best services possible.              

At times hypnosis or another modality of therapy is not recommended or appropriate for a particular client/patient. Whether hypnosis or another modality is utilized in the treatment of my client/patient is determined after consultation and evaluation of the client/patient, the specific issues presented the preference of the client/patient, and the client/patient’s medical history.

Regarding hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy and hypnosis are usually very good treatment interventions. However, hypnosis is contraindicated under certain circumstances. For example, hypnosis is usually contraindicated for individuals who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, such as psychoses and schizophrenia.

A proper diagnosis and evaluation of each client/patient must be made before hypnosis is utilized. It is only at the request of the client/patient and at the evaluation and discretion of Dr. Sheldon that hypnosis will be utilized.

Often Dr. Sheldon consults with other physicians treating his client/patient as part of the evaluation and the creation of the proper treatment strategies, as well as to ensure that there is safety, harmony, coordination and consistency among the health professionals treating the client/patient and the treatment modalities utilized. Dr. Sheldon will also ask the client/patient to provide information regarding any medications or other drugs taken.

Regarding Testimonials and Endorsements: Of course what is written in testimonials and endorsements and professional recommendations represents the author’s experiences and opinions.

All of the above is for the well-being of the client/patient, and to make sure that all work is done with high ethical and professional standards, legally, effectively. I want to give excellent service and wants each of his clients/patients to be as successful as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me.