Dr. Boyd offers psychotherapy and hypnotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families
home office and via internet teletherapy. Concerns and problems brought to therapy and clinical
include anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression, anger, trauma, abuse, grief, relationship
health issues, stress, low self-esteem, performance blocks, and personal growth.
Professional Training and Experience
After completing a PhD at the Ohio State University, Dr. Boyd served as Associate Professor of
Psychology at the University of Virginia where he taught and supervised graduate students who were
the fields of Clinical Psychology and Professional Counseling. His academic work also produced three
published books, numerous book chapters, and many journal articles.
Advanced Clinical Credentials
Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
Diplomate in Clinical Hypnosis, American Board of Psychological Hypnosis
Approved Provider & Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
My approach to the practice of psychotherapy has developed through training in psychodynamic therapy,
cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment oriented treatment, clinical hypnosis, and an
existential/humanistic philosophy. The result is technically eclectic clinical methods to serve your
personality and reach your personal goals.
Collaboratively we work together, and I seek your feedback so
that the therapy process can be adjusted to fit your needs. Clinical hypnosis can be employed within
(hypnotherapy) to expedite and potentiate your progress if you choose.
Entering psychotherapy is one of
most important decisions a person can make in life, requiring courage, humility, and a powerful desire
resolve one's difficulties and become the person you want to be. I know because I've done it several
It will be a privilege to earn your trust, make you feel comfortable, and join with you to unlock your
resources and reach your personal goals.
Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a state of consciousness and powerful brain operations that resides naturally
within the human mind. Everyone can use their hypnotic ability in a constructive manner to
promote emotional healing and the resolution of psychological problems. When hypnosis is
employed in medical or psychological settings, it is called clinical hypnosis and/or
Neuroscience research has shown that clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy can reach the
deep, primitive parts of the human brain and alter “neuropathways” – the neuronal routes for
neuroelectricity and neurochemicals, which create memory and all brain functions.
Therapeutic change in neuropathways and other operations of the human brain is the scientific
explanation for the long history of hypnosis success.
Before clinical hypnosis is used within psychotherapy, the process is explained and your
approval is requested. Perhaps most important, you are taught to use self-hypnosis in your life
during and after therapy.