Dr. Boyd offers psychotherapy and hypnotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families in his home office and via internet teletherapy. Concerns and problems brought to therapy and clinical hypnosis include anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression, anger, trauma, abuse, grief, relationship strife, 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 Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia where he taught and supervised graduate students who were entering 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

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Boyd, email johnboydphd@gmail.com or call the office at 434-760-0948.

Psychotherapy Style

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 unique 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 therapy (hypnotherapy) to expedite and potentiate your progress if you choose.

Entering psychotherapy is one of the most important decisions a person can make in life, requiring courage, humility, and a powerful desire to resolve one's difficulties and become the person you want to be. I know because I've done it several times! It will be a privilege to earn your trust, make you feel comfortable, and join with you to unlock your inner 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 hypnotherapy.

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.