Heidi Chinlund is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker  and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist  licensed in the state of Florida (SW13348).  Heidi practices psychotherapy/mental health counseling as well as clinical  hypnosis. Heidi is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, and holds a Master Degree in Clinical Social Work. Heidi earned her Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ICBCH).

CLINICAL HYPNOSIS

Heidi  sees clients to address issues of  goal attainment, building self confidence, releasing self-doubt and fears, overcoming mental blocks and resistance,  improving negative behaviors, smoking cessation, panic attacks, the fear of flying, and many other areas that bring forth relief, or enhances a person's  functioning in their private or working life.
  Heidi  conducts medical hypnosis with those experiencing the effects of a debilitating  illness or condition, such as cancer, lupus, and fibromyalgia. This includes, but is not limited to, stress and anxiety relief, pain management, reducing treatment induced vomiting and nausea, medical treatment and procedure preparation, and releasing fear.

Heidi has been conducting hypnosis since 2010 for individuals and groups, and adheres to strict ethical and professional practices. Heidi does not conduct stage hypnosis, or hypnosis that is for the purpose of entertainment.  Heidi conducts hypnosis that is intended for personal growth, the enhancement of well being, and the improvement of overall quality of life and healthy functioning.

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY
  
Heidi  works with teens and adults who experience  Depression, Anxiety, Panic/Anxiety Attacks, and with those who experience/feel high levels of emotion that contribute to difficulties in relationships and daily  functioning .   If people often tell you that you are "too sensitive", or if you or others feel as though you "feel too much",  you may experience intense,  higher levels of emotions.  When the emotions become too big or overwhelming to handle, learning tools and techniques of emotional regulation can help you manage these intense emotions and feel more in control and healthier overall. 
 
 Heidi also works individually and in small groups with teens who perform Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), such as "cutting" or "burning". For these individuals NSSI is means of coping with either intense emotions by allowing a sense of relief or release,  or the feeling of a loss or lack of emotion allowing the person to "feel".  Usually, those who use NSSI do not have suicidal intent, although  suicidal intentions may escalate if this maladaptive coping skill is not replace with healthier coping skills. Heidi utilizes a combination of evidenced based practices, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, to teach the skills and tools necessary to manage these feelings appropriately.