Whether you want San Francisco Hypnotherapy to help you with anxiety and stress, phobias and fears, weight loss and addictive behaviors, or dysfunctional relationships in the Bay Area, read Kay’s dozens of testimonials. Her satisfied clients speak for themselves and may strike a chord for you.
Satisfied Clients Speak for Themselves:
Kay gave me the tools I needed to quit smoking.
“Five plus stars and beyond! Kay gave me the tools I needed to quit smoking cigarettes. It has been 5 months since our last session and I can’t thank and recommend her enough. Our sessions involved positive growth in many other areas which I believe all go hand in hand. Kay is an expert in her field. She is warm, trustworthy and precise. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and hope to schedule another session in the future. Thank you so much Kay!” – S.W., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person
There no difference in-person vs. virtual on FaceTime and it’s much more convenient.
“I have loved my 3 sessions with Kay. She really helped turn my life around, and brought more positive energy into my life, for much better outcomes. I can’t thank her enough.
“One of those sessions was a few weeks ago and we did it virtually on FaceTime. We had a deep dive into our session and there is no difference in-person vs. virtual and it’s much more convenient. You don’t need to drive to the session. It is fabulous to be able to have a session anytime that Kay is available and in the comfort of my home. I actually love this new way of therapy. Hurray, at least one thing works well in these challenging times.” – Best to you, Ashley – Results may vary from person to person
After my first appointment I LITERALLY felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. She has truly changed my life.
“I first found Kay when I was researching past life regression and, after reading her other reviews, immediately booked an appointment for past life regression and another for hypnotherapy. My first appointment was in October of 2019 and I’ve seen her over 10 times since then, mainly for hypnotherapy.
“After my first appointment with Kay I literally… LITERALLY… felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. I was more joyful and happy than I had been since childhood and that pure joy has stayed with me since. Currently I see her about twice a month and each time I step out of her office I feel like a new person. She has truly changed my life.
“We’ve worked on various areas (stress, anxiety, relationships, work, health, everything) and because of this work we’ve been doing I actually feel like I’m excelling in all areas of my life – for the first time ever. I can’t thank Kay enough for all of the amazing-ness she’s helped me manifest. Highly, highly recommend!” – Madi J., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person
I am still grieving my father but feel happy deep inside.
“One visit and I was happier. It had been awhile since I felt the burden of sadness lifted from grieving my father every day. Two different people told me I was ‘glowing’. Said my ‘smile was bigger’. We had agreed to meet up again and it went well also. I accomplished goals that week and felt amazing about it. I had a fun week. I continued to listen to the recordings that Kay provided of our sessions and we had a third visit which was also positive encouragement for my life. Kay also has helped me realize that I can let go of anything that is not happening now and accomplish goals sooner. I am still grieving my father but feel happy deep inside.” – Teresa T., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person
Kay has a special gift –– I’ve actually purchase her services for relatives.
“I first went to see Kay 10 years ago and it really helped me through a bad breakup, along with some other issues. I was able to let go of that which wasn’t serving me.
“Recently I re-connected with Kay and was having trouble dealing with the loss of my sister. Again I was holding some things and Kay helped me open up and let go of ill feelings and emotions. I’d strongly recommend her. I’ve actually purchased her services for relatives and they have also agreed that she has a special gift. I’m sincerely thankful that I came across her work and had the privilege to work with her again.” – Hal M., San Mateo – Results may vary from person to person
Absolutely life changing.
“Absolutely fantastic. In the first week, Kay helped me to understand and let go of things I’d been fighting with for 20 years. Absolutely life changing, and she’s a wonderful person to spend time with. Worth every penny and much more, I’ve recommended her to several of my close friends / family already, and I highly recommend you give it a try!” – G.N., College Station, TX – Results may vary from person to person
I’ve seen Kay about 10 times and tackled various issues.
“My first appointment with Kay was in November of 2012. I’ve seen her about 10 times since then and tackled various issues. I originally saw her to overcome a fear of flying that was interfering with my ability to travel. I used her guided meditation recording many times – before and during flights – and found it to be the most effective and healthy way of addressing my fear. More recently, I have struggled with middle of the night insomnia. Kay and I did two sessions to discuss and let go of the things that were interfering with my sleep. Any time that I experience insomnia, I listen to the recordings, and it has made a big difference in my sleep. Kay is a warm and compassionate provider. I always look forward to our sessions and feeling light and free after.” – A.P., SF – Results may vary from person to person
Kay is professional, friendly and warm.
“I enjoy her therapy a lot. It helps me reduce my anxieties and my sleep got a lot better. She guided me to create my own hypnotic mp3. It’s really wonderful. I would like to recommend her to anybody who needs to help.” – J.H., SF – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay’s techniques have been pivotal in my healing.
“I’ve seen Kay twice so far and I have to say that the combination of hypnotherapy / guided meditation and Emotional Freedom Technique has been pivotal in my healing. I’ve been experiencing bouts of anxiety, and thoughts and emotions that have been challenging to feel and move through.
“Kay is an active and compassionate listener and she’s able to guide me into feeling more at ease and in my body and she’s helping me to rewrite mental patterns that are not serving me anymore. Each week she records the guided meditation sequence as well as the EFT sequence and I’ve been listening to the recordings daily, which has made a big impact on my day to day life.
“Since seeing Kay I’ve been feeling a lot more at peace, in my center, and confident that I have more tools now to rewrite old mental and emotional patterns. Thank you so much Kay for the work that you do.” –– S.S., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
My work with Kay has been transformational.
“I started seeing Kay about 4 weeks ago, and I have to say that my work with her has been transformational. I chose Kay Heatherly above other hypnotherapists in the Bay Area because she works with neuroplasticity, and I wanted to change my brain patterns when it comes to handling stress.
“I remember being pleasantly surprised with the techniques of EFT and guided meditation. I think there was a part of me expecting hypnosis to be like in the movies… looking at a moving clock and being put to sleep to the point of being forced to cluck like a chicken without control! But I really appreciated that she led me through the two modalities instead: a tapping technique that helps with the letting go portion and then a guided visualization into the theta brainwaves where Kay guides my brain to release unhealthy patterns and to come back to neutrality and healing.
“I remember coming out of the first session feeling hopeful –– it’s been 5 years since my PTSD and I had never felt so hopeful about my healing. I passed the three-session requirement this week and have decided to continue working with Kay because it is so life-changing for me. I came in with over 20 stressors to release, from the superficial as ‘letting go of stress eating’ to the deepest of my fears such as ‘letting go of fear of loved ones dying’.
“After only 4 weeks, I have to say that I have let go of 95% of my issues. 95%!! I am amazed by how fast this modality has worked for me, and I am so appreciative of Kay’s guidance in giving me such a useful tool. So much in fact that I’ve told all my friends about Kay and they’re considering seeing her too. If you’re willing to do the work that will help you change your brain patterns, then you should definitely consider seeing Kay!” – P.B., San Francisco –– Results may vary from person to person.
I feel so fortunate to have found Kay several years ago.
“After several years, I’m posting another review about Kay Heatherly who is still my therapist. Here are some of the aspects of my experience that I appreciate:
“1) Easy start to every session – I always find this relaxing and an opening to more important discussion. Speaking just for myself, I cannot normally launch into important topics without first settling down and connecting with the therapist. So I like this approach.
“2) Kay has a phenomenal memory and great empathy about my life experiences. I need that background understanding of hers to proceed with meaningful discussion.
“3) The hypnosis is a kind of meditation. Do not expect to be rendered in some way unconscious and have your problems automatically adjusted – it all depends on how much you concentrate and what you yourself choose to get out of it as an active, not passive participant.
“4) After years with Kay, I have been able to overcome many fears. My goal is to enjoy old age (I’m 79) both acknowledging and understanding the difficulties I’ve experienced in life, while at the same time looking forward with hope, creativity, and optimism. I’m in the process of achieving this with Kay and I feel so fortunate to have found her.” – J.S., San Francisco –– Results may vary from person to person.
Hypnotherapy with Kay is the most effective form of personal therapy.
“I had worked with Kay several years ago and achieved positive results through her professional skill and varied techniques using the theory of Neuroplasticity –– knowing that the brain can change. Now, I have new personal challenges and have opted to schedule Kay’s assistance once again; I look forward to meeting with Kay in her comfortable and pleasant office. I expect her to follow her ritual and offer me a cup of tea and then reestablish rapport by asking questions which she uses in formulating the session goals.
“In the session, several techniques are employed. One of these is the Emotional Freedom Technique –– EFT which helps close down negative pathways in the brain. Then Kay, who listens carefully, takes notes and then uses the information to create the guided meditation to open up positive new pathways in the brain in order to develop tools to make positive changes.
“In the guided meditation, the hypnotherapy part of the session, the subject drifts into an altered state like being absorbed in a good book where he/she is receptive to positive suggestions. The client is then emailed the audio file of the session to listen to in the comfort of home. I have found that hypnotherapy is considered to be the most effective form of personal therapy and my own experiences with Kay confirm this.”
– Anne M., San Francisco, Results may vary from person to person.
Glad my search for “San Francisco hypnotherapist” got me to her office.
“Kay is such a talented practitioner and a wonderful person. She helped me get a handle on stress and anxiety. She helped me pass a big exam and worth through feelings of grief and loss. Glad my search for a hypnotherapist got me to her office.” – Regan C., San Mateo — Results may vary from person to person.
I didn’t go into this expecting miracles… but I gave Kay five stars for a reason.
“Kay is a healer! At the beginning of the session, she asks you to create a template of what you want to see changed in your life and then she puts you under hypnosis. This is you (the client) laying a foundation for your desired outcome. There’s no magic here. Kay doesn’t wave a wand or say abracadabra and then you’re transformed. She gives you the tools and the template, but you have to continue to do the work of listening to her mp3 of the session and employing the technique. I didn’t go into this expecting miracles and I didn’t come out of my three sessions with a miraculous experience. But I gave her five stars for a reason.” – Sean S., San Francisco –– Results may vary from person to person.
I noted in many of Kay’s Yelp reviews she helped with loss and grief.
“I saw Kay after the tragic loss of a friend. I noted in many of her Yelp reviews she had helped folks working around the topic of loss and grief, so I thought I would see her. I found Kay to be extremely helpful. The work that we did together was beneficial. Not only did I feel better in a short period of time, I have some new tools in my personal toolkit that I can use going forward. Recommended.” – Jaymie M., New York, NY –– Results may vary from person to person.
I’ve grown so much from working with Kay.
“I am deeply grateful to Kay. I’ve worked with her consistently since 2015 around self-worthy, setting boundaries, the emotional effects of PTSD, and the impostor syndrome, grief, and loss. I’ve grown so much from working with her and I’ve committed to re-working the negative self talk that has been present most of my life. Thank you to Kay.” – Lauren G., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I can honestly say Kay is a miracle worker.
“Ms. Heatherly is one of a kind. She does exceptional work. She has been able to help me work through some difficult issues I have been struggling with. I can honestly say she is a miracle worker. After working with her, I feel light and confident that now I can face the world and conquer anything. If you are seeking someone that will help you heal, Ms. Heatherly is your lady.” – M.S., Burlingame – Results may vary from person to person.
I felt more centered, optimistic and confident. Thank you Kay!
“Kay’s use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and guided imagery were highly effective to me. She is a very skilled and compassionate professional. Every time I left my sessions with Kay I felt more centered, optimistic and confident. I highly recommend her work. Thank you Kay!” – Nelida L., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Thank you so much! I enjoy working with you.
“Your guidance, support, and tools are very much appreciated.” – Sal, SF – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay brought out issues that I thought were forgotten.
“Kay is a compassionate and caring therapist. She listened and asked questions that brought out issues that I thought were forgotten (by me). We worked on both them and the issues I came to her for. I highly recommend her.” – Susan W., Sunnyvale – Results may vary from person to person.
Fear of flying… specifically turbulence.
“Thanks Kay! Trip to New Zealand was amazing. Flights were fine — I used my recording a lot whenever I got jumpy. Helped put me to sleep 🙂 – Transplanted East Coaster – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay has an incredible ability to listen and guide you to achieve your goals.
“I had the opportunity to work with Kay, a couple years ago. I initially came to quit smoking as I was having a hard time doing it myself. I ended up discovering a whole new approach to personal growth. Our work allowed me to shed some very heavy limiting beliefs and heal deep wounds that were in the way of me thriving, taking responsibility in my life and honoring who I was truly. Kay has an incredible ability to listen and will guide you to achieve your goals. Thank you Kay! – Emeline L, San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay was amazing and life changing. She did appointments for me and my mom.
“My mom told her that she didn’t think we could afford the two of us to do it so Kay was so generous and made us a deal. That deal changed my life forever. I finally live a happy, healthy life full of bliss. Thank you Kay so much for all you do! Thank you for being so passionate about your work! You are changing lives for the better!” – Jackie F., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I was at rock bottom when I first met you. Now I can truly live a life full of love and gratitude.
“I was just listening to one of our tapes this afternoon as I was overcome with a strong sense of gratitude for you and your amazing work! I just want to thank you so much for helping me heal. I was at rock bottom when I first met you. I was at a point where I was so lost, hopeless, and scared. Through your tapes and our friendship I slowly and surely overcame the negative thoughts from mind and now can truly live a life full of love and gratitude with myself and others! You truly are an earth angel and I’m so blessed to have met you! Thank you again for your wonderful work and soul! Much love and appreciated!” Love, J.F., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I wanted to stop drinking beverages with aspartame, especially Diet Coke.
My objective was simple but very direct. I wanted to stop drinking beverages with aspartame, especially Diet Coke. It was truly like magic and I feel so much better. Kay is very professional with a warmth that exudes kindness and a non-judgmental approach. – Catherine M., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
The feelings of anxiety and panic have receded BIG TIME.
Kay is AMAZING! I was feeling really down about myself and it was creating all sorts of anxiety for me including being PANICKED every time I had to present at work, even though presentations and public speaking has always been a part of my role. She worked with me to realign my self-image and the feelings of anxiety and panic have receded BIG TIME. I can’t recommend Kay highly enough to anyone who wants to get control back over any part of their life. – Judy B., Tiburon – Results may vary from person to person.
I am more than satisfied with my improvement for work-related anxiety.
I suffered with work-related anxiety that was significantly impairing my life. I followed through with the sessions and saw a significant improvement after just one visit. I like how she structures each session and was able to tune into things that I hadn’t realized. It helped improve my work-related anxiety and I am better able to cope with stressful situations. We worked on both specific triggers and overall energy. I am more than satisfied with my improvement. Like others I was also skeptical but am so happy I took a chance. I highly recommend Kay Heatherly! I know I will be going back to work on other things! – Ruby B., Redwood City – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay’s support has made it possible for me to make my life better.
Kay is a wonderfully warm, skillful and empowering hypnotherapist. I initially went to her in order to lose weight, but over 4 sessions, I have been able to improve several other areas of my life. My sessions with Kay have helped me to be more aware of how I can change things that aren’t working. Making changes can be challenging, but Kay’s support has made it possible for me to make my life better. I especially appreciate that she gives teachers a discount! If you wish to improve areas of your life, I highly recommend you work with Kay Heatherly. – C.D., Daly City – Results may vary from person to person.
Three sessions later, I’m smoke- free and stress-free.
Kay is great at what she does. After my first session, I was already seeing a difference in my everyday life. Three sessions later, I’m smoke- free and stress-free. Thank you, Kay!!! – J.G. – Results may vary from person to person.
After just one session, I have already seen an improvement.
“I have been listening to the recording and feel more at peace, have been more productive, and my spirit overall has been improved a great deal. I feel a lot lighter after I listen to the recording each day. I know it is still early, but it’s very encouraging to see an improvement after just one single session. I want you to know how appreciative I am for your help! I look forward to our next appointment!” – KF, SF – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay really helped with my anxiety and phobia issues.
Kay is absolutely fantastic. She was really able to help me with my anxiety and phobia issues and I really recommend her to anybody out there of all walks of life. She’s very caring, loving and really tries her best to help people with all kinds of issues and problems in everyday life. Thanks again for all your help, Kay – Ivan, South San Francisco, CA – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay has literally saved my life in a number of weeks.
Kay has literally saved my life in a number of weeks. When I met Kay I was deep in the thralls of an illness, that I still have with terrible life threatening side effects. My way of dealing with the stress of this reality was by drinking and eating unhealthy substances that make my illness worse. For years I have struggled with this addiction and anxiety and after just a few weeks with Kay I feel as if I AM IN CONTROL of it and not the other way around.
“My sister just asked me on a family vacation, if she feels that my doctor (meaning Kay) has been the reason for my positive transformation and the answer was a grounded YES. This is not your average hypnosis, we have a light therapy session and then Kay forms the hypnosis and tapping to my current state. This is something that you have to be open to working WITH Kay on. I have to do my part, but Kay has given me the strength to change deeply from within instead of masking my issues in unhealthy ways. I will continue to do the work, but feel as if I will forever be in great debt to Kay. She is truly something special.” – Genevieve H., Hollywood, CA – Results may vary from person to person.
I’ve appreciated Kay’s insightful support in making many positive changes in my life!
“I’ve been a client of Kay’s for over 15 years! She asks insightful questions that help you clarify what you want to work on and then guides you to identify the positive changes you want to make. The EFT and hypnotherapy process is recorded which allows you to listen later for continued reinforcement. I’ve appreciated Kay’s calm and insightful support in helping me make many positive changes in my life.”
– Mary M., Oakland, Results may vary from person to person
I’ll always recommend Kay as a therapist #1 in this field
“I have been Kay’s client for the last few years. She is nothing else than: Great! She is professional, friendly and warm. What’s important for me, her techniques and focused approach lead me to the insight into my problem and overcoming it. She is a great supporter if you want to work on your personal growth in any field. She is very experienced and I’ll always recommend Kay as a therapist #1 in this field. Thank you Kay!” – T.S., Burlingame, Results may vary from person to person.
I value Kay’s professionalism
“Kay really values good relationships so I could easily work with her because of this. She also gives you an MP3 of her work so you can use this at home to further your sessions and continue the work on your own. I value Kay’s professionalism.” – Laura S., Novato, Results may vary from person to person.
I still listen to the personalized MP3 recording she made specifically for me
“Kay is great! She’s caring, patient and has a warm vibe! She really helped me get on the right track to where I wanted to be and who I wanted to become. I still listen to the personalized recording she made specifically for me, which I thought was a very caring gesture. I highly recommend Kay to anyone looking to overcome any obstacles or challenges they are facing or if you want to make a change in yourself!” – Desirae J., San Francisco, Results may vary from person to person.
Talk to Kay to get some real action and real results in your life
“Kay really helped me to let go of the frustration and anxiety I was feeling from living next to a very bad neighbor. I now feel much happier, more relaxed and more myself when dealing with any issues that might arise. Whatever stress you might have in your life, consider talking to Kay to get some real action and real results in your life.” – Pam C., San Francisco, Results may vary from person to person.
I still can’t believe how easy quitting smoking was after 38 years of addiction
“Kay helped me get rid of a strong and long smoking addiction in just 2 sessions! I started smoking when I was 13 years old and was still struggling with nicotine at 51, either in the form of tobacco, patches or gum. I did manage to quit for short periods but always felt miserable. Kay was recommended by a friend and she was kind enough to schedule 2 sessions during a short stay in SF (I live on Maui). The first appointment was emotionally intense and I found the practice of the taping mixed with the guided meditation extremely powerful. I went out from the first appointment really moved and did not smoke nor put on a patch. I actually had very little craving until the next session 3 days later from which I came out free of nicotine. Kay also gave me the recordings of the 2 sessions and it was really helpful to be able to listen to them during the first weeks.
“I still can’t believe how easy was the quitting process after 38 years of addiction.
“I will definitely contact Kay again to work on other issues and I definitely recommend her practice to anybody seeking help in various areas.” – Franky B., Maui, Results may vary from person to person.
I was consoling myself with red wine and cheese and crackers every night
“I was stuck. I had gotten myself into an emotional rut and was consoling myself with red wine and cheese and crackers every night. Pretty dismal! I had read about people trying hypnosis and knew I had to change what my in my mind before I could change myself… 3 sessions with Kay, 6 weeks later, I kid you not, I have stopped drinking red wine! I don’t want it. I don’t crave it. I don’t need it. After the first session, I felt euphoric that week. I did the tapping everyday. The second session, we talked about more things I wanted to let go of, I kept on doing the tapping everyday. It works, it really does. But you have to take the time to do the tapping every day to get the real benefit I found. Gradually, over the few weeks, my craving for red wine vanished. I am at home, drinking herbal tea and feeling so light and free.
“Thank you Kay!” – Nicola Q., San Francisco, Results may vary from person to person.
I knew that Kay has helped people “get over it”, whatever that is for them
“Kay is working with my spouse and I can see firsthand the huge benefits Kay provides her clients. I knew from the experiences of several friends that Kay has helped people ‘get over it’, whatever that is for them: clarity and confidence in big tests like the CA Bar exam, confidence in public speaking, freedom from fear of flying, recovery from debilitating grief, tools to help deal with challenging and draining family situations, and so many other ways.” – Adrienne D., Berkeley, Results may vary from person to person.
I found the EFT method effective… and I have numerous recordings that I play when problems re-appear
“Although I’ve seen several therapists, I find that Ms Heathery’s approach in which she asked me to identify what I ‘want to get rid of’ has been the MOST EFFECTIVE. She is excellent at accurately summarizing client input. She then uses a combination of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Guided Meditation to assist the client in letting go of the things they had previously identified. I found the EFT method effective, especially the part where she asked me to tap on areas of the body identified by Eastern Medicine practitioners and repeat personalized things like ‘I forgive myself, I’ve done the best I could.’ She also guides the client in a meditation while under hypnosis and provides the client with a recording of the meditation. I have numerous recordings that I play when problems re-appear and the recordings are as useful as they were the first time.” – Anne M., SF – Results may vary from person to person.
I now fly regularly for business and pleasure without targeting my anxiety trigger
“I felt compelled to send you a quick note privately. I met with you for several sessions perhaps 7 years ago or so for help with Claustrophobia while flying. I had a goal to travel to Europe as one of my wife’s passions. After several sessions with you, along with my recorded session you provided, I’m happy to report that I not only took my first trip to Italy last summer, but fly regularly for business and pleasure with little if any issues. Your technique obviously targeted my anxiety trigger successfully and empowered me to overcome this issue. I hope you enjoy many successes such as mine in your practice. I’m deeply grateful for your assistance.” D.S. – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay helped me work through a variety of issues.
Kay is an especially effective facilitator for positive change. She helped me work through a variety of issues and guided me in defining and letting go of negative thoughts and behavior. She is articulate, attentive, professional and extremely competent. – Anne, SF – Results may vary from person to person.
After 10 years of struggling with anxiety, I finally have hope when I picture my future.
I am so grateful that I found Kay! For over 10 years, I struggled with anxiety. And in three sessions and less than a month, I have come so very far in ridding myself of anxiety with Kay’s help. I finally have hope and excitement when I picture my future. Every time I leave a session I have a lightness of heart and sense of peace, independence, joy, and freedom that is truly unparalleled. She has a kindness and genuine talent for what she does that, when combined, leave me feeling blessed to have found her. Her technique is very relaxing and geared very much to exactly what I need to let go of. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Whatever you need to be freed from, she is the woman to do it. Without her help, I would still be struggling to rid myself of crippling anxiety, but now I know I am a strong independent woman and nothing will hold me back. I haven’t experienced an attack since my first session. Call her, talk to her about how she can help you. I promise she will change your world for the better! – Lil F., Healdsburg – Results may vary from person to person.
My talk in front of 60 people went very well, and I owe it to the work Kay did with me.
I had some fear of public speaking and old mental tapes I was running about self worth. Kay put me at ease by being very matter of fact and getting to the core issue. We did the Emotional Freedom technique together which is very powerful and something she taught me to do myself.
My talk in front of 60 people went very well, and I owe it to the work Kay did with me. It was unusual to have none of the usual nervousness and shaking I would normally have! I have always been a little uncomfortable socially with certain people, but seeing how important Kay feels about relationships and how she deals with friction between people is inspiring.
She always said “relationships are the most important thing for me” and that stayed with me long after our sessions. Now I can say the same thing too and mean it. Thank you, Kay Heatherly! – Laura B. Novato – Results may vary from person to person.
Whatever your goal, Kay is your guide to making positive changes in your life.
I have enjoyed working with Kay very much. She is intuitive, educated, professional, focused, well spoken, and supportive. She is not flighty, mystical or weird. Her approach is subtle and gentle. Nothing is force fed. In fact, it is the exact opposite; her style engages you wholly into healing/resolving/confronting whatever issue(s) you may have — smoking, weight gain, narcissistic family, career change, marriage problems, phobias — through discussion, analyzing the facts, setting achievable goals and deep meditation. Whatever your goal, Kay is your guide to making positive changes in your life.
A typical session goes like this:
• Sit down in a comfy chair.
• Sip a cup of tea. Breathe. Look at the pretty Bougainvillea in the back garden.
• Then start talking about why you are there / what you want to change.
• Spend the bulk of the session allowing Kay to probe further to get you to pinpoint the specific wording that conveys exactly what you want to accomplish. Generally multiple goals.
When you have the specifics hammered out…
• Kay guides you through a tapping meditation that incorporates these actionable goals.
• Kay records the meditation and emails it to you so you can work on it at home until you see her again.
• You walk out relaxed, pensive yet jazzed, and empowered.
Change takes time and concerted effort. It can be uncomfortable and nerve wracking. So why not make it a bit easier on yourself and seek out a professional whose vocation it is to help people achieve their goals? Kay is a wonderful tool to have in your Self Improvement Tool Box. – C.C., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay has given me new tools to change all of my bad habits of self-defeating thoughts.
I sent a friend to Kay after reading reviews on Yelp. She had such a positive experience that she pointed me back to Kay when I was in a troubled state a few weeks ago. I am so grateful. After just a few sessions with Kay, I have turned a real corner. Stress, negative thinking, bad habits of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors have been with me for a very long time. Kay has given me new tools to change all of this — and the changes I have made are real and amazing.
Kay is kind, very smart, compassionate and insightful. In such a short time, she has helped me to recognize how thoughts are habits that can be changed. I love the recordings that she sends after each session. They are like having Kay in my ear, encouraging me and guiding me. I can’t thank her enough and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
PS – I was extremely skeptical, nervous and reluctant to see her. I am a changed woman, thanks to Kay.– Trish R., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay helped me through a rough patch in my life and we conquered through it together!
When I met Kay, I felt immediately comfortable and safe with her. I trust my feelings a lot, and I just knew I could trust her!
She helped me through a rough patch in my life and we conquered through it together!
These days, I feel so uplifted and elated. I’m really blessed to have met Kay!! Thank you so much!! – Dee, San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I am so happy I have found someone I can seek guidance from during times of stress.
I’ve been working with Kay for a number of months on anxiety issues and her compassionate approach has been so helpful. The best part of the session is that it doesn’t end when you leave her office, the recorded hypnotherapy is what really helped me stay focused on changing the way I think so I can change the way I feel.
It was around my fourth session that I really started to notice I was able to ease out of my negative thought patterns and remain calm in situations that in the past would have been overwhelming. I am so happy I have found someone I can seek guidance from during times of stress. – Madeleine G., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Life’s too short and too precious to be struggling with unnecessary baggage.
Working with Kay was highly effective for me and I wholeheartedly recommend her! For some time, I’ve been aware of several negative thought patterns that I could feel influencing me on a daily basis. I’d known these beliefs were holding me back from what I truly wanted and had been looking for ways to get my head in the right place. I went into the meeting with Kay with several fears to release and many positive beliefs to instill. Having gone through the process now, I think that’s certainly happened.
It’s definitely worth doing the 3 sessions, since changing your mindset is a process and our emotional hangups can be complicated. You’ll find that as one block is released, another one that was previously beneath it and perhaps unnameable emerges, so you can then work on that. In my case, I found that by the 3rd session the initial negative thought patterns I had weren’t even there anymore, so I was able to focus more on what I really wanted to create. It’s been a remarkable shift to find that negative thoughts I was constantly contending with a few weeks ago, now feel foreign, as if they’re happening to someone else and don’t apply to me.
I’m very happy I took the leap and went to Kay. Life’s too short and too precious to be struggling with unnecessary baggage! – R.R., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I went to Kay because of my intense fear of flying. I then did brilliantly on an 11-hour flight!
I had a long plane flight ahead of me that was causing me a lot of anxiety. Kay saw me for the first time the day before my flight. The first session was relaxing and helpful. Kay’s setup is very warm and comfortable. She offered me tea and we spent the first hour just going over why I feared flying. She then hypnotized me and recorded the session so I could listen to it before and on the plane flight.
I left Kay’s office feeling calm, without a hint of anticipatory anxiety about the flight. The next day, I flew on a 11-hour flight, cramped in coach, and did brilliantly!! My husband was shocked at the transformation and so grateful to Kay for the work she did.
I had two more sessions after that with Kay — one to tackle weight-loss and the other for general anxiety. Both were very helpful. I highly recommend Kay — she is the real deal. – Amy L. San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay is simply superb. I was able to see both of my parents, now deceased, when they were young.
I did not know what to expect from hypnosis, as I had never experienced it before. I was delighted with the results; Kay is simply superb. On top of making some important discoveries, there was an unexpected and joyful surprise. I was able to see both of my parents, now deceased, when they were young (with tremendous clarity), in my childhood home. Truly an unexpected bonus! Thank you, Kay. – Edward M., Concord – Results may vary from person to person.
Kay saved me when I had hit rock bottom.
This review is long overdue! When I first got to Kay I was an emotional wreck over my relationship. I was so hurt and paranoid that that’s all I could think about. She helped me address issues that all affected not only the way I thought about the relationship but also about myself. I knew that I had to work on other issues such as weight loss because I had lost my self confidence, my sanity, and my sense of calm. Coming in for a session was a relaxing space with great music and Kay’s soothing voice that always put me in my trance. Talking to Kay was a sense of relief for me as she was not judgmental but gave great advice and helped me make my own decision about what I wanted to do with myself or issue at hand.
During even our first session I felt so comfortable with Kay. It was as if I knew her for years. I loved how we had a combo of regular therapy and hypnotherapy. I wasn’t sure if hypnotherapy would work for me but it worked really well. My subconscious controlled more of my life than I ever really knew and this is something that anyone else who does hypnotherapy will see for themselves.
One big thing that I loved being able to do after our sessions was listening to our sessions over and over again at home with a personal CD. Kay was also great at making the sessions affordable to me which I am very grateful for because I knew I desperately needed her help. Overall I would recommend anyone to Kay. She saved me when I had hit rock bottom. Today I asked myself if I would’ve been able to overcome it all alone without her wise words and knowledge and I don’t think I could’ve so she holds a special place in my heart. So go to Kay; she’s awesome!!!!” – Karen S., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
The results were impressive and empowering
Kay is intuitive and pragmatic. My sessions with her were comfortable and warm and we wound up addressing far more than what I initially thought would be covered. She really made me feel like “everything is ok” and that I am not a lost cause. We addressed very specific issues as well as general blahs and the results were impressive and empowering. I have referred friends to Kay and will continue to do so. She really knows her stuff!
Denise C., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I’ve been telling myself the exact opposite of what you and I came up with.
Thank you, Kay. Things are going better. Still doing my recordings about three times a day and I’ve come to realize that I’ve been doing self-hypnosis for years, only with the very wrong and unhealthy input. I’ve been telling myself the exact opposite of what you and I came up with. With your help, I’m working every day to correct that.
Joan V., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
Her approach reduces latent stress and offers realistic positive suggestions.
Kay is compassionate and intelligent. She’s very good at what she does and I feel I’ve made very rapid progress in our work. These are challenging times, especially for anyone who is an entrepreneur. This approach not only reduces latent stress – it also provides a way to offer realistic positive suggestions to the deep regions of the mind that influence our daily lives.
Nancy F., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
I had a very challenging couple of years… Kay’s relaxation techniques absolutely work.
I am so thankful for having found Kay Heatherly. Truly, she is an incredible person and an outstanding therapist. I have had a very challenging couple of years, suffering bereavements, ‘loss’ of my mother to dementia, job losses, anxiety and depression and personal relationship issues (I would have been an ideal guest at any party…) and really was at my wits’ end.
I had been to counselling before (specifically grief counselling) but hadn’t felt it helped particularly. I also kind of thought, being English, that therapy just wasn’t ‘done.’ However, it finally got to the point where I thought I had nothing to lose, and found Kay after reading her Yelp reviews. It’s the best decision I have made in a long time. She is perceptive, pragmatic, worldly, extremely kind and straightfoward. The focus is on dealing, directly, with issues and making sure you are moving forward.
Her relaxtion techniques absolutely work, and she sends you an MP3 of them so you can practice them on your own. Quite simply, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Emma J., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.
You gave our daughter a positive attitude and tools she can use in life.
I wanted to thank you for the time you spent with our daughter. I’ve often told her that if she was in pain, she could always talk to me, a friend or a therapist. So, in addition to giving her a positive attitude and tools that she can use in life, you have shown our daughter how therapy can help. For that I am grateful.
E.Y., San Rafael – Results may vary from person to person.
I couldn’t have achieved my dreams without you.
Before I found Kay, I was feeling horrible about myself. I have been preparing for a graduate exam for months. Despite taking a prep class, studying all the time and receiving personalized tutoring, I was still not achieving the score I want. The most frustrating part had to be the fact that I was able to achieve my desirable score on practice exams, but not on the real exams. All this stress translated to my low sense of self-esteem and inability to sleep well at night.
One day, my instructor suggested that I try hypnotherapy to see if it will help me achieve my target score. I thought why not? Although I have never experienced hypnotherapy, I trust my instructor so I looked on Yelp and found Kay. What I love about Kay was that she was very straight-forward and proactive in connecting with me. I was able to schedule all three visits before my actual exam. And yes, I finally got the score I want.
For all of you that are thinking about if hypnotherapy may help you out, give Kay a call. She will put your doubts to rest, just like what she did with mine. Thanks, Kay! I couldn’t have achieved my dream without you.
D.R., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person.