Testimonials

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:

She’s an impactful hypnotherapist and an incredibly genuine human being.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“This is the first time I’ve worked with a Hypnotherapist and have found Kay’s guidance to be extremely effective. She has been helping me strike a fine balance between home and work and has brought great care, empathy and focus during each session. Her partnership over the last year has been especially valuable in helping me navigate through the pandemic. I highly recommend Kay –– she’s an impactful hypnotherapist and an incredibly genuine human being. She has a way of always making me feel ‘seen’ and ‘heard’!” – Amybelle C., San Francisco, 5-Star Yelp Review – Results may vary from person to person

She’s a kind and talented hypnotherapist.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“I was looking for therapist online and I found Kay through Yelp. I’m glad I did. She’s a kind and talented hypnotist. Our sessions started during the pandemic so we have been using FaceTime. It’s convenient and effective. She recorded and send email follow up after each session which helps a lot because I can always go back and listen to our reminders. I would highly recommend Kay to anyone who is struggling and finding guidance.” – Liz D., San Francisco, 5-Star Yelp Review – Results may vary from person to person

Kay gave me the tools I needed to quit smoking.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended

“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended

“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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!
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
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.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
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.