More Testimonials

Satisfied Clients Speak for Themselves:

“She Saved Me From Debilitating Self-Destructive Behaviors” – YELP 5-Star Review 

“I found Kay almost exactly a year ago here on Yelp, desperate for someone to help me with crippling anxiety resulting in OCD/a form of trichotillomania. I met with her consistently every other week for nearly 10 months and saw A HUGE shift. I’ve done EFT in the past, but her method of combining tapping with hypnotherapy/meditation is what I truly believe makes things stick.

“The work doesn’t happen overnight, and you must be willing to invest your time and effort, but I can honestly say she saved me from debilitating self-destructive behaviors and led me through a very dark period.

“She has amazing, loving energy and every session with her makes you feel like you are just becoming lighter and lighter. Highly recommend Kay. She is worth every penny if it means getting peace back in your life.”
– Tania C., S.F. – Results may vary from person to person

“Kay Is A Gift.” – 5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“I would highly recommend her. I can’t recommend her enough. She was kind, listened attentively, and really put my issues into an actionable Hypnosis. Give yourself the gift of her talent!
Jason, San Francisco, CA, Yelp Review – Results may vary from person to person

“Kay Helped Me Love Myself Again.” – 5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“Kay helped me during some of the darkest days of my life, and her sessions really helped me put things into perspective, and love myself again. I highly recommend her to all of you.”
– F.P., Pleasanton, CA. – Results may vary from person to person

#SFHypnotherapy Reminder MP3: Diving Into Deeper Sleep –– 5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“I just got back from a scuba diving vacation to Cozumel to plunge into the warm (78o) Caribbean Sea. Prior to each time I did a giant stride over the course of 11 dives in 5 days, I reviewed everything I’d be doing underwater in my mind’s eye.

“When I first drop into the water, a momentary anxiety always hits me: ‘Can I breathe underwater?’ Of course, I’ve been doing it now for over 38 years. So I take a deep initial breath, look down at my dive buddies and divemaster, slowly exhale, and start a slow descent––floating weightlessly like an astronaut on a Space Walk––clearing my ears with every breath to avoid ear drum damage, and taking rhythmically calming breaths.

“Then, I reach the depth the divemaster had mentioned in our on-board briefing. It varies daily on our two morning dives, depending on where we’re exploring and how deep it is. The first dive was to 80 feet, or the height of an eight-story building. That may seem deep, but I’ve been down as far as about 150 feet and to 100 or so feet multiple times. Anyway, when we get to the bottom, we level off and start looking for interesting sea life floating around us, in coral crevices, or above. At this point, breathing through my regulator is natural, but always through your mouth, not your nose and mouth.

“On this very first dive, we’re lucky enough to spot a huge eagle ray that’s about 8-10’ across, flapping its wings to glide near us. It’s breathtaking! We also saw a harmless 4’ nurse shark, a black-and-white spotted moray eel opening and closing its mouth (it’s how they breath), some lobsters trying to hide beneath their coral outcroppings, and dozens of colorful endemic fish, including parrotfish, yellow tail, grunts, and many more.

“These initial details of descending to the ocean floor are what I remember each night when I’m trying to fall asleep and are part of an MP3 that Kay Heatherly has made for me as a long-time patient. The descent literally matches my plunge into sleep with calming, rhythmic breaths through my nose this time. Most nights, it works like magic, and I quickly fall into a deep sleep. On nights when my writer’s mind remains especially active, I try this post-hypnotic technique again later in the night to get back to my mind’s eye underwater. It works for me, so it could work for you.”
– Gil Zeimer, Tiburon, CA – Results may vary from person to person

I Am Confident to Recommend Kay for Fear of Dentists
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended
“Wow! What a difference it made to go to the dentist after a session with Kay. I wasn’t sure how this would work but it did. I felt my trauma melt away into a supportive field of her voice after working with talking and a positive imagine. Powerful, and glad I took the chance. I am confident to recommend her for repatterning the stories around what’s been hard. I felt less pain and I felt more confident.”
– On The R., San Francisco – Results may vary from person to person

I would highly recommend Kay to anyone!
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended

“Kay is amazingly talented in quickly identifying issues and making a useful treatment plan in the form of an audio file. I was able to listen to the file as frequently as I liked which aided in my healing. I still review the files even though our sessions have ended. I would highly recommend Kay to anyone!”
– C.M., Tulsa, OK – Results may vary from person to person

I have absolutely no anxiety about flying.
“Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I am on a plane, and for the first time I can remember, I have absolutely no anxiety. I cannot thank you enough.”
– No More Fear of Flying – Results may vary from person to person

I started having anxiety attacks every day.
“I decided to start sessions with Kay over FaceTime, because my anxiety had gotten so bad, I had started having attacks every day, and I wasn’t living anymore. After 3 sessions I’m so happy to say I’m doing amazingly better, it’s been over a week since my last episode and that one had been mild. I’m so grateful for her help and would recommend her for anyone going through anxiety. Thank you so much Kay for everything.” – C.T., East Bay – Results may vary from person to person

I would recommend a shorter visual session  to anyone.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended

“I did a shorter virtual session with Kay this past month during the shelter in place orders. It was very helpful and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a little reset right now.” – Alexis P., San Francisco – 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

Kay helped me on FaceTime to deal with many Covid symptoms.
5-Star Rating: Highly Recommended

“I started going to see Kay around April 2019 for stomach pain and associated back pain (that would not go away after trying everything with my doctor) after reading how hypnosis can help with pain management. I liked Kay right off the bat. She’s gives off a very calm and friendly vibe and is wonderful to talk too. I enjoyed our sessions a lot. Talking through my issues was nice and getting her take was helpful. The sessions were very relaxing as well. What I regret was not taking the audios seriously. I should have listened to them every day to get the benefit but I neglected that. I think that was why I didn’t really think hypnosis was fully for me. It helped but not as much as I hoped.

“Forward to April 2020. I got infected with Covid in March and was dealing with many symptoms that would not go away. One of them was horrible acid reflux. I’ve had acid reflux in the past but this was 20x worse! Diet and medicine weren’t helping and Kay texted me to check in with how I was doing (perfect timing!). I figured why not try hypnosis again and see.

“We had our session via FaceTime. I really liked doing it via FaceTime bc I could do it from the comfort of my couch or bed. No looking for parking or driving to SF. I stopped the medicine but continued to eat GERD friendly and listened to the audio we made 3x a day. My acid reflux went away! I just had to be diligent.

“I then developed another Covid symptom a week or so later which was horrible headaches and nerve pain. I had another session with Kay and my symptoms improved. A couple of weeks later I stated having chest pains and heart palpitations, which is think was because I was too plugged into social media surrounding Covid. My anxiety went through the roof. I could not stop being anxious. It was really really bad. My heart was racing so much all day.

“I had a session yesterday and I’m already feeling less anxious. My heart rate is going back to normal and I’m so grateful to Kay. I was considering taking anxiety meds and but I’m glad I tried Kay first. I think it’s a combination of talking it through with Kay and doing the therapy that really helped. She really is amazing at what she does and I recommend her to anyone dealing with either physical or mental issues. – D.A., Oakland – Results may vary from person to person