Information about Me and My Practice

Dr. Matt Morano


My name is Matt Morano and I have a PhD in educational psychology and a Masters in counseling and development.  I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a hypnotherapist with additional  training in mindscaping and Human Givens.  

I have been practicing within a university setting since 1993 and I was trained in many conventional therapies: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), behavioral, humanistic, etc and used those methods to help many people.  However, since discovering the amazing effectiveness of hypnosis in 2010, I have been using hypnosis and guided imagery in combination with traditional therapies ever since.  I found the process to be much quicker and more effective which helps the people with whom I work to achieve their goals even faster!

I have recently been trained in Human Givens (a process widely used in the UK which focuses on  the specific needs that all humans share).  In addition, as a former college football player and coach, I have learned about the incredible benefits of achieving goals through the strength of the mind.

I have been married for 20 years to a wonderful woman and I am a father of  two fantastic teens.

How I got here...


My journey towards using hypnosis started quite accidentally.  I had only heard of the effectiveness of this process, but was skeptical like many people.

It all started when my younger son was experiencing stomach pain.  After visiting several specialists and still not finding any medical reason for his pain, I introduced my then 9-year old son to a friend who was an experienced hypnotist.  After my son worked with the hypnotist for no more than 40 minutes and was given some tools to manage his pain -- my son was soon back to his normal, happy self with no hint that there were any issues, at all.  Its been nearly 5 years since that appointment, and my son's pain is a distant memory.

It occurred to me that if hypnosis can do this for a person, and after only one, 40 minute session, I was completely convinced and I wanted to be able to help like that, too.  I immediately earned my hypnosis certification through the National Guild of Hypnotists and have been using hypnosis as part of my practice ever since. 

People just like you: Testimonials


I have never felt so relaxed!  Just talking about my "stuff" was helpful, but the real change arrived after our very first session  of hypnosis.-- John B.

After years of talk therapy, nothing seemed to help.  Matt suggested that I try hypnosis and my life has turned around!-- Julie C.

I was nervous about hypnosis because of what I saw on TV and the movies.  It was nothing like that!  In fact, I felt so empowered after our session.-- Robert F.

I was embarrassed to bring up my issues with anyone, but Matt made me feel comfortable. His honest, straight-forward style has been refreshing!-- Chris O.

  * DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person and I cannot guarantee specific results.  I provide the very best service using current information and appropriate hypnotic techniques for your situation. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not meant  to diagnose or treat any disease, but rather it is intended to provide  information, education, and motivation that will help to you live to your best potential and guide you toward being more effective in helping  yourself.  

How much will this cost?


Often, getting resolution and creating permanent change can happen in one to two sessions.

The cost per session is $100 or $180 for two sessions.  A single session lasts about an hour depending on the needs of the client.  If we use two hours, the cost will be $180.

At this time, I do not accept any insurance plans, but I may be considered "out of network" for your plan. I encourage you to contact your provider.

I do accept cash, check, or credit card and payment must be made at the end of the session.