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Our therapists use a variety of approaches that are highly researched and proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Our therapies are safe and effective for treatment of addiction, emotional stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD and other issues.


Happy Brain believes in a unique approach for each child or adult, couple and family. Every individual has a history, a body, an environment and an outlook on life that is exclusive and cannot be defined entirely by diagnosis or labels.


I will not succumb to this virus.
My body is strong.
I trust my body to fight this infection.
I support my body by
the choices I make,
the friends I keep,
the food I eat,
the water I drink,
sleep, and exercise.
I am more powerful than a virus.
I throw away fear, dread and worry from my body, as those things weaken me.
I will be healthy and strong.
I am healthy and strong.


Our culture is very rushed. We often do not get enough sleep, take short-cuts with eating, minimally exercise and lack states of rest. Our body needs downtime. In addition to sleep, we need to socialize with healthy people…


Medications can help but many have side effects. Sometimes a change in diet, daily routine, moderate exercise, and an increase in vitamins or supplements can greatly improve mood, energy levels, and a positive mental outlook.


Hypnosis uses your subconscious mind to achieve your positive conscious goals. Our subconscious minds work very, very fast in how they process and integrate information. If you are using just willpower to change your life, you’re moving too slow for your own subconscious mind.


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A happy brain looks for the positive, ‘the glass is half full’.  It self regulates quickly; although the happy brain gets sad or mad it is able to come back to a happy state relatively quickly.  Happy brains have happier relationships.  The body with the happy brain feels better and has more energy.  The happy brain has habits that provide positive rewards (e.g. satisfying relationships and/or careers, healthy routines). In short, a happy brain carves out a happy lifestyle.

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Let there be joy!

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