Many clients come to me for help with their anxiety. You can read testimonials for those particular issues on my Hypnotherapy for Anxiety page.

I happened to find Andrew Gentile online & now can’t believe how lucky I was.  I loved his website & its description of his work but when I booked an appointment with him I really didn’t know what to expect.  I was going through a personal crisis & had already had 4 sessions with a psychoanalyst to help me get through it, but I was still hurting both emotionally & spiritually.  The psychoanalyst had been a bit of a comfort mainly as a good listener but I didn’t feel that I was getting the help I needed – nothing seemed to be changing for me & I was still struggling just as much;  the sessions seemed to be geared for a long-term sort of ‘indirect’ therapy vs. directly addressing my immediate circumstances & giving me the help I needed at that moment.  I can only describe my first session with Andrew as a revelation.  In the first hour he not only got right to the heart of the matter but also artfully directed me to experience firsthand eye-opening insights related directly to my difficulties.  He didn’t “tell” me anything;  rather, he led me to the realization of certain truths about my situation which previously had eluded me.  During the second hour he guided me to a feeling of empowerment through hypnosis/deep relaxation.  The experience  was absolutely wonderful & I left Andrew’s office feeling like a new woman.  I plan to visit him regularly in future for more of his wisdom & for ongoing spiritual support.  Thank-you, Andrew!

– Susan, Toronto

Andrew helped me more than any doctor has in years with only 1 hypnosis session. I had issues with anxiety. He truly listens to all your concerns and answers with knowledge and compassion. I was a bit skeptical at first but quickly realized he was the real deal. His session also included a free personalized mp3 hypnosis recording which is a world of help. His office space calms you immediately and gives you a sense of home and comfort. His personality is so welcoming, friendly and calming.

– Melissa, Toronto

“I met Andrew 2 years ago in the middle of heartbreak from the end of a 6 year relationship. I had just moved to a new city and taken on a new job so was dealing with a lot of new challenges. Also, the relationship I had been in created a lot of anxiety for me. I need help with heartbreak + anxiety.  I had never tried hypnotherapy before but was amazed after one session at the strength of Andrew’s healing capabilities.  After a series of sessions, I was able to experience love for myself, and others on a whole new level, and enjoy a new sense of peace and gratitude. I still see Andrew on a regular basis to ensure I maintain mindfulness.

“He is comprehensive in helping you achieve your goals. As an example, in my session tonight he recommend I make some changes to my schedule to create more time for spiritual/physical recovery through yoga, massage, listening to prior recordings (he gives you a recording of every hypnotherapy session), practicing self hypnotheraphy/meditation, visiting the local Zen Center or other spiritual centers to take classes.

“And I agree with other reviewers regarding his soothing presence…it’s a gift…

– Leigh, San Francisco

“Since I started working with Andrew in San Francisco, I am happy to continue our hypnotherapy sessions over Skype now. Turns out this works as well as in-person sessions! I started hypnotherapy six months ago and this short period of time was sufficient to resolve a deep-rooted relational issue. I am amazed at how quickly this healing occurred – compared to traditional talk therapy which I have tried before.

“Finding a good therapist to work with is a challenging prospect, but Andrew has all the qualities you look for in a good therapist: he disposes of a sophisticated set of interpersonal skills; he inspires trust and confidence; he is positive and empathetic; he is genuine, professional, courteous, and respectful.

“My review in a nutshell: Looking for a really good hypnotherapist? Look no further!”

– Madeleine R., Zurich, Switzerland

“I’m terrified to fly.  After one session with Andrew, my flying experiences have been much, much less stressful and terrifying.  He’s knowledgeable, patient, professional, educated, warm, trustworthy, and very understanding.  After two sessions, I learned how to calmly address my fear.  I admit, I was very skeptical before our first meeting.  However, he demystified hypnotherapy for me and brought the experience into a realm I could easily understand and to which I could relate.  And he helped give me a certain amount of power over my fears.

“I plan on continuing sessions with Andrew when I can.  I believe his professional support will continue to make travel easier and easier for me.”

– Tony S., Oakland, California

My experience with hypnotherapy turned out to be a total life-changing experience. I had no understanding about what it was about before I went to my first session. I was dealing with many different problems ever since my back surgery in March 2005. I dealt with what doctors thought was trauma to my nerves, which caused constant pain/neuropathy on the left side of my body. I dealt with swelling, loss of feeling, throbbing and stabbing pain, and weakness on my left side. I was put on countless medications that were very hard on my body. I thought that nothing would be able to take my pain away, especially without the use of medications.

My first session was amazing, and I was able to relieve of so much of my pain and had an emotional breakthrough. I was dealing with a very hard relationship with my swim coach, and between focusing on my emotional and physical pains together, I was able to accomplish so much. I was even able to see a physical difference since the swelling I deal with goes down now within a twenty minute session. I am now back to reaching my goal of swimming in college and being able to live without pain. It was a true blessing being introduced to hypnotherapy and EFT, and I can’t thank you enough for all your help and kindness.

– Amanda Shomgard, Maryland

“I had been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder 4 years ago. The anxiety was a result of constant criticism by my father as I was growing up, and even as an adult, I still felt a fear of being judged in professional and social situations. After years of traditional therapy methods, I still felt very frustrated that my anxiety interfered with a good portion of my daily life. I did some research on hypnotherapy for anxiety and thought that I would give it a try, although I was still afraid that my anxiety would prevent myself from being able to be hypnotized.

I found Andrew’s website on the internet and contacted him based on the testimonials I had read. I was almost immediately put at ease when I met him because I felt that he genuinely wanted to help confront the issues that had been with me for many years. I was amazed not only at how he was able to hypnotize me, but at how effective the session had been! I knew something had changed when I met with my father less than a week later and was not fearful of his judgment of me. I have a newfound confidence in myself that had always been afraid to surface. I truly believe that this change has been due to my one session with Andrew.”

– name witheld, San Francisco

“I’ve noticed lately that the things that would normally make me angry or blow my stack, don’t irritate me that much anymore. I get upset but I don’t blow up, I’m just slightly annoyed and laugh about it. It was such an amazing experience that I’ve been talking about it to everyone and recommending you to everyone 🙂 Thank you again Andrew! You are amazing!”

– Holly Andrus, Covelo, California

“If I were to give a one sentence description of hypnotherapy, I would refer to it as the turbo version of talk therapy. It presents with a wide range of approaches and options that makes it highly versatile, allowing it to be catered effectively to the client’s momentary needs and create a perfectly tailored session. Accordingly, impacts are felt from the get go through new dream experiences, changes in vantage points, shifts in frame of mind, and so on, that seem to happen effortlessly and that eventually result in a fresh approach and new perspectives of the issue at hand.

But there is no good treatment modality without a good therapist! I find Andrew to be a very experienced therapist able to create a safe space of trust and respect, infused with his natural empathy and nurturing compassion as well as expertly using the resources this wonderful modality provides. And the best? The best thing about it is that I can benefit fully from Andrew’s expertise over Skype from the comfort of my home in Switzerland!

– Madeleine, Zurich

I visited you last December for a hypnotherapy session. I’m sorry I’ve never followed up with you, but I don’t think it should ever be too late to say how extremely grateful I was/am for that session. Working with you to overcome personal obstacles was the most cathartic and beneficial thing I could’ve done for my personal growth. Going forward, I’ve taken your wisdom and words with me, and it has been priceless. Forgive me for taking so long to reach out and thank you for this.”

– Sarah, San Francisco

It’s been ages since the hypnotherapy we did, but I wanted you to know that I really appreciate your work from that time. It worked for me. You’re a good man.

– Matt, Illinois

That was a very helpful session, and I’m still seeing the peaceful place and feeling internal positive change.

– Wayne, San Francisco

i felt really quite positive the rest of sat. night, even despite some bummer developments, and finally started feeling better about sleep–slept lots of sunday and feel more on track now with less of the anxious spinning mind, more hope about and gratitude for anticipating more ease/less stress.  yay!  thanks very much.

– S.S., Oakland

I’ve been thinking often about the session with you and talked with a few friends about it.  The insight, sense of calm and alert awareness that followed were palpable.

– Z.K., San Francisco

“Thank you again for an extraordinary experience. The session was very powerful. I am glad that I am having this whole day for myself so that I can let it sink in.

– C.H., San Francisco

I just wanted to thank you for last night.  I feel better AND stronger in some way!  I just know that I will continue to feel better and that’s such a good feeling.  I am feeling so much stronger that even an email from the ex didnt hurt me as much.  AND I am not even going to respond to it so see, there is a change right there. SO thank you again and I will talk to you soon!”

– C.R., San Francisco

Something that has helped me through the rough parts has been mentally replaying our hypnotherapy sessions. I haven’t listened to a session on the computer lately, but parts of them stand out in my mind. I hear your voice telling me that I’m valuable and needed–and that sticks with me, and sometimes I actually believe it. Sometimes I don’t believe it that easily; I still find resistance there. But it’s a change that I can actually believe it some of the time.

– S.M., San Francisco

“Thank you!! I was telling my husband about our session and I started tearing up again!! You’re really great at what you do. :-)”

– C.J., Berkeley

“Thank you for taking such good care of me! A second restful night. Thank you, thank you.”

– S.L., San Francisco

“I have been going to Andrew for hypnosis for the past 8 or 9 years for a variety of reasons.  His approach is highly effective, clear, thoughtful and soothing.  He has a way of getting down to the root of the issue, which always feels so reassuring that I will indeed heal from my issue(s) quickly.  I like the fact that he gives me a choice of whether or not to record the session.  I always opt for a recording because then I can listen to the hypnosis on my own.  Typically I will listen to a session a few times and really feel like I am done with that particular issue.  He has been a god-sent because I feel since I been seeing him that I have healed and grown exponentially.  He is truly amazing and a gift to me.  He’s got such an amazing voice as well, which makes it easier for me to go into a hypnotic state with much ease.  He has a lot of integrity and his ethical standards are high which comforts me greatly.  If you are looking for hypnosis, don’t hesitate to book a session with Andrew – you will certainly be glad that you did!”

– Rachel Schneir, San Francisco

Emotional Freedom Technique

To my surprise, my first EFT session gave me immediate relief from an anxiety that had plagued me off and on for months. Within minutes the issue was neutralized and I felt a peaceful, calming, objectivity come over me. Two follow-up sessions also helped; I had been skeptical, but now I believe they work!

– Rev. Drew Vogt, San Francisco

I was experiencing some pretty strong, negative feelings after a traumatic incident. Andrew suggested we try EFT to eliminate those feelings. I was a bit skeptical at first about a procedure that promises instant relief… However, after three rounds and fifteen minutes, my negative feelings around the particular incident had pretty much disappeared. Andrew has the healing touch!

– Ali Abolfazli, San Francisco