Melissa Gentry

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Melissa Gentry

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Sex Therapist, Hypnotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychological Associate
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $175 - $225 per session; $250 - $350per session for couples; and free 15-minute consultation.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Santa Monica, California 90401

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My Approach to Helping

I work from a mind-body wellness approach that is person-centered & uniquely tailored to each individual. I enjoy helping clients re-center and learn emotional regulation tools to help support them in their fast paced lives. I have experience working with the following concerns: Anxiety, ADHD, Attachment, Bipolar, life stress, depression, goal setting, marital or relationship challenges, Panic disorder, Fears & phobias, Insomnia, Self-esteem issues, Trauma & PTSD, codependency, sexual concerns, weight loss, and addiction. I have worked with both children and adults specializing in neuropsychology. I also specialize in Sex and couples therapy and am a certified Advanced Tantra Educator. I teach tantra to both individuals and couples.

I like to integrate a variety of approaches: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Imago, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Tantra, & psychodynamic therapy. I am interested in integrating the latest technologies into treatment (neurofeedback, QEEG, & biofeedback), in line with the latest neuroscientific research.

I am here to support you on your journey of life. Taking the first step to participate in therapy can be very challenging, but also life changing. I will collaborate with you to help you work towards both your personal and relationship goals. Learn how to masterfully manage your energy, so that you can become more effective and experience more joy in life.

More Info About My Practice

We provide neuropsychological and psychological evaluations to create a comprehensive profile of you or your child's abilities, strengths or weaknesses, and needs in order to help outline criteria for specific interventions, resources, treatment recommendations, accommodations, andor educational planning.

We provide psychotherapy services to children, teens, and adults. Our treatment approach pulls from research-supported modalities in order to most effectively address the presenting issues. A few of the many approaches that we use include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); hypnotherapy; biofeedback & neurofeedback — utilizing technology and techniques to help regulate brain and body functions, improve attention and focus, and reduce stress and anxiety; eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy; virtual reality therapy (VRT) for an immersive therapeutic experience — has been shown to be effective in treating specific phobias & fears, anxiety, school refusal & avoidance, social anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and others; attachment-based and person-centered approaches, among others.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have the most experience working with anxiety, couples, relationship related crisis, ADHD, bipolar, depression, insomnia, and panic disorder. I am very passionate about helping others and I love relationships. The most valuable relationship we must nurture is with ourselves. I enjoy teaching tantra to individuals and couples, and am mesmerized by the power of hypnotherapy.

Services I Provide

  • ADHD Testing
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with clients that are overwhelmed with anxiety and have high levels of stress. Individuals diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Autism, Attachment disorder, Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD/Trauma, and Depression. Couples having communication and intimacy challenges in their relationship. I also work with clients that are LGBTQIA. Together we will create a plan to help support both your personal and relationship goals.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Forgiveness
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Neuropsychology
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Yoga Therapy

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