Info About My Practice

I work with individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, anger management, relationship counseling, loneliness, life transitions and abuse. I also work with victims of crime through the local District Attorney’s Office.

As a Certified Hypnotherapist I will work with you on any issue or concern including: smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety, sleeplessness, etc.

Education & Credentials


  • Undergraduate work at the University of Southern California and Loyola-Marymount University (B.A. Theater)
 Graduate work (Master’s Degree in Psychology) from Phillips Graduate Institute (M.A.)
  • Training/Critical I obtained a 60 unit Master’s with an emphasis on Addictions and Co-occurring Disorders.
I have studied and wrote my thesis on Animal Assisted Therapy. 
I have worked with many victims of trauma and abuse.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Crisis Response Incident Stress Management (ICISF)
  • Member: CAMFT (CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists) 
Member: National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Chiron Crisis Response Team
  • I AM A PROVIDER WITH GIVE AN HOUR ( which provides free therapy for military personnel and their families.

License & Certifications

  • Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, CA:  MFC #51353 since March, 2012
Certified Hypnotherapist, National Guild of Hypnotists, since January, 2011 (Cht.)
Certified Avian Specialist
  • Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (ICISF)
  • Kathy Lyons, LMFT, CHt.  (818) 850-1275