Specialties

Dr. Sera Lavelle and Dr. Noah Kass are experts in using hypnosis and integrative therapy techniques to help a person move forward. Their specialties focus not solely on delving into the past, but also helping a person to incorporate changes to keep them from falling back into the same patterns.

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Weight Loss, Binge Eating & Bulimia
Dr. Sera Lavelle is New York's expert in using hypnosis and integrative therapy to help people overcome their battles with food, specializing in binge eating and bulimia. The goal is not just to end the addiction, but to stop viewing food in terms of good and bad so that a person gets out of the cycle of overindulgence and self-blame. She has been written about in Elle Magazine and Allure and helped hundreds of people end their struggle with food. Read more...

Habits & Addictions
Dr. Noah Kass is New York’s expert in using hypnosis, CBT, and integrative methods to help a person moderate or refrain from their habits and addictions. Dr. Kass has worked as the Clinical Director of The Dunes East Hampton, a private inpatient treatment center on Long Island, and Clinical Director of the Realization Center, New York City’s largest addiction outpatient treatment center. His extensive background enables him to work successfully with habits such as nail biting, skin picking (dermatillomania) and hair pulling (trichotillomania) as well as a variety of addictions such as to drugs and alcohol. Read more...

Anxiety, Stress, Fear & Phobia
Dr. Sera Lavelle and Dr. Noah Kass have specialized training and have developed methods to treat anxiety, stress, fear, and phobia. Their methods to treating anxiety combine hypnosis, mindfulness and analytic therapy techniques to approach anxiety from several directions. These approaches helps a person understand their anxiety and learn how to calm their mind, while also using hypnosis to help with related struggles such as insomnia and obsessive thinking. Read more...

Depression
Treating depression requires a bidirectional approach, as depression is a bidirectional struggle. When people are depressed, they find it difficult to incorporate changes in their lives. Feeling stuck, on the other hand, is also what perpetuates feelings of hopeless and depression. Our approach breaks this pattern by focusing on tangible goals through hypnosis while also working to resolve underlying feelings of depression through integrative therapy. Read more...

Smoking Cessation
Quitting smoking will be one of the hardest, and most rewarding, things you will ever do. Trying to quit and not succeeding makes us feel like a failure, and the fear that we can’t quit is often what holds us back. Instead of methods that promote fear of the consequences of smoking, Dr. Kass uses hypnosis to tap into a person’s own desire and motivation to quit while helping to remove any blocks to achieving this goal. Read more...

Relationship & Dating Therapy
Dr. Lavelle’s main area of interest is relationships: with ourselves, with our bodies, and with others. She has conducted extensive research in the area of relationships, examining the impact of betrayal, attachment style, dependency and the interpersonal dynamics of why relationships succeed or disintegrate. Read more...