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Dr. Levy is a pioneer in the fields of mind-body medicine, health psychology, clinical psychology and positive psychology. He is board certified in five clinical specialties: clinical psychology, psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, forensic medicine and forensic examination. Click here for his full bio.

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Patients

  • Those seeking recovery from mental and physical illness, injury, or disability or to change unhealthy behaviors
  • Individual psychotherapy
    • Children
    • Youth
    • Adults
    • Seniors
  • Couples/marriage psychotherapy
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Behavior modification
    • Weight loss
    • Smoking cessation
    • Conflict in relationships
    • Self-injurious behavior
  • Wellness education
  • Stress management

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Clients

  • Consultation with business executives, educators, civil servants, political leaders and community organizers who want to transform their organizations, the economy, or society at large
  • Training of health and allied health professionals in the use of Dr. Levy’s methods to improve clinical outcomes
  • Training of anyone who wants to:
    • Find the deepest meaning and purpose of life
    • Transform society
    • Foster scientific & technological innovation that will uplift humankind and heal the planet
    • Achieve enlightened awareness

Terms:

Psychology:

Greek or Neo-Latin meaning “wisdom of the soul” — the science of the mind, mental states, mental processes and strategies (and their relationship to behavior) for individuals, groups or whole classes of persons involved in a particular field of activity (i.e. the psychology of business, the psychology of motherhood, the psychology of leadership).
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Clinical Psychology:

The branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behavior and psychiatric problems.
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Health Psychology:

The branch of psychology that applies scientific knowledge of the interrelationships among emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social and biological components of wellness to:

  • Promote and maintain health.

  • Prevent, treat and rehabilitate illness and disability.

  • Improve the health care system.

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Positive Psychology:

The branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, personal, relational, institutional, cultural and global dimensions of life. Also defined as the scientific study of the strengths, virtues and capacities that allow individuals, communities and institutions to thrive.  

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Mind-Body Medicine:

The science of how the mind affects the brain and body and vice versa to determine a person’s health and wellbeing. Dr. Levy specializes in teaching his clients how to develop their emotions, cognition (thinking and perception) and spiritual awareness to overcome disease and disability and/or achieve their goals for robust health and happiness.

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Psychotherapy:

Talk therapy that explores thoughts, feelings and behavior for the purpose of problem solving, achieving higher levels of functioning and increasing the wellbeing, health and happiness of a person, couple, family or group.

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Clinical Hypnosis:

Progressive relaxation techniques, guided imagery and psychotherapeutic guidance used to help a person achieve heightened focus, concentration and mental power in order to attain their goals for health, wellbeing and success.

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Meditation:

Techniques used to calm and focus the mind in order to achieve a state of awareness in which the attention is highly focused and enhanced, one in which stressful thought and feeling are set aside and a much higher, more accurate level of thought, insight and mental power emerge. This state of awareness brings about the relaxation response — the biological opposite of stress. Meditation increases size and activity in 8 specific areas of the brain associated with deeper awareness, better memory, better analytical skill and more self-control. It deactivates anxiety in the brain’s default mode network and produces calm mental clarity. The brain’s neural pathways are also made larger and more direct by meditation so we think faster and smarter.

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Hypnotic Meditation:

A relaxed body and a calm mind are necessary for effective meditation. Many people have trouble relaxing enough to meditate, get frustrated, and give up before they can enjoy the benefits. Dr. Levy invented hypnotic meditation to solve this problem: his method uses progressive relaxation techniques and guided imagery to relax the body and calm and focus the mind so you can slide into meditation with ease and enjoy the benefits right away, without the frustration. 

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Extreme De-stressors:

Dr. Levy’s trademark protocols that combine psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis and meditation. Extreme de-stressors evolve the mind much faster than any one of these three methods alone, allowing you to tap levels of knowledge and power that are ordinarily elusive, and use them to achieve any noble goal: health of mind and body, overcoming chronic stress and adversity, enjoying vast gains in personal power, achieving extraordinary levels of success in any endeavor, finding the deepest meaning and purpose of life, or attaining enlightened awareness.

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Spiritual Counseling:

Use of the mind and mental processes to explore the deepest meaning and purpose of life and bring it into being.

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Energy Therapies:

Use of specific mental procedures to expand and improve the body’s electromagnetic energy field and discrete fields associated with the brain, heart, pancreas and other critical organs and systems. Usually referred to as biofield energy therapy in the scientific literature.  

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