Anxiety Disorders including PTSD, Phobias, Fear of Public Speaking, Test Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Neuger’s unique combination of Hypnotherapy, EMDR, and Cognitive Behavioral interventions provides you an opportunity to enjoy more rapid progress and success in dealing with anxiety disorders than do most traditional psychotherapy approaches.


Hypnosis has a long history of use in the treatment of anxiety disorders and in particular, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  In fact, it was a high incidence of “Battle Fatigue” (the original label for PTSD) in World War II and the effectiveness of hypnotherapeutic interventions in helping those soldiers heal that resulted in a resurgence in the use of hypnosis in treatment.

Dr. Neuger can use hypnosis to help you explore and resolve the roots of your anxiety, reduce your anxiety symptoms, and cope more effectively with any remaining symptoms.

Dr. Neuger uses hypnosis in combination with EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral approaches to potentiate (increase the effect of) these other approaches.

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming) is a relatively new treatment in the sense that it was developed in the 1980’s, yet there is already a very large body of research supporting the effectiveness of EMDR in the treatment of a variety of psychological/emotional disorders including PTSD.  In fact, one of the original studies supporting the effectiveness of EMDR in the treatment of PTSD was conducted in Colorado Springs by researchers who used one of Dr. Neuger’s offices to run their study.

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Hypnosis and EMDR Combined

There are several providers who do hypnotherapy, and many who do EMDR, but there are very few who combine the two into one treatment approach as Dr. Neuger does.  This approach has proven to be very effective in helping people with anxiety disorders who have been in treatment previously but who did not enjoy the success they had been hoping for.

Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

This therapeutic approach is based on the assumption that it is our thoughts and beliefs that lead to emotions and behaviors.  By targeting self defeating beliefs and altering those beliefs, we can create change in the related emotions and behaviors.  Dr. Neuger has consistently found that combining cognitive behavioral techniques with hypnotherapy has proven to be very effective in helping people with  wide range of anxiety disorders including PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias including fear of flying and fear of public speaking, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and more.

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