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Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Addiction Specialist, in Westlake, Ohio.

Dr. Mulhausen: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life.

dr bill mulhausenFor over two decades, Dr. William P. Mulhausen, Ph.D., P.C., N.C.S.P., R.A.S. has been helping Northeast Ohio residents find the pathway to a better life through hypnosis and related consulting services. Utilizing a breadth and depth of both knowledge and experience seldom found in one individual, Dr. Mulhausen has experienced phenomenal success in areas ranging from smoking cessation to weight loss, stress reduction, grief and anger management, and overcoming various addictions. He's enabled his patients to improve their relationships, build their self-confidence, increase their memory and concentration skills, discover new-found motivation, overcome procrastination, enhance study skills, and heighten their sports performance. All these and more are available through Dr. Mulhausen's ACC Alpha Counseling Center®.

Dr. Mulhausen's fifteen years of college have earned him a Doctorate in School Psychology (Ph.D.) from Kent State University, with a specialization in counseling consultation, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology, in addition to Post-Master's Certification in School Psychology from John Carroll University, and a Master's Degree in Education, a Master's Degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. He is a Registered Addiction Specialist (R.A.S.). He formerly worked as school phychologist in public schools and in private practice, and is currently a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (N.C.S.P.) and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (P.C.). As an Approved and Certified Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Dr. Mulhausen holds the distinction of being one of approximately 15 practitioners in the State of Ohio with this prestigious certification. He sees clients from across the country as well as all around Ohio.

Much of Dr. Mulhausen's work is centered around clinical hypnosis. The Ebers Papers, one of the oldest known human writings, cite the use of hypnosis in the treatment of human illness as early as 3000 B.C., although it wasn't until 1958 that the British Medical Association officially approved hypnosis as a form of treatment in all areas of medicine and surgery. Over the centuries, hypnosis has been dogged by many misconceptions, often due to its misrepresentation in books, movies, and plays, or at the hands of charlatans and quacks who practice privately, or utilize hypnosis as a form of entertainment. Hypnosis therefore has been associated with magic and the supernatural, although nothing could be further from the truth.

Hypnosis is a very natural state of consciousness that we've all experienced. When you need to awake at an unusual time and then wake up even before your alarm goes off, you've responded to a post hypnotic suggestion. When a mother sleeps soundly through a violent thunderstorm but is immediately alert when her small child moans, this also is the result of a post hypnotic suggestion. At these times, conscious critical thinking is temporarily suspended, yet is still available at a moment's notice should the need arise. A person in hypnosis remains aware of their surroundings, but is simply more receptive to acceptable suggestions. Should the hypnotist have a heart attack, or the patient hear the cry, "Fire!", or smell smoke, the patient immediately comes out of their hypnotic state. It's most important to realize that a hypnotized person will not do anything he or she would not do in the normal waking state nor will they reveal any deep, dark secrets.

Dr. Mulhausen utilizes the power of hypnotherapy to treat conditions as varied as sleep disorders, fears, health issues, test anxiety, and passing exams, in addition to AD/HD, goal setting, learning disabilities, pain, and teeth grinding. Two of the most common ways Dr. Mulhausen uses hypnosis are to aid in the cessation of smoking and to help his patients achieve their weight loss goals. Whereas supplements, patches, and shots designed to help stop smoking or suppress your appetite can have risky side affects, hypnosis is not only more effective, but totally risk free.

Dr. Mulhausen is a past President of the Cleveland Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has served as President (1994-97 and 2010-13) and Vice President (2009-11) of this professional organization, a component section of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Although he already holds an impressive list of degrees, he remains constantly involved in continuing education, attending training sessions, seminars, and workshops in clinical hypnosis held by The Cleveland Clinic, The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Cleveland Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Associate Trainers in Clinical Hypnosis, Ohio Institute of Medical hypnosis, Inc., Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, The Cincinnati Society of Clinical Hypnosis, The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, etc.

Dr. Mulhausen achieves such a high degree of success, usually in just one session, due to his thorough and unique approach to every problem and client he sees in his office. In terms of clinical hypnosis, for example, Dr. Mulhausen begins with a discussion of the client's problems and concerns, followed by a clinical history to find out where the client is coming from medically, socially, emotionally, and personality wise (so he can tailor his approach specifically to each and every client), a discussion and explanation of hypnosis, and how it is done, then answering any client questions or concerns, followed by the actual hypnosis session for the specific problem. The session ends with feedback and a lot of suggestions and handouts.

Every clinical hypnosis client is also shown self-hypnosis techniques so that they can reinforce, on a daily basis, the hypnosis that has occurred in Dr. Mulhausen's office. The client can us the self-hypnosis on a daily basis for other problems in their life, and can use self-hypnosis for the rest of their life. Dr. Mulhausen believes that learning and being able to use self-hypnosis alone is worth the cost of the session itself.

Dr. Mulhausen also has over thirty years experience working with children and adolescents. He previously taught school for fifteen years (every grade from kindergarten to twelfth grade, except for fifth grade) and has a Masters Degree in Education from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Mulhausen worked for sixteen years as a School Psychologist in the public schools, had a license in School Psychology (private practice), and was a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (permitted Dr. Mulhausen to obtain a license in School Psychology in twenty-two states without taking an exam).

Dr. Mulhausen provides hypnotherapy and related counseling services to adults, children, and adolescents searching for the pathway to a better life. Call Dr. Mulhausen at ACC Alpha Counseling Center® for an appointment, more information, or a free brochure today!

Memberships:

•American Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Life Member
•American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association - Life Memeber
•Cleveland Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Fellow
•Cleveland Association of School Psychologists
•Mensa (High I.Q. Society) - Life Member
•Kent State University Alumni Association - Life member
•International Sociology Honor Society (Alpha Kappa Delta)

Call ACC Alpha Counseling Center and Dr. Mulhausen at 440.899.1680.