Carol Jaron is a licensed psychotherapist and two time certified hypnotherapist practicing in the SF Bay Area for over 25 years.
She holds a Bachelors degree in psychology and a Masters in psychotherapy as an MFT(licensed Marriage and Family Therapist).
Interweaving unique and innovative techniques involving the body, mind and heart of the soul she has helped her clients within 22,000+ sessions of deep self-opening therapy, counseling, hypnotherapy, energy psychology plus creative, cutting edge guided imagery.
Carol especially loves incorporating neurosciences, the gift of use of colors and precious elements into her developed and highly customized imageries.
Carol has a passion for working with people to help them find relief from anxiety and depression, self-worth and body image issues, and life path, artistic, and grief based blocks. She specializes in addiction recovery populations, eating issues and disorders, adult ADD and relationships. In addition, she provides tailored assisting in healing from stuck trauma, in and beyond ones awareness and unexplained body symptoms.
Carol sees adult individuals, couples, families including newly blended configurations of remarried couples. She also has enjoyed working with many adolescents (tweens and teens), whom she had previously worked with in schools and theater arts.
Carol's history includes acting, singing, and a strong connection to the metaphysical and The Divine, which she lovingly and professionally incorporates intuitively into her therapeutic practices, when appropriate. These strengths are offered to all who are open towards discovering their own creativity and true essence.
With her soothing yet active listening, clarifying and encouragement Carol gently nudges you towards what you truly want to accomplish or heal in your own way.
Education, Clinical Experience & Training
San Francisco State University
BA in Developmental Psychology, 1989
MS in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, 1993
Clinical Experience and Training
Adult ADD, Eating Disorder Prevention and Treatment, and Body Image Issues, Substance Abuse, Addictions, and Recovery
Training & Experience in the Expressive Arts
Singing, Improvisational Acting & Movement
Rapid Resolution Therapy
Rapid Resolution Therapy© ", created and taught by Dr. Jon Connelly. is one hypnotherapy certification I received in 2012.
It zeros in on specific forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, complicated grief, and a host of other personal issues that might feel unresolvable. It can be extremely effective on its own, and blended into my continuously growing practice of counseling and psychotherapy as well for you to get what you most want out of it. Please feel free to contact me for more information on this wonderful supplemental piece to my potential sessions with you.
A second Training in Hypnotherapy and acquiring a CHT certification through Bill O'Hanlon.
Energy Medicine Work
A segment of healing using Energy psychology, which is hot on the horizon right now in the field of professional psychology! This powerful and potentially life shifting yet enjoyable journey, includes understanding your processing style(NLP) more access to you; the true self (it is often blocked by childhood issues), teaching and guidance for clearing and activating meridians and Chakras (energy centers and specific points connecting to neural pathways in body), utilizing tapping techniques beyond classic EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and clearing Birth trauma - all to get much, much closer to a more true and optimized you!
Extensive Guided Imagery and visualization experience, both self taught and in training.
Other related training:
By Mariko Tanaka Creator of POMR therapy: "Process Oriented Memory Resolution is a psychological method that helps an individual to resolve her/his trauma memories and the belief systems that were developed at the time of trauma. In so doing an individual becomes free from the past memories that prevent them from utilizing their inborn potential." POMR originated in the work and training Mariko Tanaka received with Arnold Mindell's Dream Body and Process Oriented Psychology, Brent Baum's HMR work and John and Helen Watkin's Ego State Work.
Dreambody - Process Oriented Psychology
What is Process Work?
Process work is a cross-disciplinary approach to support individual and collective change. It developed in the 1970's and 1980's when Dr. Arnold Mindell, a Jungian analyst in Zurich, Switzerland, began researching illness as a meaningful expression of the unconscious mind. Also known as Process-Oriented Psychology (POP) or Dreambody work, Process Work offers new ways of working with areas of life that are experienced as problematic or painful. Physical symptoms, relationship problems, group conflicts and social tensions, when approached with curiosity and respect, can lead to new information that is vital for personal and collective growth. With its roots in Jungian Psychology, Taoism and physics, Process Work believes that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself and provides a practical framework through which individuals, couples, families and groups can connect with greater awareness and creativity.
Training by Brent Baum HMR Work
Brent Baum, HMR: "The work we're doing is client centered, body centered, and the body is the key. The body seems to remember everything. So if you trust and learn how to dialogue with the body correctly, then memory access and release is fairly simple. It's not that complicated. The technique has two parts. One is simply a verbal tracking technique based on the idea that a trauma hypnotizes you. A trauma overwhelms your nervous system, either physically or emotionally, and causes your flight/fight/freeze response to react. When that system kicks in, consciousness is actually paused a millisecond prior to being overwhelmed. So every trauma essentially creates a millisecond pause of consciousness. When that occurs, it is stored as a hologram, a three-dimensional image. When that is encoded, we kind of emotionally numb out as the scene goes on. Then adrenaline hits our system. We're physically stronger. We make it through the event. But essentially we've been hypnotized by a moment of 'overwhelm.' So it's a little tricky, but you don't really need to be hypnotized. What most of us need is to be de-hypnotized. The trauma hypnotizes us and causes an automatic encoding of an altered state."