A not-for-profit professional society providing education in the uses of hypnosis in clinical practice

ALL NYSCH Members who currently serve on the Board of Directors, have Advanced Certification granted by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH] as APPROVED CONSULTANTS.

  • Each has completed the 100 approved workshop training hours with a minimum of five years of independent practice utilizing clinical hypnosis.
  • ALL APPROVED CONSULTANTS can provide individualized training and consultation for those seeking Certification.


Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD

Brooklyn, NY

Attending Faculty: Previous Member,Board of Directors: The New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH], Approved Hypnosis Consultant, ASCH. Faculty Member with the Center for spirituality and Psychotherapy, former Director of the Hypnosis Institute of the Park slope Center for Mental Health and past-Board Member of the New York society of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a Level II Practitioner of EMDR and has practiced meditation for over 10 years. A Supervisor and instructor for therapists. Published papers and lectures nationally and internationally in psychotherapy and hypnosis. Private practice with individuals, couples, adults, adolescents, seniors. Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-638-8113.

Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAIPM

Great Neck, NY and Forest Hills, NY

Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice; Professional Member, New York Academy of Family Practice; Charter Fellow, American College of Acupuncture; Board Certified: Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Member, American Academy of Acupuncture; Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management; Past President and Board of Directors, NYSCH; Attending: North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY; Private Practice: Great Neck and Forest Hills, NY. 


Phyllis Gildston, PhD

Great Neck, NY and New York, NY

Past President and current Member, Board of Directors, NYSCH. NYSCH Representative to Board to Governors, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College of CUNY. Past Adjunct Professor, Hunter College of CUNY and C.W.P. College of LIU. PhD: Psychology, CUNY. PhD: Communication and Communication Disorders, Columbia University. Board Certified: ASCH (Approved Consultant), EMDRIA (EMDR Level III), AAMFT (Marriage & Family Therapy), BINY (Biofeedback), IHT (Reiki), ASHA (SLP & Audiology), NYINLP & SNLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), SAP (Substance Abuse Professional). Past Faculty/Current Diplomate: American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM). Fellow: National Anger Management Association (NAMA). Published internationally. Over 150 professional presentations. Faculty at past Annual Meetings: AATA, ASCH, APA, AAPM, ASHA, NAADAC, NYSCH, SCEH, WABCT. Specialties: Clinical Hypnotherapy for: Relationship & Communication Breakdowns, Weight, Smoking, Stress, Eating Disorders, IBS, Addictions, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Sex, Performance, Bad Habits, Phobias, Sport, Speech, PTSD, ADHD. Instructor in several different forms of Meditation. Private Practice: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families. Director, North Shore Center, 275 Middle Neck Road, Suite B-6, Great Neck, NY 11023. Satellite Office: Broadway and 70th St., NY, NY 10023, (516) 482-4444, (718) 895-7664; (212) 933-0493.

 Lewis J. Kass, MD

Mount Kisco, NY and Norwalk, CT

VICE-PRESIDENT, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH];APPORVED CONSULTANT: American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH}; Trained under Michael Yapko, PhD, Ran Anbar, MD, Dan Kohen, MD, Pam Kaiser PhD, CPNP, Laurence Sugarman, MD, MEDICAL DIRECTORS: Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center at Norwalk Hospital, 203-855-3632, 2005-present: PRIVATE PRACTICE: Westchester Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine and Hypnosis, Mount Kisco, NY, 914-242-0445, 2005 -present; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics: BOARD CERTIFIED in Pediatric Pulmonology and in Sleep Medicine; HONORARY SURGEON, New York Society Police Department [NYPD], 2007-present; CASTLE-CONNOLLY NY TOP DOCTOR, 2012-present;WESTCHESTER TOP DOC 2008 to present. www.LewisKassMD.com


Linda LaMarca, PhD

Glen Cove, NY

Secretary NYSCH Board of Directors: New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis (NYSCH); Approved Hypnosis Consultant: American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH); Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Adult and Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist. Specializing in neuropsychological assessment of developmental and acquired neurological disorders, chronic pain management, cognitive remediation, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and parent training. Professional Memberships: American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN), American Psychological Association (APA), National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG), New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN), Society of Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN). Private Practice: 15 Glen Street, Suite 203, Glen Cove, NY, 11542. 

Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAIPM

Port Washington, NY

President, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH], APPROVED CONSULTANT: The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis[ASCH]. Faculty/Diplomate/Board Certified: The American Academy of Pain Management [AAPM] .Past- President of Port Counseling Center, Port Washington, NY. Director and Founder:The Co-dependent Center of New York. Consultant: Integrative Health Solutions[Holistic Medical Center] Manhasset, New York. Specialties include: Pain Management [Chronic and Acute Pain], Stress Management [Anxiety and Panic Disorders], Trichotillomania, Weight Issues, IBS, Smoking Cessation, Relationship and Family Issues, . In PRIVATE PRACTICE for over 25 years. Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD in Psychology /Human Behavior.
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Ita O'Sullivan, NP

Treasurer/Board of Directors NYSCH. Member/Approved Consultant ASCH. Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry/Mental Health, Westchester County and New York City. Private practice with adults in psychotherapy, hypnosis and psychopharmacology . Level 11 EMDR. Adjunct faculty Columbia University , Nursing School. Meditation/mindfulness practice for over 15 years.

Richard M. Tuck, Psy.D.

Melville and Rockville Centre, NY

Member, Board of Directors: NYSCH; Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Uniondale New York School District; Post-Graduate Certifications: EMDR (Level I), EMDR Institute; Rational Emotive Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, LIIPP; Board Certified: Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH); American Psychological Association Board Approval: Substance Abuse Counseling; Renowned Teachers: Studied with Drs. Daniel Brown and Daniel Araoz, among others. Professional Member: American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, New York Association of School Psychologists; American Psychological Division 18: Hypnosis;
Private Practice: 5 Holly Court, Melville, NY (Suffolk County); 80 Lincoln Ave., Rockville Centre, NY (Nassau County); 631-692-4545.