Mental Health

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Services & Specialties Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Hypnosis

Using focused awareness to manage health concerns

Clinical hypnosis is an evidence-based therapy used to help patients manage unhelpful or unhealthy habits, responses or physical symptoms. St. Luke's licensed psychotherapist Jake Walsh, LICSW, works with patients to determine their health goals and manage their health concerns.

Dispelling the myths

Clinical hypnosis is not the same as hypnosis done for entertainment. There is no "mind control." Clinical hypnosis doesn't work alone and is often used in conjunction with other therapies and treatments. For example, if a patient wants to lose weight, hypnosis can support the food goals set with the help of a dietitian and exercise goals set with the help of physical therapist or trainer.

People can't be hypnotized unless they want to be. People who come for clinical hypnosis are ready to use this therapy to help their condition. Clinical hypnosis is a complementary therapy that requires realistic goals. It should never replace medical therapy.

Medical Applications for Clinical Hypnosis

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Athletic performance
  • Chemotherapy
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Mental health issues
  • Pain management
  • Phobias
  • Presurgery anxiety
  • Skin conditions
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress reduction
  • Weight loss

Unsure if you need to see a specialist? Need a physician referral?

Visit your St. Luke's primary care physician. Your primary doctor is an expert on the St. Luke's system and can help guide you to the care most appropriate for you.


St. Luke's Mental Health (Outpatient Location)

  • Hillside Center
    220 North 6th Avenue East
    Duluth, MN 55805 Map
  • Phone 218.249.7000
    Fax 218.249.7050

St. Luke's Mental Health (Inpatient Location)

  • St. Luke's Hospital
    915 East First Street
    Duluth, MN 55805 Map
  • Phone 218.249.5326
    Toll Free 800.321.3790

    Fax 218.249.5582

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