Dr. Nongard has completed his Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Engagement through Bakke Graduate University. The United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) both recognize BGU as an institutionally accredited university.
He is currently finishing a second doctorate, the Doctor of Psychology degree, and has completed all course requirements, and is currently in the dissertation phase at California Southern University, which is also an institutionally accredited university as recognized by the USDOE. His dissertation is titled: Confidence in Hypnotherapy Practice: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.
He earned his master’s degree in counseling at Liberty University in January of 1991, and has an undergraduate degree in ministry. He also has an undergraduate degree from Excelsior University (Albany, NY) which is part of the State University System of New York. He holds an M.B.A. in Business Marketing from California Coast University.
Richard is an innovative leader in the field of psychotherapy and hypnosis, and over the last 35+ years he has trained thousands of professionals including ministers, medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, hypnotherapists and professional counselors in ways to do a better job serving their clients.
He is the author of many textbooks and resources in clinical hypnotherapy, a frequent conference and keynote speaker and also maintains a busy private practice.
All hypnotherapists are not created equal. When you contact Dr. Richard K. Nongard, you are calling one of the top hypnotherapists in the country, and the results you experience will be magnificent!
Richard’s lighthearted and humorous approach makes him a popular and frequent speaker at national and international conferences, such as a featured instructor on Professional Ethics for the European Branch of the American Counseling Association in Germany, teaching “Skill-Building Hypnosis Training” at the ACA’s 2008 conference in Hawaii, and for many other organizations. He was the 2007 recipient of the Hypnotism Achievement Award. in 2017 He received the IMDHA "Lifetime Achievement Award."
He is the author of several bestselling textbooks on counseling and hypnosis subjects, including “11 Solutions to Highly Difficult Clients”, “Nose-Rings and Bellybutton Rings: A User’s Guide to the Next Generation,” “Inductions and Deepeners, Styles and Approaches for Effective Hypnosis,” and “Medical Meditation,” and “Dr. Richard Nongard’s Big book of Hypnosis Scripts." Get all of his books here: https://amzn.to/3TYa1hK
Richard, a licensed mental health professional (LMFT) has been providing individual and group therapy services in a variety of clinical setting for 35+ years. He is also a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and understands the importance of physical wellness to emotional health. He is board-certified in both medical and clinical hypnotherapy, and he has spent much of his career helping people with addictions in families and in the criminal justice system. His approach to counseling is praxeological: seeking solutions for clients from a holistic perspective, focusing on wellness rather than pathology.
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