Dr. Nongard has completed his Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Engagement through Bakke Graduate University. BGU is a nationally accredited university, accredited by an accreditor which is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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 has completed all of his coursework for his M.B.A. in Business Marketing from California Coast University (Graduation date July 2022). He is currently enrolled and completing the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at California Southern University.
Richard is an innovative leader in the field of psychotherapy and hypnosis, and over the last 30+ 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 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.
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 “Richard Nongard’s Big book of Hypnosis Scripts”
Richard, a licensed mental health professional, has been providing individual and group therapy services in a variety of clinical setting for almost 28 years. He is also a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and understands the importance of physical wellness to emotional health. He is board certified in medical and clinical hypnotherapy and has spent much of his professional career working with addiction treatment in the context of families and criminal justice settings. He has also served as associate pastor in both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the EFCA. His approach to counseling is praxeological: seeking solutions for clients from a holistic perspective, focusing on wellness rather than pathology.
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