OUR THERAPISTS - NEW YORK

Laurie Keefer, PhD

I am a clinical health psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the development, testing and application of behavioral treatments for the full range of digestive disorders. I have expertise in gut-directed hypnotherapy and won an early career achievement award in 2014 from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis for my commitment to the scientific study and application of hypnotherapy to chronic gastrointestinal conditions. I particularly enjoy working with patients suffering from IBS because I not only get to see improvements in quality of life with hypnosis, but also clear reductions in IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.


karen conlon

I am a Health Therapist with a specialization in chronic gut-related inflammatory conditions and diseases. In my current role, I implement gut-hypnotherapy with pediatric and adult patients to help decrease both IBD and IBS related symptoms, increase resilience and help to improve overall quality of life. My goal is to teach patients coping techniques, in particular, self-hypnosis, to have as life-long tools in their journeys to successful self-management.


Brooke Donatone

I've been a practicing therapist for almost 20 years, and specializing in hypnotherapy for over a decade. I am the current President of the NY Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. I also have created a self hypnosis technique for pain management, for which the publication won the Best Paper award from the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.