My name is Kristin Nemzer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Hypnotherapist, and a Childbirth Educator. I am also a wife and the mother of three small children. I started off my first pregnancy fearful of childbirth and unsure of the path I wanted to take through the maze of choices I saw before me. I ended up giving birth to all three of my babies at home using techniques of hypnosis to help make their births manageable, smooth, empowering, and magical. My intention in creating the Birthing Through Hypnosis Method is to pass along the wisdom I have gained personally and professionally to other parents who are also embarking on this exciting journey.
Pregnancy and childbirth are among the most intense and transformative passages in a woman's life. Giving birth can be one of the emotionally, physically, and spiritually transcendent moments of a woman's life. I work with women to prepare them for the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and motherhood. I counsel women who are either having a hard time getting pregnant or who have had miscarriages. I also help women prepare for their shifting identity as a mother. Addressing personal "mother issues" before the birth of a child can help a woman fully embrace her pregnancy, the birth experience, and the joy of a newborn baby.
I have a counseling practice in Santa Cruz, California, where I conduct private sessions both in person and by phone. I also teach Birthing Through Hypnosis Natural Childbirth Education classes to clients in the Bay Area of Northern California both through group classes and private sessions. I work with clients throughout the world via my online Birthing Through Hypnosis Childbirth Program. I also speak on topics of childbirth, relationships, depression, anxiety, and hypnotherapy (to name a few) to parents and professionals throughout Northern California.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (License MFC 42308). I hold a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University with a specialization in couples and family counseling. I'm also a certified Hypnotherapist with the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy. I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors.
Additionally, I've studied Depth Hypnosis, Shamanic Healing, and Energy Medicine with Dr. Isa Gucciardi through the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. Some of my passions include yoga, meditation, and Shamanic journeying.