The Team

Experience

Zac is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH11867). He completed an undergraduate degree in Social Studies Education in Texas before continuing his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. Zac’s philosophy was heavily influenced by Carl Jung in Switzerland. Zac was trained in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in 2015 and in Kapasonian Hypnotherapy in 2019.

Zac is not the typical psychotherapist though. He has a track record of being both pragmatic and person-centered. The goals of the client are always the highest priority.

An interesting fact about Zac is his traveling experience. He loves traveling and views himself as a “third-culture kid” due to how much he moved as a child. Zac initially intended to go to graduate school for international relations because he wanted to get into conflict resolution and international policy. He ended up getting an internship that convinced him that he wanted to help people on a deeper and more personal level than would be possible if working for the Department of State. He then shifted his focus to Mental Health Counseling and found his passion.

Passion

Most of Zac’s experience comes from working in the areas of trauma from both sexual abuse and assault as well as military related PTSD. Zac has experience helping people work through many difficult issues, but he has most of his experience and training in the areas of Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety/Stress, HIV/AIDS, ADHD, Substance Abuse, and other Addictions. Zac has worked extensively with people affected by the Pulse shooting. It was through this work (and years of work with Military PTSD) that his idea for T-FH arose.

Zac is certified with the Florida Department of Health’s 491 board to certify Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Zac Dodson, MA, LMHC

Zac Dodson, MA, LMHC

Co-Founder

Zac Dodson, MA, LMHC

Zac Dodson, MA, LMHC

Co-Founder

Experience

Zac is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH11867). He completed an undergraduate degree in Social Studies Education in Texas before continuing his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. Zac’s philosophy was heavily influenced by Carl Jung in Switzerland. Zac was trained in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in 2015 and in Kapasonian Hypnotherapy in 2019.

Zac is not the typical psychotherapist though. He has a track record of being both pragmatic and person-centered. The goals of the client are always the highest priority.

An interesting fact about Zac is his traveling experience. He loves traveling and views himself as a “third-culture kid” due to how much he moved as a child. Zac initially intended to go to graduate school for international relations because he wanted to get into conflict resolution and international policy. He ended up getting an internship that convinced him that he wanted to help people on a deeper and more personal level than would be possible if working for the Department of State. He then shifted his focus to Mental Health Counseling and found his passion.

Passion

Most of Zac’s experience comes from working in the areas of trauma from both sexual abuse and assault as well as military related PTSD. Zac has experience helping people work through many difficult issues, but he has most of his experience and training in the areas of Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety/Stress, HIV/AIDS, ADHD, Substance Abuse, and other Addictions. Zac has worked extensively with people affected by the Pulse shooting. It was through this work (and years of work with Military PTSD) that his idea for T-FH arose.

Zac is certified with the Florida Department of Health’s 491 board to certify Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Jesse Lyon, MS, LMHC

Jesse Lyon, MS, LMHC

Co-Founder

Experience

Jesse Lyon is a licensed mental health counselor and owner of Lyon Counseling in Casselberry Florida.  He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling and has experience in substance abuse at The Salvation Army and with Autistic Spectrum Disorder during his time as a therapist with several Orlando based agencies.  For the past several years Jesse has developed his passion for helping others through his work as a private practice therapist. Although he is sought out for his work with teens and young adults, Mr. Lyon works with a variety of topics from marital issues, depression and anxiety to his specialties in dissociative identity disorder, schizophrenia and questions of sexuality and identity.

Hypnosis Experience

Jesse began his work in hypnosis in 2015 in an attempt to better help individuals break past their emotional bonds and live life to their full potential.  Through the success in hypnosis, Jesse continues to utilize an integrative approach of Ericksonian and Jungian hypnosis. Jesse has addressed issues from smoking cessation to childhood trauma and PTSD by utilizing a collaborative, self-guided modality.

Who Can Benefit From Trauma Focused Hypnotherapy?

 

ADD/ADHD
A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.
Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.
Treatments include medication and talk therapy.
Addiction (process and substance)

Addiction is a biopsychosocial disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding behaviors despite adverse consequences. Addiction can be understood from diverse perspectives or “levels of analysis”.

Anxiety and Panic Disorders
A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities
Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.
Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
Symptoms may include nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depressed mood.
Treatment includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms.
Sleeping Disorders
Persistent problems falling and staying asleep.
Most cases of insomnia are related to poor sleep habits, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness, or certain medications.
Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested.
Treatment for insomnia consists of improving sleep habits, behavior therapy, and identifying and treating underlying causes. Sleeping pills may also be used, but should be monitored for side effects.
Hemophilia
A disorder in which blood doesn’t clot normally.
When blood can’t clot properly, excessive bleeding (external and internal) occurs after any injury or damage.
Symptoms include many large or deep bruises, joint pain and swelling, unexplained bleeding, and blood in urine or stool.
Treatment includes injections of a clotting factor or plasma.
Phobias

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six months.

High blood pressure (hypertension)
A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.
Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120.
High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.
Eating a healthier diet with less salt, exercising regularly, and taking medications can help lower blood pressure.