Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Award Winning Author
  • International Speaker and Trainer


Focusing on Individual Strengths

As a clinical psychologist, my focus has always been on people as individuals, not their diagnostic labels.

I have focused on accessing and developing people’s strengths and resources.

I believe most people are doing the best they know how, but it’s what they don’t know, or what they know that isn’t so, that causes them distress.

Contrary to most therapy approaches that look for explanations for why someone is the way they are, my work focuses instead on how people can learn to do things more effectively.


My Areas of Focus

Digital Mental Health Program

You don’t need a diagnosis to want to feel better!
A unique digital program for giving people the skills for managing their mental health. Coming Soon to Mindset Health.



Educating people about the merits of hypnosis through my 100-Hour Clinical Training Course  and through  my webinars and workshops as well as presentations and writings.


Educating people about overcoming depression through my webinars, workshops, presentations and writings.

The 100-Hour Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy Training for Health Care Professionals

Diane and Michael
We’re a Team!

Michael will tell you he couldn’t do it without Diane…

Diane will tell you that Michael’s work stands on its own…

But in reality, we’re a team!

We believe we do better together. We’ve enhanced each other personally and professionally for half a century. We work together to bring a unique training experience to the comprehensive 100-Hour Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy Training we offer.


End of Year Events

November 29
90-Minute Online Webinar

Countering Rumination and the “Analysis Paralysis” with Hypnosis

HOURS: 8:00 am-9:30 am (Eastern Time USA/Canada)
CEs:  1.5 CEs available

December 12-17
Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference

Multiple Presentations
I’ll be presenting LIVE in Anaheim, California