200 East 61st Street, New York, NY | Directions 1006540.762701 -73.965433
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Neighborhoods: Lenox Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
Noted New York City therapist, Nancy Donenfeld, M.A. has practiced hypnosis and The Donenfeld Method(tm) for 39 years. Nancy is an M.A. graduate of the Univ. of Wisconsin, national Board Master Cert. since 1972, and holds Diplomate standing with The Am. Psychotherapy Assn. and The Am. Assn. of Integrative Medicine, as well as Fellow standing with The Am. Assn. of Prof. Hypnotherapists.
Sessions are held in NYC, throughout the world, by Skype and by phone. Recordings of each session are given at no charge. Free parking is offered and 7 subway lines are practically at the door.
The Donenfeld Method(tm) is a profound and practical way to change behaviors and attitudes. Donenfeld gets lasting results when others fail, and success is rapid and cost effective.
Call for your free personal consultation with Nancy. The Donenfeld Method(tm) and Nancy Donenfeld, M.A., can transform your life.
I hit a low lower than I think I ever went. Somehow I came across Nancy's website, it appealed to me - very, straightforward and I called her. I had hardly ever left my apartment after I got home from work and on Saturdays and Sundays as well. Weight loss and weight gain and being overweight was a big part of my identity. With Dr. Donenfeld's kind and wise help and amazing system, so far, I have lost 40lbs in the past 7 months and I still am continuing to make progress. I'm never going back and I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Nancy. She did save my life, literally and figuratively.
I saw Nancy at a time when my life was in shambles. I was unemployed for over a year and so in debt that I was behind 2 years on my loans and mortgage. It got to a point where I couldn’t afford to live normally anymore, at all. I was stuck in a huge hole. I was alone, I went from smoking 2 packs to 3 packs of cigarettes a day, I had bouts of nervousness - where I couldn’t sit still anymore (I looked like a crazy irritable person) and to top it off I became addicted to sleep meds - it got so bad that my body refused to respond to the effects of the sleep meds so I felt I needed to take more and more. Before giving up on myself, I did some thorough research, looking through and reading every review I could find in directories like Citysearch and even Superpages researching the top therapists, hypnotherapists, psychotherapists and lo and behold I came across Nancy Donenfeld. The only downside was the fact that I lived in West Virginia and I knew if I wanted someone outstanding I had to make the effort and travel to come see her. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. I planned a mini vacation with some money I could borrow and stayed at a cheap hotel for a weekend in order to get the help I needed to get back on track somehow. Let me tell you all out there - she is by far the best thing I have come across. Not only did I stop smoking entirely and cut my stress level and nightly amount of ambien down dramatically right away, but a little less than a month since I got back from seeing her, I was offered a full time position with a reputable company in West Virgina, where I’m from, with full benefits and very good pay. It’s like all these positive and amazing changes started to take place all at once. I would have never, in a million years thought my life would turn around so quickly in such a positive way. I’m now completely off the sleep meds and I’ve gained a tremendous amount of confidence in myself. One thing is for sure, I’ve learned to be the best money manager who’s ever walked the face of the earth and I’m a relaxed, good sleeper, non smoker at the same time!! I’m smiling an awful lot now and it’s been 2 years and I am debt free! Nancy you helped me see life from a different lens. You enabled me to do all this because of your integrity, your insight, your niceness, your skill and even your availability, (even on the weekend for me) and I cannot thank you enough for it! The best of the best! Yay!
I got over my fear of driving in just 1 session. I was able to drive out to Pennsylvania this past summer without any anxiety or panic that some car might hit me, as I always had before Nancy. Actually, I got nervous for a moment right at first but it seemed to disappear right away. Before her, I couldn't even picture myself in the passenger seat of a car and I'm now in the driver's seat without even any of that old overwhelming panicky feeling at all! A million thanks to the greatest and most favored hypnotist!
I was diagnosed with depression at the age of 17. The death of a very close friend of mine 5 years ago and stress at my job and my home accelerated my moroseness and depression. Lately I was always feeling tired and depressed. Waking up in the mornings for work was a total nightmare. My psychiatrist prescribed different drugs through the yrs. but none of them worked very well so then I went to Nancy who my psychiatrist advised. Within the first two sessions I saw considerable changes in my mental health and attitude. Her method enabled me to not only reduce the medication entirely, but to start to take control of my own life/moods and to feel good about myself and my life.... And it worked fast! What she said went really deep. She's been a blessing to me. I have experienced nothing but good with her and her methods. I recommend her to anyone who wants to be happier, much happier.
I was formally a 2 pack a day cigarette smoker; NOW I'm a non-smoker after 1 session with Nancy. It has been five solid months since I left my last pack in Nancy's office. I am quite astonished by how well it worked. I recommend anyone who is willing to change their habits to go see Nancy.
After seeing Nancy for the first time, I felt prepared to finally put an end to all the extra weight I had gained over the years as well as the intense depression I built up as a result. I never imagined what it would be like to lose weight with hypnosis so I was a little apprehensive about what to expect when I made my first appointment. Nancy put me right at ease. She has a very very nice manner about her. She walked me through her process to actually be a thin person (hence now to lose weight of course) without counting the calories. This all happened in 2 sessions. I would have never thought I'd be sitting here today, writing up a testimonial about the remarkably fast progress I made 3 months and 2 sessions later. The first week I lost 4 ½ lbs. and after that my weight went straight downhill. In 3 ½ months I lost a total of 42 lbs. and I went from a size 12 to a size 5. For the first time in my life I have been exercising regularly (without a trainer having to regulate me) and I am loving it. Nancy and my best friend (who also had a great turnaround with Nancy in just 1 session) really inspired me to make other necessary changes in order to live happily and healthfully in other areas too. My body, my attitude and my mental state have improved gigantically. I could not have done this alone - no chance, no way. This woman has a gift and she sure knows how to put it to good use.
Most helpful and serene hours ever spent. – One of the most helpful, interesting and serene hours I have ever spent. Wonderful experience.
Fast, direct, easy and efficient. – Since the one session I had with Nancy Donenfeld two years ago, I became and remain a non smoker. Her program appealed to me in every way; fast, direct, easy, efficient, well thought out, and specifically modified to me, addressing my personal needs and abilities. I found it to be much better than any other program before hers that I had tried to stop smoking and failed. The recording Nancy made for me was especially helpful because I could use it any time for reinforcement. Also, I never felt that I was depriving myself at all. I'm a psychiatrist myself, and thanks to Nancy and her system, I have since stopped grinding my teeth as well. Now, I saw her again last week and I am starting to lose some weight by utilizing her system. My overall experience with Nancy is outstanding, professional, friendly and genuine. Her program is easily grasped and implemented. She orients it directly and uniquely to each patient, including myself, and I consider myself to be as hardheaded and difficult as they come. I am wholeheartedly recommending her to many of my patients when the therapy they are doing with me either isn't effective enough or rapid enough to address their needs. Working with Nancy Donenfeld is a delight. She is a wise woman indeed. The Donenfeld Method is well known and extremely highly regarded in our field, and I am personally here attesting to its speed, uniqueness, ease of implementation and lasting effectiveness.
Memorable experience! – My entire experience with Nancy Donenfeld was extremely good. I came in for major control issues. I got to a point where I felt I had lost complete control of myself and my life. I was in really bad shape. Her expertise and delivery in the area of Psychotherapy has proven to be a valuable asset to me (and I’m sure to anyone with other issues). Her office is also beautiful and silent, like an oasis and I loved going there. Not only have I gained a dramatic raise in my overall level of happiness but I’ve also so much more come to terms with myself, who I am etc. Not only that, but I am much healthier now – over the course of time, my physical health has improved significantly because of my work with Nancy. She’s helped me in so many areas. It truly has been a wonderful and amazing experience, just as her other patients describe in these recommendations about her that I've read. In fact, I will be getting married in exactly 3 months time and going to Tahiti for my honeymoon. This all never could have happened without the work I did with Nancy. My internist recommended that I see her and I was skeptical. I'm not anymore. I'm very lucky that I found her. So much in my life has been positive since Nancy, to say the least.
amzaing hypnotist – She changed my life! I went to see her a year ago to quit smoking and the results are just amazing! I had quit a few times before and was always feeling the urge and after a few weeks I was smoking again. But in just one session with Nancy my addiction was gone and I felt like a non smoker right away! Cigarettes are not in my life anymore! I have been really surprised to see how easy it was to quit with her method. I recommended her to a lot of my friends and colleagues who went to see her and her method worked for them too! On top of that, Nancy really put me at ease with hypnosis and it was a fantastic experience. So now I go to see her anytime I want to work on something. She's an amazing hypnotist and I highly recommend her.
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