“Straightforward…skillful…supportive…patient…honest…likable…extremely professional…”

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About Me

“It is an amazing experience walking out of his office, half-dizzy from all the work that has been done but happy with tangible results.”
– Mary S., Yelp review

“Brian has a jam-packed toolbox of approaches, not just hypnosis. He doesn’t waste your time and he approaches his work with honesty and integrity.”
-Elise Delano, Newton

“I’m really glad to have worked with someone who is professional, sensitive to his client’s needs and most importantly, just a really cool person.”
– Melissa LaFleur, Brighton 

I’m Brian Mahoney,
Hypnotherapist and coach
I’m practical and solutions-oriented. I like whatever approach helps my client succeed as quickly, safely and effectively as possible.

Clients are unique.  They structure their problems in different ways.  So I’ve developed a wide variety of tools to help them get things solved. Mostly that means different types of hypnosis work. Sometimes it’s other types of coaching and personal change techniques.

My style can be soft and caring, encouraging clients to take things slowly, to allow time for a process.  It can also be very direct and provocative with results coming very quickly.

Client sessions happen privately in my downtown Boston office.  No groups or stage shows or past lives.  Just practical, focused, one-on-one work to help my clients succeed in getting solid, long-term results they’re happy with.

hours of client work


years of experience


years in full-time private practice
iconNatGuild     Certified Hypnotherapist, National Guild of Hypnotists

     Certified Clinical Hypnotist, American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

iconAmerBoard     Certified Master Hypnotist, American Board of Hypnotherapy

    Certified Master Coach, HNLP International

    Certified Coach, NLP Academy (UK)

– Stephen C. Parkhill
Hypnosis Internship
Holiday, FL
Parkhill is known for his highly successful hypnosis work with terminal illness clients. He’s the author of “Answer Cancer,” he’s worked with members of the Red Sox, Yankees, NBA and NASCAR and he’s appeared numerous times on national television.

– Jørgen Rasmussen
Hypnosis Internship
Kongsberg, Norway
Rasmussen is a well-known hypnotherapist, teacher and author of Provocative Hypnosis and Provocative Suggestions.

– Dr. Stephen G. Gilligan
Advanced Ericksonian Hypnosis
San Diego, CA
Gilligan is widely considered to be the foremost practitioner of Ericksonian hypnosis in the world.

– Gerald Kein
Basic through Advanced Hypnosis
Omni Hypnosis Training Center, Deland, FL
Kein is the foremost practitioner of Elman-style hypnosis .
Omni is widely regarded as the best hypnosis school in the country.

– John Overdurf
Master Coaching Certification
Phoenix, AZ
Overdurf is a well-known coach/trainer. He’s the co-author of Training Trances, and he’s best known for his conversational hypnosis skills.

– Dr. John Grinder
Coaching Certification, New Code NLP
NLP Academy, Croydon, UK
Grinder is the co-creator of neuro-linguistic programming, one of the first to code Ericksonian hypnosis, and a coach to numerous Fortune 500 executives.

– Richard Bandler
Hypnosis & NLP for Decisions and Motivation
Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Bandler is the co-creator of neuro-linguistic programming and is often acknowledged as being one of the most skilled hypnotists in the world.

– Dr. Tad James
NLP Master Practitioner Training
Timeline Therapy® Master Practitioner Training
Henderson, NV
James is creator of Timeline Therapy and an innovator in the NLP field.

– Robert Dilts/Judith Delozier
NLP Practitioner Training
NLPU, Santa Cruz, CA
Dilts and Delozier are early contributors to the NLP field. Dilts is best known for his corporate coaching work.

– Anthony Robbins
Passaic, NJ
Robbins is a success and motivation expert who’s used NLP and other techniques to coach Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa and Andre Agassi as well as dozens of other high-profile sports, business and entertainment figures.

– Dr. David Dobson
Other-than-Conscious Communication
Friday Harbor, WA
Dobson was a psychologist, clinical hypnotist and developer of OTCC and No Fault Psychology.

– Nick Kemp
Provocative Therapy
New York, NY
Kemp is an internationally known trainer of hypnosis, NLP and Provocative Therapy.

– Doug O’Brien
Conversational Belief Change
Boston, MA
O’Brien is an NLP master trainer and one of the founders of Columbia-Presbyterian’s Department of Complementary Medicine.

– Dr. Judith Swack
Healing from the Body Level Up
Needham, MA
Swack is an immunologist & creator, HBLU.


As of 3/2017, I’ve earned a five-star average on Yelp and a 4.6 star average on Google’s Boston Hypnosis user review page.

I’ve been a guest speaker at both MIT and Boston University, and I’ve appeared in articles in USA Today, Boston Magazine and Boston.com.

Before pursuing hypnotherapy, I held the titles of Vice President, Research and Technology at Press Access, a Boston/San Francisco media research company and Vice President, Public Relations Research division at LexisNexis, an international unit of Reed-Elsevier.