Tom Metzinger, LCSW, CCHt



Tom is dedicated, resourceful, and a motivated clinical social worker and hypnotherapist who endeavors to best utilize his skills in the areas of counseling and teaching to help people, their families, and our community grow in a positive direction. Areas of expertise include: crisis intervention, trauma, addictions, and family therapy. Tom has worked for over 16 years in the mental health field, 9 of which at an acute crisis management inpatient psychiatric hospital. Tom employs a unique ability to  engage, empower, and motivate clients to change their thought processes in order to overcome adversity, and effectively manage psychosocial stressors.  

Tom received his Master's of Social Work at Barry University and holds a Diploma in Hypnotherapy from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Tom is a Clinical Certified Hypnotherapist from the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472. He is also Level 2 Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a Rational Living Therapist and Hypnotherapist. He is R.O.P.E.S. certified for Team Building and as a Marine Corps veteran, has an acumen for teaching leadership training to groups.

Currently, outside of helping to empower clients, Tom seeks to educate other healthcare professionals and to bring about awareness of mental health issues. He is a reoccurring guest speaker for Florida Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society. His previous talks were on Transgender Youth and Motivational Interviewing.

As a Licensed and Master's level social worker, Tom is always looking to listen, lead, teach, build relationships, and network in the field of Mental Health and Community Improvement.

Thomas R. Metzinger, LCSW, CC.Ht.

FL License: SW14303

Qualified Supervisor CSW

Advanced Training and Certifications

Graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 2019

  • 300 hours Advanced Hypnotherapy Training
  • 200 hours Supervised Practical Experience

Certifications from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

  • Rational Living Therapy-Level 1 CBT - November 23, 2017
  • Rational Living Therapy-Level 2 CBT - July 30, 2018
  • Rational Hypnotherapy - August 8, 2018
  • Advanced Rational Hypnotherapy - September 9, 2018

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Certified Specialist Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - April 21, 2019
  • Certified Specialist Hypnosis and Weight Loss - May 1, 2019
  • Certified Specialist Smoking Cessation - May 8, 2019
  • Certified Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming - June 4, 2019
  • Certified Specialist Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - June 13, 2019

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers 

                    Member Since: 2014

  • American Hypnosis Association

                    Member Since: 2019

  • National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

                    Member Since: 2019

  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472

                    Member Since: 2019

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Hypnosis in History - March 23, 2019
  • Stage Hypnosis - April 21, 2019
  • Rapid and Instant Inductions - June  10, 2019