I came to see Michelle for smoking cessation and I quit within 2 weeks, to my amazement and joy, after which I decided to stay on and work out some other kinks with her help. Michelle more than fits the bill for the two criteria I think everyone should look for in a therapist - - the two Cs - - Caring and Competence. She really takes time to explain how the mind works, the process of hypnosis, and how different approaches best suit your own needs. I'm learning so much about human behavior just from sessions with her! Perhaps the most beneficial thing I’ve learned to do through our sessions is to focus on what I need the most and to be a less distracted person in general. This has impacted my life in a major way and in many different areas. Overall, I can say this has been the most fun, helpful, and meaningful personal journey I've been on and I can't thank you enough for the opportunity for growth you've allowed me. BIG 5 STARS. - L.T
Michelle's insight is impressive .She expresses herself on a very human level and because of this I've found it effortless to express my thoughts and emotions. - F.K.
Michelle loves what she does and has a natural and relaxed manner about anything she does that is so assuring and professional. What a pleasure to know her both personally and professionally. - G.B.
It will be very clear to you once you work with her that Michelle is the real deal. She is passionate about what she does and generous in sharing her knowledge. I can't say enough about her abilities - what we uncovered together has allowed me to truly change my current situation around in such a comfortable way. Thank you. - V.C.
Michelle is very professional and caring. She always takes the time to explain every step and answer any question. - D.A.
Great gal, and brilliant, too. I have the utmost confidence that Ms. Candaras will accomplish much, benefit many, and shine her light far in the field of mental health. I can personally recommend Ms. Candaras's services for grief therapy, pain management, phobias, self-esteem, among any type of behavioral change. She's your CHT. - J.H.
Being on prescription medications for ADHD since childhood, I finally took a leap of faith and contacted Michelle about trying hypnosis to help with some of my symptoms and perhaps lower or get off the meds. That phone call changed my life. I began hypnotherapy with Michelle and quickly over just a few weeks became more high-functioning than I've ever been in life.. with no more trips to the psych or pharmacy!!! Such a relief. And now I can't stop talking about hypnosis! It's the closest thing to a miracle without being supernatural. And Michelle truly understands ADHD, which I didn't find among regular health practitioners. What a blessing this was for me. - J.E.
I was able to overcome my procrastination and complete a project that had been sitting on my desk for 2 years after just two sessions. I sleep better at night because of it, which is a big plus! - B.P.