Marilyn Kopasz

Certified Practitioner since July 2022

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You can regain calm, health, purpose, confidence, success, and joy.   

Hi, my name is Marilyn Kopasz. I'm a certified Havening Techniques® coach, Emory University certified Health & Wellness coach, and board-certified hypnotist at Essential Health & Hypnosis, LLC.  I spent over 30 years working at the US Department of Defense; I know about trauma, stress, and anxiety!  Over the years, I have healed various issues for myself and helped hundreds of others, from the ages of 7-78, do the same.  

Between personal and work experiences and formal education, I've learned that trauma is not only found in war but also at home, school, church, or work, resulting from mental, emotional, and physical/sexual events or abuse.  Chronic stress and anxiety can result from a failed marriage, car accident, illness/injury, a failed business venture, or other life events.  

Regular people like you and me often need help resolving issues.  Also, helping professionals such as doctors, nurses, EMS, therapists, attorneys, and others who are regularly exposed to patient/client crises are at risk of second-hand or vicarious trauma.  Help is here.

Incorporating Havening into my practice has been a powerful addition to my skill set.  It offers clients a gentle and effective approach to reach their goals and experience lasting positive change.

Please visit my webpage to schedule a free consultation if you'd like more information.  Sessions can be provided via Zoom or in-person at my office.  

                                                             Are you ready to make a change?  I can help.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Fear of flying, Panic attacks, Phobias, Exam nerves, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Sexual issues, Insomnia, Sports performance, Stress, Stuttering, Grief, Interview Nerves, medically diagnosed illnesses and disease, Self-Belief, Shyness, Confidence, Empowerment, Bereavement


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After 40 years -- "finally free" from the trauma

I’m grateful to God that I met a person in this field who is VERY PROFESSIONAL, responsible, honest thoughtful, sensitive and her INTEGRITY and TRANSPARENCY remains unchanged from the beginning to the end of the process.
Now I do feel a different person. I’m living not existing. Marilyn helped me to find the root of my problems.
One of my major achievements in my life has been to feel the victory after 40 years of traumas and its consequences.
Now I can say I’m finally free and healed !!! YES !!! After those long 40 years !!!
I highly recommend her.
Nothing to lose but to gain. Trust the process.
Thank you SO MUCH Marilyn for helping me navigate through very intense and relentless events in my life !!!!! - Cecelia D.
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Help with a Stuck Memory

Marilyn is an exceptional therapist, balancing a pragmatic, professional approach to her work with an easy-going and welcoming vibe. I was surprised that in just one session she was able to effectively address an issue and provide meaningful change and relief for an issue that had been troubling me. I would not hesitate to call on her again for help with concerns. -- Kyle B.
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Relief – Finally

Following a session of Havening with Marilyn Kopasz at Essential Health & Hypnosis, I finally found sustained relief from long-standing challenges with stress, anxiety and extreme negative emotions associated with my military service. Marilyn’s background of service with the U.S. Defense Department enabled her to immediately connect with me. She was appropriately empathetic and sensitive to my concerns. She provided a safe environment that was totally conducive to sharing in a way that other sources have not been. Since my session with Marilyn I now live in a state of peace, gratitude and purpose to live my best life. I highly recommend Marilyn Kopasz at Essential Health & Hypnosis. (R. Myers, 2023)
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Alexandria, Virginia
1407 Fox Hollow Way, NMB, SC 29582