About Me

Alina Yurkovsky, Psy.D

Hypnotherapist & Clinical Psychologist

About Me

I’m a hypnotherapist and clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the world of psychology. 

My central belief aligns with Albert Einstein’s famous quote: 

““We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

I work from this perspective.

I help people feel joy and ease FIRST, in our very first session, and they learn to solve their own problems from that place, rather than from the habitual, pain-based, non-effective ways that created their problems in the first place. 

I also use skills I have learned from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training, CBT, psychodynamic schools of thought, family systems,  hypnosis and NLP.. I am an integrator. I allow my intuition as well as 20 years of study and clinical experience, to customize the right approach for the unique needs of each client

I believe that the Mind and Body are one. When the mind is allowed to relax, the body follows.  I have seen remarkable cases of physical healing, subsequent to hypno and/or psychotherapy sessions, because relaxation IS medicine. 

And lastly, I specialize in helping children, teens and adults with SELF-REGULATION. Because what matters most is not what happens around you, but what happens within you!  Self-Regulation is crucial to solving: anxiety, eating patterns (weight loss or eating disorders), sleeping, gastric issues (IBS, ulcerative colitis), pain, relationship issues, self-esteem, addiction, sports and academic achievement  and parenting issues.  When you develop self-regulation, you hold the keys to the kingdom that you would like to build for yourself, regardless of what happens around you. 

A few questions I ask Adult prospective clients to consider: 

  • If this problem was completely solved for you, how would you feel?
  • What is the current issue currently costing you (emotionally, physically, life experiences, opportunities, self-esteem, financially) ? 
  • Are you ready to Be Free from the patterns that have held you back thus far?

A few questions I ask of my child/teen clients:

  • If this problem was completely solved for you, how would you feel?
  • Do you know that your imagination can solve your problems? You only need what is already inside of you!
  • What are your Superpowers?

If you or your children are ready to Be Free from the patterns that have held you back thus far….click this button to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with me:

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I look forward to meeting you!


Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

School-Clinical Child Psychology

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

June 2005

Master of Science (M.A)

Special Education: Learning Disabilities

The American University, Washington, D.C.

June 1999

Bachelor of Arts

Communications, Law, Economics, Government

The American University, Washington, D.C.

May 1995


  • Integrative Medical Hypnosis Certification
  • Jacquin Professional Hypnotherapy Diploma
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy Intensive Plus Certification, Behavioral Tech, Linehan Training Company
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate, Florida Atlantic University
  • Trained Crisis Response Certificate: Disaster and Terrorism
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship, NY, NY
  • Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders
  • Foundations of Family Systems: The Ackerman Institute, NY, NY
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification, Wellness Institute
  • Coaching for Transformation: Life Coaching Certification: New York Open Center
  • Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology Two-year program
  • Focusing Oriented Psychotherapist Certification
  • National Institute of Psychotherapies (psychoanalytic training)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Bellevue Hospital Intensive Pesonality Disorder Clinic (IPDP)

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