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Ronna Brier, MA (LADC)
Masters in Psychology and Substance Abuse

(203) 641-5481


Ronna is a substance abuse counselor and hypnotist. She received her first Master’s Degree in General Psychology where the focus of her studies was on neuropsychology, studying the biological basis of the brain and how changes in brain functioning affect our behavior.  She completed her second Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. She is currently a Doctoral Student at The New School for Social Research in New York City where she is studying Cognitive Psychology, specifically the role of autobiographical memory on self-efficacy for those exposed to trauma.


Her early career focused on counseling, working with inmates in a drug and alcohol counseling program and then with women of sexual and domestic violence. These experiences strengthened her desire to better understand human behavior and to study the connection between brain processes, the impact of early childhood experiences and the physical, behavioral and emotional manifestations later in life.


On her quest to broaden her learning beyond the empirical knowledge of behavior, she embarked on a search for more holistic understandings of human behavior by studying the power of energy work through Hypnosis, Shamanistic Healing, Usui Reiki, Touch for Health and other energy and wellness modalities.

She received her certification as a Consulting Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2010 and also received certification from Brian Weiss, M.D. in past-life regression. She went on to receive further certifications in Hypnosis for Infertility, Birthing, Cancer Support, Pain Management, and Medical Hypnotherapy.

Ronna uses a combination of empirical counseling techniques along with holistic and energy modalities in the treatment of:

  • alcohol and substance use

  • smoking and vaping cessation

  • weight loss and healthy eating habits 

  • stress reduction

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • self-esteem

  • confidence

  • relationship building

  • trauma

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