Meet the team of

          SAN LEANDRO HYPNOTHERAPY for Health & Wellness


Leonard Ferrara, PhD, CHT

Dr. Ferrara is a California-licensed Psychologist and Certified Hypnotherapist. He is also Certified in Advanced Psycho-pharmacology. For over 15 years as a licensed Psychologist and Hypnotherapist, he has provided treatment to children, couples, individuals and families, utilizing traditional psychotherapy and implementing Hypnotherapy and EMDR for Trauma Release Work. He also provides Life Achievement Coaching for those who have specific goals they wish to accomplish in a short amount of time. His private practice website is www.leonardferrara.com.

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Mara Santos, MA, CCHT

Mara is a Certified Clinical & Consulting Hypnotherapist, as well as a Health & Wellness Coach. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Holistic Health.  For 20 years she practiced as a Psychotherapist, until she discovered Hypnotherapy as a more rapid, profound and effective modality for many psychological, as well as medical issues. Along with alleviating ailments, dysfunctional habits, and negative thinking patterns, she helps clients make positive changes, attain their desired goals for improved health, wellness and achievement. Mara also offers her Specialization in Customized Health & Wellness Coaching, Life Coaching & Couples Coaching.  She speaks fluent English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Tehani is our Office Manager, Workshop Facilitator and Hypnotherapist in training. She is a University of San Francisco Graduate and has worked in sales, education and the non-profit field for over 10 years. An active volunteer in her community, she is a member of several community organizations. Tehani follows the motto “Not Words, But Deeds” and intends to bring this motto to teaching clients how to take control of their lives by becoming their own Hypnotist, a skill they will be able to use for the rest of their life.


Sagar Wagle, BS

Sagar is graduate in Cellular Molecular Biology from Cal State University, EastBay, pursuing now Medical School. With his Bachelors of Science Degree, and his research, he validates and acknowledges the powerful influence of the conscious and unconscious mind on the human body.  He is highly passionate about hypnosis and has great enthusiasm to integrate it with his future medical practice. He is currently on the way to be a certified hypnotherapist. As a future physician, he sees hypnosis as having immense potential as an alternative treatment method in pain management and other disorders resulting from mind-body imbalances.


Jenifer Miller

Jenifer is an intuitive Pranic Healer. She is trained in Pranic Healing Levels I (Basic) and II (Advanced), Pranic Psychotherapy, Pranic Crystal Healing, and Pranic Psychic Self-Defense. In December, 2013, she completed training to become a Unity Prayer Chaplain and was installed at Unity San Leandro as one of several Prayer Chaplains. Prayer Chaplains are trained to hold sacred space, listen deeply, pray extemporaneously, and hold every exchange in confidence. Her journey continues on this healing path, and she will soon begin training to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with an emphasis on Spirit Releasement and Past Life Regression. Once that training is complete, she intends to pursue formal training in Spiritual Direction, in 2015. More information about Jenifer and Pranic Healing can be found at www.saltstreethealing.com

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Kayko Tamaki, BSHS, CHt

Kayko is a certified Hypnotherapist with a Bachelors of Science in Human Services. She was born and raised in Hawaii, and has traveled the world, gaining a diverse understanding of a wide range of cultures, traditions, and experiences. She is fluent in Japanese, and has a background as a certified Hospice volunteer. She is also a self-taught surreal painter. She has a passion for the way hypnotherapy helps us to connect relationships, how we experience the world, and personal growth, and believes strongly in hypnotherapy as a tool for advocating empowerment, self- awareness, self-love, and better overall health. It is her goal to see hypnotherapy become more accepted as a mainstream and valid form of healthcare, offering an alternative solution that understands life’s problems at the root, transforming lives.​ www.heartandsoulhypnotherapies.com

WIN_20150615_202716 (2) (3)Dr. Gellman, Ph.D, CHT

Dr. Gellman has been a seasoned professional in medical hypnosis for the past 25 years. He has done graduate work at NYU and COlumbia University in anthropology and psychoanalysis respectively and holds a doctorate in medical hypnosis from the American Institute of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Gellman is unique in his field by guaranteeing all his work.