Medical Psychology

Safe & effective treatment strategies for healing physically & emotionally

Dr. Sheldon’s Qualifications

Dr. Sheldon is a recognized expert in medical psychology, hypnosis, behavioral medicine & the treatment of stress disorders, since 1985.

He is a licensed Medical & Clinical Psychologist, as well as licensed Hypnotherapist

Lists of & Links to Some of Dr. Sheldon’s Articles about Stress Disorders
Help for Cancer Patients
  • Create positive mind-body states
  • Reduce stress & anxiety
  • Reduce/eliminate pain
  • Reduce side-effects
  • Positively manage emotions
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Reduce need for medications
  • Improve sleep & relaxation
  • Increase motivation for healing
  • Increase energy
  • Sex therapy & intimacy
  • Pre-surgical preparation
  • Reduce pain of treatments
  • Reduce/cope with symptoms
  • Aid in rehabilitation
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Couple counseling
Introduction to Medical Psychology

Health, dis-ease and healing are complex processes.
They include many variables – psychology, physiology, nutrition, sociology, endocrinology, immunology,  religion, mind-body integration, and more.

There are two main areas in which I work as a medical psychologist:
First, I help patients by treating their medical, psychological, emotional, behavioral and social symptoms using psychological and behavioral tools and interventions.

Second, a person who is experiencing disease or illness is often faced with psychological and emotional difficulties that are specifically related to or caused by the illness. I help these patients to healthfully cope and resolve these difficulties

There are a variety of behavioral tools which I use in treatment.

Although my main specialty for more than 35 years is hypnosis, I am trained and experienced in other behavioral techniques including bio-feedback, psychotherapy, C.B.T., guided imagery, meditation, self-hypnosis, N.L.P., behavior therapy and desensitization, as well as expressive arts therapy (music, art, movement).

Behavioral Medicine techniques and tools can be effectively used to help people in many situations, including: medical issues, psychological, emotional, and learning difficulties, personal growth, and preventive medicine.

Benefits include:
  • Short term, effective, efficient & integrative treatment
  • Treatment is an interactive and proactive partnership which empowers the patient/client
  • Treatment is goal oriented & defined
  • The patient can easily assess progress
  • There are no dangerous side effects (as with many medications and medical procedures )
  • Patients enjoy natural positive side effects (increased relaxation, etc.)
  • Patients keep & use new self-help tools – for the rest of their lives

I usually begin the treatment and healing process during the first session.

I prefer to work in a way which is intensive, goal oriented, focused on the real and relevant issues. I am also able to work more slowly and gradually. I do my best to meet the preferences and styles of each of my patients.

I help my clients overcome physiological medical & health difficulties – click on button to see list of diagnoses .
I help my clients overcome psychological & emotional difficulties related to illness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Crisis
  • Trauma
  • P.T.S.D.
  • Phobias & fears
  • Low self esteem
  • Low motivation
  • Sleep disorders & nightmares
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Social dysfunction
  • O.C.D. (obsessive compulsive)
  • Fear of dis-ability
  • Financial worry
  • Loss & fear of more loss
  • Pre-surgery anxiety   
  • Post-surgery depression   
  • Procrastination with compliance
  • Side-effects of medications
  • Side effects of medical procedures
  • Existential crisis
  • Fear of death
I help my clients acquire and strengthen coping skills
  • Strengthen Confidence
  • Increase Motivation
  • Improve memory
  • Increase concentration
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Increase Awareness
  • Reinforce positive attitudes
  • Increase Creativity
  • Improve coping skills
  • Increase stamina
  • Reduce Stress
  • Relax deeply
  • Sleep well
  • Enhance health & healing
  • Overcome fears
  • Eat healthfully
Additional Resources

When you engage in good Behavioral Medicine treatment
You are not only solving an immediate problem
You are preventing future ones

Behavioral & Holistic Treatments
  • Hypnosis
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Bio-feedback
  • Psychotherapy
  • C.B.T. (cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • Guided imagery
  • Meditation
  • N.L.P. (neurolinguistic programming)
  • Behavior therapy
  • Desensitization
  • Lifestyle coaching

A few of Dr. Sheldon’s Videos.

Behavioral Medicine & Stress Disorders. Dr. Sheldon discusses his work on a television health show. (1988 – 28 minutes)

Dr. Sheldon demonstrates biofeedback on television health show. (1988) (length 12 minutes)

היפנוזה וניהול לחץ –  מצגת עבור הפלגות פרינסס – 65 דקות. (English) 1996

Stress & Pain Reduction – Dr. Sheldon presents useful insights regarding the psychological, social & behavioral dynamics of stress & pain & related medical disorders. (1996) (length 57 minutes)

Dr. Sheldon demonstrates biofeedback on television health show. (1988) (length 12 minutes)

Dr. Sheldon discusses his work in Behavioral Medicine and the treatment of Stress Disorders on television health show. (1988) (length 28 minutes)

Hypnosis & Stress Management Dr. Sheldon presents on Princess Cruises  (1996) (length 65 minutes)

Stress & Pain Reduction – Dr. Sheldon presents useful insights regarding the psychological, social & behavioral dynamics of stress & pain & related medical disorders. (1996) (length 57 minutes)

Medical Psychotherapy provides patients with relief from Physiological & Medical conditions, including:
Medical Conditions
Sexual Issues

Premature ejaculation

Erectile dysfunction





Painful intercourse


And other conditions

Dental Difficulties


Pelvic pain

Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)

Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)


Repeated fetal loss


Menopausal symptoms

Premature labor

Delayed labor

Prolonged labor

Post-partum depression

Difficult lactation

Psychogenic infertility

Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea & vomiting during pregnancy)

Feel welcome to discuss with me any questions that you may have regarding
how I can help you