Behavioral Hypnotherapy 

Personal Development  (Teens/Adults)          

Addictions  (Substance Abuse)

All services are In office or Online.

 * You have a choice, if you are in the Nashville

area you may come in, if you are out of the area

or if you feel more at ease in the comfort of your

own home, we offer Hypnotherapy via Online.                           

As  Certified Clinical Behavioral Hypnotherapists and specializing in Personal Development, we will guide you through any or all aspects of life choices and changes, such as:

  • Career and/or career changes.

  • EQ *Emotional Intelligence.   Did you know your EQ is more important than your IQ?

  • Financial - Negativity that may be keeping you from being or becoming prosperous.

  • Self-Sabotage - We hold ourselves back or cause ourselves not to succeed, sometimes even fearing success.

  • Relationships - Why you are having problems staying in a relationship, getting into a healthy relationship or letting go of an unhealthy relationship.

  • Self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation.

  • Communication - Why it is so hard to say what I want to say, or to be in control of my own life, saying no or just being assertive.

  • Getting rid of fears and/or phobias - Any fears and phobias will keep you from having a fulfilling and healthy life.

  • Panic attacks, Stress and Anxieties.

  • Stop Smoking - You will become a non-smoker, the first session and accept that you want to quit.

  • Weight Loss - Lose the extra pounds that you want to lose and live healthy and have a fun lifestyle and feel good about yourself.

  • Procrastination - Why do I keep putting off things that need to be done now or even yesterday?

  • Studying and comprehension for exams.

  • Athletes - Concentration and preparing for a sporting event.

  • Stage Fright - Public speaking, actors or singers preparing for stage or camera performances.

  • Or anything that is holding you back from living a very fulfilling, healthy and successful life.


            Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Because Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying causes of addiction, it modifies your behavior rather than just separates you from the habit that is controlling you.   It gets rid of the desire for the substance  abuse, replacing that desire with options.

To learn more about Hypnotherapy and Substance Abuse, Click Here> Substance Abuse 




   Become a Non-Smoker

Hypnotherapy is for anyone that wants to Stop Smoking and become a Permanent Non-Smoker NOW.


For more information on becoming a Non-Smoker, click on the "More" link in the upper main menu, then click Smoking Cessation.


This will give you information on how to achieve the motivation to become a Non-Smoker. 

   Weight Loss Program 

Can I do Hypnotherapy Online?   How? 

It's very simple! 

All you have to do is  Book the Free Online Consultation

 You choose a day and time that is good for you. Then once you book your day and time, you will receive a personal   text, call and/or email from us.  

 We will give you simple steps to go online using your phone/laptop/ipad or computer to set up ZOOM. (Which is a Free app to use to see each other 'face-to-face'. )

Most doctors are using ZOOM now to meet with their patients.   It is safe, comfortable and puts you face to face with your therapist. 

We are looking forward to 'seeing' you soon! 

 Book your Free Consultation (and see how you like it first)    

 Click here >  Book Online     

To learn more about Hypnotherapy, click on the   "Hypnotherapy" or the "Personal Development" link in the upper main menu. And learn what Hypnotherapy or Personal Development Coaching can do for you. 

Start living your life! The way YOU want to live your life.  
          Starting Today!

Can Hypnosis help me to lose weight? 

One of the reasons for a low rate of success for millions of people wanting to lose weight; they want a quick fix.   People think with all the new scientific breakthroughs and medical miracles that they should be able to lose weight quickly and effortlessly. 

What people need to realize is that for permanent weight loss, they need to change what’s going on inside, mentally, emotionally and physically. 

There is no pill, drink or magic bullet for their weight problem.   It’s not all just about food and exercise, but many other things, such as, addictions, emotions, stress, relationships, self-love, worthiness, beliefs, fears, habits, and associations to food and comfort… and many more issues.

 Click here >   WEIGHT LOSS  INFO  

Relationship Coaching

Could your relationship be at the point... That someone needs to intervene and help the two of you to move out of the resentment/ guilt syndrome and get your relationship back on track?

Most often with  Relationship Coaching,  your relationship will not only be saved, but even renewed and revived... in a form that’s deeper and more trusting than it ever was before. 

And this can be done Online in the comfort of your own home. 

To learn more about Relationship Coaching, Click  on:


Will my health insurance cover Hypnotherapy, Acupressure 

 and/or Life Coaching?

I suggest that you check with your health care provider or employer to see if your insurance plan covers Hypnotherapy and/or Life Coaching.

I accept  HSA & FSA  (Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account).  

Note:  Click 'Rates' in the upper menu for more information about submitting claims to your insurance company.

Introducing 'The Gua Sha Facial Co.' 

Darlene McDowell, C.Ht/owner of Brentwood Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching introduces the newest services offered by BHLC.   

The Gua Sha Facial Co. is a subsidiary company offering luxurious, relaxing facials, as well as facial treatments and body contouring treatments using the latest technology.

Now you can receive a combination of mind and body rejuvenation. 

With Hypnotherapy you feel really good on the inside and by adding the relaxing facial  procedures of  The Gua Sha Facial Co. services, you can look good on the outside, as well.   How wonderful is that!? 



If you live out of the area and cannot come in for a personal Hypnotherapy session, you can down-load Darlene's  self-help mp3's, in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

For more information: 

       Click Here >    Self Help 

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I came into Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks.  I was so afraid when I first came in, I barely could drive to Darlene's office, which was only a couple miles away. I didn't know what would happen. I just needed to get rid of these panic attacks, without being medicated.   Or stuck at home forever. 

The first session, she made it so relaxing and comfortable and I drove home with no anxieties!  I went back for 3 more sessions, because in her therapy she gave me some challenges to work on. And the following session, I felt even better.  By the 4th session I was driving and going out shopping, on my own! and not afraid of having a panic attack.  She changed my behavior of how I was allowing panic to come on.   I feel like I got my life back!!  


Deanna C      TN


I am a NON-SMOKER!  I didn't believe it would work.  And let me tell you.. IT WORKS!   After the first session I didn't want a cigarette.  

I was amazed!  I came back in for my follow up and she did a reinforcement session and added confidence and motivation to my life!  

Lee R   KY



I have had anxiety for years and stage fright.  I am on stage, a public speaker, but I just couldn't shake the fright or the thought of "what if I just draw a blank and forget my lines?"   Darlene helped me to overcome this, immediately.  I now have the tools and technique that I use and what a difference!

J R    from Atlanta GA


I started the Weight loss program 5 weeks ago.  I love this program!   I feel great!  I started losing weight in week 2 and it's coming off steadily.   I have lost 10 lbs. so far and Darlene makes it fun and the hypnosis really works!  I have so much energy now and I stay motivated!  And she gives nice gifts too!  :) 

Kim T   Franklin, TN 




I seriously am just amazed. I mean we have never tried hypnotherapy and my hubby was like, this is a waste just because we knew nothing about it. I was like, well this is it.

Our daughter has had tumbling and gymnastic training since she was 2 and never advanced.  I've probably spent $10000. + on private and tumbling classes.. I mean she's had at least 15 private instructors and she would get close but could  never do a back hand spring, like 95 percent of every other girl, on the team.  With hypnotherapy she is doing back handsprings now! .Next we are doing hypnotherapy to work on her tuck! 

I just wanted to say thank you Darlene!  And if there are  any other mothers out there, that are having the same situations, do not hesitate to send them my number. for a reference.   Lord the money we could have saved!   She could have been an Olympic gymnast lol 

Ty R   Lebanon TN

       Marsha Zimmerman Credentials:                                        Darlene McDowell Credentials:                     WKU BA Communications (Public & Interpersonal)                Hypnosis Motivational Institute College of Hypnotherapy       Study of Communications Theory and Humanities for Education   Fowler Wainwright International Masters Life Coaching         Expert Rating Specializing Life Coaching/Counseling           HMI Certification Handwriting Analysis and Profiler

 20+ years teacher/coach/mentor/consultant (Teens/Adults)      AHA Certification Hypnosis Specialist for PTSD     

 HMI  Motivational Personal Development Hypnotherapy           AHA Certification Hypnosis and Weight Loss Specialist                                                                       AHA Certification for Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation           Marsha Zimmerman's education, degrees, background and         AHA Certification for Neuro Linguistic Programming

 continuing education is able to extend her expertise in       AHA Certification Specialist for Sports/Athletic Performance

 the realm of Career (individual or corporate) Coaching,       AHA Certification Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator

 as well as Hypnotherapy, Relationship Coaching and            AHA Certification Hypnosis Specializing in Trauma Recovery

 Behavioral modification.                                      AHA Certification Hypnosis for Pain Management

                                                               IVS Training Academy Acupressure for Pain Relief

                                                               IVS Training Academy Gua Sha  (TCM)  

                                                               Chakra Energy Healing Certification 

                                                               American Hypnosis Association                                                                                               National Association of Hypnotherapists

                                                               Member ICF  International Coach Federation

                                                               Member TN ICF  TN Chapter Coaches Alliance

                                                               National Hypnosis Association

                                                               TN Hypnosis Association

                                                                                                                                                                                           Hypnotherapist's Union Local 472,OPEIU, AFL-CIO, CLC



                                                              Darlene McDowell has worked with Actors, Entertainers, Music                                                                Artists and Athletes. She was an agent and Life Coach 20+ yrs                                                                as a franchised agent w/ the Screen Actors Guild & the                                                                      American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.


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