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Kathy Gruver, PhD, Cht
Kathy Gruver, PhD, Cht
Coach and Hypnotherapist
Life coach, hypnotherapist, stress expert, author and speaker
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Initial consultation

Free initial consultation. If we have not worked together previously please select this option to make sure we are a good fit before you book full sessions. Thanks and I look f...

Free · 15 minutes

one hour coaching session

I provide personal and professional coaching for a variety of situations. Find yourself at a crossroads either in your job or relationship? I can help guide you to the decision ...

$150.00 · 60 minutes

6 session coaching package

I provide personal and professional coaching for a variety of situations. Find yourself at a crossroads either in your job or relationship? I can help guide you to the decision ...

$800.00 · 60 minutes

Pre-op Hypnosis (pre-surgery)

If you are getting ready for surgery or a medical procedure and want to optimize your healing this is a great option for you. This hour-long session Will encourage on a deep sub...

$150.00 · 60 minutes

Kathy Gruver, PhD, Cht

About me

About me
Hey all. I am a coach and hypnotherapist. I have been involved in national health and human behavior for over 30 years. I started out as a massage therapist and then expanded my knowledge into other modalities such as Reiki, hypnosis and coaching. I also have my PhD in natural health and studied mind/body medicine at Harvard.
I currently operate out of Santa Barbara, California where I live with my long-term boyfriend and my cat Aleister. I love to help people clarify goals, remove blocks and partner with people to make their dreams come true.

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Feeling Stuck In Life
Emotional Health
Life Coaching
Mental Imagery
Self Improvement
“Kathy has really helped me get INTO ACTION to accomplish my goals -- in a way that feels GREAT for me! I've been stressed out about growing my business and procrastinating for a long time. Certain tasks (recreating a website I love) felt...”
Brian over 3 years ago
“Kathy has been coaching me for a few months now on a variety of topics: problems in my relationship, childhood traumas, improving my communication skills, learning more about myself and who I am. I enjoy speaking with Kathy, not only doe...”
Giulia over 3 years ago
“Kathy has been great. She is versatile and trained in many disciplines. From the start, she has been willing to work with my needs and take the work where it needed to go by listening, learning, and asking questions. She is an intellectu...”
Jon over 3 years ago
“Kathy has already helped me so much in the first few coaching sessions that I’ve had with her. I’ve previously seen a few different therapists and all they did was validate my feelings. Kathy actually asks you the right questions to get ...”
KC over 3 years ago
“Kathy Gruver is a no-nonsense, yet compassionate, coach that held space for me and helped me to identify what I truly wanted and how to align my values with how I am showing up in the world. She challenged current perspectives that were ...”
Crystal over 3 years ago
“Kathy helped me see fresh perspectives to get me going in a new (and better) direction in my life. I love her coaching style - she brings so much energy, challenges me, and throws out exercises to help me see things in a new light!”
Kristin over 3 years ago
“Kathy has an innate ability to really deepen the mind-body connect and coached me safely through 'deep water'. She skillfully took me into the experience of my body, which led to a huge shift for me. She has an innate ability to create i...”
E.N. over 3 years ago
“Dr. Gruver's custom visualization was extraordinary, just perfect for my needs. She knew just what to say and has a true talent for guided visualizations. I've tried a number of similar recordings to deal with anxiety and stress before, ...”
Melissa over 3 years ago
“My experience with Kathy stayed with me long after our session. With her assistance I was able to visualize a lot of images and experiences to help me navigate towards attaining my goals. Using the imagery and the tools Kathy gave me I w...”
Jen over 3 years ago
“It was time to control my anxiety about driving outside my limited comfort zone. I avoided driving distances because I might begin to panic and the risk involved to determine if I would panic was too great. In order to face my situation ...”
B, over 3 years ago


Offers in-person sessions
Offers virtual sessions
Speaks English
Works with adults
Works with individuals, couples, families, and group sessions
I respond in ~24 hours
3040 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Schedule a free discovery call now.

I'm based in Santa Barbara, CA, and offer in-person and video sessions.

Kathy Gruver, PhD, Cht

Santa Barbara, CA

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