• Counseling Services are ultimately concerned with helping people improve and enrich their lives

  • Will Meet the Needs... of each client by seeing him/her through the holistic lens of mind, body, heart and soul

The Center for Healing, Growth and Change


Imagine that you knew how to achieve personal transformation and that you had the ability to feel more empowered than you ever thought possible.

My Vision

I believe that our optimum growth and well-being are best achieved through the integration and balancing of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

My Mission

I will strive to identify and meet the needs of each client by seeing him/her through the holistic lens of mind, body, heart and soul.


I will help you attain the results you seek through my experience and expertise and my sensitive, caring approach. I offer a variety of comprehensive services, from counseling to holistic medicine.

  • I strive to help each client achieve his/her goals, while also helping him/her be aware of the need for the balance and integration of his/her intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions.
  • I offer help for children, adolescents, and adults, including the elderly.
  • I treat individuals, couples and families.


Holistic Health


I believe that every human being is created and designed with four dimensions - emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. I believe that growth and change is best achieved by healing and balancing all four dimensions- mind, body, heart, and soul.

My spiritual counseling is ultimately concerned with helping people build and enrich their relationships. The essence of being human is in my relationships: with others and ultimately with the Sacred Source of Life itself.

I believe that there is a distinction between "healing" and "curing".  I consider "curing" to refer to attending to the disordered physical or psychological parts of a person. I consider " healing" to mean my personal response to and meaning of the experience.

I believe that "spirituality" is grounded in a holistic framework which recognizes humans to be whole, integrated, mind-body-spirit beings in continual interaction with their environment.

I believe that it is through their relationships that human beings are guided to find the real meaning and purpose in their lives.




  • Self-esteem, self-confidence
  • Stress Reduction, learning to relax
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Study habits, test taking
  • Motivation, desire to suceed

Negative Habits

  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight reduction
  • Stuttering, nail biting, nervous tics
  • Procrastination, time management

Emotional Issues

  • Depression, anxiety
  • Phobias, excessive fears
  • Obsessions and compulsions

Physical Conditions

  • Acute and chronic pain; headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia, sleep difficulties
  • Sexual problems, impotence

Frequently Asked Questions

According to Dr. Bearoff, who has been using hypnosis with clients for over 30 years, Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which you are:

  • Creating new thoughts and actions
  • Imagining and visualizing goals
  • Listening carefully to suggestions
  • Focusing and concentrating intensely
  • Relaxing deeply and comfortably
Despite what you may have ever seen on TV or in the movies, you are never in any "Zombie"-like state!  While you are under real Hypnosis:

  • You remember everything that you say or do or think about
  • Your can never be forced to do or say or remember anything
  • You maintain your total awareness, and you never lose control
  • You are never asleep -- you are always very alert and awake
  • It can be a useful tool in other forms of therapy
  • It can help your make changes or reach goals faster and easier
  • Hypnosis can be a way for you to learn to help yourself
  • Yes -- if you really don't want to concentrate and imagine being successful
  • Yes -- if you're really not motivated to change, or to be hypnotized
  • Yes -- if it's against your will; if you don't want to cooperate
If you think Hypnosis could help you, then consider that  Bearoff Associates can provide:

  • Individual self-hypnosis cassette tapes, made for your needs
  • Self-Hypnosis training for ongoing progress, self-improvement
  • Private, individual sessions in a relaxed, comfortable environment
  • Qualified, experienced help, and proven, effective techniques


About Me

Dr. John Bearoff

New Head Shot 1Dr. John Bearoff is a PA Licensed Psychologist and a PA Certified School Psychologist, and has been in practice for over 25 years. John earned his PHD in Counseling Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University, and a B.S. in Physics, from Ursinus College.

Dr. Bearoff has had a private clinical psychological practice since 1984, with an office in East Norriton, Montgomery County, PA (near Norristown). His practice has specialized in the areas of raising self-esteem, stress management, motivation, career counseling, psychological evaluations, grief/loss, and the use and teaching of Hypnosis and Biofeedback. He has been nominated for the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame.

John is also currently conducting Student Assistance Program (SAP) Training for Drug and Alcohol Intervention in 20 different states. He spent 24 years working in the North Penn School District, and developed North Penn's innovative and effective Student Assistance Program, and also their Alternative Education and Suicide Prevention programs. He has received Montgomery County's "Outstanding Service to Youth" Award.

Dr. Bearoff has also served as a school psychologist and consultant for the Colonial, Methacton, Souderton, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, and Wissahickon school districts,and was chairperson of Upper Merion's Safe Schools Committee.

John has been conducting workshops and seminars for schools, organizations, church, and community groups for over twenty-five years. He is a co-developer of "Adventures in Success," experiential, action-based, teambuilding seminars for corporations such as Bell Atlantic, Prudential Insurance, SmithKline Beecham, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme, Fleming Foods, and Penn Mutual Insurance.