Roger D. Carlson

Roger D. Carlson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist


AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, ABS Diplomate Certified Sex Therapist and Sex Educator, ACS Certified Sexologist, SCEH Certified Consultant in Hypnosis

Locations in:
Portland, Oregon and
Vancouver, Washington


Dr. Carlson uses hypnosis as a useful tool for facilitating change. Hypnosis can be an effective means to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

For irritable bowel syndrome, he uses a seven session protocol over a 13 week period. This protocol was developed by a research group at the Dept. of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and has shown to be 80 to 95% effective in reducing symptoms. See for further details.

He also uses hypnosis to modify habits (smoking, overeating, weight-loss, etc.). The protocol that he uses for one-session smoking cessation has a success rate of 70% at a one-year follow up.

When appropriate Dr. Carlson provides tapes of sessions and teaches self-hypnosis for daily maintenance of effects.