Charles M. Citrenbaum, Ph.D. & Associates

specializing in practical and strategic counseling and clinical hypnosis

Charles M. Citrenbaum, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice with a national reputation for his work with brief and strategic therapeutic techniques, clinical hypnosis, stress management techniques, and creative communication strategies.

Dr. Citrenbaum has trained thousands of health professionals and others in workshops he has conducted throughout the country. Dr. Citrenbaum has taught or lectured at the University of Maryland Professionals Schools, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pittsburgh, Villanova University, and other institutions. He has provided training and consultant services for over 50 agencies, institutions and organizations including many state and national health, mental health and addictions programs. His comprehensive professional experience includes positions as Chief Psychologist at several different State of Maryland agences and Clinical Director of the Prince Georges County, Maryland Alcoholism and Addictions Program.

Dr. Citrenbaum is past President of the Baltimore Psychological Association, a past Fellow of the Maryland Psychological Association, a member of the American Psychological Association, a Charter member of the Maryland Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a Board member of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. Dr. Citrenbaum has been a media guest locally and nationally.

Besides authoring numerous articles, chapters and tapes/CDs, Dr. Citrenbaum is co-author of Existential Hypnotherapy (Guilford, 1993) and senior author of Modern Clinical Hypnosis for Habit Control (W.W. Norton, 1985), translated and published in Europe and Asia and considered the foremost book in the world on its subject. Dr. Citrenbaum is co-author of The Courage to Recover, A Reparenting Recipe for Adult Children of the Human Condition (Copley, Publishers, 1989), and co-author of Irresistible Communication: Creative Skills for Health Professionals (W. B. Saunders, 1983). 

Ph.D., 1975, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
M.A., 1970, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
B.A., 1966, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Dr. Citrenbaum’s training includes work with the late Milton H. Erickson, M.D., the “Father of Clinical Hypnosis,” founder of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of focused, strategic and creative intervention techniques. Dr. Citrenbaum has also trained with Richard Bandler and John Grinder, developers of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).