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Desiree Holmes Scherini CHT, NLP

holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, from the University of California. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Life Coach, as well as a Professional Artist. Following graduation from The University of California she worked as a group facilitator for the Navy Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program, administered by the University of Arizona. There she earned the highest level of Facilitator 4 in the program through University of Arizona Psychology Department. After making a decision to be home and raise children she moved into another passion; Artwork, which provided her flexibility to be home while still growing, expressing and sharing.
In 2012 she chose to incorporate the helping therapies back into her life and was certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist followed by certification as a Neurolinguistic Practitioner/Life Coach in 2012.. She continues to learn and expand through workshops and other specialty certifications, including certification in Hypnotherapy for PTSD, Art Therapy Certification, Transpersonal Dowsing Certification and "Soul Link" certification - an energy based therapy that neutralizes negative emotions immediately.
Desiree is the Author of "Journey to Joy - The Written Path" which was a # 1 new release and #1 Hot New Releases on Amazon  upon it's release in August 2017! She is also the creator of the Intuitive Insight Process, which provides a path to personal insight through intuition. She is a teaching Faculty member of the Transformation TV, an online platform completely dedicated to self help programming.

Desiree is available to see clients locally in the Washington DC area and also works with clients virtually. She also leads workshops in the Intuitive Insight Process as well as other areas of emotional wellness.

Artistically - Desiree's painting has been strongly influenced through her teachers who studied under Henry Hensche in the Cape School of Art, which embraces the impressionist use of color. She particularly enjoys plein air painting and figure work. She was recognized by Expertise Magazine as one of the top 18 Art Instructors in the Baltimore, Md area for 2017 and 2018.

Desiree  is a featured artist in the book "100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic".  She  teaches Art through the Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Columbia Art Center, as well as independently.
Desiree is represented by Whitehall Gallery in Annapolis, MD and Bishops Stock Gallery in Snow Hill, MD
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hypnotherapy and life-coach consultation by appointment  443-694-5618 or 202-203-0725

Awards and Affiliations


Transformation TV -

National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists

International Hypnosis Federation

Theosophical Society of America

Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment


Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association

Maryland Pastel Society

Maryland Society of Portrait Painters

Maryland Federation of Art

-various other artists organizations-


“Outstanding Transpersonal Contribution” annual award from National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists -(this award is given to recognize a Hypnotherapist who has a strong clinical base and also has incorporated and spread the holistic and transpersonal elements of hypnosis)

Expertise Magazines Top Drawing and Painting instructor 2017 and 2018

Multiple awards of recognition within Art Exhibits

Causes and Organizations

Theosophical Society of America -

Edgar Cayce Center for Research and Enlightenment -

National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists -

Hypnosis Federation -

American Hypnosis Association -

The Society for Scientific Exploration -

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