Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sanna Carapellotti's work has accelerated healing for thousands in private sessions and her empowerment groups. With a nontraditional style Sanna expertly integrates energy psychology modalities, epigenetics (inherited trauma), brain science, the self-healing arts, and her practical philosophy to facilitate big life shifts. Her strategic approaches and results make her an authority in the field and the one to trust when you are ready to take the all-important next step for your betterment! 


As a recognized leader in transformation, Sanna facilitates the change clients seek in their lives, which can include: Feeling more confident and joyful, increasing tolerance of body pain, improving relationships, making more money, strengthening for surgery, terminating stress eating, or mentally conditioning for sports and competition, to name a few. 

The goal is to heal the core issues. Generally, the presenting problem masks the outdated, burdened subconscious mind that attempts to manage one's current life. The impact of childhood abuse, inherited trauma, relationship conflicts, medical trauma, money issues and fears contributes to present stresses and are often masked, hidden behind the presenting problem. To achieve the desired outcome, awareness and healing terminate the power of the issue through her integrative process.

Leveraging her background in multiple psychology disciplines, including child psychology, mental health, and her previous training in psychotherapy, Sanna developed a program -- Core Healing Initiative -- that combines five therapeutic techniques, as well as products and yoga that yield maximum effectiveness for transformation to occur. The mind-body based work engages within the complexities of the subconscious system, revealing the value of -- and the solutions within -- the struggles clients are experiencing. I like to remind clients, that "if you have the problem, you also have the solution." I facilitate that process and you experience livable transformation."

"Look for the answer inside your question." Rumi

Sanna has been in private practice since 1993, offering empowerment services, audio, and in-person classes. She created the popular HypnoDining® class, as well as routinely speak to groups on eating psychology, imagery and healing, mother issues and stress management. 

Prior to starting my own practice, Sanna was the director of four child abuse prevention programs and a parenting project, as well as an adjunct professor of child development and psychology at Webber International University. She was an instructor at Polk Community College and a guest lecturer at Florida Southern College, and she practiced as a prevention therapist and a mental health therapist under the direction of Ph.D. and (psychiatric) medical doctors.

Sanna Carapellotti received her Master of Science degree from Duquesne University, School of Educational Psychology and her Bachelor of Science degree from Franciscan University in Psychology. 

Certifications & Trainings
Sanna is devoted to continuing education and self-improvement, especially when she discovered the inherent potency for change within the modalities she employs. She has been trained and/or certified in the following areas:

  • Hellinger Family Constellation work (Advanced, certified) 
  • Alchemical Hypnotherapy (500+ hours, certified)
  • Medical and Advanced Hypnotherapy (certified)
  • Trauma Tapping Techniques (Certification)
  • Sports and Performance Hypnotherapy (certified)
  • Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP, certified)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Gold Standard and Optimal EFT)
  • Imagery and Illness (certified)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Mindfulness Psychotherapy (certified)
  • Trauma Treatment Course (current life and inherited) (certified)
  • Hatha Yoga and Meditation Instructor

She studied and trained under the leading experts in the field of mind-body change work, including: Bessel van der Kold, MD, Jean Achterberg, PhD; Candace Pert, PhD.; Frank Lawliss, PhD.; Sadie T. Driekurs (Carl Jung’s protégé); Mark Weisberg, PhD.; David Quigley; William Horton, PsyD; Brian Grodin, Bertold Ulsamer, PhD. and Mark Wolynn.

Sanna is a certified Hatha yoga and meditation instructor through the Himalayan Institute: Center for Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness. She teaches Hatha and Yin Yoga classes in PA and at an OH country club.

Sanna volunteers her services at the Three Rivers Holistic Health Clinic at the Union Project on the first Wednesday of each month. She offers her services to those who cannot afford out-of-pocket holistic health care in 30-minute sessions. 

Previous Clinical Experience

  • Practiced psychotherapy in community mental health centers and psychiatric hospitals under PhD and medical supervision.
  • Counseled pregnant teens, child trauma victims, and at-risk families in the public school district, non-profit crisis stabilization unit and other community outreach programs.
  • Clinical training includes certifications in: Developmental Play, Theraplay, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Art Therapy.
  • Adjunct college professor of psychology and child development, HotDoodle™ Custom Web Design and Quality Affordable Website Designers for Small Businesses and Professionals
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