Steven Gurgevich, PhD | Licensed Psychologist

Providing Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
to Tucson for over 40 years

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Meet Steven Gurgevich, PhD

After graduation from Purdue University, Dr. Gurgevich arrived in Tucson in 1969 to pursue graduate training at the University of Arizona where he achieved two master’s degrees, a doctorate degree and lots of teaching experience. He established his private practice, Behavioral Medicine, Ltd., in 1973, specializing in mind-body medicine, specifically clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy. He has been Director of the Mind-Body Clinic within Dr. Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine where he still participates in teaching mind-body methods to physicians. He currently has a special interest in helping injured workers with life adjustments and chronic pain issues; spirituality and psychotherapy, applications of medical hypnosis. Dr. G still finds psychological counseling very rewarding and meaningful.

Dr. G has published over 80 audio programs, books, professional publications, textbook chapters, and other training activities for professionals. He is a Fellow, Approved Consultant, and faculty member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). He also has memberships in the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), and state and local clinical hypnosis organizations. His private practice in Tucson, Behavioral Medicine, Ltd., began over 40 years ago and continues to provide valuable clinical experiences. He lectures nationally and writes for professional journals, textbooks and magazines to help further the growing awareness and understanding of the ancient healing art, clinical hypnosis.

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"Doctor Steve Gurgevich is an effective and compassionate teacher and practitioner of hypnotherapy. Someone who really understands how to take advantage of the mind/body connection to promote health and healing."

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- Dr, Andrew Weil, MD

Private Practice

Services and Payment

Dr. G. charges $225.00 per hour payable at time of service

  • We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express, Cash and Checks and Health Savings Accounts
  • Sessions are available in Office or via Telehealth. Dr. G. no longer makes house calls or hospital visits.
  • Hypnotherapy sessions via Telehealth are done only with known and established patients.

Insurance Information

Dr. Gurgevich accepts workers’ compensation insurance (injured workers insurance). But he does not participate with any other insurance plans or Medicare. You will receive a receipt that has all of the information you will need to submit your own insurance claim to your health plan yourself (excepting Medicare).

A Medicare claim CANNOT be submitted for these visits as Dr. Gurgevich has "opted out" of Medicare at this time.

We are happy to address any questions you may have when you call to make your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine, Ltd. Is the name of my practice which began over 40 years ago. Behavioral Medicine is the application of what is known about ‘the Mind’ (psyche) and ‘the Body’ (soma) that can influence health and healing. This area of health psychology is what I specialize in providing for patients. To learn much more about the mind-body connection in healing, please check out the videos in my YouTube Channel.

Chemical Safety Notice

We sometimes see persons who have chemical sensitivities and allergies. Therefore, we kindly request our visitors to please do not use perfumes, aftershaves, body sprays, colognes, etc.

Dr Gurgevich


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