Maria Petrenko is a hypnotist trained at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the first nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy. Her office is conveniently located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, just minutes from downtown. Maria incorporates a practical approach in her methods, integrating traditional Kappasinian and Ericksonian methodology along with Therapeutic Imagery, NLP, Energy Medicine, and prayer. Maria respects each client as an individual and realizes that hypnosis and imagery are different experiences requiring individualization in treatment. Maria is fully committed to helping her clients move forward and attain their immediate goals.

Maria’s American Hypnosis Association certifications include:

Hypnosis for Peak Sports Performance

Hypnosis for PTSD

Hypnosis for Immune Disorders

Hypnosis for Smoke Cessation


  • 5/5 stars 

    Highly Recommend Office of Hypnosis!!

    I can’t say enough about how great my experience with Maria and the Office of Hypnosis was. Before I went in, I was a little skeptical. As a medical professional, I’m trained to question everything. To boot, I tried hypnosis many years ago and thought it was ‘ok’ at best. Still, I was in a tight spot with work and graduate school and really needed something different in my life.

    Maria took the time to get to know me and see me as a person. She really listened to my concerns and challenges. This deep listening allowed her to hear not only what was being said, but even more importantly, what wasn’t being said. She helped shed some light on a few blindspots of mine that I wasn’t aware of.

    It’s been a few weeks now since working with her and I can truly say that I feel like a very different person. School and work are back on track and I just feel a lot more comfortable in my body. I’ve recommended Maria’s services to several friends and I have no doubt they will have experiences just as profound as the ones I had with her.

  • 5/5 stars

    Good session

    Experienced one hypnosis session. Felt relaxed with less stress. There is a difference with a hypnotherapist from a licensed school.

  • 5/5 stars

    Stress Relief

    Maria was wonderful! I’m looking forward to our next session. I have been dealing with headaches from stress, and Hypnosis helped me to relax, and to better deal with my stressful job.

  • 5/5 stars

    Professional and Approachable!

    Ms. Petrenko created a warm, soothing environment to help me relax and work with her. She was genuine in her interest, and tailored our sessions for my personal comfort. She is a very professional yet approachable person. I highly recommend her services!

  • 5/5 stars

    Professional Athlete

    Masha had helped me and is helping me develop tools to handle stress and fears in my sport. As a professional athlete this has helped me in a huge way to be more relaxed and focused when stress and fears arise. It has also given me mental strength, self esteem, and a renewed appetite for success. I truly believe hypnosis therapy will be a big part of my development and success as an athlete.