Who We Are

We offer alternative psychology modalities such as Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Life Coaching, behavioral modification, and several other forms alternative and traditional modalities to help our clients achieve their goals. In 2011, our founder, Mike Oglesbee, was invited to join a local chiropractic office and cancer center to work with their patients in helping them overcome the difficult challenges they faced on their journey to health and success. He began as a general hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner helping people overcome anxiety, depression, self-healing, and many other challenges they faced in life that held them back from achieving the results they wanted to experience.

As Maximized Mind began to grow and expand to the Grand Strand and surrounding areas, Mike found a great passion and calling in the areas of anxiety & depression treatment. As a former sufferer of these debilitating disorders, Mike set out to teach people how to overcome them for good just as he had. Since then, Mike has developed the most effective anxiety & depression treatment programs that have helped countless clients rid their lives completely of these disorders and finally claim a life they enjoy and love. Now, Maximized Mind has become the most successful hypnotherapy and coaching practice on the Grand Strand and serves clients throughout the world.

Our mission is to help people live more effectively. We do this by providing in-depth services and products that are designed to help our clients create permanent change in their lives that they can sustain without the need for long-term treatment. Our programs are short-short term programs because our work is designed to directly affect the subconscious mind, where all change takes place. We are dedicated to providing only the highest quality services because we are passionate about creating real change in this world. Our staff is highly trained and carefully selected based on their character, passion, and desire to be part of our vision and each of us understand our responsibility to be change agents. We realize that we are practitioners of the most powerful and effective tools on Earth for helping people gain relief, create change, achieve their goals, and overcome life's struggles and difficulties, and we are dedicated to utilizing them in the most responsible and positive manner.

The Team

Mike Oglesbee

Mike Oglesbee is a nationally recognized author of four books including "Foundation of Success", "Elevated Consciousness", "My Success Journal", and "Make it Big In A Small Business". Since 2009, he has been practicing various forms of psychology and has taken Myrtle Beach, SC by storm as a specialist in helping people overcome anxiety and depression, quit smoking, and reach goals in many areas of their lives. In 2011, after working with numerous people in the Myrtle Beach area through research on the effects of hypnosis and NLP, Mike was asked to work with clients professionally by a local Chiropractor. Mike accepted this invitation and created Maximized Mind, LLC. where he began working to help people recover and heal from many struggles they faced both medically and personally. Now, Maximized Mind has become the most successful Hypnotherapy and Coaching business on the Grand Strand and surrounding areas and is known for providing extremely effective results, the highest quality services, and some of the most in-depth programs available in the field of alternative psychology. 

Mike's formal educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an MBA. He has received certifications and training through several organizations and academies as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Instructor/trainer including American International Association, American School of Hypnosis, Hypnosis Motivational Institute, and several others. He has trained as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner through several academies. Mike is also part of the John Maxwell Team where he has trained as a life coach, and business leadership coach/adviser. 

Mike has been featured on ABC television several times, Carolina and Company Live television show, Retire Right television show, several radio programs including international radio, and has been featured several times for his success stories in magazines and publications.

Barbara Cardinal

 Barbara Cardinal is a Clinical Social Worker and Certified Hypnotherapist with over 25 years of experience helping people heal and move through a variety of issues and challenging times in both their personal and professional lives. She received her Master of Social Work Degree from the State University of Albany in New York and is a Certified Hypnotherapist through the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Barbara has an extensive background and comes to Maximized Mind with a diverse set of skills. Her career includes a private practice, several years of college counseling, administration and leadership, teaching and workshop facilitation. In addition, she has taught hundreds of individuals, couples, and groups how to deeply listen to each other for the purpose of creating understanding, compassion, peace and conflict resolution. Although Barbara works with people to relieve emotional pain in many areas, she specializes in the treatment of depression. She has designed a unique, state of the art treatment model, which provides relief from this debilitating cluster of symptoms. She is passionate about helping others regain their sense of purpose, life energy and joy. Barbara also provides coaching services to those who want to achieve a greater level of success in any area of their lives. Barbara uses an individualized approach and draws from several modalities including; Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Hypnotherapy and Lifestyle Modification. Moving to Myrtle Beach in 2015, from the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, allows Barbara to enjoy the ocean and warmer weather. She loves kayaking, sunsets and has a passion for our National Parks. 

Barbara is known for her warmth, compassion and ability to create a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is from this foundation that she dedicates herself to providing personalized service for transformative change.


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