Hypnotherapy in Seattle

Hypnotherapy to treat anxiety, depression, grief, quit smoking, relationship problems, work stress, phobias, & more. Start with a free consultation. Certified hypnotherapist, Laura Richer, provides confidential, 1-on-1 sessions to help you overcome your issue or addiction. Hypnotherapy offers a rapid and effective pathway to personal change and growth. Through the use of trance states, together with specific protocols, anyone can quickly realize the roots of behaviors and feelings.

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Seattle Hypnotherapist Laura Richer

Laura Richer is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Master Life Coach. She also has her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University. Her love of learning has taken Laura to 

  • Western Washington University
  • The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
  • Basytr University
  • Seattle Life Coach Master Training
  • Self-help seminars
  • Transformational workshops
  • Yoga classes
  • Spiritual retreats and much more. 

More about Laura, your hypnotherapist in Seattle.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an adjunct therapy so it is often used with coaching or another type of therapy. The idea is to put you into a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility. During hypnotherapy sessions, your therapist guides you into your hypnotic state, while gently directing you to explore the issues we are addressing together in therapy. 

During this process, your focus inward and tap into your own inner wisdom for guidance and clarity. It might sound like a very foreign experience, but even skeptics find that it’s quite normal-feeling, and there’s really no need to be intimidated or afraid.

Hypnotherapy is not a magic bullet that brings about large-scale changes overnight. It is an investment in your development, and your therapist only facilitates the process. You have the answers inside you. Hypnosis Seattle helps you uncover what you already know.

Seattle Hypnotherapist

Laura Richer

My therapeutic method is designed to help you let go of what’s holding you back and create a more authentic version of who you are. My approach is about building confidence; it’s about supporting people as they learn how to trust themselves, their own instincts and intuition. My clients often tell me that I’m very grounded and down-to-earth but ultimately, I’m inspired by them.

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Common Reasons For Hypnosis

Frequently used in conjunction with psychotherapy or counseling interventions, hypnotherapy can be a very effective treatment for behavior modification, supporting overall mental health and well-being, improving relationships, and addressing childhood and past trauma.

For many individuals, Seattle hypnosis has proven to be an effective intervention in treating anxiety, depression, grief, substance use and addiction, unhealthy relationship patterns, work stress, phobias, emotional dysregulation, lack of confidence or self-worth, lack of motivation, burnout and overwhelm, as well as many other spontaneous patterns or unwanted behaviors.

List of common issues I help people with using hypnosis.

  • Treating anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Work stress
  • Phobias
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Lack of confidence or self-worth
  • Lack of motivation
  • Burnout and overwhelm

Commonly Requested Hypnotherapy Treatments

Here are the hypnotherapy therapies that people often request in Seattle.

Confidence Hypnotherapy

Another name for confidence hypnotherapy is self-esteem hypnotherapy. Hypnosis improves self-belief in specific areas like work or relationships, or around specific goals such as taking a driving test or giving a presentation.

Fear Hypnotherapy

Phobias exist in our subconscious. They are learned responses. They are particularly vulnerable to hypnotherapy because hypnotherapy can help you unlearn the fear response, build up your exposure to the phobia, and ease the associated anxiety overtime.

Common requests for fear hypnotherapy in Seattle.

  • Flying
  • Heights
  • Driving
  • Needles
  • Publish speaking
  • Wasps
  • Spiders
  • Dogs
  • Falling 

Fertility Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy does not cure infertility. However, fertility hypnotherapy does lower stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are known to negatively affect hormone levels and create mental blocks which affect conception.

IBS & Gut-directed Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an incredibly effective method of treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gut related issues. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Gut directed hypnotherapy, however, has been shown previously to be extremely effective in the treatment of IBS, with the majority of patients showing improvement in symptoms, associated extra-colonic features and quality of life, 7–9 findings which have been confirmed by independent studies.” – Link to study.

Regression Hypnotherapy

There is Age Regression Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Regression. Age regression is a therapeutic technique that we use to help patients return to painful periods in their lives. Once there, we can help the patient overcome the trauma and heal. Hypnotic regression is when you enter a trance and recall material from deep inside that is normally not available to the conscious mind – many think these are past life experiences. 

Smoking Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis for the cessation of smoking can be effective for some people. At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, we combine hypnosis with therapy to improve the odds of success.

Why People Seek Hypnotherapy In Seattle

Hypnotherapy is a healing therapy, and it certainly does work. Many scientific studies demonstrate its effectiveness for such issues as smoking cessation, weight reduction, stress management, and so much more. Hypnotherapy helps you gain control of your subconscious mind and become aware of the old programs that are influencing your behavior so that you can shift them.

People seek hypnotherapy to get that control of their subconscious. They’ve tried other things but just can’t get over the hump. That is the time that people tend to consider hypnotherapy. We suggest not waiting until you feel like hypnosis is your last chance. Remember, hypnotherapy is not a magic bullet. Your commitment to the process and achieving your goals will significantly impact the results that you achieve.

Hypnotherapy Pricing

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

Initial intake appointment
(85 minutes) $175

Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.

If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.

Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.

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