How Much Does Hypnotherapy Cost?

If you're thinking about using hypnosis to treat a condition, you may be wondering, how much does hypnotherapy cost? One size does not fit all. Or in the case of hypnotherapy, one price does not fit all. The cost of hypnotherapy is different and fluctuates from city to city — from one acupuncturist to the next.

In this article, we’ll explore the kinds of costs you can expect when you seek hypnotherapy treatment, the types of discounts you may be eligible for, how to find low cost hypnotherapy, and hypnotherapy costs in some of the major cities.

If you’re considering paying for hypnotherapy treatment through insurance, we’ll uncover which insurance companies will pay for hypnotherapy treatment, And if you’re looking for a specific treatment for smoking, or weight loss, we’ll also give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for those treatments.

Table of Contents

Typical Costs

Discounts

Total Cost

How to Find Low Cost Hypnotherapy

Which Insurance Companies Cover Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy Cost by City

Cost by Treatment Type

Tips for Shopping for Hypnotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Typical Costs

Fees for your first session of hypnotherapy may include an initial consultation and hypnotherapy treatment. This will cost between $100 to $300. Additional visits may cost $75 to $300. Some hypnotherapists offer a free 30 minute initial in-person or phone consultation for you to get a feel if you are comfortable working with the hypnotherapist and to aide in you finding the hypnotherapist for both your health and wellness needs.

Discounts

Many acupuncturists offer a discount when you purchase multiple treatments or packages. So for example, if you were to purchase one session at $150 or six sessions at $600, bringing the price down to $100 per session.

Other popular discounts are:

  • Referral discounts

  • Review discounts

  • Student Discounts

  • Child Discounts

  • Elderly discounts

  • Veteran Discounts

  • Teacher discounts

Ask your hypnotherapist if they offer any of these discounts to get a better price on your treatments.

Total Cost

The total cost of hypnotherapy will depend on the type and reason you are seeking hypnotherapy. People have spent more than $300 out of pocket over the course of their full treatment for hypnotherapy some people have spent $500 or more.

However, do not fret, hypnotherapy does not have to be financially out of reach.

How to Find Low Cost Hypnotherapy

In addition to asking hypnotherapists if they offer any discounts, one other way to find low cost hypnotherapy treatment is to ask a hypnotherapist if they offer a sliding scale fee schedule. It is a great way to make hypnotherapy a more affordable treatment option for your health needs.

When a hypnotherapist receives their certification or is working on obtaining their certification, they are often required to complete a particular number of hours of hypnotherapy.

One other avenue of locating low cost hypnotherapy sessions is to locate a hypnotherapist who is to find a hypnotherapist who is working towards meeting those required hours of hypnotherapy for their certification and aiming to build their hypnotherapy business. Because they are starting out they may be willing to offer a lower hypnotherapy session hourly rate with the goal of growing their client base and business.

Which Insurance Companies Cover Hypnotherapy?

The following insurance companies may cover your hypnotherapy, depending on your plan. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to verify coverage before seeking treatment. Your hypnotherapist may also be able to assist you.

The insurance company Aetna considers hypnosis and hypnotherapy to be experimental and investigational and consequently will not cover it.

Hypnotherapy Cost by City

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These prices estimate the costs you may expect to pay for hypnotherapy without insurance. To determine these prices, we sampled hypnotherapists listed in the Google business directory in each area.

Cost by City

City

Hypnotherapy Session Cost

Atlanta

$300

Austin

$175

Baltimore

$75

Boston

$150

Charlotte

$90

Chicago

$160

Cincinnati

$160

Cleveland

$75

Columbus

$100

Dallas

$ 100

Denver

$150

Houston

$ 150

Indianapolis

$125

Kansas City

$125

Las Vegas

$95

Los Angeles

$200

Louisville

$100

Memphis

$125

Miami

$150

Milwaukee

$120

Minneapolis

$120

Nashville

$85

New Orleans

80

New York

$200

Oklahoma City

$85

Philadelphia

$140

Phoenix

$100

Portland

$125

Raleigh

$125

Richmond

$150

Salt Lake City

$75

San Diego

$140

San Francisco

$180

San Jose

$90

Seattle

$145

St Louis

$120

Tampa

$120

Washington DC

$170

Cost by Treatment Type

For Smoking

Hypnotherapy for smoking is often sold in packages of three to six sessions. Prices range from $269 in North Carolina to $349 in Washington state. In large metro cities like Los Angeles, you may find yourself with a price range of $500-$1500 depending on the hypnotherapist and what their hypnotherapy for smoking program provides — some offer extra phone support, CD recordings, books, and other supplemental material. For information on the success of hypnotherapy for smoking and how it could also help you, read: Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation.

For Weight Loss

If you need to lose some weight, hypnotherapy could help. Again packages for weight loss are commonly offered by hypnotherapists. Weight loss hypnotherapy packages usually come with MP3 recordings of sessions and supplemental recording that are meant to be used in between hypnotherapy sessions. As well as, books and workbooks. The weight loss packages often come with five to twelve sessions. In Washington state, you can expect to pay an average of $549 in smaller cities, to $1550 in Seattle, Washington. For detailed information on how hypnotherapy can be beneficial for your weight loss goals read: Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss.

Tips for Shopping for Hypnotherapy

  1. Friends: Ask your friends for a recommendation for a hypnotherapist.

  2. Research: Research online to find a hypnotherapist that may be the right fit for you.

  3. Read: Read online reviews. Other peoples experiences can give in insight on what you may expect when being treated by a particular hypnotherapist.

  4. Training and specialties: Ask and find out about each hypnotherapists’ training and specializations. For example, if you're looking to lose weight or stop smoking, you'll want to find a hypnotherapist who specializes in treating those conditions.

  5. Introductory session: Call and ask for an introductory session. (Don’t forget to ask about what insurance they take)

  6. Evaluate: Go to your first appointment and evaluate the hypnotherapist and the office.

  7. Decide: Make a decision to return or keep looking for a hypnotherapist you like and meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about hypnotherapy and insurance:

Does Medicare Cover Hypnotherapy?

No. Medicare does not cover hypnotherapy.

Does Medicaid Cover Hypnotherapy?

No. Medicaid does not cover hypnotherapy.

Do Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans Cover Hypnotherapy?

Some Medicare supplemental insurance plans provide coverage for hypnotherapy treatment but most don’t offer coverage.

Will my Insurance Cover Hypnotherapy?

While many insurance companies are beginning to cover hypnotherapy, most plans that do are higher cost plans. If you have had chronic pain for six months and the traditional forms of treatment, like drugs or physical therapy have been ineffective, there’s a higher chance your insurance will cover your hypnotherapy treatments. A good place to start is calling the number on your insurance for meant for members, and asking if hypnotherapy is covered by your plan.

Find a Hypnotherapist near you

There are hundreds of talented Hypnotherapists on DaoCloud:

Atlanta, GA • Austin, TX • Baltimore, MD • Boston, MA • Boulder, CO • Buffalo, NY • Charleston, SC • Charlotte, NC • Chicago, IL • Cincinatti, OH • Cleveland, OH • Columbus, OH • Dallas, TX • Denver, CO • Detroit, MI • Houston, TX • Indianapolis, IN • Kansas City, MO • Las Vegas, NV • Los Angeles, CA • Miami, FL • Minneapolis, MN • New York, NY • Orlando, FL • Philadelphia, PA • Phoenix, AZ • Pittsburg, PA • Portland, OR • Raleigh, NC • Salt Lake City, UT • San Antonio, TX • San Diego, CA • San Francisco, CA • San Jose, CA • Seattle, WA • St. Louis, MO • Tampa, FL • Tucson, AZ • Washington, DC

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