RICHC Inc. | Rhode Island Counseling and Hypnotherapy Center, Inc. | About


Norma Ann Faraone-Ledgard


  • Board Certified Female Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Internationally Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Nationally Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Nationally Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Specialist
  • Biofeedback Specialist
  • Rhode Island Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • RI Psychological Association – Member
  • RI and MA Mental Health Counseling Associations -Member
  • Treatment of All Ages
  • Offers Therapy to Individuals, Couples, Families and Group


  • Biofeedback Specialist
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention Training Program
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Training Program, (Advanced)
  • Mental Health Worker, Disaster Relief Team
  • National Certified Health Education Specialist (NCHES) #40
  • National Board Certified, Clinical Mental Health Specialist, #55866
  • National Board Certification, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, # 55866
  • Sexual Abuse Specialist
  • Teaching Certification for Health and Physical Education in RI and MA

Accepted Insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Health Plan
  • If your insurance company is not listed, please call your insurer to find out if I am a provider on your plan.
  • Prior to making an appointment, it is advised that you call your insurance company to obtain any necessary authorizations and/or paper work. Please bring all of that information with you on your first visit.
  • Please Note: Hypnotherapy services are a Self Pay service at RICHC Inc., Inc.


Educational Background

  • Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908
    B.S. Health/Physical Education, Minor-Biology Bachelor of Science 1983
  • Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908
    M.Ed. Health Education Master of Education 1986
  • Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908
    M.A. Agency Counseling Master of Arts 1990
  • Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908 C.A.G.S. Counselor Educator
    Advanced Graduate 1997
  • American Pacific University – Honolulu, Hawaii Doctorate of Clinical Hypnotherapy Doctoral Degree 2002


  • State of Rhode Island
  • K-12 Health and Physical Education (1983)
  • PK-12 School Counselor (1997) Valid for Life
  • Certification # 058926
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • K-9 Health and Physical Education (1993) Valid for Life
  • Certification # 314517
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • Department of Health
  • Division of Professional Regulation (1997) License #: MCH00088

National /Board Certifications

  • National Board Certification
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor and
  • Clinical Mental Health Specialist (1997,1998) Certification # 55688
  • American Institute of Hypnotherapy, California
  • CCH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • RCH Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist (1997) Board Certified/Registered
  • # CCH/RCH 4875
  • The National Commission for Health Education
  • Credentialing, Inc. (1990) CHES# 400