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RICHC Inc. offers many counseling & hypnotherapy services.  Click a tab below to learn more.

Pain Management


Individual Pain Management

Treatment Includes:

  • Psychology Of Pain
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Living With Chronic Pain

Dr. Faraone-Ledgard treats patients with:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADD and ADHD Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Healthy Psychology
  • Impulse-control Disorders
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mental Disorders due to some General Medical Conditions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Disorders
  • Pain Disorders
  • Healthy Psychology
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse Issues
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Add Trichotillomania Disorder
  • Women’s Issues and Multiaxial Assessments are Performed
  • Art Therapy Performed
  • Cognitive Behavioral Emotive Therapy Performed
  • Diabetic Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR Tapping Technique
  • A variety of other techniques and therapies are used when necessary
Clinical Hypnotherapy

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  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement / Death and Dying Issues
  • Children’s Issues: Thumb sucking, Bed wetting, School Phobia/issues, Test anxiety, etc.
  • Celiac Disorder
  • Depression
  • Diagnosed Mental Illness
  • Diagnosed Physical Illness
  • Diagnosed Terminal Illnesses
  • Egostrengthening
  • Enhance Creativity
  • Enthusiasm/Motivation
  • Exam Preparation
  • Exercise
  • Guilt
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Hypno-Birthing from Preparation of Pregnancy to Labor and Delivery
  • Improve Concentration
  • Improve Memory
  • Improve Sports Ability
  • Improve Study Habits
  • Infertility Issues
  • Insomnia
  • Nail Biting
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders OCD/OCPD
  • Overcome Exam Anxiety
  • Overcoming Stroke Symptoms
  • Phobia’s of all types
  • Procrastination
  • Public Speaking
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Self Confidence
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Self Improvement
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Surgery: Pre-During-Post- Healing
  • Trichotillomania
  • Weight Loss
  • Writer’s Block
  • And so much more…….

If what you are looking for is not listed, please call and inquire


Click to view the RICHC Biofeedback Brochure
Surface electromyography (EMG) is an electrophysiological modality that measure skeletal muscular activity at the skin level. It is a non-invasive, physiological method which is very much like the electrocardiogram (EKG). In using surface EMG, sensors are placed on the surface of the skin and are used to detect the low amplitude changes in electrical potential that occur with the activation of muscle tissue.
Surface EMG is specially suited for assessing the activity of whole muscle groups and in studying the functional relationships among muscle groups. It may be utilized for investigational purposes in conditions of postural disorders, myofascial syndromes, somatic dysfunctions, muscle spasm, muscular injury and disease, and psychophysiological states. It may also be utilized in the treatment of these pathologies as a biofeedback modality. My main focus for most of my clients regarding biofeedback, deals with working on their muscular pain.
With the use of relaxation techniques and this biofeedback modality, it is my intention to help guide the individual into a deeper awareness of their muscular functioning and how it is related to their complaint.
Limitations of surface EMG is that it can not measure deep muscle groups, except when contractions from these groups are strong.
The Clinical Series instrument which I use is from NeuroDyne Medical, Corporation. The clinical Series has earned a pre-eminent reputation for instrument quality, and established the standard for clinical utility.
M44 Dual EMG has all the features and accuracy of a true dual channel version. Features a dry sensor for muscle scanning, highly flexible feedback, and real digital integration built in. As you may know muscles almost always work in pairs, and this clinical series can monitor agnoist/antagonist, and bilateral muscle sites.
The use of this machine is a non-invasive measurement of physiological activity.



Health Promotion/Wellness Seminars Mind / Body Connection

  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Blood Pressure
  • Breast Self Examination
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cholesterol
  • Contraceptive Options
  • Coping and Problem Solving
  • Death and Dying
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Effective Listening Skills
  • Exercise
  • Feelings, Moods and Attitudes
  • How Thoughts Affect Health
  • Humor
  • Hypnosis Principles and Techniques
  • Improving Sleep
  • Managing Stress
  • Men’s Health
  • Nutrition/ Weight Loss
  • Pain Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Testicular Self Examination
  • Women’s Health


Any Service or Health and Mental topics on this web site can be presented by using a variety of formats (i.e. Power Point presentations, lectures, seminars, and workshops.) If you are interested in a topic that is not listed here, please feel free to inquire about it.
Recent Local and National Lectures

  • “Clinical Hypnotherapy and Individuals with Learning Disabilities” Rhode Island College, Special Education Department Providence, RI
  • “Clinical Hypnosis and Terminal Illnesses”     Rhode Island Nurses Association, Warwick, RI
  • “Obsessive Disorders and Self Distructive Behaviors”     Newport, Rhode Island
  • “Sex and AIDS”     Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Disease Control, Providence
  • “Children and AIDS”     Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Disease Control, Providence
  • “Instructional Outcomes for AIDS Education”     Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Disease Control, Providence
  • “Knowledge and Attitudes About AIDS in Rhode Island”     Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Disease Control, Providence
  • “AIDS Awareness”     NRICMHC, Woonsocket, RI
  • “Tobacco Awareness”     NRICMHC, Woonsocket, RI
  • “Breast Self Examination”     NRICMHC, Woonsocket, RI
  • “Identifying Stress and Dealing With- It”     NRICMHC, Woonsocket, RI
  • “Cancer Awareness”     NRICMHC, Woonsocket, RI
  • “Evaluating Health Promotion Programs in MTF Settings”     Naval Environmental Health Care Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • “Stress Management and Adolescents”     Barrington High School, RI
  • “Geriatric Depression”     Cranston Senior Center, Cranston, RI
  • “Stress Management and Adolescents”     Barrington High School, RI
  • “Geriatric Depression”     Senior Citizen Center, Cranston, RI
  • “Stress Management Workshop”     Rhode Island Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • “Stress Management and Adolescents”     Barrington High School, RI
  • “Stress Management and Adolescents”     Warren High School, RI
  • “Promoting School Health”     The Office of School/College Relations of the New England Association of School and Colleges, The Harvard School Health Education Project, The National Health/Education Consortium
  • “Stress Management Workshop”     Rhode Island Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “Family Discovery Day”
  • “Implementing Stress Management in the Elementary Schools”     Eastern District Association Convention, Baltimore, MD
  • “Listen to What I’m Not Saying (Child Abuse)”     Concerning Our Children Conference, South Kingston Parent -Teacher Organization and the University of Rhode Island
  • “The Development of a Model Education Training Program for Elementary School Teachers”     American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Treatment Options for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
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Clinical hypnosis can help you with conscious and subconscious behaviors. As dentists tell us, TMJ could be a magnification of stress or a misalignment of the jaws. Under clinical hypnosis and biofeedback, the body learns to recognize when the jaw muscles feel tight, or when the teeth are grinding. Upon the recognition of these behaviors, you will learn how to replace muscle contraction with relaxation responses. When you have mastered these techniques you will release the tension, discomfort, or pain; and perhaps will no longer suffer from TMJ symptoms.
Hypnotherapy with biofeedback utilizes two types of pain control techniques for dental procedures, surgical operations, and birthing. Many people have gained control over chronic pain that did not respond to any other traditional methods.  Although you are not unconscious, you may have certain areas of memory lapse. The experience is similar to driving a familiar route – only to realize later that we don’t remember doing it.

Hypnotherapy School

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