this-is-it-smaller-xoxoxoRacquel Knight established Hypnosis Columbia in the heart of Columbia, Maryland in October 2013. After a lifelong passion for helping others, Racquel became a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest, professional hypnosis organization in the world. Racquel is also an ICBCH Certified Hypnosis Trainer; an Integrative Life Coach and Health Coach.

After growing up overseas and travelling the world as a U.S. Air Force (USAF) brat, Racquel entered the USAF in 1987 and served as a Russian Linguist in East Germany during the Cold War. After serving 20 years and retiring at Fort George G. Meade in 2007, Racquel then served as a Government Analyst until 2018. Racquel enjoys helping others to take control of their lives. She uses hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), mindfulness and energy work. Racquel has trained and worked with some of the best hypnotists in the world and utilizes the latest processes, tools and techniques to guide clients to live healthier and more deeply satisfying lives. Racquel has helped clients overcome addictive behaviors, to lose weight, sleep better, eradicate physical and emotional pain, release traumatic experiences, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, and to create positive long-term changes. Racquel also has special experience working hundreds of hours as a substance abuse recovery coach; helping children of substance abusers; and women and child survivors of domestic violence, Racquel’s deep compassion and commitment to helping her clients shines through in all her work.

Racquel is originally from California and has lived in Columbia since 2002. She has a phenomenal daughter, Rhian, who is a Law Enforcement Officer in North Carolina.


International Certification Board of Hypnotherapy (ICHBC), Certified Hypnosis Trainer

Certified Integrative Life Coach (IACT & Center for Integrative Hypnosis, Melissa Tiers), June 2018

Certified Consulting Hypnotist, National Guild of Hypnotists, 2013

Certified Neurolinguistic Programming (National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming), 2014

Certified Steven Blake’s OldPain2Go Methodology, 2018

Certified Psychosensory Techniques and Principles, Kevin Laye, 2017

Certified Relapse Prevention and Addiction Freedom (Addiction Freedom Project), 2016

Certified Medical Support Hypnosis (Michael Ellner and Alan Barsky), 2016
Certified Virtual Gastric Band Protocol Practitioner (Sheila Granger & Marc Carlin), 2014
Certified, Depth Model for Weight Loss (Tom Nicoli), 9/2013
Certified, Pain Management (Sean Michael Andrews), 2014
Certified, Age Regression (Roy Hunter), 9/2013
Certified, Past Life Regression (HMI), 2016

Reiki Training I


Certified Health Coach, American Council of Education, 2017
Masters Level Coursework – Loyola University, Maryland, 2006-2013

  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
  • Individual counseling, Group Therapy,  Marriage and Family Counseling, Crisis Counseling.

Bachelors of Science, Liberal Arts (Linguistics: Russian/Turkish) Excelsior College, Albany, NY