How do I know you are qualified to help me?
That is a great question and probably the most important one in this FAQ.
There are a lot of people out there claiming to be "hypnotherapists". In Washington, the Department of Health has some very specific rules about who can use that title, but in most states, it's completely unregulated.
I recommend you view two pages on this site:
Choosing a Hypnotherapist and Education and Credentials while you are researching this subject.