You have the power to unlock your healing/potential

However complex the reasons for your problem, the solution is always simple. Every client is unique and so is their treatment. Your therapy will be customized to suit your needs and you will be treated with unconditional regard, respect and understanding.

Myrto Lussier offers Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Gestalt Dreamwork. Together with Myrto, you will decide on an individualized program of treatment that works for you.
Your sessions take place in comfort and confidentiality in a calming environment in the heart of West Hollywood with free parking available.
If you are unable to come to West Hollywood, Myrto can work with you by phone or on Skype or Facetime.


Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique, effective in creating positive change at a deep unconscious and conscious level. For more information click here.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.

Gestalt Dreamwork is a way to learn from all sides of your dream by enacting every part of your dream in the present tense, helping you to feel, notice and recognize your own feelings.

Make the Change You Want

You can reason and make a decision to change with your conscious mind but without changing the deeply ingrained beliefs in your unconscious mind, old habit patterns sabotage your efforts.

Through hypnotic trance – a deeply relaxed state – you can access the unconscious mind where all emotions, memories, habits and coping mechanisms are stored and transform negative, disempowering beliefs into positive, life affirming beliefs and actions.

Under hypnosis you will enter the deepest part of your mind – the superconscious or higher self – where intuition, inner guidance, compassion, courage and wisdom can be harnessed in your quest for a happy and fulfilled life.

Myrto Lussier is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, motivational life coach, addiction counselor and teacher. Myrto works with adults, children, teens and groups and also teaches self-hypnosis and meditation. She collaborates closely with physicians, dentists, psychotherapists and other healthcare professionals to help clients in their quest for a healthy, happy life.
Born in Athens, Myrto has lived and worked most of her life in London. She moved to Los Angeles with her husband in 2012.
Myrto is a member of ACHE —the American Council of Hypnotherapist Examiners and a member of NSPH – National Society of Professional Hypnotherapists in the UK.

Got Questions?

Call: 213 284 1219
or email: myrtolussier@icloud.com or send us a message

Quit Smoking

Are you sick and tired of spending money on a stinking habit which will shorten your life and the lives of those you love?

Smoking is a unconscious habit and it is hard to quit by just using the conscious mind. Hypnosis allows you to use your unconscious together with your conscious mind to beat this psychological and physical addiction.

In just three hypnotherapy sessions you will be an ex smoker for life! No more hunting for cigarettes at all hours…no more coughing…no more spending money to ruin your health and feeling guilty about it!

Smoking Package $600 for three sessions (includes email and phone support together with self hypnosis techniques and recording)

You will record each hypnosis session so that you can relax and listen to it at home in between hypnotherapy visits.


Smoking in The U.S.

Deaths each year from cigarette smoking with more than 41,000 of these deaths from exposure to secondhand smoke.

$300 billion
Cost of smoking-related illnesses to the healthcare system per year, including nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity.

Hours it takes to completely detoxify nicotine from your system once you’ve had your last cigarette.

Weight Loss / Healthy Eating

Achieve your perfect weight without ever having to go on a diet again!

The way you eat is controlled by the way you think…change your thinking and you will change your eating habits for life.

Overeating and comfort eating are unconscious habits that are hard to quit by just using the conscious mind. Counseling and Hypnosis allows you to harness your conscious and unconscious mind to resist the urge to comfort eat and to create new healthy eating habits.

Weight Loss Treatment One
Three session one month plan for those with 20lbs or less to lose.

Weight Loss Treatment Two
Five session plan to take place over eight to twelve weeks for those with more than 20 lbs to lose, culminating with an optional Virtual Gastric Band session. Phone and email support is included in this package.

You will record each hypnosis session so that you can relax and listen to it at home in between hypnotherapy visits.

3 Signs That You’re Eating Because of Emotional Reasons

Something stressful happens and you immediately want to eat. True hunger isn’t affected by things like getting into a fight with your spouse or having a bad day at work.

An overwhelming urge to eat comes on suddenly. Real, physical hunger builds up slowly. You shouldn’t go from “fine” to “starving” in an instant.

You only desire one particular food. When you’re hungry, you might have a preference (you’re in the mood for pasta, for example) but you can easily settle for something else. If you can only be satisfied by chips or ice cream, the urge to eat is probably emotional.

Freedom From Addiction

Are you looking to change addictive behavior?

Myrto is a certified addiction counselor who works in addiction treatment centers in los Angeles and uses her drug counseling skills and experience together with hypnosis/mindfulness techniques to help you stop using drugs, drinking alcoholically or any other addictive behavior.

Using methods specifically created to change the triggers in the brain, arrest self sabotage patterns, release trauma and redirect the neural networks in the brain. Techniques that are proven to prevent relapse into addictive behavior.

This is a gentle therapeutic approach to altering fundamental beliefs and thought patterns to conquer addictive behavior in clients who are active and willing participants in their own recovery from addiction.

Hypnotherapy is very useful to addicts who are already in recovery from addiction and find it hard to relax, let go of anxiety and quiet the mind.

Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis have found that addicts who attend hypnotherapy sessions regularly for periods ranging from six months to a year after leaving treatment centers are less likely to suffer relapse.

Fears and Phobias

You are not alone if you suffer from irrational fears and phobias. The Mental Health Institute figures show the percentage of people diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders is on the increase, year on year.

A phobia is an irrational fear that poses little or no danger to the person but causes intense anxiety and distress, often becoming incapacitating and detrimental to the health of the individual.

There are many types of phobia but they fall mainly into four types:

MEDICAL These include fear of injections, operations, dental treatment, x rays and other procedures

ENVIRONMENTAL These include fear of thunderstorms, water, darkness, heights, open spaces, enclosed spaces and crowds are just a few examples

ANIMAL Fear of snakes, spiders, rats, mice, cockroaches, moths and dogs just to name a few

SITUATIONS Fear of visiting the dentist or doctor, fear of flying, driving, swimming, funfair rides, elevators, dating, public speaking, tests and exams etc.

These phobias often start in childhood and progressively become more acute in adulthood. Using a gentle therapeutic approach of counseling and hypnosis, Myrto works with each client to identify their phobia’s triggers, change their thinking and break the erroneous link between the trigger and the fear.

You will be amazed at how quickly and effortlessly you can let go of fear and anxiety and regain control of your life.

Anxiety and Insomnia

Do you have problems switching off at night and falling asleep?
Do you suffer from anxiety and worry which stops you sleeping?
Do you believe that you are an Insomniac?

Sleep is a naturally occurring state in all living organisms and necessary for a healthy and happy life.

Insomnia is caused by conscious and unconscious anxiety over a variety of life issues. Often, the anxious thoughts are free floating and not attached to specific life events/ problems. It can be anything at all that just keeps going round and round in your mind: things to do tomorrow, something someone said or even just the thought “I can’t sleep”.

If you are generally anxious and can’t switch off, a course of hypnotherapy sessions will show you how to relax and how to sleep soundly every night.

You cannot be relaxed and anxious at the same time! The two states are mutually exclusive!

By learning how to relax you will be able to switch off the thoughts which make you anxious and drift off into a sound sleep every night.

Each client is different. Myrto works with clients to create a unique program of counseling and hypnotherapy to find out what’s going on at a unconscious level. Together we find solutions that lead you back to anxiety-free, natural, deep sleep.

Effects of Poor Sleep Quality

Fatigue and Moodiness

Irritability or anger

Daytime sleepiness

Anxiety about sleep

Lack of concentration

Poor Memory

Poor quality performance at school or work

Lack of motivation or energy

Headaches or tension

Upset stomach

Mistakes / accidents at work or while driving

Public Speaking, Exams and Auditions

Do you suffer from exam nerves?
Does the thought of public speaking terrify you?
Anxious that you’ll “dry up” during an audition?

Your state of mind before and during an exam, test, audition or public speaking event is as important as knowing your text or script.

Hypnotherapy will show you how to relax, allowing your mind to stay focused and confident so that you can be your best and achieve your full potential under pressure.

You cannot be relaxed and anxious at the same time! The two states are mutually exclusive!

Using counseling and hypnosis, we will work together to improve your concentration and memory during revision and your performance on the day.

Time to Start Therapy?

Call: 213 284 1219
or email: myrtolussier@icloud.com or send us a message


What is Hypnotherapy?

Contrary to popular belief there is nothing weird or mysterious about hypnosis. It is a naturally occurring relaxed state of focused concentration. You are in hypnotic trance whenever you experience a shift from the usual state of waking or ordinary consciousness, initiated by focusing attention and concentration. The most common examples are: whilst driving on the freeway on “auto-pilot” or when you “lose” yourself while watching a movie.

Hypnosis is an inward focusing of attention through which the demands of the outside world are switched off. It is a state of deep relaxation, a form of meditation, during which the critical analytical mind shuts off, making the unconscious mind more accessible.

During hypnosis you are not asleep and nothing can happen without your consent. You can hear everything being said and afterwards will usually remember all that has happened while in hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is a useful supplement to orthodox medicine and can achieve considerable success in its own right.

Will I Lose My Power While Under Hypnosis?

No, quite the opposite – you will gain power.
You remain completely in control throughout your hypnotic trance. You cannot be made to think, say or act in a way that you would reject in your normal waking life whilst in hypnotic trance – nothing can happen to you without your consent.

How Quickly Does it Work?

All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis. The Hypnotherapist simply acts as a guide to lead you into hypnosis. During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically, yet fully awake mentally and may be highly responsive to suggestion. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your unconscious mind gains focus.

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis defines hypnosis as:

“A state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention”

The US Department of Education defines hypnosis as: “The bypass of the critical factor of the conscious mind (a person’s analytical and judgmental ability) followed by the establishment of acceptable selective thinking”.

Acceptable selective thinking refers to the creation of new beliefs in the unconscious mind through reprogramming whilst in hypnotic trance. The reprogramming changes perceptions, breaks habits and creates new automatic responses to situations.

Hypnotherapy is a collaboration – your success is dependent on your motivation to change and your practicing self-hypnosis relaxation whilst listening to the recorded suggestions in between sessions.

Rates and Insurance


$200 for each 60 minute session
$1000 for a course of six sessions
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis

Quit Smoking Package
$600 payable in advance for three sessions includes phone support

Weight Loss/Healthy Eating Option One
$600 payable in advance for three sessions includes phone support

Weight Loss/Healthy Eating Option Two
$1000 payable in advance for five sessions includes phone support


Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

• Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
• What is my deductible and has it been met?
• How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
• What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
• Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Visa and Mastercard, cash and checks are accepted for payment

Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, a bill will automatically be sent to you and you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Time to Start Therapy?

Get in touch by email, phone or using the form below. We are located in the heart of West Hollywood, off Melrose Place, with free garage parking available.

Call: 213 284 1219
or email:
myrtolussier@icloud.com or send us a message