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Biography for Sue Tatro, CAHA, PhD, CHt

As a veteran teacher, family caregiver, and cancer survivor, Sue Tatro is uniquely poised to benefit clients who want to achieve more than ever before. She specializes in smoking cessation, weight loss, and self-improvement.

In her more than thirty years as an educator, Sue focused on making the world a better place one mind at a time. She brings this attitude into her practice as a hypnotherapist, believing that with each person she can help become more fulfilled, that good spreads out into everything their lives touch. She blends cognitive and hypnotic therapy to aid her clients in their personal lives and careers, helping them to heal themselves and overcome setbacks.

Sue has specialized in communication since earning her doctorate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication in 1998. She used this focus to hire, evaluate, and train teachers for 35 years, and now, her vast experience helps her to anticipate and articulate her clients' deeper needs.

Sue works with business organizations within her own community, as well as small business owners worldwide, to help them grow and achieve their purpose.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Anxiety
  3. Career Success
  4. Stop Smoking
  5. Trauma
  6. Weight Loss


Sue believes that every client has a therapist who is right for them. She has quickly become a resource for clients who have tried other therapists and other modalities without relief. Anxiety figures largely in her practice, from agoraphobia to generalized anxiety.

She advanced through her studies quickly and graduated with High Honors. Clients report excellent results with habit changing and a feeling of ultimate relaxation after working with her, in particular. In the words of one client…

She has a fantastic sense of humour and is a real people person leaving you feeling very content and most importantly understood and cared for.

He further extolled her skills:

Sue has a real knack for taking complex principles and breaking them down into a simple and comprehensive manner, helping me to understand my past traumatic experiences, reactions in my life now I am older, and how this is manifesting through the anxiety and stress I experience.

Another client summed up her experience with Sue thus:

The Hypnosis Motivation Institute has provided Sue Tatro with incredible tools and skills. Her talents and passion shine and spread warmth.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 08/09/2022 - Date Graduated: 10/11/2023
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication
    Iowa State University - 515-294-4111
    Date Started: 08/15/1992 - Date Graduated: 12/05/1998
    Total Hours: 2400 - Total Weeks: 326 - Total Years: 6.25
  • MA, English and American Literature
    Drake University - 515-271-2011
    Date Started: 08/15/1987 - Date Graduated: 05/15/1990
    Total Hours: 640 - Total Weeks: 143 - Total Years: 2.75
  • BA, American Literature
    University of Oklahoma - 405-325-0311
    Date Started: 08/15/1982 - Date Graduated: 08/05/1984
    Total Hours: 1200 - Total Weeks: 104 - Total Years: 2
  • No Degree, Transfer
    Phillips University - 580-237-4433
    Date Started: 08/15/1980 - Date Graduated: 08/15/1982
    Total Hours: 1200 - Total Weeks: 104 - Total Years: 2

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Body Syndromes - 07/2023
  2. Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1 - 11/2022
  3. Getting Your Zoom Room Approved - 09/2023
  4. Hypnosis in History - 06/2022
  5. Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - 07/2023
  6. Intuitive and Energy Healing - 07/2023
  7. Intuitive Healing and Development - Level One - 11/2022
  8. jumpSTART 2024! - 01/2024
  9. Kappasinian Hypnosis - 08/2023
  10. Mental Bank Seminar - 08/2022
  11. Research Articles Course - 08/2023
  12. Understanding the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - 07/2023


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012026
    Certification Valid To: Sep 05, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 07/2023
  2. Certified Practitioner Reiki Level One - 02/2023
  3. Certified Practitioner Reiki Level Two - 04/2023
  4. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 06/2023
  5. Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - 12/2022
  6. Smoking Cessation - 06/2023
  7. Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - 12/2022


  • Teacher of the Year
    Eastside Union High School District - 04/30/2016
  • High Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/16/2023

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2022
  • Trusted Business Partners
    Member Since: 2022


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Sue Tatro
Dr. Tatro Hypnotherapy
Temecula, California 92591, United States