We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachelle Apgar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachelle, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
My parents met in Hollywood, CA and moved to a small town called Grand Junction, CO when my mom found out she was pregnant. I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains where small town values, nature, and art became the core of my being. Although my childhood was beset with adversities- including losing my parents to their battles with addiction by the time I was eight years old and being a child of divorce alongside my seven non-biological brother’s and sisters- I somehow held onto my spark and moved to Los Angeles, California as soon as I turned eighteen. There, I lived out my childhood dreams of being a professional musician and alternative model. Although it was absolutely surreal to watch my visions manifest, I always felt like something was missing. I discovered later that “something” was my passion for helping others solve their own life’s issues. Fast forward to today, I am living in the mountains once again and writing this as my two month old baby sleeps in her basinet next to me and my partner sets up an art piece in our “Alice in Wonderland.” themed room. We just launched our Hypnotherapy Practice and a collective called “Little Love Co.”, a brand in which the proceeds go toward providing free mental health services to those in need. Today I am honored to be able to use my life experiences to help others. I live my life to help people realize their true power and to live the magical lives they deserve to.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I was a touring musician and also worked in the adult industry for almost a decade. Although the rockstar life was fun and exciting, it often left me feeling empty and like something was missing. When the pandemic put all modeling, touring, and performing on hold, I was kind of forced to choose a new direction. One day I woke up and impulsively applied for college to study Hypnotherapy, the only form of therapy that ever actually worked for me. I am now a Certified Master Hypnotist and I specialize in working with transgender clients. I’m also a Certified energy healer and in a few months I will have my diploma and be a Certified Hypnotherapist.
I’ve seen a lot and I’ve overcome a lot of adversity during my journey and I feel that it has all prepared me for what I do now which is help others overcome adversity and help them create the lives of their dreams. Has it been a challenge getting to this point? Yes. But I wouldn’t change a thing. I love what I do and I love providing mental health services in world that truly needs them.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Topanga Canyon. There’s no place like it.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my partner, my daughter, my parents, my school- HMI College of Hypnotherapy, all of the amazing bands I’ve shared a stage with, and all of the naysayers as well. I wouldn’t be where I am today without any of you.