Dr. David L. Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, BCH

Dr. David L. Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, BCH

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapy - MT 3037
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 03343
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Office 1
75 NE 5th Ave.
Delray Beach, Florida 33483 - United States
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Office 2
2295 Corporate Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 - United States
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After 37 years, my job is more rewarding than ever! It's always challenging, but my clients quickly learn that counseling need not feel like hard work. I am so grateful for the fact that so many of my former clients have chosen to keep in touch. Chances are, you already possess the knowledge and wisdom to build solutions that will bring you happiness, better relationships, and freedom from anxieties and depression. I feel honored if I can help in highlighting that knowledge and putting it to work for you. You are almost certainly wiser than you think.

In addition to respect, compassion, and confidentiality, you deserve counseling that is grounded solidly in the latest scientific evidence of effectiveness. Perhaps more important, I have myself experienced some painful downturns in my 60+ years, and I owe my recovery in large part to the professional help I received. You deserve no less. That is what you should expect at Delray Holistic Therapy.

For those with unwanted or debilitating problems, I help them in my capacity of Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in the State of Florida. I have seen extraordinary results with a very wide range of problems. Perhaps the most common com from those who want to quit smoking. In nearly every single case, they lose all desire to smoke forever, after just one hypnotherapy session. Their lives and the lives of their families are transformed dramatically.

As word of mouth has spread, I have seen a huge increase in demand for hypnotherapy. I'm so pleased to have found so many problems and unwanted habits that respond so easily to just one hypnotherapy session. The range is wide, including weight loss, fears, anxiety & panic.

Email or Call Dr. David L. Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, BCH at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03343

More Info About My Practice

I do not participate in insurance plans, principally because insurance companies usually insist on getting a diagnosis of a disorder, and my plan for a cure. Such diagnoses can stick to a your records for life, they adversely affect the cost and even availability of your health insurance, and they are not helpful to me. Labeling a person with a fancy-sounding diagnosis only gets in the way. If I were to diagnose you with bipolar depression, for example, neither of us would benefit, and I would have created yet another obstacle for you to overcome.

Also, counseling with me takes effect so quickly, that you will be done before you could even meet the hefty deductible imposed by your insurance company, so you almost always save money in the end.

I understand that mental illness is rare, and problems in living are common. Problems need solutions, not cures or pills. Helping people to create solutions is what I do, rapidly and effectively. The best part is that it rarely takes more than 2 to 5 sessions for that to happen. That's literally true, and I'll prove it.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Miracles occur in my office almost every week. Many of my clients give me big hugs when they decide to terminate therapy. A steady stream of handwritten thank-you notes arrives in the mail. These are rewards I never get used to.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

To the amazement of most of my clients, therapy almost never requires more than 2 to 5 sessions -- sometimes even less. "Brief Therapy" is almost magical, even after having seen its remarkable results so many times. Once we let go of the old Freudian need to discover deep explanations for everything -- and instead, simply build solutions to overcome the problems that challenge us, therapy that once took years can now be completed in just weeks. Clients are wise -- they always know when they no longer have any reasons to continue with therapy. I encourage them to terminate as soon as they have achieved whatever goals they had in mind. Follow-up visits after a few months are excellent ways to ensure that the benefits are enduring.

For hypnotherapy clients, the most common treatment consists of a 75-minute consultation, followed a week later by a single 2-hour hypnotherapy session. Every session is unique and fully individualized. No two clients are treated the way. On rare occasions, clients may request a second hypnotherapy session. Our clients have reported outstanding results, even a full year after treatment. Hypnotherapy is employed for a wide range of problems, including smoking cessation, weight loss and eating disorders, unwanted habits, chronic pain, IBS, addiction, and many fears like fear of flying, fear of public speaking, fear of crowds or large open spaces among others.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Youths over age 6, Adults, Couples, Small Families, Stress, Anxiety, Depression. Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis are used and taught effectively for fast and permanent cures for smoking cessation, weight loss, fears, panic and anxieties. I am a dual-degreed doctor with 35 years' experience and 12 years of postgraduate training. In addition, I am Board Certified by the State of Florida in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Former professor at Cornell, Tulane, Princeton, & Harvard Medical School.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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