Dr. David Ransen,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Psychotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist

Dr. David Ransen,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Psychotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist

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Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MT 3037
Secondary Credential: Clinical Hypnotherapy - 090820250
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Optum Health
  • United Health Care
Fees: Free telephone consultation. Hourly fee $165. Or use your health insurance: I am in network with Aetna, All Savers, AvMed, BCBS, Cigna, Florida Blue, Humana, Oscar & United HealthOptum.
Weekend Availability


West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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My Approach to Helping

After more than 4 decades, 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.

More than half of my clients are couples, married or not. I have specialized training and many years' experience in couples therapy. LGBTQ clients are always welcome and understood.

In addition to respect, compassion, and confidentiality, you deserve counseling that is grounded solidly in the latest scientific evidence of effectiveness. As a holistic provider, my top priority is treating people, not symptoms, and every form of treatment is grounded in scientific evidence and decades of experience. You may wish to look elsewhere for reflexology, energy healing, and other fashionable treatments with no reliable evidence of efficacy.

For those with unwanted or debilitating problems, I often help them in my capacity as a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have seen extraordinary results with a very wide range of problems. Perhaps the most common come 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 solutions for unwanted habits that respond so easily to just one hypnotherapy session. The range is wide, including weight loss, fears, chronic pain, IBS, anxiety & panic.

More Info About My Practice

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, effectively, and compassionately.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Miracles occur in my office almost every week. Most are small but all are very special. 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, successful therapy almost almost always requires less time than they expect. "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 often 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, every session is unique and fully individualized. No two clients are treated the way. 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.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Youths over age 18, Adults, Couples, Stress, Anxiety, Depression. Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis are used and taught effectively for fast and permanent cures for smoking cessation, weight loss, fears, panic, chronic pain & disease, and anxieties. I am a dual-degreed doctor with 43 years' experience and 9 years of postgraduate training. In addition, I am Board Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Former professor at Cornell, Tulane, Princeton, and Harvard Medical School. Returned to graduate school after 25 years for specialized training and licensure in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic 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

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