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Dr. David Ransen, LMFT
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Dr. David Ransen, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Palm Beach, FL


In practice since my first Doctor's degree in psychology (Cornell, 1979), I returned to graduate school for my second degree 25 years later in Marriage & Family Therapy, earned a FL license, and have worked first in clinics, then in independent practice ever since. I was also trained and board certified in clinical hypnotherapy.
Unlike most marriage therapists, I have no long-term clients, because I don't waste my valued clients' time and money on psychoanalyzing them and seeking the ancient "root causes" of their current challenges. The past cannot be changed, but your future is entirely in your hands. Thus, I go straight to the strengths you bring to your current situation and focus on empowering you to create quick and easy solutions that work almost instantly and endure indefineitely. Simply put, I help marriages repair and refresh themselves by focusing on solutions, not by analyzing problems. One obvious benefit is that I need just a handful of sessions (usally 3 or 4, sometimes fewer), instead of weekly sessions that last for months or even longer. Another delightful consequence of solution focused therapy is that sessions are actually fun and leave people feeling more hopeful and optimistic each time. As a result, no couple quits because they feel a lack of progress; they terminate therapy, at my encouragement, when they know that they have rediscovered the road to happiness together.
So strong is my comitment to helping couples (married or not), that I usually decline to see a "half couple." Decades of practice have taught me that helping couples goes well beyond "fixing" individual partners (despite hearing such requests often); couples, and especially marriages, have a life of their own, and the skill set needed to help them is quite different from that used for individual therapy.
David Ransen is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in West Palm Beach


Dr. David Ransen received a bachelor’s degree from the Clark University and completed his PhD from the Cornell University.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: FL
  • License Number: MT 3037, received 2007
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy


  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Family Conflict
  • General marriage
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Pre-marriage
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Therapy
  • Trichotillomania
  • Weight Loss

Types of Therapy:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Marriage And Family Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Gambling Addiction Therapy
  • Psychobiological Approach To Couples Therapy
  • Body Mind Psychotherapy
  • Pre-Marriage

Services Provided Via:

  • In person
  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples

Working With Marriages for:

  • 43 Year(s)

Free Phone Consultations?

  • Yes

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $150 - $200

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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Office Location

727 Penn St.,
West Palm Beach FloridaUnited States 33401