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After 3 extended stays in rehab, I always relapsed to binge drinking after just weeks. Just when I (and my family) had lost hope, a friend told me about Dr. Ransen. Two sessions was all it took. Really! One for a detailed consultation, then another the next week for hypnotherapy. I’m nearing my 7th month of sobriety, which I haven’t been able to do in years. Believe me or not, it really has been easy. No cravings, no withdrawal symptoms. Playing competitive tennis again, and loving it. If I go out with friends, I just order club soda with a twist, and no one knows but me. I sleep so much better and at last I’m free of those awful hangovers. I look better and feel like a new person. Even my skin looks younger. Sometimes a brief thought of smoking crosses my mind but it passes in less than a minute. No, I’m not a “recovering addict.” I once was an addict and now I’m not. Simple as that. No meetings, no sponsors. I just wish I had known about Dr. Ransen years ago.

• Melissa B., Boca Raton*

Relaxing! I've smoked for fifty years 2=2 1/2 packs a day. I have not smoked or had the urge to smoke in almost 2 months, and have been around smokers. Need i say more? Thanks Dr.Ransen!!

• Deborah, Delray Beach*

Panic attacks have embarrassed and frightened me for more than 15 years, and prevented me from getting promotions and being a good wife and mother. My husband has been supportive but unable to help. Three therapists have tried and failed, before I met Dr. Ransen. His promise of “Brief Therapy” was for real. We needed exactly one session to eliminate my panic attacks completely. It has been over three months, and I haven’t even felt close to panic since then. Better still, just the freedom from fear about getting a panic attack has been a godsend. He has already called twice, just to check up on me. No doctor has ever done that for me in my whole life. I cannot thank you enough, Dr. Ransen. I have already recommended you to three colleagues at work. It's just so hard to find a therapist who’s competent and trustworthy these days, so I feel blessed to have found you.

• Donna R., Palm Beach Gardens*

I know our time together was very valuable for me. I will do my best to keep it in my mind as much as possible. It was such a relief to feel good. Two steps forward and one step back now and then.

• Corinne M.*

David - thanks for everything!

• Bob, West Palm Beach*

I would never have thought that the IBS I've had forever could so easily be cured, and was skeptical when my GI doc referred me to you. Considered me converted. This has been a real life-changer. I have more than a few friends with IBS, and I assure you that I'll tell all of them!

• Cynthia B., Gulf Stream*

Hi Dr. Ransen,
Smoker No More
Relaxing! I've smoked for fifty years 2 to 2 1/2 packs a day. I have not smoked or even had the desire to smoke in over 5 months, and have been around smokers a lot. My dream come true. Never thought it would be possible. Thanks Dr. Ransen!
Smoker No More

R. B., North Palm Beach*

Somehow I endured 37 years of severe panic attacks whenever any kind of bird came near me, and more than a few trips to the ER. That crazy fear is completely gone now after just one treatment. I can walk outside without a friend to catch me when I fall. Life is beautiful! My boss was so proud that he reimbursed me for your fee. God bless.

Carmen, Boynton Beach*

After more than 20 years of a stormy marriage and disappointing experiences with 2 marriage counselors, Dr. Ransen was like a gift from heaven. We needed just a long initial session and 2 more short sessions. As he promised, we talked only about solutions -- not problems -- after the first 15 minutes. We already knew how complicated problems can be, and lord knows we had milked them dry with other counselors, but it never helped. Dr. Ransen showed us how simple solutions are, and we discovered at home how easy they are to do.

R. S., Boca Raton*

[Cancer patient unable to swallow pills] Hi David, I'm pleased to tell you that I now swallow pills, capsules whole totally on my own. Thanks for your help.

Anon, Boca Raton*

Hi Dr. Ransen,
My original issues are a non issue now.  Thank you!

T. S., Delray Beach*

We were quite skeptical about the “brief therapy” thing. We were desperate, and prepared for a long, drawn-out process that would last months or longer, and would be very expensive. Today we are living proof that old-fashioned marriage counselors just don’t have a clue! After one session with Dr. Ransen, we actually felt hopeful during the drive home, for the first time in years. After four sessions, we felt we were actually over the hump. At the end of the sixth session, the bad habits that had taken over our lives for so many years were completely gone! It was already time to quit the counseling, and Dr. Ransen seemed as happy as we were. We just couldn’t believe it, but he acted as if this happened all the time. He still checks in with us once in a while, but we’ve never had to go back. Neither of us believes in miracles, or at least we didn’t until now.

• J. R. & A. R., West Palm Beach*

Hi I am doing very good thank you for teaching me something so helpful.

B. T., Fort Lauderdale*

Thanks for the great consultation David.

• J. A., Delray Beach*

Hi David,
I am still a nonsmoker. I am very proud of myself. I have been trying for years and felt like a constant failure. I finally succeeded with your help.*
Thanks very much,

• Art M., Fort Lauderdale*

[Fear of Flying] I made it to France and back. Thank you for the help and thank you for checking in.
Have a great day!

• T. B., Fort Lauderdale*

For more than forty years I was a heavy smoker at three and a half packs a day.  Dr. Ransen's two part approach, the interview and then the hypnosis session was the element that I needed...  Here it is more than two and half years later and I am done for life. Thank you David. Your demeanor and passion for what you do, that is help others, is evident from the start.

• Mark, Boynton Beach FL*

Good morning Dr. Ransen,

I'm doing just great! No cookies since my visit with you. P***** even had a huge craving and baked cookies one night and it had zero effect on me. Not a twinge of interest in cookies. With the cookies out of my life, my blood glucose (A1c) numbers are steadily dropping and my weight has also gone down 6 lbs. All great results!

I can't thank you enough for helping me!!!

• S. T., Naples, FL*

Hi Dr. Ransen,
Just wanted to update you! I'm feeling really good and relaxed here in Paris [
French Open Tennis Championship] on and off the court. I notice myself able to let go of things faster and focus on the next point or next thing. I am not stressing over little details either. I am enjoying being here and feeling good about myself and my game. Thank you for your help and look forward to more sessions with you.

• Anon., Fort Lauderdale, FL*

Dr. Ransen,

I wanted to take a moment and give you an update. I'm going to say that I think the hypnotherapy is nothing short of miraculous. Since that day, I have had what I will say is a 95% to 97% reduction in anxiety related to the specific issue we have discussed. The night of our session, I slept 10 hours.
I don't find myself worrying about what's in the past and constantly playing “what if”. I still THINK about it but in a productive way. I can't thank you enough for this.

• C. S., Boca Raton*

My husband and I have tried two couples counselors before. All they did was listen, ask us how we felt, and take our money, for two or three months. Nothing ever got better. Dr. Ransen is so completely different that we couldn't believe our luck. He actually told us during the first session that we'd be done after three to four sessions. And we really were! It all happened so fast, I'm not sure how he did it, but our marriage got way better in a few weeks, and it's still getting better, 10 months later. We have already told two couples about him.

Even my husband liked coming for counseling, which he never did before. Now it feels like we've started a whole new life together.

If there's anyone better than Dr. Ransen, we've never found anyone, and we looked hard. He still takes our calls personally if we ever have a question.

• Sue R., Delray Beach*

Yeah things have been going well. Coming up on three weeks. Not a cigarette, not an urge. Thank you very much, very happy…

• D.S., Delray Beach*

What a great session. You are everything we hoped for in a counselor.

• D. H., Tamarac*


We arrived at Chambers Bay, WA
[U.S. Open Golf Championship] yesterday. Practice round today was the best in many months. This is going to be a great week for us! So glad I could see you before leaving Florida.

• S.G., Palm Beach Gardens*

We had almost given up on our marriage, but decided to see you first. If only we had done this 3 years ago, we would have spared ourselves so many problems. You'll never truly know just how much we gained in just 5 sessions. Happiness, our old friend, has returned to our marriage.

• D.B & C. B., Pompano Beach, FL*

Today is my one year anniversary of being cigarette free. Now I'm the worst kind of smoker there is.... An EX SMOKER. I thank you, my wife thanks you and my dogs thank you.

• M. H., Boca Raton*

I have not had any urge to smoke for almost 3 weeks.  Thank you for your help.  I have referred your name to a couple of my friends.

• M. S., Boca Raton*

Still smoke free! almost 5 months.

• Paul*

I just wanted to say thank you for all you did for David and I.  After just one session things have improved 10 fold – it feels like a miracle.  I gave you a review online but I don’t know how to put into words the impact you had in such a short time.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  If it helps you can use this email in your marketing with my first name only. 

 • Diane, Fort Lauderdale*

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We discovered that our
mid-life crisis was not a crisis at all — but just a new opportunity to take a fresh look at how we were behaving.

• J. B. & S.L., West Palm Beach, FL*

Hey Dr. Ransen,
Just thought I would update you that it‘s been just over six months without using chewing tobacco.  I don't even think about it any more and not having the nicotine in my system has made me feel a lot better physically and mentally.  Thanks for all your help.

• J. S.*

Hi David!
Thanks for asking for feedback. Mark has totally quit smoking! This is totally miraculous! I can’t thank you enough, but of course I can’t THANK Mark enough!!!

• M. H., Boynton Beach*

My ex was being so vindictive that I couldn’t even sleep at night. It didn't take long for us to discover that we both had much more power over our anxiety than we thought. It was almost like Poof! And there was just no reason to argue any more!

• E.G., Boca Raton, FL*

I had been to a few therapists before, but whatever good they did lasted maybe a few weeks. Since seeing Dr. Ransen 9 months ago, I am amazed at how many parts of my life have improved, even though I complained only of a little depression. This is someone who really cares, and who knows what he's doing. And his fees are pretty low.

• J. G., Lake Worth, FL*

Have not smoked and have had people smoking around me and I had no desire at all. Thank you sooooo much! My cardiologist was very pleased and took your name down to refer to his patients that could use your services.

• C. P., West Palm Beach, FL*

Hi Dr. Ransen,
Since my hypnotherapy I have lost 14 lbs with little to no effort, meaning I have switched up my eating habits a little, and I'm not binge eating at all.

• Ann L., Parkland*

I was binge eating, sneaking sweets and just having a terrible time. I felt helpless and found Dr. Ransen. I was reluctant but was at the end of my rope so I had hypnotherapy on January 30, 2014 and I have not had a sweet since. It has been almost 3 months now and I have no cravings or desires. I love it!! Dr. Ransen did a wonderful job and I tell everyone I know how great it has worked for me.

• Michele, Delray Beach*

If it hadn’t happened to me, I just wouldn’t believe it. After 30 years of smoking, I haven’t touched a cigarette since I had a single Hypnotherapy session. And I haven’t even wanted to smoke! It’s been three months so far, so I’m really starting to believe that it worked. It is so wonderful that I no longer huddle outside my office for a smoke, getting weird looks from my co-workers.

• R. S., Pompano Beach, FL*

I was very hesitant to go to “therapy” and was nearly forced to do so. It was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Ransen made me feel comfortable and my fiancée and I were able to speak freely and resolve some of our issues. He gave us an experiment to try which basically saved our relationship. We will continue to go see him whenever the need arises.

• Dwayne G., Boca Raton*

Just thought I’d drop a quick note to let you know what’s been happening…
M*** is still NOT smoking, and says he never will again…it’s been over 7 months now. Thank you.
M*** and I have been getting along much better. Our lines of communication seem to have opened up again. Thank you so very much, David.

• M. H., Boynton Beach, FL*

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I am on holiday in Hawaii. Have not smoked since our session. Desire is 98% gone, a rare need flies by, but I have had a pretty easy time ignoring them.

• Your grateful patient, H. B.*

Dr. Ransen is extremely helpful and treats in a way that gets positive results fast! I have been through years of therapy in the past and spent thousands of dollars seeking answers and working towards relief. Dr. Ransen works like no other therapist — he seeks solutions to issues rather than dredging up painful memories which keep the pain alive. I am very happy to have his guidance and use the tools which he taught me so I can be happy and healthy daily basis.

• M. L., Delray Beach*

Very highly recommended. We were skeptical about the “brief therapy” thing, because our problems went back a long time. But it really worked for us, just as Dr. Ransen promised. After just 5 sessions, we felt almost like newlyweds again. The best part is that we just don’t fight anymore, and it's been almost 8 months since our sessions. I feel like I'm seeing a whole new side of my husband, and I love it. We are very grateful. He has checked up on us twice since our counseling sessions, so it seems like he really cares how we’re doing.

• Susan D., Highland Beach*

Thank you so much. You have been an incredible help to us. thx....

• A. G., Boynton Beach, FL*

I think I tried everything to quit smoking, for over 3 years. So I thought I’d try hypnosis. I didn't really expect much, but I was getting desperate, and my wife was on my back. Believe it or not — I didn't at first — Dr. Ransen’s hypnotherapy was really nice. And I just didn’t want to smoke anymore. I don’t understand how it happened, but it actually worked! It’s been 10 months since I touched a cigarette, and I don't even have any cravings. Dr. Ransen turned my whole life around — including my marriage and intimate life. All it took was a single consultation followed a week later by just one hypnotherapy. Even better, my chronic lower back pain disappeared, and not come back after 7 months.

• Anon. Boca Raton*

I am completely smoke-free for 10 weeks now and want to keep up that spirit.
A huge thank you for your support and professionalism. You are a great doc :)
Best regards from Germany,

• Olivia*

I thought it was pricey at first, because I expected to have to come back a bunch of times. But
one session did the trick. This is best thing I've ever done for my health, and my wife couldn’t be more proud of me. And yes, I’m telling my friends who still smoke about this, because it’s amazing.

• Barry D. in Boca Raton, FL*

Everything is great!
****** and I reconciled after a 3 month separation. He is off pain meds, in physical therapy, out of pain, and a new person!
Thank you Dr. David!!

• R.G., Hollywood, FL*

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We could not be more pleased by the attention, dedication, and expertise of Dr. Ransen. We plan definitely to return.

• D., West Palm Beach, FL*

I still have not had a smoke (Great News).  I know I will never again pick up a cigarette!  This is wonderful.   

• S. D., Fort Lauderdale, FL*

I wanted to thank you for yesterday’s session. You pulled it off, in style. You are a gifted healer. I wanted to let you know that this one session we had really pulled me out of a tailspin.

S. L., Boynton Beach, FL*

It’s no exaggeration to say that
my husband had tried everything to quit smoking, for at least 12 years. We didn’t have much hope when he decided to try hypnosis. Imagine how thrilled our family was when he lost all his desire to smoke after just one hypnotherapy session with Dr. Ransen. We couldn’t believe it. Even he couldn’t believe it. It’s now been 14 months without smoking, and he swears that he has no desire to smoke, ever. Now he looks forward to seeing our grandchildren grow up. If we had known about this 12 years ago, we would gladly have paid 10 times the cost in a heartbeat. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

• Gloria T., Fort Lauderdale, FL*

David, thank you so much for your time today. I really do appreciate your experience, assertiveness, and bringing a fresh perspective… you are a true professional!

• Robert, Plantation, FL*

David, the results have been very positive, on a scale for 1-10, a 7 is where I would say the effectiveness has been to this point. I only say 7 because the very first time I was hypnotized it was effortless for me. This time it has been very difficult, but it’s getting a little easier. In all fairness through, a win is a win. The result is a complete success. Thank you so very much.

• Paul, Coral Springs, FL*

So good to hear from you!  I was going to write you in October because that will be one year smoke free!  Still think about it once in a while but I haven’t picked up. I have almost forgotten what is was like.

• Sue, Plantation, FL*

It has been a few months, so I just wanted to drop a line and thank you so much for everything you did for Joe and I. Because of you and all your wonderful advice and support, Joe has completely changed his life! He is doing great at work and is expecting a raise and promotion very soon... Again, all thanks to your gentle push!... That is a huge weight off my shoulders for sure! Words can’t really express how grateful I am to you and your methods of self realization. I tell everyone what a wonderful therapist you are in hopes others can find the same peace we have!! You truly changed his life, and mine as well! I am very confident we are going to have a long lasting, healthy relationship! Joe & I have talked about a further appointment and have decided that we are in a really good place right now. We have decided to cancel our future appointments at this time. We will keep you posted as to how we are doing and keep the option to come back if we feel we get off track again. Thank you so much for your guidance and help!

• M. K., Boynton Beach, FL*

Dr. Ransen, thank you very much!…You under-promised and over-delivered… I hope we can continue with our sessions very soon.

• S. M., North Miami Beach, FL*

Hi David.  yes, things are going well. Thank you again for your help.

• N. G., Fort Lauderdale, FL*

Everything has been great with B***** and myself. We’ve made sure that we do things together rather than separate. We’ve been getting along really well and I think it’s clear to both of us that we are loved by the other and we’re looking forward to many years of a happy marriage. We appreciate your help and will definitely give you a call if things start to change but hopefully not. Thanks and have a great holiday.

• D. J. & B. J., Lake Worth, FL*

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your work with me. I left your session feeling happier and more optimistic than I have felt in longer than I can remember, and so far I’ve had no urges to eat. 

• K.T., Boca Raton. FL*

Everything is great. We are communicating awesome and we are looking forward to our wedding in Oct.
Best to you,

• M. A., Aventura, FL*

Hi Dr. Ransen, I'm sleeping much better and I have cut my sleeping pills… I really think that this is something that will help me a great deal, thank you.

• N. D., Jupiter, FL*

Hi! Joe is doing AMAZING! We are very proud of him! I've copied Joe on this so you will have his address. I'm sure he will get back to you with more info later tonight when he sees this message. Thank you so much for helping Joe! (Joe lost all desire to smoke after just one hypnotherapy session)

• S. T., Lake Worth, FL*

Really, I wasn’t sure about the whole hypnosis therapy thing. I liked that Dr. Ransen never made any promises that hypnosis could help everybody with every problem. But it took only three hypnosis sessions to help me get rid of my anxiety and panic attacks. My husband is going next week to finally quit smoking.

• Laura, Plantation, FL*

I had a really amazing experience with Dr. Ransen! I have been chewing tobacco for 14 years and after 1 session with Dr. Ransen my nicotine addiction is completely gone! I am a type A personality that had little faith in hypnotherapy but after a solid 2 hour session I no longer feel the need to chew tobacco. You absolutely have to be willing to quit and the first couple days were tough but I am at week two and completely over my nicotine addiction.

• E. T., Boynton Beach*

Our progress is real and improving. The time with you was well spent. We leave town in two weeks so I will try to schedule another get-together next week. Thanks again.

• M. R., Boca Raton, FL*

Honestly, I didn’t expect to quit smoking after just one hypnotherapy session, but I was desperate, so I gave it a try. I’m going on 7 months without a cigarette! And I feel great!

• C. S., Fort Lauderdale, FL*

We know how hard you tried to save our marriage, but the truth is that we didn’t have our hearts in it. Believe me, you did not fail us. We are both happier than we’ve been in over 20 years, and the kids are doing great because they are now free from an environment full of arguments. My ex and I have become pretty good friends, and we spend more time with the kids than we did when we were married. Things don’t always turn out the way we expect, but in our case they turned out better than we expected. We both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing us how to make the best of what was an awful situation.

• D. A. & J. A., Boca Raton, FL*

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We both loved each other and wanted to stay together, but it seemed like every discussion was such a hassle! Dr. Ransen showed us how easy it was to let go of the tension and focus on the easy, loving things that brought us together in the first place. Otherwise, we would almost certainly have divorced, and our kids would have paid the price. We could not be more grateful!

• A. H. & S. D., Delray Beach, FL*

We are doing well. I am super grateful for him and all of the wonderful qualities he has. I am also grateful for his love and commitment to our family.

• R. D., West Palm Beach, FL*

Our teen-ager almost seemed to enjoy being
defiant and difficult, and the atmosphere at home was being poisoned. After less than two months, he is actually motivated to please us and to earn better grades. We are amazed!

• A. J. and S. J., Boca Raton*

I assure you that I strongly believe that the breakthroughs we had in our few sessions were great and they have given me an outline to follow to make sure that I am as happy as I possibly could be. Thank you again.

• H. K., Boca Raton*

Things have been much better since the last time we visited... I really want to thank you for your continued support for ****** and me. You're truly a gem for both of us. I hope you’re doing as well we are. Thanks again for all your help.

• M. M., Delray Beach, FL*

As soon as we saw Dr. Ransen waiting to greet us outside in the parking lot, we knew that we could look forward to some very special and personal attention.

• R. M. & D. M., Fort Lauderdale*

I am feeling great... At this point I won’t be needing the second appointment next week.
Thank you so much for all of your help in my time of need.

• L. B., Boca Raton*

When I woke up every morning, all I wanted to do was to stay in bed. It seemed like
I had forgotten how to enjoy myself or move forward in life. I saw no reason to go through the motions. I had tried so many prescription drugs, but nothing helped. After only a couple of months with Dr. Ransen, my motivation to live a fun and rewarding life seemed to awake from a deep sleep.

• S. G., Boynton Beach, FL*

After the first session, I knew I had made the right choice. By the fourth session, I already felt like a new person.

• R. C., Weston, FL*

If an “expert” tells you that you’re not communicating well with your mate, be suspicious. Dr. Ransen showed us that we were communicating just fine — we just needed to take a closer look at the messages we were sending and receiving. As we learned to do that, everything just fell into place. As soon as we felt the deep affection, it was like we fell in love all over again.

• J. W. & E. W., Parkland, FL*

It was a long drive for me, so I couldn’t come every week. But Dr. Ransen was always there for me on the phone when I needed him. And there was never an extra charge. I know in my heart that he truly cared.

• D. L., Port St. Lucie, FL*

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Other therapists had always insisted that I
relive my traumas until I had “worked through” them. That only made things worse! Dr. Ransen showed me how to let go of my negative experiences forever. I now feel so good that I can hardly stop smiling! My friends swear I’m a new woman.

• E. B., Coral Springs, FL*

Baby steps are for real. My husband and I had so many issues that we were just overwhelmed. It seemed like we couldn’t have a simple discussion anymore without all kinds of past events and problems rushing in and making a mess of everything.

• Anonymous, WPB*

Dr. Ransen showed us how to solve huge problems by dividing them up into little problems with simple solutions. That’s what “baby steps” are all about, and it really worked for us. Each time we solved a small, easy problem, the huge problem became less huge. This happened really fast, like less than two months. Before we knew it, the huge problem was just gone. And now we know how to keep it from coming back.

• J. G., Coral Springs

We never thought we’d meet a therapist who could actually help us in a permanent way, until now. Thank you!

• Anon, Delray Beach, FL*

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists and psychologists for quite a few years, and I’m only 34. I swear, therapy with Dr. Ransen is something I’ve never even heard of before, much less experienced. His solution-focused approach takes almost all the pain out. Beginning 15 minutes into our first session, we never talked about problems again. Only solutions. What a confidence-builder.

• Anonymous, Delray Beach*

What’s really amazing is that I really was able to make the solutions happen, for the first time. Dr. Ransen breaks things up into what he calls “baby steps” so each solution is really easy. Before I knew it, I had fixed a bunch of things that I had been missing for so long. 5 stars!

• Anonymous, Boca Raton*

*These results may not be typical, and your results may vary.

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