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Center Point Medicine

Pediatric Hypnosis and Counseling located in La Jolla, CA & Syracuse, NY

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About the Practice

Ran D. Anbar provider about the practice

To achieve optimum health, there must be a balance between the physical and psychological aspects of life. At Center Point Medicine, with offices in San Diego, California, La Jolla, California, and Syracuse, New York, the caring, dedicated staff believes that psychological factors can be precursors to the development of illness. Stress and anxiety may also be responsible for patients having a diminished response to medical treatments.

Dr. Ran D. Anbar and his dedicated team of health care providers offer unique health services to help patients overcome psychological roadblocks or use the power of their minds to improve their overall health. A recognized leader in hypnosis techniques, Dr. Anbar uses various pediatric hypnosis and counseling methods to bring about positive change in both the physical and mental health of each patient.

In addition to in-office hypnosis treatment, Dr. Anbar, Dr. Danielle Aretz, and experienced nurse practitioners Amy Chambers, Sherrie Jacoby, and Christine Sullivan, teach patients how to use hypnosis on their own through focusing inwardly and directing their attention toward the positive. Hypnosis techniques can be taught in just minutes to patients as young as four years old.

The Center Point Medicine team offers hypnosis and counseling services to address a variety of chronic functional disorders, including insomnia, nightmares, and tics and chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraine headaches. Their techniques have been beneficial for many patients and proven effective in emergency departments and pediatric intensive care units of hospitals around the country.

To learn more about the advantages of hypnosis in treating and preventing chronic illness, schedule a consultation at Center Point Medicine online or by phone.

For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here: The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.

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Serenity, Courage, Wisdom

  • God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
    - Reinhold Niebuhr

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In your first visit your doctor will get to know about you and your child.  The doctor will ask your child why s/he is there and why s/he wants to help themselves.  You will be asked about your child’s medical history, and you will both learn about hypnosis and how it can help.  You’ll be able to ask any questions that you might have about how treatment with hypnosis works. During an appointment in our New York office, children and their parents are brought into a private consultation room where they are provided access to a computer with video capabilities. Ear phones are available for use, if desired.


Medical Hypnosis

Hypnosis can help us improve how our minds work. In medical settings, hypnosis can help patients cope better with their symptoms and even resolve some of them.  Also, hypnosis can help people develop insights, and create more positive, peaceful, and confident outlooks on life.


Medical Counseling

Medical counseling helps children and adults learn how to cope better with psychological issues that may be causing or are the result of medical conditions.  Such counseling includes teaching patients how to think about and deal with their stressors in more positive ways.  This usually leads to improvement in their symptoms.



  • Embrace your challenges with an open heart, because through every challenge strength forms.

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  • At Center Point Medicine, our mission is to make mental health care accessible for children with medical illness.

    We aim to accomplish this mission by training Center Point Medicine pediatricians and nurse practitioners to enhance their ability to counsel children including through use of hypnosis; making the communities we serve aware of the large number of children who can benefit from mental healthcare and the unique clinical care we offer; and keeping our services affordable for our patients and their families.





What We Offer


Hypnosis for Adults Now Offered at Center Point Medicine



LA JOLLA, CA - In response to a growing demand in Southern California, medical hypnosis for adults is now offered at Center Point Medicine.   Therapy with hypnosis for adults is provided by Christine Sullivan, PhD, CNM, FNP, who has incorporated hypnosis in her practice for over 30 years.  For more information about Christine, please click here.

Common diagnoses and disorders that affect adults who can benefit from therapy with hypnosis include arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cancer, fibromyalgia, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, obesity, pain (acute & chronic), postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and smoking cessation.


New Appointments

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    New patient appointments are currently being scheduled within 7 business days. Call our office to schedule your appointment!




  • Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should
    - Max Ehrmann


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Dr. Anbar is the President of the San Diego Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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Dr. Anbar was recognized by Who's Who in 2017.


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Dr. Anbar was honored with the Wester Award for Excellence in Pediatric Hypnosis in 2015 and 2022.


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In his blog, Dr. Ran D. Anbar shares some of the experiences and adventures he has had with hypnosis. He hopes that these stories help inspire you to find and build upon the strengths that emanate from the center that is within you.




  • If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace you are living in the present
    - Lao Tzu

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Center Point Medicine, we care about every patient. Please call our office if you have any questions about your payment plan, or the insurances we accept!

Anthem Blue Cross
Beech Street
First Health
Fortified Provider Network
Galaxy Health Network
Health Net
Prime Health Services
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • "We drive down from Orange County every other week, and it is so worth the drive to see Dr. Anbar. He is kind, gentle, and compassionate."

    Anna K.
  • "Dr. Anbar showed my son ways to empower himself and take back control of his life. I can not say enough about Dr. Anbar and his team."

    Antoine M.
  • "Within one visit with Dr. Anbar, I saw my daughter transform. He has a magical way with kids and instantly connects with them. I will always be thankful to him."

    Vaishali K.
  • "Dr. Anbar taught my daughter how to help herself. In the months since our initial visit, my daughter has gone from a nervous worrier to a confident young woman."

    Jennifer D.
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