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Therapists and Staff

Ashley Wiberg, LCSW

Ashley Wiberg, LCSW, CSAC, has been a leader and team-builder in the world of healthcare in Hawaii. She brings her unique experience and expertise as co-founder and clinical director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Hawaii.

Ashley New MugMs. Wiberg spent five years at the Bobby Benson Center, a residential treatment program on Oahu’s North Shore, where she eventually served as clinical director. During this time, Ms. Wiberg gained expertise working with individuals with a variety of severe problems, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as other behavioral and emotional problems. In addition to treating adults, Ms. Wiberg has broad experience working with adolescents.

Ms. Wiberg has avidly pursued training in evidence-based therapy approaches. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a descendent of CBT that teaches individuals how to regulate their emotions and improve their interpersonal relationships, even during times of crisis. In 2016, Ms. Wiberg was certified as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Hawaii Department of Health.

In addition to her primary position at the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Hawaii, Ms. Wiberg works closely with Ho’ola na Pua, an organization that helps victims of underage sex trafficking recover and live free of exploitation.

Sean Ransom, Ph.D.

Dr. Sean Ransom, co-founder of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Hawaii, trained in CBT at the University of South Florida and received additional training at theRansom Mug Small University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School before joining the faculty of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he performed quality of life research with survivors of cancer. He has also taught at Brigham Young University’s Hawaii campus as well as Tulane University Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in New Orleans, where he remains affiliated as a clinical faculty member.

Dr. Ransom specializes in the treatment of anxiety, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and specific phobias. The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Hawaii is the second of three clinics Dr. Ransom has helped launch. In 2012, Dr. Ransom established the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans, and most recently he co-foundedthe Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Orange County, where he provides on-demand treatment for specific phobias.


Psychotherapy Fees

Ms. Wiberg is in-network with HMSA (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Hawaii) and HMAA.

Self-pay fees for psychotherapy are as follows:

  • $135 for a 60-minute session
  • $200 for a 90-minute session

Half-day phobia treatments have a greater than 90% success rate at curing phobias, even those that have troubled people for decades. The fee for this treatment is $1,750. Insurance does not cover this service, which is provided by Dr. Ransom.


We are proud to accept HMSA (PPO), HMSA (Quest) and HMAA.

Location & Contact Information

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Hawaii is located on the 15th floor of 615 Piikoi St., within walking distance from the Ala Moana Shopping Center.




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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Hawaii

615 Piikoi St., Suite 1503, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tel: 808-779-5807 Fax: 855-502-8887 Email: info {at}