Karen Rippy, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Karen Rippy, PhD, LMFT

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I am licensed to handle all your relationship challenges! Clients served: Individuals, Couples, Families (including extended family Zoom sessions), Teens and Children within a family system context. I earned a Masters in Psychology and Doctoral (PhD) in clinical psychology. I am California licensed and board certified. I am certified as a Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and Lic. Spiritual Practitioner. Other specialties incliude online social media and sex addiction, anxiety/anger/stress management, co-parenting, infidelity/betrayal of trust, divorce decision-making and short-term Discernment Counseling (commitment questions). Pront scheduling for online or in-office therapy to assist with stress/anxiety and other mood disturbances, parent-child conflict, child custody conflict. Nationally Recognized Marriage Friendly Therapist, Doctoral Addiction Counselor, and court appointed co-parenting. Online Zoom.

When you need an experienced therapist and have complex situation. Typically I am available within a day or two, text me 949-521-1140!

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Discernment Counseling – To Stay Or Go?
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional Certification(s)
Doctoral addictions specialist
American forensics Association
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Claremont University