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
  • LGBTQIA+
  • 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
No
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
37
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
lmft17775
California
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Doctoral addictions specialist
American forensics Association
1988
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
CAMFT
active
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Claremont University
PhD
1989