Clinical Psychologist, Schaumburg and Glen Ellyn Locations, Extension 315
Dr. Ripp began his career in psychology in 1986, working with children and adolescents on an inpatient basis. Since 1994, he has been in private practice working primarily with adults. Dr. Ripp enjoys working with both individuals and couples. In his work with individuals, Dr. Ripp’s goal is to help them live with less anxiety and more freedom, to be free of limiting beliefs, and be more open to new experiences. He works with his clients to identify how they got where they are and to understand the behaviors that are keeping them in that place. He then challenges his clients to adopt new ways of thinking about themselves by increasing their accountability and giving them tasks aimed specifically at creating a positive self-image. He loves seeing individuals take on new challenges and risks, which can lead them to a realization of what’s possible in their life.
Dr. Ripp finds that many couples fall into patterns of trying to get their partner to change – criticizing, withdrawing, and shaming. As a certified Imago Therapist since 1998, Dr. Ripp uses techniques to break the couple’s existing patterns of behavior, which allows them to slow down their reactions. This allows each person to see the world through the partner’s perspective. Dr. Ripp hopes that through therapy, couples can learn to view conflict as an opportunity for growth and change and that they will be able to connect in a new way, as a result. Dr. Ripp also specializes in working with pre-marital couples. He helps couples tackle important conversations to have before marriage with the goal of creating a true partnership that will get them started on the right path in marriage.
In general, Dr. Ripp recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and genuine atmosphere within which his clients can focus on their personal growth.
Dr. Ripp is in network with Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare/Optum/United Behavioral Health, and Medicare.