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.