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Rita J. Rippentrop, MDiv Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Rita RippentropHi! My name is Rita Rippentrop and I am the Community Outreach Director here at Stenzel Clinical Services. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.

I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, as a clinician, group facilitator, conflict resolution ministry, school counselor, mental health awareness coalitions, and have held some leadership positions in community based mental health organizations. There is little I have not seen or heard! There is so much hardship and sadness in our lives, it is my belief that a season of therapy can assist us all in sorting out what life has brought to us. My approach to therapy is I want to meet you where you are, to hear your story, and participate with you in finding ways to accept, heal and grow. I will inquire more about what has happened to you rather than what is wrong with you.

I am comfortable with addressing many types of life struggles. You can see the list of areas below. If I have a specialty, it is in the area of grief and loss, in whatever form that shows up in our lives: death, divorce, job, identity, or health. I also am very comfortable with identity or spirituality struggles.

It is my desire it meet you where you are in your life’s journey and see how I main join you, providing some objective perspective and collaborate with you to determine the best course of treatment. I consider it an honor and priviledge to walk alongside of you for a season of discovery, healing and growth.

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When choosing a therapist, it is important to consider their Areas of Practice. Rita J. Rippentrop’s include:

  • Anxiety or fears
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship struggles
  • Interpersonal aggression
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationship struggles
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • Workplace issues/conflict
  • Individuals, couples, groups, ages 12 and up