About Rachel

This page used to just list my degrees and credentials and was carefully crafted to be distant and warm. It’s ironic because that’s not at all how I work with my clients or how I am in the world.  I want this page to help you decide if we will work well together, not just tell you the things I have done (though I will include those things as well for those interested!).

 I love what I do and love helping people achieve what they didn’t think they could. My clients tell me I am tough but they know I care about them.

I work best with people who are so sick of being unhappy that they are willing to make some changes. I can’t change you, you have to change and I am happy to help support you in that.  I AM NOT THE SMILE AND NOD THERAPIST.  I have a great BS detector, I will call you on your stuff and be with you through uncomfortableness. We will laugh (a lot)! I am not afraid to talk to you about anything. After so many years in the field I’m unshockable and can handle anything.

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To answer your question: Yes I do know what I am doing!…  Here is my resume-type stuff.

Services Provided

  • Individual Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults and adolescents
  • Prolonged Exposure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Exposure Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Couples Therapy- Level 1 Gottman trained.
  • Clinical Supervision

Certificates/Specialized Training/Affiliations

  • Licensed Psychologist 2009 (LP 5065)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy intensively trained, Behavior Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Certified Prolonged Exposure therapist (2012)
  • LPC/LPCC Board Approved Supervisor, Board of Behavior Health and Therapy (2013)
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), 2015
  • Intensive workshop in Prolonged Exposure therapy, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, (2010)
  • Member of the International OCD Foundation
  • 40 hours of clinical supervision training completed (2013)

Areas of Clinical Interest

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Attachment and trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Couples and Family Therapy.

Education

  • Marriage and Family Certificate.  St. Mary’s University (2006)
  • M.A.  St. Mary’s University (2003)
  • B.A.  University of Minnesota (1999)

Insurance Accepted

 

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Select Care
  • Aetna
  • Medical Assistance
  • Ucare
  • Preferred 1
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners

Schedule an appointment and get your life back.

When you’re ready to get started with therapy please call or email me. We will connect for a brief consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

952-466-6002

http://www.rachelrippel.com

rachel@minnetonkacounseling.com

 

Rachel

"Be curious not judgmental" -Walt Whitman

 

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