Relationship specialist with lots of expperience including intense couple and family issues, extended family challenges, (co) parenting and addictions. Expert in anger/anxiety mannagement and affair repair. Come to Mission Viejo office; internet conferencing available, and, I go to you (additional charge). Available weekends. Text me for easy and scheduling at 949-521-1150. Thanks! Karen Rippy
I have been actively practicing in the field 30+ years. When you need someone with advanced education and experience call me. I have many approaches available to you. Insurance NOT accepted; $150/50 minutes (longer visits available as requested).
Unbiased, practical suggestions, non-judgemental
Very helpful and active in session.
She did a wonderful job focusing our discussion on meaningful goals and results. We saw Karen to help us through an upcoming sticky family gathering and her counseling made the gathering a success. She turned a probable crisis into a happy experience!
I really enjoyed meeting with Karen, I’m going back very soon
Couples - Typically we start together and identify areas to adress and develop a treatment plan. If one or both members are "leaning out" and having commitment problems we use a short-term approach to identify a mutually agreeable path towards separation or time-limited full-out attempt to restore marriage (partnership) to health.
With children/teens we start with parent(s) individually to identify problem or with minor in the room to adress goals and privacy issues.
It is easy to set up an appointment by phone, email or text and I will send you intake paperwork
PhD Clinical Psychology
Licensed Mariage, Family Child Therapist
Doctoral Addictions Counselor
Marriage Friendly Therapist