Jody
Ripplinger

MA, LMHC
Clinical Director

Fantastic, fantastic therapist. I'm the type of person who needs actual tools given to me and actions I can take to help my depression/anxiety, not just someone who sits there and lets you vent, and that's actually what Jody does.

Jody is warm, nurturing, and inviting. She has a certain presence in the room that always makes me feel safe and cared for. She is incredibly talented at what she does and is invested in her work and patients.

Jody is a true gem of a therapist... just that perfect amount of patient and nurturing while also very engaged and challenging in the right moments. She is very intelligent while also super down-to-earth and relatable.

After a successful career on Broadway as a dancer and choreographer, Jody redirected her creativity and passion into the field of counseling psychology, with particular interest in mindfulness-based approaches. Drawing upon her training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Jody works with individuals and couples to help them develop the resources and skills to make positive changes in their lives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Gender Studies from State University of New York Empire State College, and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

Jody is trained and experienced in several modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and EMDR. Jody uses the practical application of interpersonal neuropsychology and “embodied immediacy” to successfully address chronic symptoms of developmental trauma and loss. She is certified in LGBTQ Clinical Foundations from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and IHI Therapy Center, and has received trainings on Adult Attachment in Psychotherapy with David Wallin, Ph.D., and sexuality and couples’ clinical issues at the Ackerman Institute.

Jody is an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Brooklyn College where she teaches Master level Mental Health Counseling students. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.

Areas of clinical expertise include stress management, anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, parenting, and gender and LGBTQ issues.

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