JODY RIPPLINGER

MA, LMHC

CLINICAL COORDINATOR, SENIOR THERAPIST

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), and Psychodynamic Therapy. Current post-graduate interest is in the practical application of interpersonal neuropsychology to address issues 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 Lifespan Development and Psychology of Gender. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.

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