Rachel Rippel

M.A.,, LP

I AM NOT THE SMILE AND NOD THERAPIST! I am in a small group private practice that specializes in evidence-based treatments. I see ages 17+

Psychologist in Minnetonka, MN

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients tell me I am tough but they know I care about them. Most of my clients are struggling with PTSD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Couples Therapy, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. If you are fed up with feeling miserable I can help you get the life you want. I love helping people achieve what they didn't think they could.I work best with people who are ready for change and want a more active approach to therapy. I have a great BS detector!

My Background and Approach

I have been in practice for 17 years working with Adults and Adolescents . My specialties are DBT, Prolonged Exposure and ERP. I have been trained, supervised and certified by Edna Foa Ph.D and her team at CTSA for Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD. I have been extensively trained by BTech for DBT. I am passionate about evidence-based treatments and getting people to their goals in the most effective and efficient manner. I also enjoy working with teens and families. Most of my work centers around folks that suffer from CPTSD or attachment disorders from a invalidating/emotionally neglectful childhood environment. I am passionate about teaching clients they can find their voice and values to feel whole again and learn to emotionally connect to the world.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I truly believe we can all change if we are ready, willing and have the right person to connect with. I really think most of therapy is helping people be in tuned with emotions and learning how to manage them. I feel very lucky to have grown up in a loving, validating home who taught me emotions so I can help others with that. Most of us spend our adult lives getting over childhood.. we are all the same and some sort of healing to do. I believe freedom and acceptance are the most important goals for us. I am more coaching people to find their way to freedom. Diversity and Inclusion are part of Minnetonka Counseling's values and we strive to communicate that through our work. We want to create a culture where everyone can be themselves and be their best. Everyone will be equally valued in my environment so they feel they belong. "Invite people into your life who don't look or act like you. You might find they challenge your assumptions and make you grow."

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Preferred One
  • Healthpartners
  • BlueCross of Minnesota Medicaid
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 160/session


952-466-6002 Email Rachel
12301 whitewater drive
suite 30
Minnetonka, MN 55343

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