Ricardo Rieppi, PhD
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Ricardo Rieppi

Psychotherapy, PhD

Not Taking New Clients
Ricardo Rieppi, PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is a native Spanish speaker and provides both English and Spanish psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults.
Specialties
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Depression
General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Marriage and Partnerships
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
>$260
Sliding Scale
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Aetna
Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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New York
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“In order for therapy to work and be effective and lasting, the client needs to feel safe and comfortable with a therapist.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As early as adolescence, I knew I wanted to work directly with people in some capacity. I had the good fortune of attending schools that encouraged students to develop mental health awareness so I was exposed to the power of the mind at an early age. During college, I immersed myself in introductory psychology courses while I volunteered in psychology research labs and at a crisis hotline. In graduate school, I subsequently immersed myself in looking at the importance of emotional bonding and the effects of stress on emotional functioning. After working in a hospital and student counseling setting, I decided to pursue contemporary psychoanalytic training, which has deepened my understanding and skills in helping people understand themselves and relate to others.
What should someone know about working with you?
I view each client as a unique being who has his/her own reasons for seeking therapy and his/her own views on what is needed. Rather than assuming that a certain theory or intervention will help someone, I first listen carefully and attend to what the client is communicating and then help them make meaning of their experience. In order for therapy to work and be effective and lasting, the client needs to feel safe and comfortable with a therapist. In order to provide effective psychotherapy and lasting results, I must help clients attend to their affect and expression of emotion, identify how the past informs current psychological difficulties and recurring patterns, focus on relationships and interpersonal experience, and develop the positive presence of psychological capacities and resources.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Following my graduate work, I pursued postdoctoral training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have had ongoing case supervision, which allows me the opportunity to review and discuss my clinical work. In addition to my professional training, I teach a course on psychoanalytic technique at a New York psychotherapy institute.
“In order to provide effective psychotherapy and lasting results, I must help clients attend to their affect and expression of emotion, identify how the past informs current psychological difficulties and recurring patterns, focus on relationships and interpersonal experience, and develop the positive presence of psychological capacities and resources.”