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Ricci Oppenlander, LPC, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I believe in a goal-oriented approach to therapy by helping clients build on their strengths and values distinct to them. I encourage clients to see themselves as unique, creative, and responsible individuals; capable of striving for self-improvement and self-fulfillment. As a therapist, I see a variety of people, focusing on adults with depression and anxiety and the struggles that come along with those feelings. I am passionate about helping everyone find happiness, direction and fulfillment. I see clients with a holistic approach, emphasizing a trusting, respectful relationship, developing and empowering proactive behaviors, while appreciating their individual qualities. I believe fostering effective change is developed with openness and honesty during our sessions- focusing on individual concerns, questions and frustrations and working from there. I realize sometimes it is difficult asking for help, therefore, believe it shows how much clients understand the importance of making intentional efforts to have good health and happiness in life.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LPC 6401222910

CO LPC 0017823

IL LCPC 180.010426


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ricci Oppenlander. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Wonderful woman who really listens to you

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Ricci for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Ricci is one of the best

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Ricci for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Ricci over a period of 2 years and she has always been understanding, objective and supportive. She has helped me get a better understanding of myself, the reasons behind the choices I've made in life and relationships and how to move forward, all while encouraging a positive and productive outlook.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Ricci for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Ricci has been monumental and paramount to my recovery after two extremely traumatic events around the same time in my life. She is extremely patient, takes times to listen, encourages you to open up and be vulnerable with yourself, nonjudgmental , and offers multiple ways to heal, grow and get better. I wouldn’t be where I am at this moment without Ricci. Grateful for her expertise. Highly recommend.

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Ricci for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ricci really listens, does not deal in platidudes and offers constructive advice whilst helping to change the point of focus on problems to see things more clearly and in perspective.

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Ricci for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Ricci is wonderful. From the very start she has made me feel safe and validated. She is always encouraging me to communicate with her in between sessions if I need to. She listens and really helps to get to the bottom of the issue. I would 10/10 recommend her!

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Ricci for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd