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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

70% of adults experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. While some are able to process the trauma and move forward, others can get stuck. When this happens, it is known as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people. People with PTSD may avoid situations or people that remind them of the traumatic event, and they may have strong negative reactions to something as ordinary as a loud noise or an accidental touch.

Are You Experiencing Any of These Things?

  • Hx of traumatic event
  • Feeling distant from those who love you
  • Reduced interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Flashbacks where you feel the events are recurring
  • Negative beliefs (eg: “I am bad,” “No one can be trusted”)
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia or problems sleeping
  • Memory loss
  • Anger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Risky or self-destructive behavior

If so, you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

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My holistic approach is focused on your overall health and well-being, and determining what type of treatment will work best for you rather than just treating your symptoms.

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How It Works

In weekly sessions, you will learn a combination of guided meditation practice, and psychiatrically proven exercises to cultivate mindfulness to lower depression and anxiety, and increase well-being. Sessions include the body scan, mindful meditation, and practicing self-compassion. We also explore the difficult experiences of depression and anxiety together and help you develop strategies for recognizing behaviors or symptoms of relapse, and how to respond more effectively.

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Mindfulness is a technique you can learn to be fully present and engaged in the moment without judging anything. It can help you manage your thoughts, feelings, and mental health.

Mindfulness is a healthy mental state that brings balance, openness, and eases to the mind and body. I will teach you to work with yourself naturally, in combination with psychiatric medications when needed, in order to bring balance, health, wellness, and peak performance into your life.

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Dan Rippetoe MD Holistic Psychiatrist Florida


Daniel Rippetoe MD, MBA

Hi! I’m Dr. Daniel Rippetoe. I have been practicing psychiatry for over fifteen years and have experience with a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions having taken care of patients from all walks of life.

I am originally from Texas and studied biology and psychology in college in Missouri. After graduating from medical school at the University of Arkansas I went to Indiana University for my Psychiatry residence and a few years ago I moved to Florida and started my private practice.

I am experienced in working with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, insomnia, trauma/PTSD, Bipolar, addictions, and other disorders. I have a strong interest in the role of spirituality in emotional and mental well-being. I have found mindfulness-based stress reduction to be a perfect combination with minimal medication.

Schedule a brief phone call with me and let’s see if you are interested in my philosophy for treatment. Stay positive, we can do this together!

How We Work Together

  • Every person is a unique individual who is in pain and needs help
  • You are treated with dignity and respect
  • We are partners in the healing process
  • The concept of “mental illness” and marginalizing individuals with confusing diagnostic labels is not endorsed
  • You are treated within a comforting, confidential, and supportive environment
  • We will work on stability, emotional control, and behavior containment
  • Tools, resources, and medication when necessary are provided to help you enjoy a more peaceful balanced life

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Improve your mental health and well-being, addressing your individual needs and preferences.

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