As a behavioral health provider, Dr. Ribner works as an integrated part of the primary care team to help patients manage physical, emotional and mental well-being. Most treatment by a behavioral health provider will involve between one to six, 30-40 minute appointments, depending on a patient’s needs. The behavioral health provider may also refer patients to a mental health provider or help patients access other resources in the community for ongoing therapy or medication.
Dr. Ribner’s treatment approach includes an emphasis on respect, compassion, and collaboration. Trained in evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment, he incorporates a variety of techniques in his work, including mindfulness-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and motivational interviewing.
His specialties include helping patients resolve anxiety and depression, cope with loss, enhance personal and work relationships, effectively deal with communication issues, and resolve interpersonal conflicts. Dr. Ribner and his patients work collaboratively to 1) clarify current concerns; 2) understand unique life experiences, personality styles, and capabilities; 3) identify how problems are interfering with self-confidence and satisfaction; and 4) devise effective, practical strategies to maximize potential and fulfillment in life.
Dr. Ribner is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley in Mass Communication and holds a Masters (M.A.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. He has worked in a variety of settings and with varied populations, including private practice, primary care clinics, outpatient community mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and research settings. Dr. Ribner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Oregon (2539) and California (PSY 27493).