Ana Hincapie-Rippey, M.A., LSW
Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
Ana believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor guided by authentic connection. The therapeutic relationship requires honest caring without judgment, and Ana cooperatively assists her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment through diverse approaches. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, Ana draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, Ana is warm, open, encouraging, and direct. Ana considers herself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. As a student of life, Ana has found yoga, art and mindfulness based practices to be helpful and enjoys incorporating them into her practice as long as clients are comfortable.
Ana was born in Medellin, Colombia and raised in northern New Jersey. Although English has become her primary spoken language, she is fluent in her native Spanish language and is available to work with clients whose preference is to speak in Spanish. She has lived in many states and her volunteer work with youth and mission groups led to her changing careers in 2008. She graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Otterbein University in 2015. After graduation, she worked at Compdrug where she led mindfulness groups and was a team member of the Intensive Outpatient Women’s program.
She assisted the art therapy group and is always looking for ways to incorporate art to release the things that are not ready to be spoken. Ana received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine in 2019. She was an intern and employee at OhioGuidestone, one of the leading community mental health agencies in Ohio since 2017. She specialized in working with families and was a school-based therapist.
Ana’s background enables her to be an extremely effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.