Helping You Strive for a Better Tomorrow

By Working Through the Past and Focusing on the Present

We all experience times in our lives where we may struggle to overcome challenges or may need to learn new skills and strategies to get through our day more effectively. Through his work, Dr. Ruppert strives to assist people on their journey towards self-discovery and self-actualization. Dr. Ruppert is focused on helping you create the future you want by working through past experiences and focusing on making positive changes in the present.

our Services

General Treatments

Dr. Ruppert has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families experiencing a wide array of challenges including:



Behavior Problems


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Adjustment Difficulties

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Relationship/Social Difficulties

Minority Stress


The Journey is as important as the Destination

Dr. Ruppert takes an integrative approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches based on the unique needs of each individual client. Dr. Ruppert has a proven track-record in administering the following psychological solutions:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Behavior Modification

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Ruppert Psychology Elma Office
Visit our primary office, located at Transit Commons Professional Park in Elma, NY
Ruppert Psychology Amherst Office
Visit our *NEW* secondary office, located at University Commons Medical & Professional Park in Amherst, NY (Mondays only)

Specialized Treatments

In addition to general treatment approaches, Dr. Ruppert is trained in Progressive Counting, a trauma-informed treatment model designed to assist with trauma resolution. Progressive Counting utilizes a structured approach to trauma resolution that is well tolerated by clients and can be easier to engage in than other trauma treatment modalities. It is helpful in reducing or eliminating symptoms such as anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, and post-traumatic reactions.

Progressive Counting is helpful through its use of desensitization, emotional processing, gaining perspective, and other means. If you have experienced a significant loss or have a history of trauma, please reach out to Dr. Ruppert to see if Progressive Counting may be an appropriate and beneficial treatment for you.

Our Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community

Dr. Ruppert also specializes in supporting LGBTQ+ individuals as they navigate their journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and the coming out process. Whether you are struggling to achieve acceptance with your own sexual orientation or gender identity, or you need assistance in processing and navigating how best to support a loved one who has recently disclosed their sexual orientation or gender identity to you, Dr. Ruppert is here to offer support and guidance through this often challenging time. Even if this may not be your reason for seeking help, Dr. Ruppert also provides a safe, affirming atmosphere for members of the LGBTQ+ community struggling with other emotional, social and relational difficulties as well.

Dr. Ruppert is also trained and has experience providing evaluations for individuals experiencing gender dysphoria. In addition, he has experience providing letters of support for individuals seeking gender-affirming medical treatments including hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming surgeries. Dr. Ruppert follows guidelines set forth by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) for the assessment and treatment of individuals with gender dysphoria.

About Dr. Ruppert

Dr. Ruppert is Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in the state of New York. Born and raised in the Buffalo area, he received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Ruppert completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, an inpatient hospital for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and his post-doctoral training with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Prior, Dr. Ruppert also earned a Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Canisius College. Dr. Ruppert focused his education on the assessment and treatment of mental illness with a focus on child and adolescent mental health.

He has experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, residential treatment, juvenile justice, and community-based programs. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Medaille College teaching courses in Psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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