Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP

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Rivkah Lapidus, PhD, LMHC, CGP, Counselor in West Somerville
(617) 612-5619 Website

Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP


Rivkah Lapidus Office & Studio
West Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
(617) 612-5619
"In the middle of the night/ Miss Clavell turned on the light/ and said 'Something is not right!'"* While the medical model is good at providing diagnostic labels and symptom relief, perhaps for you that is not enough. You may experience a sense of unease, seemingly without cause. Or a cause is known, but not how to engage it. will work with you to understand your symptoms in the context of your life history, family narrative, society and the world as you experience it.
I work with creative people, perfectionists, harsh self-critics, singles and couples. I provide a range of options for managing addictions, including Harm Reduction and Moderation Management, and help you find the approach that make sense for you. Cross-cultural sensitivity is a great value. I enjoy working with young and early-career adults.
My Somerville office is also my studio, a warm, inviting & creative space, filled with art and evocative objects.


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Fielding Graduate University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 2709 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Tufts
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Registry of Group Psy / Certified Group Psychotherapis
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Rivkah Lapidus's Groups

Substance Use: What do we need/want to know?

Introductory session January 8, 2016 A training group for clinical professionals Navigating the various treatment approaches for people who use substances A 5 week training module in a comfortable small group format. Explore concepts and controversies in the field including: Addiction treatment paradigms; Stigma and Countertransference; Harm Reduction Therapies; Moderation and controlled substance use; "Hidden Addictions;" Mind-Body basis of addiction, and more Goals of Boston Area Harm Reduction Therapies: to develop a network of skilled clinicians who will include people strugg

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Control Drinking and Engage in Life!

This is an interpersonal, ongoing group for people who are committed to harm reduction and controlled alcohol use, and are ready and eager to connect with others in a safe environment to address core issues such as loneliness, anxiety, grief, perfectionism. Not a self-help group, this group is led by a seasoned therapist with almost 3 decades working with adults who have dealt with substance use and misuse. Pre-group interview required at no fee.

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Young Adults Group

For 20s and 30-"somethings." experiencing pressures to achieve, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, hesitancy about going forward? Group therapy is a wonderful forum for exploring one's hopes and uncertainties, and for discovering that there are others who grapple with similar issues.

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Rivkah Lapidus Office & Studio
West Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
(617) 612-5619
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life adjustment, Professional life, Mode
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
  • Adults
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Creative artists
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Harm Reduction Approaches
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Moderation Management
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Dr. Laura de la Torre Bueno, PsyD
Dr. Laura de la Torre Bueno, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 28 years
Dr. Alan Albert, PsyD, CGP
Dr. Alan Albert, PsyD, CGP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 26 years
Ms. Donna O'Brien, MEd, LMHC
Ms. Donna O'Brien, MEd, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 36 years
Dr. Stanley Cole, MD
Dr. Stanley Cole, MD
Psychiatrist Colleague, known for 7 years


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Last Modified: 16 Jul 2016
Rivkah Lapidus, PhD, LMHC, CGP, Counselor in West Somerville

Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP