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


Location

Rivkah Lapidus Office & Studio
West Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
(617) 612-5619
Website
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Boston Area Harm Reduction Therapies
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
(617) 612-5619

I work with creative people, perfectionists, harsh self-critics, in singles and couples. Over the years I have grown in my expertise in helping people recognize problematic substance use, with Harm Reduction as a philosophical approach. I 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.

A Monday night group "Talking about your Drinking" has been ongoing (new members and long term members) since August 2016. I have learned so much from the group (and vice versa) look forward to adding additional groups to help individuals, friends and family members understand self-medication, Harm Reduction, and the reasons people use substances.

My Somerville office is also my studio, a warm, inviting & creative space, filled with art and evocative objects.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 34 Years
  • School: Fielding Graduate University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State: 2709 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out-of-Network (check with provider): PPOs
  • 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

Thinking (and Talking) About Drinking

This is an interpersonal, ongoing group for people who are interested in harm reduction, controlled alcohol use, and contemplating abstinence. Connect with others in a safe environment to address core issues such as loneliness, anxiety, grief, perfectionism, couple's conflicts. Some psychoeducation and clarification. Minimum commitment 6-8 weeks $40 /session. Initial consult $150 (adjustments possible.)

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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 modality for exploring one's hopes and uncertainties, and for discovering that there are others who grapple with similar issues.

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Thinking (and Talking) about Using

Similar in format to the Alcohol Group listed above, this group is for those who are in the Contemplative Phase about their substance use, working with each other to determine use from abuse, ways of reducing harm, cutting back or stopping.

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Location

Rivkah Lapidus Office & Studio
West Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
(617) 612-5619
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Boston Area Harm Reduction Therapies
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
(617) 612-5619
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Moderation Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-medication
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Creative artists
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Harm Reduction Approaches
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Dr. Laura de la Torre Bueno, PsyD
Dr. Laura de la Torre Bueno, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 29 years
Dr. Alan Albert, PsyD, CGP
Dr. Alan Albert, PsyD, CGP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 27 years
Ms. Donna O'Brien, MEd, LMHC
Ms. Donna O'Brien, MEd, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 37 years
Dr. Stanley Cole, MD
Dr. Stanley Cole, MD
Psychiatrist Colleague, known for 8 years

Links

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Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018
Rivkah Lapidus, PhD, LMHC, CGP, Counselor in West Somerville

Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP