Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP

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Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Rivkah Lapidus Office & Studio
West Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 612-5619

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Boston Area Harm Reduction Therapies
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 612-5619
Announcement icon I am taking my practice on line for the duration. Meet me at ZOOM! FaceTime also possible.
You are much more more than a diagnosis or category! It is a challenge for us all to make meaning in a chaotic world. I work with creative people, perfectionists, harsh self-critics and existential struggles in singles, couples & groups. I have expertise in helping people recognize problematic substance use, with Harm Reduction as a philosophical approach. Cross-cultural sensitivity is a great value. I enjoy working with young and early-career adults. I enjoy learning from the people I see.
What people need most is a sense of connection and meaning, and some kind of secure attachment. So much of human experience is pathologized and diagnosed. I am inspired by the humanistic/existential work of practitioners such as Irvin Yalom, and Viktor Frankl, and others.
My Somerville office is also my studio, a warm, inviting & creative space, filled with art and evocative objects.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
4/16/20: out-of-network for PPO plans. Check with your company about reimbursement. Payment due at session, fee adjustments based on need.
Email me or call (617) 612-5619 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 35 Years
  • License: Massachusetts / 2709
  • School: Fielding Graduate University
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Registry of Group Psy / Certified GroupPsychotherapist
  • 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, moderation or abstinence. Connect with others and address core issues such as loneliness, anxiety, grief, perfectionism, as well as drinking behavior. Some psychoeducation . Minimum commitment 6-8 weeks $45/session. Initial consult $150 (adjustments possible.)

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Creative Young Adults Group

Creatively dealing with existential concerns in a chaotic world. For 20s and 30-"somethings." experiencing pressures to achieve, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, hesitancy about going forward. Arts oriented folks will feel at home. Group y is a wonderful modality for exploring one's hopes and uncertainties, and for discovering that there are others who grapple with similar issues. We are meeting as drop in, come when you can during these stressful times. Bring your art work, music and poetry!

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Managing Weed

This is a group that is forming, time TBD, likely Tuesday at lunch hour (specify your times of availability when you contact me.) Harm Reduction and moderation approaches for marijuana use. How much is right for you Explore with others concerns and questions about this newly legalized but still tricky substance, and figure out what is the right pattern for YOU.

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Location

Rivkah Lapidus Office & Studio
West Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 612-5619
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

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

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Rudimentary Spanish and Hebrew comprehension
Faith: Jewish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice 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

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Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020
Rivkah Lapidus, PhD, LMHC, CGP, Counselor in West Somerville

Rivkah Lapidus

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP