Psychotherapy: Individuals, Couples,                   Groups
  
  •   I am an interpersonal therapist. What does this mean? It means I am attuned to the relationship we develop together in the room, as we explore thoughts and feelings that occur in the here-and-now, and attend also to the there-and-then. You are more than a diagnosis: you are YOU.
  • I am a Harm Reduction Therapist. What does this mean? It means that I work with you to increase your safety in matters of substance use and other risks. I collaborate with you on finding modes of getting safer and healthier in ways that are right for you.  I am a supporter of Moderation Management, SMART Recovery, and a Life Process Model. If abstinence is right for you, I support whatever means you use to get there.
  • I am a humanistic and existential therapist. What does this mean? In addition to my psychodynamic training, I am attuned to concerns about meaning and mortality that affect us all throughout the life-span. I am not driven by the categories constructed by the DSM.
   
  • I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, through the International Society for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. What does this mean? I am aware of social, biological and psychological contexts that make us who we are. I lead groups because I find the interactions and collective experience in groups to be endlessly fascinating and helpful, creating bonds in powerful ways. In groups, I am not the one expert in the room! To learn more about group psychotherapy, follow this link. https://nsgp.wildapricot.org/GroupFAQs
  • I am a member of the Board of Northeastern Society of Group Psychotherapy and have been dedicated to the organizations efforts to grow in diversity and inclusion.   
  

Psychotherapy from a Harm Reduction Perspective:

"THINKING ABOUT DRINKING" 

A group that has developed since 2016 for members to talk about finding the approach for alcohol use that is right for them.  Moderation Management listed therapist, offer insight into multiple approaches, and help members address underlying history, family of origin, and internalized messages about drinking and substance use. Affordablee at $45. per session, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.  

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Rivkah Lapidus, Ph.D; LMHC; CGP (617) 666-2110

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