Art, Psychotherapy,


We need a sense of connection and meaning, and some kind of secure attachment in a threatened planet. 
For over 30 years, I have worked in community mental health, substance use treatment programs, and in private practice in my home office/art studio.  (For the duration of the pandemic, I work on ZOOM.) I live in Somerville, MA, and have volunteered for the city to work on many public health programs, such as the Trauma Response Network and the Mayor's Task Force on Overdose prevention, or safe consumption sites.
My experience allows me to look at you as a whole person, not a diagnosis.  I work with creative people, perfectionists and harsh self critics, in individuals, couples and groups.
Cross cultural sensitivity is a great value, and maintain a commitment to combatting  privilege and "othering" in our society. 
I help people identify problematic substance use and other risky habits, and help them choose their goals. I enjoy working with young and early career adults.
People need a sense of connection and meaning, and some kind of secure attachment in a threatened planet. Attachment and engaging with meaning are at the core of my existential approach.
I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapy. I practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked on inpatient units, with marginalized people seeking ways to overcome homelessness, methadone treatment and other Community Mental Health Settings. I have been in private practice since 2009.
I studied painting, drawing and printmaking at various places throughout my life, including the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, The Arts Students League, RISD, Parsons/New School and with private artists. 
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Rivkah Lapidus, Ph.D; LMHC; CGP (617) 666-2110