Andy Lapides, LCSW, BCD, is a licensed clinical social worker and board certified psychotherapist in private practice in Morristown, New Jersey, where he provides outpatient psychological care, including individual, couples, and group therapy. He works with a variety of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, from preteens to older adults.
Andy trained in gestalt therapy at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training in New York City from 2005 to 2008. He continued his studies in psychotherapy at the Academy of Clinical & Applied Psychoanalysis from 2009 to 2012 and The Center for Group Studies from 2013 to 2016. Andy has also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, imago therapy, and trauma-informed therapies.
Andy treats patients with a wide variety of life challenges and backgrounds. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as adult survivors of abuse, marital/relationship problems, etc.
Andy believes people are more then their struggles and treatment should fit each individual patient's needs. At some point in life, we all need help in adapting to life's up and downs. With the right combination of support, understanding and exploration, anyone can grow.
Patient's often comment on Andy's strong listening skills, sensitivity, and use of humor.
"I retired about 6 years ago and fell into a deep depression along with significant anxiety issues. Andy was able to work with me and helped guide me to improved health. He is a down to earth man with great compassion, patience and the ability to develop coping strategies that worked for me. Today I am free from the pain of depression and anxiety."
"I would highly recommend Andy. As a wife, I so appreciated that Andy addressed my husbands depression as something that affected our entire family. Sometimes I was included in sessions and sometimes we communicated by text or phone. When things came to a critical head, Andy kept my feet to the fire to make difficult decisions. Thank you Andy for guiding us through this dark time."
"I have struggled with anxiety and low self esteem most of my life. Andy has helped me in more ways I can even say. He has helped me to feel better about myself and have the courage to be more assertive in my life. He looks below the surface and really lets me express myself freely. When I struggle with hard times I know I have a nonjudgmental and compassionate support system in Andy. I have found it difficult to find an intelligent therapist who is also down to earth but Andy is truly that. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking therapy."
"My sessions with Andy Lapides are very beneficial. He helped me navigate a difficult breakup after living with my partner for several years as well as deal with long-term issues I have with my parents. Talking with Andy, I’ve found value in myself and been getting better at coping with my anxieties. I also feel more independent and in control of my life and emotions thanks to him. He is relaxed, genuine, and works hard to guide me come to my own conclusions. Andy is an excellent therapist. "
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$60/ 2 hours
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