Judy  Lapides

Judy Lapides

Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, NCPsyA
New Jersey Accepting Online
New Jersey Accepting In-person
Updated December 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Judy is a nationally and state certified psychoanalyst. She works with clients on building a deeper understanding of themselves and their life choices. She helps her clients find ways to break the cycle of unhealthy patterns and become more aware of their own authentic voice. She works with clients on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, relationship and family issues as well as professional issues. Judy is willing to work with all types of mental health diagnoses.

Judy is particularly passionate about helping women of all ages build their self-worth and self-confidence. She helps her clients move beyond their perceived limitations so they can mature into healthy functioning adults.

Judy’s approach to therapy is psychoanalytic. Since each client is different, her treatment approach varies by individual needs. She works with her clients to create trust by creating a comfortable and safe space. Judy helps her clients explore their life choices and find healthy solutions to difficult issues. She is a wonderful listener and is accepting of all backgrounds and identities.

Judy studied psychoanalysis at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis. She has extensive experience working with individuals with a variety of mental health issues. Judy is presently on the faculty of The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) where she teaches and supervises psychoanalysts in training.


Message to clients

I know that selecting a therapist can be confusing. I'd like you to help you by telling you a few things about myself. Firstly, I am experienced and highly trained. I am very interested in hearing all about you. You have a unique story that can only be told by you. Your experiences and how you talk about them, helps me to understand you and what it is that you need. Whether it's an issue with a partner or parent or boss, time spent with me can be an opportunity to truly be yourself. Where else can you say anything without judgement and feel that you were really heard?

We all make mistakes in life. if we didn't, we wouldn't be able to learn. We can be very hard on ourselves and lose sight of what it is that we really need. Our modern cultural norms also can complicate life and make things very difficult. I strive to create a comfortable atmosphere in our work together. Sometimes finding humor in our lives can be just as healing as talking about more serious things. I'm good at helping you sort it all out.

I'd like to help you in the process of learning all about you and your particular needs. Through our work together, you can develop a greater capacity to be a better partner, friend, parent, family member, team member or boss but mostly a more fulfilled you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Judy Lapides is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm
  • Tue 3pm-7pm
  • Wed 11:00am
  • Thu 4:00-7:00
  • Fri 2:00-4:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

New Jersey practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, therapist, 2005 - 2016

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, MMHC, 2016
Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, Certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis, 2016
Montclair State University, MA, 1987
Pratt Institute, BFA, 1968


Licensure

New Jersey: 48PA00002500


Languages

English