Judy  Lapides

Judy Lapides


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, NCPsyA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Cedar Knolls Accepting In-person
Updated December 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

Professional statement

Judy is a nationally and state certified psychoanalyst. She chooses to work exclusively with adult clients on a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Her goal is to help her patients understand the unconscious motivations that effect their decision making and life choices. When clients are free to talk about anything and everything with a non judgmental therapist , they are able to grow and move beyond their expectations.

Judy is particularly passionate about helping men and women of all ages to work through past traumas and early life messages. By recognizing repeated life patterns and understanding how past traumas can be affecting their lives, , her patients are able to free themselves from the chains of the past

Judy’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic . 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 place to talk. Judy's clients tell her that she is a wonderful listener.

She is honored to work with 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.

Having a background in the arts, Judy is particularly sensitive to working with her creative clients.

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 highly experienced and highly trained. My life experience has enabled me to deeply understand how early life trauma, and/or our present life situation can impact our feelings about ourselves. After many years of training and going through my own psychoanalysis, I am trained to hear your story without any judgement. Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, I am interested in understanding who you are and what it is that you need in order to feel better. I want to help you get to the source of your struggle. This is done through talking. I' don't believe in pushing anyone to talk about anything they choose not to discuss. I am with you and respect your decisions. My sessions are fifty minutes. During that time, you are free to bring up anything that you might need to discuss. I will help to guide you in the process of exploring through talking.

Many of us can get stuck in replaying the early messages that remind us of why we shouldn't try to achieve what it is that we want. I'd like to help you change that message. If you are ready to talk, I'm ready to hear you. I am looking forward to hearing from you!!



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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


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


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

  • Individual sessions: $170 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $170
  • Initial session: $170 (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


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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun closed

Cedar Knolls practice
14 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 207, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10am-6:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 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


New Jersey: 48PA00002500