I hold a master's degree in marriage and family counseling and am a New York State licensed marriage and family therapist. I received my degree in 1996 and have guided many families, couples, and individuals to better relationships. I hold advanced certification in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute in Issaquah, WA, which has helped me identify and heal my own issues and, therefore, become a better therapist. I have had many personal growth experiences that have molded me into the person I am today, as well as making me a more empathetic therapist. I believe I needed to work through my own issues in order to give my best to you.
My treatment specializations include help with depression and anxiety, couples counseling, family counseling, parenting support, grief counseling, work and career issues, stress management, family members of addicts, conflict resolution, and assistance to stop tobacco use and weight release. My approach is a mixture of Family Systems techniques, Strategic techniques, and Solution-Focused counseling. I personalize my approach so it is tailored to your individual needs to help you attain the personal growth youâ€™re striving for. I assign homework if it seems appropriate to help you achieve clarity about a problem. I truly believe the answer lies within you and my role is to guide you to find it. I work at your pace whenever possible but will push if it seems like you are stuck.
I understand how difficult it can be to seek help and know that it takes courage to work toward a more fulfilling life. If you are ready to take the first step I am here to support and empower you as you move forward. I look forward to getting to know you on your journey!
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem
LMFT #000794 (Expires: 2017-12-31)
Judi has provided the support I need while going through a difficult life transition. Having her available via email, chat, and phone has been great. Knowing her wise words are coming quickly in response to my needs has been tremendously helpful and reassuring. She's insightful and able to offer constructive strategies to help me. I would recommend her without hesitation.
In these past months I have been going through a tough time in my relationship as well as in my personal life. Judith has been really great in helping me discover what it is that I want to do and also has helped me see and understand things that I need to improve, which are helping me develop so much in many aspects of my life. I know I am not were I want to be but I am confident Judith will help me to achieve that.
Judith has been very attentive. I appreciate the way she reaches out when I haven't. In doing so, she has established a trusting relationship because I can see she is taking counseling with me seriously. I don't feel like just an anonymous face just because it's an online relationship.
Judith helped me identify what I need to do in order to heal. She taught me the concept of self-love and truly made me motivated to work on it. It's the biggest step I've ever taken to take care of myself.
Hands down the best therapist! Open minded, thoughtful and warm!
Dr. Lathrop has been a great help in my situation with my ex. She does tell it like it is, which is appreciated and gives me advice on how to handle or think about situations that occur. Because of my situation, she has been a help in my on going process of trying to rekindle a lost relationship.
I absolutely love working with judith, she has honestly helped me so much and is helping me learn a lot
Judith was very insightful & helpful, asking the right questions to provide and bring about solutions. She was never forceful in her approach, only encouraging.
I would welcome working with her again.
Had a great initial consult with Judith over live chat. I had never done that before, had a lot more to say than I could type out, but she was patient and made it feel more comfortable than I thought it would be.
Judith is understanding and patient and my husband and I were able to sort through things with her help.
Judith has been very assertive in giving me solutions to the issues ive been going throught, she knows a lot and is very patient to hear all the things you need to tell her.
Thank you Judith for your help!!
Judith seems to be a perfect fit for me. She is very insightful, empathetic and has lots of great suggestions about coping skills that I am finding to be very helpful. She is responsive and clearly cares about her work with clients.
Judy is a wonderful therapist and she has quickly become my go-to person for advice on all of the crazy things that have been happening in my life. She's honest, very caring, and straightforward. Her responses are prompt and often very thorough. This has been my first experience with a counselor and I am so glad Judy and I were matched together!
Spot on in all she knows. Great beyond what I ever expected. Changed my life so much that there are not even words to say thanks enough to her. Me and my family are way happier for her great counseling.
Judith is wonderful.
Judith Lathrop is a very sweet and motivational help.
Judith is a patient and nonjudgmental therapist who is particularly helpful in guiding self-reflection. Thank you, Judith, for working with me.