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, stress management, family members of addicts, conflict resolution. 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 you are 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. You have already taken the first step by reaching out for help and I am here to support and empower you as you move forward. I look forward to getting to know you on your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LMFT 000794
Judith has a very personal touch, and from the absolute beginning, before our first session, has been super supportive and helpful. I felt a weight lift after our first session. She's knowledgeable but not clinical, which makes her very approachable. And she's walked the walk. I'm very comfortable with Judith as my therapist.
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Judith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Judith Lathrop is an exceptional therapist, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with her. Despite being my first time taking online therapy, I found that it was no different than in-person therapy. Judith is so skilled at what she does that I have actually had more contact with her than I did with my previous in-person therapist.
She is a great listener and provides insightful advice that I highly trust when it comes to my conversations with her. She creates a safe and empowering space for me to work through whatever life throws at me. I have found that I am able to trust her and the therapy process completely.
I highly recommend working with Judith to anyone who is seeking a compassionate, knowledgeable, and skilled therapist. Trust her, trust the process, and you will make great memories with her while working on improving your mental health.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Judith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Judith is a kind and empathetic therapist. She takes the time to listen to you and provides thoughtful advice on how to cope with your issues.
Written on Mar 11, 2023 after therapy with Judith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Judith is an amazing therapist. I feel as though she has know me for years.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Judith for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief
Judith is great!
Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Judith for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Judith has been so great!
Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Judith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management