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 Addictions, Relationship, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem
LMFT #000794 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
Responds in timely manner and really offers some tips to reduce anxiety.
Judith is well educated in family and marital problems. She is compassionate and assists in triggering thinking skills within myself.
Very knowledgeable with a lot of experience. She was a great match for me and what I am going through, she is caring and respectful. I would recommend her for anyone needing to chat!
Judith is an excellent counselor. BetterHelp matched me to a counselor who is sympathetic to my issues and needs. She allows me to vent; she provide suggestions; she helps me generate a plan and solutions to the problem I am dealing with. Judith, responds to my text message within a reasonable time. I am very happy with the services Judith provides.
Judith Lathrop helped me at a time when I felt I had no one to express myself to. She was very understanding and addressed good pointers for me to cope with how I was feeling. I felt she was able to relate to me and my time with her was very useful. I would highly recommend her.
Great first session
Judith is an amazing person. She listens and gives you ways of handling whatever you're going through
Judith is very good at suggesting ways to alter my mood and manage my depression while being confronted with many stressors. We primarily speak through a video session which is good for me because I can schedule it after my kids go to bed, something you can't normally do with anyone with office hours. It's great because I don't need to hire a babysitter, or change my family's schedule. I would recommend Judith she's awesome!
I enjoy my time talking with Judith Lathrop. She is a thoughtful listener who often hears between the lines. Like a good friend. She has guiided me with helpful suggestions and frank advice. I look forward to seeing or talking with her each week. I always feel better and stronger after our chats. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Judith is an experienced and skilled counselor, also caring and compassionate.
Judith is compassionate, insightful and has a great sense of humor. It is like talking with a friend who has really great advice on getting through whatever issue you are working on.
Judith has been amazing. She hit it right on the head. For many years I didn’t know what I was going through. Now I understand. She’s caring and honest. She’s very attentive.
Judith is very patient and an excellent listener with heart...:)
Judith is a very professional and easy going therapist. She answers all questions in a timely manner and is very easy to speak to.
Judith is wonderful! I have already come such a long way in the few weeks I have been talking to her! Always recommending different ways to deal with anxiety and high stress and offers good worksheets to help you think about scenarios rationally.
She's kind, wise, patient, and insightful.
Judith is a wonderful, understanding person. She really cares for her clients. In the short time I have been speaking with her, she has already given me so many tools to help cope with anxiety and depression, which for me have been at an all-time low since I started with her.
Judith is warm, funny and patient! She has an easy going approach to helping you sort out life's twists and turns
Judith is awesome! She offers support without judgement and with a lot of insight, mostly by providing food for thought. I think that this introspective approach has helped me a lot in understanding my issues and myself a lot better. THANK YOU!
Ms. Lathrop combines deep professional knowledge with common sense and natural sympathy to assist me in feeling better and helping me solve the problems that confront me.
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.
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.