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!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders Read more...
Hypnotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #000794 (Expires: 2023-12-01)
I've reached out to BetterHelp for help to get through some difficult and challenging life crises.
Based on the information I provided to BetterHelp and requested from them, I was matched with Judith Lathrop.
Judith's experiences, knowledge, understanding, and caring heart is helping me through these stormy times in my life. Like all storms, "they will pass".
From my heart, body, soul and mind I thank you Judith Lathrop for being there.
I am so thankful to find Judith Lathrop, she is an amazing counselor and helps me through difficult times in my life. I really appreciate her help!
Always a pleasure to deal with
Judith has been a lovely counsellor since our first session. She is approachable, supportive, friendly and always responds in a timely manner and is supportive. She has a very subtle way of picking up on something that I might be skirting around and mentioning it at an appropriate time.
She is very nice, timely and experienced
Judith is better than I expected, and she's been a saving grace in wading through the detritus of my anxiety and depression through this pandemic.
Very sweet and nice to talk to, an older friend to confide in. Thank you for your services and help. Always appreciated within my short time with you.
Judith Lathrop is wonderful, she listens very thoughtfully and always provides a safe space to have important conversations. Would highly recommend.
Judith is incredibly responsive, listens carefully to my thoughts and notes patterns and habits that I was not fully aware of. She has been a great help in providing perspective.
Judy is amazing!!!
Judith is very attentive to detail and listens to everything I have to say and always has good words of advice. I would highly recommend her!
Judith was very, very helpful and put things in my life in perspective. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to friends and family.
Judith is very professional. She is very on target and gives open ended solutions which helped me to remain focused and figure out the best decision that worked for my situation. I always feel I have someone to reach out to when needed. I am very thankful for our sessions.
Judith is wise and experienced. She's sympathetic and knows how to put a new perspective on things. I'm sure many other people who just need the right push would benefit from her counseling.
I really enjoyed working with Judith. I felt heard, understood, and fully supported. She is such a warm person and I found it really easy to open up to her. Additionally, she provided me with many great resources that I found quite helpful. I highly recommend working with Judith.
Judith and I had have make a lot of progress. She is been very helpful. When I started my treatment with her I was having massive amount of anxiety and some panic attacks. I no longer feel this way.
Judy is caring, kind, and compassionate. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Judy!!
Judith is very patient and an excellent listener. She understands my issues and offers numerous ways to help me move forward. The whole experience has been very positive and helpful. Thank you.
Judith is a great listener and a comforting presence. She is funny and understanding and I never feel judged. She’s very personable and I enjoy her as my therapist.
Judith is great! I found it easy to talk to her and she helped me understand and work through the things that were causing me trouble. She is funny, patient, and understanding.
Judith is a really good listener. She is responsive and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who needs therapy.
Judith is empathetic and caring. I am grateful for our interactions.
I think she is great. Down to earth and straight to the point. She has helped me to gain great insight to issues I was dealing with. She is also very responsive.
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.