Lydia Cerpa

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

With over 30 years of professional counseling experience, I remain sincere and dedicated: with my own self-care I prevent provider burnout. It is a privilege to support clients who are seeking solutions and positive changes in their life. Clients are individual, important and deserve my genuine empathy with skill to focus on a comprehensive plan to find wellness mentally, physically and spiritually.

My experience has included work with individuals of all ages including couples, families and groups. I have collaborated with various professionals including educators, clergy, medical practitioners, military service members and other counselors.

If you prefer to speak Spanish, my bilingual bicultural Puerto Rican heritage from New York City is an asset. It is important to maintain awareness of culture and respect individual diversity when in the counseling process.

In 1983 I received an MSW degree in NYC at CUNY Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work. I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Florida and Texas (inactive in NY). Since 2010 I have been a certified yoga instructor, incorporating the tools of mind and body wellness, breath work, mindfulness and meditation to promote balance and stability.

In recent years I have worked as a military family life counselor providing non-medical counseling to service members and their families, helping to improve resiliency, relationships and maintain peak performance. Working on military bases around the world and in Florida has broadened my perspective of developing wellness in a variety of places and circumstances.

We all face times when consulting a confidential, insightful, unbiased, caring and skilled support person could be useful. If you are ready to find solutions to a difficult challenge in your life, resolve a conflict, or implement strategies to improve wellness with the support of a guiding professional, then consider making an appointment with me for an initial teletherapy counseling consultation today.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 37

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #SW 2171 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LCSW #64248 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by R.U. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Lydia Cerpa is my first experience with counseling and she has been terrific. She listens effectively and tries to connect with you to best meet your needs. She has offered professional insight that has allowed me to rethink old patterns and behaviors. She has also helped cultivate new habitats that reinforce connecting with my internal motivations and thoughts. I have applied these techniques in times of stress and everyday life. I'm grateful to work with her!

Written by D.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She has been very helpful and provided a lot of insight.

Written by S.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I did counseling with Lydia for about 4 months and she was the best counselor I’ve ever had. She was really kind and patient. She really cares about her patients and helped me through my breakup and helped me to move on and feel like myself again.

Written by S.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lydia has been super helpful and attentive to helping me achieve my goals to improve my mental health. She is very attentive and works with my busy work schedule to get sessions in.

Written by K.E. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Lydia is an amazing counselor that takes time to understand and acknowledge my issues. She is a great listener and is a wealth of information in the realm of stress management. I would highly recommend her without reservation to others looking for support in this area.

Written by R.O. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lydia is so kind and patient. She truly listens and she does the hard task of understanding what I’m trying to say. I will often go on tangents and she knows how to guide me back to focus. I’m very fortunate to have been linked with her.

Written by S.A. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only had a few sessions but she’s great so far and I really appreciate her ability to put a common sense filter on my problems while still being sensitive to my feelings.

Written by E.M. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 2 weeks on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

Lydia has been excellent. I have had just 2 sessions with her but so far I am already very glad that I have been placed with her. She has a very solutions-oriented, objective style that I really appreciate. She offers concrete advice and has great tools for tackling a wide variety of issues. Prior to scheduling my first meeting, I felt a lot of anxiety and somewhat out of control of certain aspects of my life. In just 2 sessions and a number of message exchanges, I feel much hopeful that I previously did and certainly more in control of managing problem areas in my life. I love the messaging platform and the open line of communication. Lydia responds very quickly to my messages and takes time to follow up with additional information or just to check in. I think anyone could benefit from working with Lydia. I have already recommended Better Help to a few friends and family members - I'm so happy I decided to give this platform a try. Thank you Lydia! I look forward to continuing to work together.

Written by M.E. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Lydia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Only 2 sessions in but so far this is definitely better help than I’ve received from in person counseling. Thank you.