As a licensed clinical psychologist, I practice primarily with middle-aged adults but have a practice that spans from late adolescents to late adulthood.  I enjoy working with individuals and couples and utilize empirically supported treatment approaches.  I am available for new patient phone calls Monday through Friday.  Due to a current university appointment, I am scheduling patients in my private practice  on Mondays and Thursdays.    

About Me

I graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a bachelor's degree in psychology.  I earned my doctoral degree from Georgia State University, in the well known and highly respected clinical psychology program where in my class year they accepted only 4 students.  My master's thesis evaluated a communications training program.  My doctoral dissertation assessed the impact of an intervention on participants' sense of belonging.  I completed my residency at The Ohio State University Counseling Center and my postdoctoral fellowship at The Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center.  Yes, you are correct if you added up all of those years of training to indicate a total of 11 years to earn the title of licensed psychologist -- it's a good thing I love what I do!

Examples of My Professional Style:

No one knows you better than you.  I strive to help remove your blocks so you can fully tap into your own inner guide.  This can involve:

  • Providing observations of how you present yourself (e.g., "I noticed your face seemed to relax when discussing how you could pursue option B versus option A.")

  • Assisting you in expressing yourself fully, including emotions, so you can understand how you feel about things, which often enables healing.

  • Giving feedback about your behavior which may reflect how others also perceive you (e.g., "I felt like you were taking care of me just then, being so careful in how much you choose to challenge me or share how bad you feel…Is that how you are with others in your life?  How do you think it makes others act towards you?")

  • Sharing psychological knowledge to help with hypotheses that can assist you in understanding “the root of the problem.”


  • Teaching proven techniques you can do on your own that often help most people feel better.
Rebecca Lapidus, PhD