Andy Lapides, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Andy is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey and New York and board certified diplomat by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. MSW from Fordham University and BSW from New York University. Andy has worked with older adults and adults in private practice for the past fifteen years.
Andy has advanced training in psychotherapy. He completed post-graduate certificate in gestalt therapy at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training in New York City in 2008 and published his final paper in an integrative psychotherapy journal in 2011. He has also done post-graduate training in psychoanalysis, group therapy, and couples therapy.
Andy is a certified clinical supervisor and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work, where he’s been teaching for the past six years. He is a member of the New Jersey Clinical Social Work Society, International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, and the National Association of Social Workers. Andy has been the secretary of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy for the past five years. He previously started the Morris County Psychotherapists Network and ran the Morris County PPSIG for NASW New Jersey. Andy has presented a number of times for NASW New Jersey, the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, the NJ Clinical Social work Society, and other organizations.
Andy’s philosophy to working with clients and supervisees choice, creativity, genuineness and humor as a means of coping with life’s challenges. True to his humanistic training, he believes that everyone has the ability to grow with the right conditions.