Lapde has been a licensed professional counselor for over 12 years. She specializes in identity and relationship issues, life transitions, and multiculturalism. She strives to create a safe place to better understand why you do what you do or why you feel the way you feel. She also enjoys supervising graduate students and other clinicians in the field.
Education & Work Experience
- University of Pennsylvania: M.Phil.Ed. in Professional Counseling
- University of Pennsylvania: M.S.Ed. in Counseling & Psychological Services
- Washington University in St. Louis: B.A. in Psychology and International Area Studies
Lapde earned her Bachelor degree from Washington University in St. Louis and both Master of Philosophy in Education and Master of Science in Education degrees from University of Pennsylvania. She is licensed in the state of Connecticut and Pennsylvania and is a nationally certified counselor. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Her work experience includes:
Present: Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT
Lapde works at Fairfield University as an adjunct professor teaching a graduate level counseling skills and relationships course. She is also on the department’s advisory board to help grow, shape, and improve the program.
Past: Clinician at Connecticut Renaissance in Norwalk, CT
She has worked as a clinician in an outpatient dual diagnosis treatment facility in Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut. She ran an adolescent intensive outpatient program, led weekly family education groups and workshops, women’s anger management group, and men’s intensive outpatient group.
Past: Counselor at Collaborative Counseling Group in Fairfield, CT
For a short while, Lapde worked as a counselor in a group practice in Fairfield, Connecticut. She saw adults for individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling. The philosophy at Collaborative Counseling Group was built upon creating a network of services that support the most comprehensive care to each client.
Past: Mental Health Therapist at Women’s Therapy Center in Philadelphia, PA
In the past, Lapde worked at a non-profit called Women’s Therapy Center in Philadelphia. There, she provided low-cost, quality therapy services to women in Philadelphia. Her work focused on empowering women and helping them create a voice to express themselves and feel better about who they are.
Past: Young Adult Addictions Counselor at Rehab After Work in Paoli, PA
In addition, Lapde use to be a young adult addictions counselor at Rehab After Work in Paoli, Pennsylvania. She ran an intensive outpatient program for young adults who were suffering from chemical dependency. She also ran a weekly family education group, aftercare relapse prevention group, addiction awareness group, and conducted evaluations and drug and alcohol assessments.
Lapde was born and raised in southern Illinois near St. Louis. She moved to Philadelphia after college and now resides in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her parents are from Hong Kong, where she tries to visits when possible. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, doing artwork, playing/teaching violin, watching movies, and going to the beach.