Andrea Lapomardo


Andrea Lapomardo, Psy.D.

Dr. Andrea Lapomardo aims to cultivate a safe, supportive, and collaborative working environment with each client. She uses a cognitive behavioral framework as a foundation from which personal strength and growth can build and believes in emphasizing the resources an individual already possesses. Dr. Lapomardo has specialized training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and maintains a strong commitment to evidence-based care, integrating components of dialectical behavior, mindfulness-based, and acceptance/commitment therapies into her work. She is thoughtful and flexible in her clinical approach and brings warmth, creativity, and curiosity to each session. She tailors interventions to meet individuals’ unique needs and engages in respectful dialogue that fosters clinical success and allows individuals to carry insight into their lives. Dr. Lapomardo has a specialization in children and adolescents and has devoted much of her clinical work to serving adolescents, young adults, and families.

Dr. Andrea Lapomardo received her BA in psychology from St. Bonaventure University. She earned a MA in psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and was the principal investigator on a project examining the relationship between family dynamics and prosocial development among preschoolers. Dr. Lapomardo also assisted with research at Yale University Child Study Center that investigated parenting beliefs, stress, and practices of fathers with young children and co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse. She completed an independent project with a subsample of these fathers and published an article in Advances in Dual Diagnosis that was chosen as the Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Dr. Lapomardo went on to earn a MA and PsyD in clinical psychology from University of Hartford and served as student representative to the Doctoral Training Committee. Her dissertation research focused on examining the relationship between parenting factors and emotion regulation/recognition among college students. She completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at Community Healthlink (CHL), Youth and Family Services in Worcester, MA. At CHL, she provided services for individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan and both developed and implemented a mindfulness-based group for middle school-aged children. Dr. Lapomardo also completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University within Bradley Hospital, Adolescent Inpatient Units. In addition to offering individual and brief family therapy, she facilitated a daily skills group utilizing evidence-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). At Brown, Dr. Lapomardo trained staff on empirically-informed CBT interventions for psychiatrically hospitalized youth and focused research efforts on implementation of brief motivational enhancement therapy for adolescents who endorse substance use.

Life Changes Group stands with all of the communities affected by COVID-19. We now offer telemedicine to support your behavioral health needs


Telehealth Sessions

Expanding Our Services to Support Your Health

Life Changes Group is proudly expanding our services to support our communities during the COVID-19 health crisis. Our clinicians have been trained in telehealth services to allow our current and new clients to receive the same quality individual counseling and prescription management from the safety of their own homes. Telehealth is covered by all major health insurers and our claims specialists are happy to support you in learning about your coverage and benefits. We conduct a complete telehealth intake session to familiarize you with the format and ensure that our services are the right match for your needs.

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