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Gagan Luthra, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

Hello, I am Dr. Gagan Luthra (Ph.D), licensed professional counselor (LPC), Certified Social Worker (CSW) and Board Certified in Addictions (CCS). I am trained in psychiatry and addictions with over 35+ years of experience in this field. I have worked at the largest hospital in NJ as the head of psychiatry, addictions, and practice evidence approach when addressing mental health issues. I am a trained in Trauma -Informed Care in Behavioural Health services and cover several aspects of therapeutic issues that you had suffered during this Pandemic environment . I will encourage all of you who are facing extreme stressors to contact me and prevent rise in use of addictions and other serious mental health issues that may impact your lives . LGBT Affirmative Therapy is effective way of treating the issues of this community. I want LGBTQ clients to know that I support them and their families and have treated couple issues related to their own relationships as well their children school concerns successfully . PTSD Diagnosis is very common with our Veterans and their challenging mental health issues are well recognized by me . Addiction is one of my strong skills and i have helped many clients . Those clients who are struggling with ADDICTIONS , I will be able to introduce them to alternative successful M.A.T approach / Recovery Models etc. I also use Brief therapy models for 8-12 sessions for Sexual abuse, Grief, Anger management , Stress , Social media :Depression & Anxiety etc. Very knowledgeable about Teenage issues and ran several programs at the request of school systems related to Addictiona as well LGBTQ concerns. . My goal is to give you the understanding of different perspectives to your issues to make you feel empowered when you leave the session with new options . I provide the clients the model of therapy like Texting chat , phone call and video chats which is comfortable for them .

Professional experience

32yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

NJ LPC 37PC00248000


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gagan Luthra. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Great therapists, help me see a new way of doing things and gave me better clarity

Written on May 19, 2024 after therapy with Gagan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Dr. Luthra is an excellent and highly experienced doctor. I feel that she gives me valuable advice to boost my self-esteem and has given me the confidence to think better about myself, even though we haven't started any exercises yet. I am happy with my choice to consult her.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr.Luthra is extremely knowledgeable and competent in the area of relationships & Psychology. I have been diving deeply into many facets of my life with her and feel confident that she can guide me to make better and more informed choices because she seeks knowledge and research backed responses. I appreciate her approach and I trust her. She is kind, very smart and empathic.

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Gagan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

So far, Dr. Luthra has been amazing.. very happy to have her as my therapist.

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Super patient, understanding and kind.

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Gagan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I trust her

Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Gagan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching