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 25 years of experience in this field. I also work 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 clinician inTrauma -Informed Care in Behavioural Health services and cover several aspects of therapeutic issues that you will share with me especially during this Pandemic environment since last year . 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 on high rise due to Pandemic and my message to those clients who are struggling is that I will be able to introduce you 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. 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 .


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NJ LPC 37PC00248000


Reviews

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.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Even thou I have only had one session, I have never felt as if anyone would be able to help me in my life more than Dr. Gagan Luthra. So far Dr. Luthra has given me some very helpful tools and some insurance that I can get through this with the help of her and that we have a game plan in mind! Based off her credentials and the time I have spent talking to her, I feel she is the best therapist I have ever been with in my life! 5/5 review!!

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Luthra helped me understand the issues I was dealing with and how to deal with my family's relationship after losing a loved one. She is a great listener and provides sound advice and professional insight. I feel much better after two weeks of therapy with her. I felt very comfortable speaking with her.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Good therapist

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Doctor Luthra was so very helpful. She made me feel very comfortable talking to her. I recommend her to everyone who needs a great therapist.

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I respect Dr. Luthra's opinion, she listens well and supports my ideas and advises me on what to look out for. So far so good!

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

The best!

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

She is very attentive and helpful, she’s very pleasant

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I had a profoundly insightful session with Dr. Luthra. I am in my 30s and this was my first ever therapy session. She was attentive, precise, professional, and has a great cultural understanding.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

I have been working with Dr. Luthra for a few weeks now. Mainly focusing on relationship issues. From our sessions, I’ve learned so much about myself. I have learned that I need to start setting boundaries with people and work which I didn’t even think was affecting me, and based off all of Dr. Luthra’s recommendations as long as you put the work in you will see a change in yourself and the people around you.

I was very closed off and didn’t want to be open with a People closest to me. Dr. Lutheran made me realize that communication is key in any relationship. She gave me a small exercises to work on with my husband that has been really beneficial to our relationship.

Not only has Dr. Luthra Been very supportive, she’s very easy to talk to. She’s very open minded and I never felt judged speaking about things I never thought I was speak about out loud.

BetterHelp app is very supportive as well. The journal injuries make me think about things that I would’ve never of thought about, and the group therapy sessions are amazing.

I will be continuing my journey with Dr. Luthra to continue to work on my relationships, aspirations, self image, and more!

Believe me I know it’s hard to take the first steps to get help. But, I am so happy that I did. It has honestly been life changing.

Thank you!

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Luthra is a phenomenal therapist and does a great job of listening to the issues and addressing them head on. I really enjoy the sessions and always look forward to them

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Luthra is really great. She’s compassionate but straight forward as well. I’ve been in and out of therapy for a long time, and this is the first time I think it’s really helped.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amazing therapist!

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and grief

Dr. Luthra is very sensitive to my cultural concerns, and displays significant understanding in that area.

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been in and out of therapy for 4 years, never finding a therapist who truly helped me dig deep to find the root of issues that triggered me. I struggle with anxiety and Dr. Luthra’s extensive knowledge is amazin. She has been helping me so much and helps me see things from a logical yet warm and scientific viewpoint. She really knows the ins and outs of how our minds work. If you’re hesitant to starting therapy, I hope you come across this review and give Dr. Luthra a chance to help you. She is wonderful!

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Gagan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Fantastic

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