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Dr. Justin Lutz, Psychologist

Addictions LGBTQ+ Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a firm believer that therapy is a process and starting therapy can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. From finding a good fit between yourself and a clinician to being open and vulnerable with another person – the prospect is at times a lot to take in and can feel monumental. Regardless of what it is that brings you to therapy, reaching out is the first step and I wanted to congratulate you on the courage it took to take those steps.
I approach my work with warmth, compassion and empathy to build a safe environment where clients can feel secure and free to engage with all aspects of their emotional lives that may not otherwise be accessible. In this judgement free zone, my goal is to provide clients with the opportunity to re-author personal narratives, create space for healing and to generate the potential shift of emotional, occupational and interpersonal patterns.
My extensive clinical training includes working with system impacted teenagers involved in juvenile justice. I work with teens and adults dealing with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and family/childhood trauma. In addition, I support, assist and advocate for clients whose personal identity lies on the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum while they explore, investigate, or plan the rest of their life journey as their authentic self.
Contact me to schedule a phone consultation so I can hear more about what is bringing you to therapy and answer any questions you might have about the process!

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Addictions LGBTQ+ Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA Psychologist 31972

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Justin Lutz. 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.

Ever since John went Dr. Lutz it seems like I am doing better coping with different things in my life. I recommend him as a therapist for other people very carefully and has positive feedback.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Justin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Incredibly smart, comforting and listens well. I'm so glad I found Dr. Lutz

Written on May 08, 2024 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amazing therapist

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Lutz helped me identify something I’d been suffering through for years in our first session. I felt relieved right away. I know there’s a lot more work to do but I’m confident I’ll find my joy with his help.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Lutz is very patient, he listens to all of my concerns and helps me feel at ease. He is very professional and I am very confident in his skills and knowledge.

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Justin for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I love the fact that Dr. Lutz has multiple time slots for sessions and how through he is with me

Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd