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!
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
CA Psychologist 31972
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
Dr. Lutz is very knowledgeable, and extremely professional. He listens to me, without any rush. He offers his perspectives and motivates me. I always feel very relieved and at peace after my meetings with him.
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Extremely good listener, very articulate with the different ways of coping with life and all the ups and downs it may bring. Would definitely recommend him to anyone
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd