Dr. Lauture Massac, Ph.D

About Me

Hello,
My name is Dr. Lauture Massac, Ph.D. I am a clinical psychologist, graduated from United States International University (Alliant University) in San Diego. I am licensed in California. My focus was in Adlerian therapy. I also have a master's degree in Psychology with a specialization in Chemical Dependency. I have 25 years' experience working in mental health settings. In my practice, I use Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focus therapy. Throughout my practice, I have developed holistic methods to treat patients and to empower them with self-knowledge to understand their psychological and emotional problems. Since each client is unique, my approach has is designed for you and your specific needs. Research has shown that there is a correlation between Mental Health and Physical Health, so an approach addressing both could lead to the ultimate therapeutic results.
I am also a Yoga Master. Before becoming a psychologist, I studied Yoga for four years in India in different Yoga schools, among them is the famous Lonava Yoga Institute in Poona. I am a rare psychologist with a practical package of Eastern and Western Philosophy, focusing on therapeutic results.
I am a great listener, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I am also a classical piano player, and I love nature. My approach will guide you to find within the peace and the joy of life you deserve. I am also the author of: "Psychology of Daily Holistic Yoga and Self Realization."

Can help with the following:
Depression Anxiety
Drugs and Alcohol
Trauma Abuse
Relationship


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY 18206 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by T.Y. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Lauture for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Massac has shown great passion for his teachings and therapeutic techniques, and has a great respect for taking time to understand the problems of his clients. He's helped me through numerous dark times of my life over the last couple years, and always helps me to see things in a more clear light. I owe so much of my recent personal growth to Dr. Massac.

Written by A.N. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

I spent 2 months of counseling with Dr. Massac. He has helped me with boundaries by the notes he sent me. I’ve become more aware of how to put boundaries with all my relationships. Dr. Massac is calm, good listener, and easy to get along with.

Written by M.A. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Lauture for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning addictions

To all who may be seeking guidance or support, feeling a bit lost, or "off" for a moment, maybe you surprised yourself or loved ones with sudden "strange" behavior out of your comfort zone, if you're here, you've taken a huge step in the right direction. I found myself in a spot where I thought that over drinking, binge drinking, was an answer, a solving path. That I could handle it, people wouldn't notice, I really didn't care. But at my lowest moment, I realized it was a symptom of a deeper subject than drinking I didn't want to own. Low self esteem, depression, anxiety, longer list to be sure. All balled up into one big tangled chain with no path to make it whole and full and untangled again.

When I decided to ask for help, a friend mentioned "Better help". I think it was kinda new at the time.
It was karma that helped me find Dr. Massac. This was 15 months ago. I knew that binge-acts didn't help anything, but I needed help to stop the punishing acts, take a wider look at my world, and re-focus-on / create my purpose. Dr. Yogi (Massac) was able to help me see a better way. I'm struggling to not have this sound like an advertisement. It is all really true. No BS.

I have quit smoking, 18 months, cut back on the drink. Not without a stumble or two, enhanced my 25 year plus marriage relationship, become more self confident, and have found a true friend and mentor in "Doc'. I can call him Doc these days. I might suggest you stick with Doctor Massac until you, too, have received the benefits of his wisdom and support. I have experienced higher daily productivity, which supports and encourages confidence and energy, better physical health, better relationships with all around me, and have found purpose again.

Next steps for me are greater daily productivity, reintroducing regular yoga activities into my life and with friends, bringing joy to others, accepting joy from others, and not dwelling on the dark, but seeking the light... Try it... he's that good... Namaste.

Written by L.I. on Jan 29, 2020 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months

I was close to giving up on therapy for good after 1 therapist blew up on me and 1 other therapist was unprofessional in approaches. "Maybe I'm too difficult for therapy", I thought... Until Dr. Massac was presented in my life. After therapy with Dr. Massac for 2 weeks on issues concerning social anxiety, people pleasing, low self-esteem, past family trauma, depression, and anxiety - I felt more stable in the head and it was as if the weight of negativity was lifted off my shoulders. He helped me find sanity and inspired me to get out of my comfort zone in order to live life again. People around me were noticing the positive changes as well which shows how impactful his consoling is. Thank you so much Dr. Massac! If you're serious about wanting to change yourself for the better, you won't be disappointed.

Written by K.A. on Jan 04, 2020 after counseling with Lauture for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Massac has been an amazing resource over the past few months! His spiritual and caring perspective was something special and I felt very cared for and seen in every session. If you are in need of calm and healing I highly recommend him! Thank you!

Written by B.A. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Lauture for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr Massac, Ph.D has been instrumental in bringing me back from my anxious and worried place to a place of calm.

Written by D.A. on Nov 29, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My situation is complicated and as such, I've had difficulty connecting with a counselor. After six times of "failed" attempts at therapy, I found Dr. Massac. I'm glad I gave therapy another shot. He's knowledgeable, kind, and spiritually aware. I recommend him to anyone looking to heal and embark on their own personal journey of self-realization.

Written by K.I. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Dr. Masssac helped me a lot with family issues. He helped me see things a little differently and move forward. I recommend him to anyone who needs help with improving their life and thought process and anyone with family issues or suffering with depression. He is very personable and asks the right questions!

Written by J.U. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

From my short experience with Dr Massac, I can recommend his knowledge expertise and understanding of human psyche as he helped me overcome some serious situations.

Written by C.A. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Massac helped me sort through my current issues . He advised me on how I can think differently and what I can do to get more of what I want in life. I greatly appreciate his help!

Written by S.A. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr Massac is not afraid of telling you what he thinks. He listens and lets you talk, and is always ready to answer any urgent issue, no matter how sensible the subject.

Written by M.A. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Massac listened and gave me different perspectives that I didn't have prior to counseling, which has helped a lot.

Written by R.A. on Jun 17, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Pretty calm and collective guy. Listens and gives great feedback.

Written by J.E. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Dr. Massac is so smart, kind, funny & a truly great listener. He has helped me see the world through a clearer lens. I'm feeling better about my life & myself. I appreciate him so much & I would recommend him 100%!

Written by V.A. on May 19, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is a wonderful soul and has been helping me to deal with my addiction. I am so grateful to meet him. Life changer.

Written by P.E. on Mar 21, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I spent three months with Dr. Massac. He is absolutely helpful and caring. He provided a lot of good suggestions and methods to help me deal with my anxiety. I enjoyed the time spending with him. He is very responsible, very professional. I appreciate all he did for me.

Written by N.A. on Mar 18, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Massac’s holistic approach to counseling has been helpful to me. He has very salient information to share with anyone who is having a hard time with addiction, relationships and loss. He is respectful and wise and his care has a personal touch to it.

Written by C.O. on Feb 09, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

I am happy that I have a neutral person to help council me and my fiancé

Written by R.I. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Massac has been very helpful in guiding me towards better life practices to remedy my depression. He is also quick to respond via text and offers Saturday appointments.

Written by M.A. on Jan 19, 2019 after counseling with Lauture for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Upfront, laid back, easy to talk to.

Written by B.R. on Dec 30, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Massac and I have only recently begun our work together and I never expected to have trust in him so quickly. Therapy is a two way street, you have to put in the efforts to make a change and he gives you insights, knowledge, advise, or whatever you need, plus he adapts to give you what will help you specifically and he makes it extremely easy for you to put in that effort and grow. He acknowledges everything you have to say and feel, he not only listens without judgment he offers real advise and tools to help you be the best you, and if you do not know how to apply those tools he guides you and gives you examples as to where and how to apply them to the issues you are facing. I have always dreaded talking to a therapist or got anxious before therapy session but he has made a trusting environment for me that I look forward to being in. He doesnt have a cure, because there is no cure, but from everything I've been through in my life I honestly believe this man can help me overcome those hardships I've lived through and replay, he can help me change all those negative thoughts I've told myself my whole life into positive thoughts. He has helped me grow and I'm not one to believe these post or trust them because my first thought is "they dont know what I'm going through" and maybe I dont but Dr. Massac does or will do his best to help if you work with him. He is my third or fourth therapist to be matched with just on here and If I could I would go back and tell myself to find this man sooner.

Written by N.I. on Dec 21, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Massac is very personal. He keeps our sessions light and calm while still helping me talk about my bigger issues going on. I felt like I was having conversations rather than an interrogation. He did not give me any judgements on my situations but helped support me.

Written by S.A. on Dec 14, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

Dr. Massac has a way of seeing directly to the core issues. Even with just a few words from me, he understands the bigger threads in my life, and has recommendations that go to the heart of the problems.

Written by S.A. on Dec 05, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Massac is a good listener and gives valuable insight about my problems. He helps me see things in a different perspective and gives me the information I need to make better decisions. I appreciate that he is always on time too.

Written by S.T. on Nov 25, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I've worked with Dr. Massac for two months, as I was going through a difficult period in my life. He is supportive and will always try to be available when you need him. If you need that extra support, he is a good person to go for. Thanks Dr. Massac.

Written by S.T. on Nov 10, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Massac is a person with expirience and knowledge. Patience and comprehension are present in his voice. He has simple and efficient excersises for self esteem empowerment. He tries to schedule me at the best times for me. I recomend a notepad when speaking to him. His positive words are something to take note off.

Written by S.A. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Massac is a kind and trustworthy counselor. He is patient and offers real solutions to difficult situations. His experiences are relevant and you can tell he knows what he is talking about.

Written by B.O. on Oct 21, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Massac has really been a great help to me in such a short time period. He has put me in a forward direction and gives me advice on what I need to do to get my mindset to a healthy place. It's working! I am in so much in a better space on a daily basis. I like that you can text your counselor at anytime through your room. Even if I don't use regularly, I know it is available and gives me confidence that I know I have a "life line" to go to if I need advise right away due to daily situations that can happen in life. Thank you Dr. Massac!

Written by S.H. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Lauture for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders

I've been working with Dr Massac for about a month and I can say, he was definitely a great match. He's professional, always replies as soon as possible and fun. As I'm going through a delicate moment of changes and decisions in my life, he's proved to be extremely helpful and attentive.

In fact, I've worked with a number of different therapists before, but none of them could compare to him in wisdom and experience. Thanks to his unbiased and unprejudiced mindset, I found him to be very open-minded and understanding. He will patiently read and listen to each of your concerns and address them in a decisive and balanced way.
That's also possible thanks to his wide knowledge in different fields and his varied background. Depending on each different circumstance and need, he's able to offer help in a versatile way, ranging from practical tips, that you can easily implement in your daily life, to firm words of guidance and wise encouragement.

Through his guidance, I was able to hugely improve my physical, mental and spiritual life harmoniously, while overcoming troublesome moments of crisis. I'm both grateful and excited to work with him on this journey of self-improvement.