Barbara Lutz

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
(831) 205-0622

Barbara Lutz

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 205-0622
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

420 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 205-0622
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About

Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
When our innate capacity for healing gets overwhelmed by traumatic events, memory fragments haunt us in dreams and flash backs, because they were not completely integrated in our memory system. I help my clients re-kindling their own inner healing capacity with EMDR therapy.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $155
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC38000
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology / PhD
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 205-0622
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

420 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 205-0622
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Teen Violence
  • Women's Issues
  • immigration, cultural themes
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: German and Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022
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Barbara Lutz

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT