Michael D Lukens

Psychologist, PhD

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Michael D Lukens, PhD, Psychologist in North Palm Beach
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Michael D Lukens

Psychologist, PhD


MD Lukens, PhD, PA & Assoc
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
(561) 672-0616

Currently, I'm offering concierge addiction treatment, along with weekend therapeutic intensives (see my website). I am also conducting three day intensive workshops at the GILY farm in the Catskills. I work directly with emotions doing deep work on healing and growth. Core Issue Completion Therapy is a method that I've developed (and trademarked) that allows people to rapidly make substantial gains by focusing directly on the resolution of the core issues underlying their problems.

The emotion-laden source of the problem needs to be identified and worked on directly to make a lasting resolution possible. If trauma, abuse, neglect, or grief connected to major losses are core issues for a person, then these issues should be the direct focus of therapy. This work focuses on causes not symptoms.

I do short term work, very results oriented. Assessment involves our getting to the heart of the matter in short order, then moving into the work phase which is in depth and intense. Follow up and maintenance are offered on an as needed basis.


  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • School: University of Connecticut
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License and State: PY4410 Florida


  • Cost per Session: $300
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Michael D Lukens's Groups

Emotional Eaters

Ongoing therapy and support groups for chronic relapsers regardless of addiction type. Focus is on emotional awareness--understanding what makes you tick, and learning to apply that knowledge to break the hold the substance or behavior pattern has on you. The goals are emotional reorganization that eliminates cravings.

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Eating Disorders

This group is for individuals struggling to overcome anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia and related disorders. The group meets 2x a month and members are expected to have a strong commitment to recovery.

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Substance Use Disorders

This is an ongoing therapy group for people trying to recover from substance abuse/dependency. The focus of the group is on achieving and maintaining healthier lifestyle, either by harm reduction and elimination of self-destructive use or by abstinence -- whichever path is determined to be most appropriate for each individual by mutual agreement. Clients will be directed to work on their underlying core issues in order to resolve them and stop the "engine" that drives the addictive process.

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MD Lukens, PhD, PA & Assoc
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
(561) 672-0616
  • Self Esteem
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional Eating, Severe Obesity
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Client Focus

  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Core Issue Completion Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Online Counseling


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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019
Michael D Lukens, PhD, Psychologist in North Palm Beach

Michael D Lukens

Psychologist, PhD