Barbara Lutz, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I employ creative and traditional approaches with an emphasis on EMDR therapy to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma and Attachment Disorders, for which I also offer Clinical Supervision. 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.
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Qualifications

  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License No. and State: MFC38000 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Degree: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology/PhD
  • Year graduated: 2012

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • immigration, cultural themes

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: German, Spanish

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017
Barbara Lutz, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Barbara Lutz

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT