Ronald Lutz, Ph.D., ABPP

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Licenses/Campus Involvement

CA Licensed Psychologist (26542)

Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (5297)

CAPS Director


Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Mississippi

Internship in Health Service Psychology (APA accredited), Texas A&M University

M.A. Psychology, California State University, Sacramento

B.A. Social Science, California State University, Sacramento

How I Work With Students

My training and experience in psychotherapy has included many different ways of working from long-term existential/analytic psychotherapy to problem focused, time limited approaches. My work helping people heal draws on principles from clinical hypnosis, traditional and Ericksonian approaches.While theory and skills training is important, I strongly believe that the most important aspect of counseling or psychotherapy is the relationship that develops between therapist and client. It is only within such a relationship that one can truly feel understood and valued, often for the first time. Safety, trust, respect, and commitment are some of the starting points for creating such a therapeutic relationship.

Professional Interests

Supervision and training, men’s issues, chronic health/pain concerns, clinical hypnosis, anti-aging practices, and counseling center development and management.

Personal Interests

Outside of work I enjoy practicing Tai-Chi and Qigong, hiking, and spending time at the coast with my wife.