Hello, I'm Dr. Stephen Lugar and welcome to my website. I am a compassionate and thoughtful licensed clinical psychologist in San Francisco, CA who provides assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation to adults, children, adolescents, and parents.

My approach is both collaborative and depth-oriented, and I believe there is unique and transformative power in a strong therapeutic relationship. I work to help adults and children understand their emotional worlds and live more fulfilled and creative lives. I provide a warm and supportive atmosphere so that we can work together to make real and lasting changes in your life and relationships.

I help people with a variety of issues and struggles including:

  • Depression and low self-esteem
  • Anxiety and panic
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Men's issues
  • Sex addiction and sexual problems
  • Self-defeating behaviors
  • Major life transitions
  • Creative blocks
  • Trauma
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Problems in school and work
  • Childhood acting out / defiance / isolation
  • Parent consultation
  • Attentional difficulties
  • Loss and grief

My office is centrally located in the dynamic Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Please call me today for a phone consultation or with any questions you have about my approach or practice. Thank you.