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
- 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.