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Therapist Biography

Patricia Lutz –MA, LPC, E-RYT

Patricia is passionate about holding space for you to find peace and move through life's challenges. Creating change, growth, and healing on your own can be overwhelming. It takes bravery to seek help, and you don’t have to walk this path alone. Patricia holds safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for clients to move toward their therapeutic goals.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), she is thrilled to be working with clients at Living Pono Counseling. Patricia holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Patricia also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Earning a BFA has been an asset to her therapeutic practice, assisting in exploring Art Therapy and other creative modalities.

In addition, her extensive experience as a Certified Yoga Teacher allows for the integration of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness into sessions when appropriate. 


Patricia also holds two professional trauma-informed yoga certifications:

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher & Leader-Circle of Hope

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga: Sexual Violence, Yoga, and the Physiology of Resilience


The ability to blend traditional psychotherapy modalities and holistic body-based healing modalities allows her to offer a unique and mindful therapeutic approach.


Modalities used within sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Art Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy

  • Nature-Based Therapy

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Yoga

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga

  • Meditation


Conditions treated include but are not limited to:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • anxiety, depression

  • bipolar disorder

  • grief

  • mood disorders

  • personality disorders

  • impulse control

  • ADHD

  • behavioral disorders

  • adjustment disorders

  • trauma recovery

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