Samuel Lustgarten, PhD

Psychotherapy with Adolescents, & Adults

Pronouns: He, Him, His

I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with young adults and older adults. I work in the here-and-now to assist clients to make meaningful changes in their lives, gain insight, and break through barriers. As a psychologist, I specialize in processing grief and loss, masculinity/men’s issues, relationships, immigration/minority stress, building self-compassion, and transitions (e.g., job loss, career change, or retirement) through collaborative techniques. My practice is informed by interpersonal, existential, and dynamic therapies.

I received a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa and completed a doctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Afterwards, I continued at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a postdoctoral resident, specializing in behavioral health and group therapy delivery.

Outside of therapy, I have published journal articles, consulted with agencies, and presented at conferences regarding ethical technology use for mental health providers. This scholarship informs my practice, as it is essential for my clients to have a private, confidential, and safe space to share. Currently, I’m credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist.

Insurance Plans Accepted


Blue Cross Blue Shield


First Choice

Kaiser – Referral from Kaiser Required

Limited Sliding Scale Slots Available

Moda Health

Pacific Source

Providence PPO


All other insurances can be billed out of network