Angie Lutts, LCSW

I have 20 years of experience working with teens and families from diverse backgrounds in child welfare, school social work, and mental health. I have 6 years of clinical experience as a therapist in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with overwhelming stress/anxiety related to work, school, or relationships. I also do a lot of work with individuals who struggle with lack of confidence, or who have experienced past trauma. Other treatment areas include: depression, grief, work/life balance, parenting, blended family issues, divorce, parent/child conflict, lack of motivation, and anger/irritability.

Therapeutic approaches, depending on the individual needs of each client:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

Certifications

  • Certified Trauma Therapist

  • Certified in Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance abuse

 

Honors

  • Texas School Social Worker of the Year Award, 2013

  • Presenter at the Texas School Social Workers Conference, 2011 & 2014

  • DFPS Commissioner's Vision Award​, 2006

  • Presenter at the national It’s My Life Conference for foster youth and alumni, 2006

  • Presenter at Texas Foster Parent Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2006

 

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member

  • Branch chair for NASW/TX North Central Texas - Fort Worth Area Branch

  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) member

  • NAACP member

I embrace the social work professional values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the individual, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.  

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