Dr. Jeanette Lantz is the Director and Founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Northwest. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and is a Certified CBT Therapist and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Lantz has used her skills in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT) to treat adults, adolescents, and couples with a wide range of anxiety and mood disorders, as well as to help people address relationship issues, personal growth, and productivity. Dr. Lantz also has extensive training and experience working with issues of diversity including: sexual and gender orientation, race and ethnicity, and religiosity/spirituality. She earned her M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and is committed to being an active ally for people who are marginalized.

Dr. Lantz has comprehensive training in CBT in the context of health psychology. Dr. Lantz completed a specialized post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in the Behavioral Medicine/HIV Services division and was trained in CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Dr. Lantz has used CBT with special emphasis on relaxation training and mindfulness to treat psychological challenges in individuals with pregnancy and postpartum issues, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, problems in sexual functioning, sleep disorders, chronic and degenerative illnesses, cancer, and terminal illnesses.

Dr. Lantz has specialized training in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with both CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and has treated individuals with extensive trauma histories, including sexual trauma and combat trauma. As part of this training, Dr. Lantz completed an American Psychological Association-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Veteran's Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and additional training at the Long Beach Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. She then worked for five years at the West Los Angeles Veteran's Affair's Medical Center, treating Veterans working with a wide range of psychological and physiological diagnoses. Dr. Lantz has published papers on cultural understandings of trauma and trauma among humanitarian aid workers in the American Journal of Community Psychology, the Journal of Traumatology, and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Since 2010, she has also been a reviewing editorial board member for the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.

Dr. Lantz has a particular interest in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She has undergone training and mentorship with OCD specialists and participates in ongoing consultation to continue to expand her skills.

Complementing her skills in CBT and ACT, Dr. Lantz integrates Mindfulness-Based Therapy and meditation into her therapeutic approach as appropriate and desired. She has completed training approved by the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School to achieve the designation of a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. Dr. Lantz is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) with Yoga Alliance.

Before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2016, Dr. Lantz built a thriving private practice in the greater Los Angeles area. Over the years there she had the opportunity to work with many people in creative fields including acting, performing, and writing. She has a special interest in working with people to help remove barriers to creative expression including social anxiety, stage fright, and writer’s block.

Dr. Lantz lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, her children, her dogs, Peanut and Izarra, and her cat, Clio. When she’s not doing therapy, she loves hiking the many trails near her home, being near the water of the Puget Sound or on it in a sea kayak, meditating, doing yoga, cooking meals for friends and family, and reading a good fiction book. She has recently discovered a love of cold water immersion in the Puget Sound and is re-learning how to play the guitar.

Jeanette Lantz, Ph.D.

Online Cognitive Behavioral Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist
Washington – PY60502318
California – PSY23674


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