Dr. Gregory Lantz, PhD, is a Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a practice at Complete Care Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
With over 20 years experience as a leader in youth ministry, Dr. Lantz has years of experience working and counseling with adolescents, families, and couples. His desire to bring knowledge and professionalism to his counseling led to a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology with his final dissertation subject of the Amish and Mental Health. Dr. Lantz specialized in Health Psychology giving him insight into the unique relationship between physical health and mental health.
Gregory completed his year-long internship at REACH in Flint, Michigan. Here he had a caseload consisting of troubled adolescents, meeting with both the adolescent and the family. This provided rich experience in crisis management, parole violations, substance abuse, depression and suicidal tendencies to name a few.
Dr. Lantz uses primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a philosophy that believes a person uses harmful or faulty thinking that then leads to emotional and behavioral disturbances. Our cognitions (thoughts) determine how we feel and act. Cognitive Therapy is aimed at changing the role of one's thinking, deciding, questioning, doing, and redeciding. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is also used, especially when treating a patient with Bipolar or Borderline Personality Disorder.
Using these models and others if needed, we will use therapy to learn new ways of thinking, and acquire more effective ways of coping with problems. Homework is used between sessions to keep the patient focused and returning the next week with new knowledge and a sense of accomplishment.
Dr. Lantz has received additonal training in child and adolescent psychology, family and marriage therapy, and health and nutrition.