Richard Lantz,LMFT

Richard Lantz,LMFT

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 36864
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

My name is Richard Lantz. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience in mental health and substance use treatment. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral and experiential therapy, primarily using Existential, Gestalt and Reality Therapy approaches. I specialize in working with youth, adults, and seniors, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. My goal is to help people in taking more effective control of their lives. I meet people where they are and endeavor to help them in satisfying their identified goals through increased awareness, mindfulness, empathy, and compassion.

My approach is eclectic, diverse, and action-oriented. I use each client's frame of reference to foster increased connections and understanding. To summarize a few basic concepts, all things are interconnected. To feel better, you have to act better. To feel better, you have to think better. To think better, you have to feel better. To serve better, you have to think better. To think, feel, and act better, you must care for your physical health. To care for your physical health, you must think, feel, and work better. Each has a corresponding effect on the other. However, the aspect of ourselves that we have the most direct control of is what we do, our acting. While we can influence other people, we cannot control other people�a great source of conflict and unhappiness results from our efforts to control others. If you want better relationships, we can only control what we do and how we choose to relate. We are responsible for what we do. Others are responsible for what they do. Accepting this fundamental reality and thinking, feeling, and acting in accordance with it is how we increase our experience of power, freedom, belonging, meaning, and, very importantly, fun.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar

Types of Therapy

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