Michael completed his doctoral degree from Purdue University in 2022. His training has prepared him to work with a variety of presenting concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family-of-origin concerns, and trauma-related symptoms. Michael has a particular interest in helping individuals learn ways to manage their trauma-related symptoms and to process the sometimes difficult emotions and thoughts that emerge as a result of experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Additionally, Michael is receiving specialized training in couple’s therapy, sex therapy, and trauma-informed treatments.
Michael is guided by an interpersonal and emotion-focused approach to therapy. He strives to create a safe, genuine, and authentic client and therapist relationship, which is essential to fostering a trusting environment that is necessary for healing and change. Michael has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both medical and academic settings (university Counseling Centers; primary and secondary school settings). He most recently completed his doctoral internship at Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services, where he provided individual and group therapy.
Direct Office Telephone Number: 317-207-0589
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Purdue University
- MScEd, Purdue University
- B.A. in Secondary Education, Purdue University
- Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Select Publications and Presentations:
- Deemer, E. D., Derosa, P., Duhon, S., Dotterer, A. M., & Lotz, M. (2018, May). An inertia-momentum
model of academic motivation. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for
the Science of Motivation, San Francisco, CA.
- Lotz, M., Deemer, E. (2018, April). Preserving self-efficacy in the face of negative disability-stereotypes:
Acceptance as a moderator of the relationship between stereotype threat and self-efficacy.
Poster session presented at the Great Lakes Counseling Psychology Annual Conference, Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
- Green, E., Nowicki, R., Lotz, M. (2017, May). The expressive arts as a vehicle for change. In Goldman,
L., Serving our underserved students: Grief and loss in our schools. London, England: Jessica
- Green, E., Lotz, M. (2016, April). The use of expressive arts and play therapy in school settings.
Presented to the Lafayette School Corporation Faculty and Administration, Lafayette School
Corporation Central Office, Lafayette, IN.