I believe in a collaborative approach working with couples and individuals. Together we will identify and work towards achieving goals and create new ways to work through problems. My goal is to help you focus on your strengths and what works. Whether that means improving communication, resolving conflict, or strengthening relationships, my experience and training focus on helping couples improve their relationship. I am also able to help individuals focus on growth by overcoming challenges in a meaningful way.
Couples’ relationship health is my specialty. Using the Gottman method, I work with couples to resolve conflict and build their relationship through improved communication. With training in PREPARE/ENRICH pre-marital counseling and offer a structured plan to meet premarital counseling needs. When problems pop up, it can feel overwhelming. But you have the ability to deal with it and make changes when necessary. Seeking help takes courage. If you’re in need, feel free to call with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Rev. Lou Lothman Th.D.
Rev. Lou Lothman, Th.D., has served as Director of Life Renewed Counseling from 1996 till 2016. Lou is licensed by the State of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist ( Lic. # MT 1294). Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He is a Presbyterian minister, serving since 1977. Lou received his B.A. from Duke University, Cum Laude, in 1972. He received his M. Div. degree in 1977 from Columbia Theological Seminary in and served in parishes in Panama City, and Atlanta from 1977 to 1985. In 1986, he accepted a call to move to Jacksonville and join Pastoral Counseling Services in the role of a pastoral counselor.
Since then, he has provided and continues to give faith-honoring counseling to individuals, couples, and families. In 1989, he completed his Th.D. in Pastoral Counseling with his focus in areas of family, mourning, and family functioning. Dr. Lothman’ s areas of work include depression and anxiety, couples and family, parenting and relationship issues, and spiritual growth. As well as including help in resolving crises in meaning, grief, loss, and build self-esteem.
Dr. Lothman has been married to his wife, Judy, since 1976 and has two grown children. He enjoys cycling, traveling, reading, and writing.
A Little More About Dr. Lou Lothman
God chose to speak to Lou through the burning heart of his father’s early death. After high school, he attended Duke. There Lou pursued youth ministry and then enrolled in Columbia to graduate with a Master of Divinity.
God’s voice spoke again for Lou to give his heart to Judi Foti in their marriage in 1976. This loving relationship led to two lovely daughters Laura Grace and Kristin Anne. And then God called Lou to his first church at in Panama City to preach and work with young adults.
He was again called to explore the possibility that he was really meant to pursue pastoral counseling. He enrolled in a Clinical Pastoral program at Wesley Woods, following it up with a Doctor degree in Pastoral Counseling. While in school Lou was called to be a Parish Associate from 1982-1985 responsible for a range of pastoral duties.