Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.

Founder, Clinical Director, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Konstantin Lukin is a psychologist, author, speaker, and researcher specializing in men’s issues, couple’s counseling, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He is the Director and Co-Founder of the Lukin Center, northern New Jersey’s premiere evidence-based psychotherapy practice. The Lukin Center emphasizes evidence-based treatments such as emotion-focused therapy for couples, and cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies for children, adolescents, and adults. Since its inception, the Lukin Center has grown to include testing and assessment as well as medication management services.

As a therapist, Dr. Lukin focuses on providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary modalities and techniques – including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), schema-focused therapy, and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) – to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with his clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to which they are committed.

Dr. Lukin has extensive experience in private practice, conducting outpatient therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. He also has extensive clinical and research experience with people of all ages and their families, including those diagnosed as severely and persistently mentally ill, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has co-led groups for children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with OCD in an outpatient setting. He is trained and experienced in administering a variety of psychological test batteries including neuropsychological, cognitive, and personality assessments, and he has conducted diagnostic and intake interviews and prepared evaluation reports. 

Dr. Lukin is a graduate of the Honors College at SUNY at Stony Brook, and earned his doctorate from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Dr. Lukin has made numerous TV appearances providing expertise on men’s issues, couple’s therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy techniques and psychological issues in general . He has appeared on CBS News, HuffPost, The Lisa Valentine Clark Show. He has given numerous presentations and lectures at institutions such as  Hudson Community College, Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association,   Society for Personality Assessment, and American Psychological Association. He also heads the Lukin Center’s popular YouTube channel and is the creator and co-host of The Last Session of the Day with The Psych Guys podcast.


Dr. Lukin co-authored a chapter in the academic manual, “The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education” (Jeltova, I., Lukin, K., & Grigorenko, E.L. 2009). He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Men’s Journal, Parents Magazine, and Mind Journal. He has been published in a variety of academic and industry journals, including Journal of Addictive Diseases; Anxiety, Stress and Coping; and Individual Differences Research. Dr. Lukin also presented at conferences including Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Society of Behavioral Medicine. 


Consistent with his commitment to linking theory and practice, Dr. Lukin has been involved with research projects throughout his career, including two National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded studies: Child/Adolescent Multimodal Study and Survey of Outcomes Following Treatment for Adolescent Depression. Dr. Lukin delivered his master’s theses on taxometric analysis of personality disorders, and his dissertation focused on adherence factors in treating children with anxiety.


Dr. Lukin is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Jersey Psychological Association, Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists, New York State Psychological Association, The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, The New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, IOCDF – International OCD Foundation, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).