About Cara Lutzow, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Cara wants her patients to be in control of their wellness journey. She helps them have buy-in and feel confident in their ability to get better. She feels it is her role to safely facilitate treatment, while enabling the patient to have autonomy for their health. Ms. Lutzow is delighted to be working in the field of psychiatry, as she’s found it to be the most rewarding healthcare field in terms of being most able to help people achieve emotional wellness, which has a huge impact on overall health. With positivity and a warm presence, she aims to make patients feel comfortable enough to be open and honest with her.
Education & Certification
Ms. Lutzow earned her Master of Social Work as a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the same university and is currently a doctoral candidate in Nursing at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of North Carolina and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Cara is also certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
“My daughter and I came in and I was so encouraged during the visit. Cara was so understanding and knowledgeable. She was absolutely awesome with explanations that I was totally comfortable talking with her. I went hoping for help for my daughter and I’m thankful now that she’s finally getting it.” ~ J.S.
“I’ve been seeing Cara Lutzow for two years and she is the best provider there. She really listens to you and is so easy to talk to. I’ve also brought my son to her since I trust her so much.” ~ Suzanne
“Cara Lutzow is a perfect therapist. The experience is both helpful and professional.” ~ Anonymous
“Saw Cara from your office in Cary. She is by far the most positive person I have seen for my issues of 13 years. I felt comfortable with her within the first 5 minutes. After 2 days, I see my world changing. I’m looking forward to each day to finally “LIVE” again! Thank you Cara!” ~ Jodi
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use
- Autism Spectrum
- Pre-Surgery Evaluation
- Bipolar Disorder
- Head/Brain Trauma
- Cognitive Disorder
- Developmental Disability
- Dissociative Disorder
- LGBTQ Population
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)