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Psychologist and Counselor

Dr. D Lee Stoltzfus

Dr. Lee Stoltzfus, the Founder and President of L.I.F.E. Management Systems, has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California for over twenty-five years and an Executive and Management Coach for over fifteen years. He is currently completing his training to become CSAT (Nationally Certified Sex Addictions Therapist). His practice is currently located in Arcadia (near Pasadena, Monrovia and Sierra Madre) just off the 210 Freeway.

Lee works with individuals, families and couples, using an eclectic approach drawn from classical and current leading edge theoretical orientations, such as psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and attachment theories.  He believes that one of the keys to successful coaching and psychotherapy is being really present and available to support the client’s growth and development.  This means disciplined listening for understanding the uniqueness of each individual client, rather than trying to fit them into some theoretical model learned in graduate school.  Skill building and homework assignments are also a regular part of his treatment strategies, including, journaling, meditation, exercise, assertiveness, and other stress management and self care skills.  These are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.

Since Lee also has a masters degree in Theology, he is quite open to the spiritual needs and concerns of his clients, as they many times seek greater meaning, purpose, passion, power, forgiveness, and transcendence in their daily lives.  Seeing clients achieve greater integration of mind, body, emotions and spirit, he says, is a real peak experience.

Consultant and Coach

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Lee Stoltzfus has worked extensively as an organization and management development specialist.  Lee has been involved in helping organizations; their leaders, work teams and employees work more collaboratively and effectively.  He is a Certified Executive Coach and served as an adjunct staff member with the world famous Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego from 1992 to 2002.  He currently serves as Director of Coaching Services and Sr. Vice President of Oaktree Consulting in La Canada, California.  He is also President of his own firm, L.I.F.E. Management Systems, a full service human development company offering Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Consulting, and Training and Development Programs.  In these venues, Lee has provided team building, assessment, feedback and coaching to hundreds of supervisors, managers, and executives from publicly traded, closely held, family owned and non profit corporations such as Unocal, Caterpillar, SBC, AT & T Wireless, Toyota, General Motors, Los Angeles County and many others.

Speaker and Author

Dr. Lee Stoltzfus is a dynamic, informative and entertaining professional speaker.  He has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at national and state conventions for corporate, civic, religious and professional groups.  Lee speaks with a down-to-earth viewpoint that mixes a contagious blend of warmth, humor, knowledge and excitement.

He speaks on such diverse topics as Effective Leadership Skills, Time Management for Personal and Organizational Success, Stress Management, and Managing for Peak Performance.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, closely held and family owned businesses, and professional and trade associations.

Lee is a featured author in  The Great Communicators,” a 300-page anthology on communication and presentation skills published by Royal Publishing in Los Angeles.

Professor and Scholar

Dr. Lee Stoltzfus is the author of several scholarly research reports, journal articles, a weekly newspaper column on “Marriage and Family” and has been published in the Los Angeles Psychologist Magazine.  He has also been a guest on radio and television talk shows in the areas of Marital and Family Enrichment, How to Deal with Difficult People, Managing for Peak Performance, and Growing Your Family Business: A Relative Matter.

Dr. Stoltzfus held a National Teaching Fellowship at Simmons College in Boston before coming to California, where he taught in the Social Science Department at Pasadena City College for five years.  He then served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, for six years.  Lee holds both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.  He also earned his M.S. degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Boston University.


Lee has the ability to motivate people to take wise risks and produce positive changes.  He inspires others to take charge of their life and their work.  He believes that any dream can be transformed into reality by harnessing our innate goal-seeking mechanism.  A key part of this process is realizing and acting on the reality that “Relief is spelled RISK.”  Dr. Stoltzfus knows that wise, manageable and appropriate risks lead to the desired RESULTS!


Lee has been listed in “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities” and was selected as an “Outstanding Young Man of America” by the American Junior Chamber of Commerce.  He is currently listed in the National Registry of Health Care Providers in Psychology, as well as “Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals.”  He is also a board member of GPASC, the Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, an active member in the American Psychological Association and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

More Information

To learn more about any of these services offered by L.I.F.E. Management Systems, please contact Dr. Stoltzfus at (818) 248-1140 or e-mail him at

41 E Foothill Blvd Suite 200 A, Arcadia, CA 91006
(818) 248-1140 phone
D. Lee Stoltzfus, PhD, CA Psychologist 8607