About Alan Simberg Ph.D.

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Having a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in School Counseling, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, an Ed.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, trained as a Life Mastery Consultant through Mary Morrissey’s Life Mastery Institute, certification in Applied Clinical Nutrition and a NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) practitioner did not prevent me from having a simple, practical approach when speaking with people who wanted to improve their lives.

My education and life experiences contributed to me becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a best-selling author, developing an e-learning program for people in recovery from addiction, and resulted in me having the opportunity to do webinars and in-person speaking presentations.

When I meet with clients who want to learn about spirituality, I explain my understanding that developed from studying related literature before and while learning from a spiritual master during my 5+ years in his Ashram.

My formal and informal education, as well as life experiences, led me to realize the best way I could help clients would be to make them aware of how powerful their thoughts are, how to manage them, and how simple, practical strategies can help them begin having the life they always wanted without shame or guilt.

I have noticed that there seems to be an emphasis on abstinence during recovery and a relative absence of information about how to manage the challenges of recovery. This led me to write a book and develop an e-learning program that provides specific strategies to manage the challenges of recovery that can make it difficult to maintain recovery as consistently as possible.

Having simple to-understand strategies is intended to guide you to manage any currently stressful life areas (i.e., health, financial wellness, family life, career, social skills) by explaining how you could create and maintain a practice of self-discipline, learn how to manage your thoughts and develop small rather than big, overwhelming habits.

These strategies could provide you with many benefits, including the ability to have a reasonably consistent recovery while also minimizing and/or eliminating relapse, having a rewarding and fulfilling life that has previously been missing that could result in family members, loved ones, and colleagues no longer having to concern themselves about your safety and/or well-being while also being able to overcome shame, guilt and be the best possible version of yourself.

I have devoted decades to learning to manage your recovery challenges as quickly and successfully as possible.

You can find detailed information regarding my e-learning program here.

Specialties: Addiction, Stress Management, Marital and Family Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Nutritional Guidance.

I counsel clients from within the perspective of their unique challenges. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients build on their strengths and develop a laser focus that is intended to help them identify and achieve their life goals.

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As Seen In

Soul Talk Podcast

Episode 112: Do You Have an Addiction That You Want to Overcome with Alan Simberg

Modern Warrior Magazine

Alan Simberg Ph.D. appears in Modern Warrior Magazine July/Aug 2021 edition.


How To Make Money As A Therapist And How To Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession With Dr Alan Simberg

Voyage Houston

Alan Simberg Ph.D. is interviewed by Voyage Houston.

Signs Of Depression

In this interview I speak about depression.

Canvas Rebel

Alan Simberg Ph.D. is interviewed by Canvas Rebel.

A Dad’s Midlife

What men want in midlife relationships. An interview with Alan Simberg Ph.D.

Healthy Alternative Podcast

Alan Simberg Ph.D. appears on the Healthy Alternative Podcast.

A personal note from Alan Simberg Ph.D.

What’s most important to me with the people that come to see me is that they don’t feel that there is something wrong with them, or that they’re bad or that they are broken. I really believe that we are all just variations of one another and if we can learn to respect ourselves and respect each other and realize that we all have very similar struggles and that the important thing is to identify those struggles without judgment. Just see them for what they are and learn how to manage them so that we can develop peace of mind in our lives. I think that’s an essential component of what I bring in the work that I do with the clients that come to see me.

I find that with the economic pressure in today's society and certainly all the work pressures that people worry a lot and of course, worry and anxiety are very closely related and unfortunately many people don’t know how to manage their stress and they will resort to either drugs or alcohol.

If a person comes to see me that’s drinking alcohol I don’t see it as my job to make them stop. I see it as my job to help them to decide if they want to stop and I also help them to understand how their drinking could be affecting their lives.

One of the strategies I use is known as cognitive behavioral therapy which very simply put is a way of working with people to help them understand how their thoughts can influence their mood. I also talk with them about nutrition from the point of view of how blood sugar can affect mood and how eating three meals a day and keeping their blood sugar within a particular range helps to stabilize their mood.

I think if I had to identify one main purpose or one main intention I have when clients come to see me it would be to help that person, or that couple or that family to accomplish the goals that they came in to see me about and for me not to set the agenda for them but for me to meet their needs as best as I can.

Alan Simberg Ph.D. - Published Author

Back To Living: Action Strategies to Recover from Your Addiction

Are you, or is someone you know, struggling to maintain recovery from addiction? If you answered yes, I want you to know it isn’t unusual for anyone to experience challenges during their recovery. Having difficulty maintaining progress isn’t a reflection of your character or worth as a person.

I wrote this book to help individuals who are struggling with recovery efforts to provide an understanding of the barriers to recovery, as well as practical action-based strategies to help manage recovery as effectively and consistently as possible.

I hope the information contained within this book’s chapters will help you have a fuller understanding of what contributes to addiction, and that it will provide you with the tools you need to increase the quality of your recovery experience. I believe that awareness and useful strategies that are put into action with reasonable consistency, provide the best opportunity for achieving goals.

I wish you all the best!

Business, Life and the Universe - Special Edition

International Best Seller

Meet Chicken Soup for the Soul and TEDx Talks, that's what the bLU Talks Book is all about. 42 Authors have been invited by Corey to share their stories. We all know the best way to learn a lesson is to hear a story from someone who has lived through it. Some times we look at a person and think, "Wow, they have it all together." But what we don't realize is the story the person lived through to get where they are today. The authors in this series each have a story to tell, lessons to teach the people in our universe. Their stories will impact and inspire you in ways you never thought possible.

Alan's Contribution: How to integrate a holistic approach into ongoing recovery from addiction

Share your message with the world

This book tells the personal journey of people around the world, how they overcame their challenges and stayed focused on their goals.

It is true that everyday your direction may change, but one really important thing is to stay focused on your goal so you can conquer your challenges and recognize the lessons learned from them.

I believe knowing someone else's story can assist you to overcome your daily challenges.

The stories in this book can give you the courage and inspiration to maintain the pursuit of your recovery and overall life goals.