Alan Alonso, MABC, LMHC
For over the past 20 years Alan Alonso, LMHC, has been helping people resolve their emotional, spiritual and interpersonal problems related to various life and mental health issues, such as anger, anxiety, depression, communication skills, conflict resolution, pornography, alcohol, or drugs. His experiences in training and counseling adults to become therapeutic foster parents, and work with couples and families over the past 19 years, has given him the knowledge and tools to equip parents with practical interventions to manage their child or teen’s problematic behaviors. His style of counseling is warm, relational, and varies between directive and non-directive, depending on the needs of the individual or couple.
He has four years of psychoanalytic training, which helps him better understand how attachment needs, trauma, and life experiences shape our core identity. Many issues people face today go beyond surface techniques and interventions, and understanding the subjective world of clients is critical.
Treatment is personalized to the individual, couple, or family. Interventions may include prayer, scripture, coaching, handouts, assessments, recommended readings, and exploration of the client’s beliefs and values.
He graduated with honors with a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2002, which involved 45 credits in theology and 60 credits in psychology. While in Dallas, he trained at the Christian Counseling Center of Dallas, St. Paul Medical Center’s Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program, and The Minirth Clinic with Dr. Minirth.