Alan started his career in psychotherapy, as a teacher in Florida and later program director in Mexico for a therapeutic community for at risk youth with The DeSisto Schools. On his return to the states he worked at an inpatient facility for court ordered gang members with minor offenses, while attending classes at Pepperdine University for his Masters in Clinical Psychology. After completing his degree with honors, he worked with Children’s Hospital and the L.A. Free Clinic. Upon acquiring his License as an LMFT he began a private practice in Beverly Hills for over fifteen years and lectured on Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse at UCLA for seven years. Having the beginnings and background as an educator and a variety of clinical surroundings and population, has helped sculpt his therapeutic approach as being eclectic and direct, using Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness Approaches.