Counseling services are offered virtually and on-site.
If you are interested in counseling, please contact Dr. Alan Pickering on his cell phone at 817.807.6869 or email via DrAlan@ultimatelifenow.org.
Dr. Alan Pickering
Founder of Ultimate Life Now & Lead Counselor
Alan grew up in New Jersey and became a Christian at age 17. He finished his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX (Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies). His graduate studies include Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX (Masters of Divinity), Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA (Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy), and Harding University in Memphis, TN (Doctor of Ministry). He has done course work at the University of Texas (Arlington), Fuller Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. work in clinical psychology. Alan has authored a number of books including: Sharpening the Sword (Systematic Theology); Love: Understanding and Experiencing the Best; Bold Love: A Man’s Challenge with Sex, Love, and Intimacy; So, What’s the Point: How to Find Meaning and Significance in Life (Ecclesiastes); Emotional Regulation: Effective Strategies in Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, Depression, Anger, Guilt, & Shame; and Self-Discipline: Strategies for Living an Effective Life. Alan has a thriving counseling practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Alan has been married to Tamara for 40 years. They have adult children and are now enjoying this era of grandchildren.
Our joy is in serving people to become more effective with life and thus bringing glory to God.
What About Counseling?
Fortunately, we are living in an era when having a therapist and getting counseling is quite the thing to do. Counseling is no longer a stigma that it used to be because there has surfaced a realization that we are all quite flawed and need help in life. There are no exceptions “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” From a theological standpoint, we are depraved and have been dramatically affected by living East of Eden on a fallen planet. We have been sinned against (abused, neglected, rejected, ridiculed, ignored, etc.). Sadly, we all walk with some kind of emotional, cognitive, or behavioral “limp.” To admit that then allows a person to face himself and consider seeking resources for growth.
Alan believes that many people will not make significant progress in life without specific instruction, input, strategies, unconditional acceptance, and “coaching.” Counseling helps a person learn how to deal with the issues of his/her life, become more effective, and experience God’s best. Counseling is ultimately about getting life right, finding the most appropriate wisdom for your relationships, marriage, parenting, finances, family, etc. And living in the most effective, productive, significant, and rewarding way that is possible for your life.
Alan’s joy is in serving people to become more effective with life and thus bringing glory to God. Alan will assess your thinking, emotions, and behavior, relationships, and develop interventions, strategies, and a game plan that will help you move down the road of life in the best ways.
ABOUT DR. F. ALAN PICKERING
Alan has an extensive counseling practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. He has written 10 books and conducted more than 1500 seminars throughout the U.S.A. and abroad.