About Robert Tucker

Tucker Counseling Services offers a Theocentric (Christ centered) approach to counseling. Dr. Robert Tucker, a Master-level Advanced Specialist, has over 20 years of clinical experience and is Board Certified by the International Board of Christian Counselors.

Dr. Robert Tucker specializes in the assessment and evaluation of marriage issues, codependence and addiction issues, and is the founder and clinical director of New Life Spirit Recovery Treatment Center formally of Huntington Beach, CA, now located in Temecula Valley, CA. He also serves as president of the Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors Institute (ACADC Institute) in California where he oversees the education, equipping and certification process of men and women who seek drug and alcohol certification through a Christ-centered perspective. Dr. Tucker has founded and directed many recovery organizations over the years, including Armorr House Detox, New Life Spirit Sober Living, New Life Spirit Recovery Treatment Center, Tucker Counseling Services in Temecula, CA and founded Spirit of Life Recovery Ministries with his wife, Stephanie.  Robert also founded and pastored Gracious Giver Church from 2003 to 2010, a recovery church located in Newport Beach, CA that specifically focused on delivering recovery services to the broken, down-trodden caliber of God’s creation. 

Dr. Tucker’s commitment, focus and passion for successfully implementing true recovery stems first from his own encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and his personal understanding of bondage, deliverance and true healing. While he is in full agreement with Christ centered 12-step processes, he is known for his passion to help men and women uncover and properly process the deeper-rooted issues that lead to damage and destruction. The problems are always multi-faceted and all areas must be included to gain and maintain true freedom.  Through the process of authentic healing, he takes people through their past to seek out the rooted issues that initiate and cultivate self-destructive behavior. This involves revealing the lies, trauma and wounds of the past while inviting Jesus in to those areas to bring healing through the revelation of both truth and God’s love.

Over the years, he’s not only counseled and influenced thousands of men and women in their journey of recovery, but has trained hundreds of counselors to use this same approach in administering healing to others.


Robert’s private practice stems from a relentless interest in offering a spectrum of services, including both practical and spiritual tools to drive a life of sobriety and freedom. He understands how unhealthy and immoral behavior affects families, churches, employment, communities and society as a whole, and is missioned to do his part to help people usher in authentic life-long change.

Robert’s testimony is truly remarkable. It is written like a thriller movie where the “bad” guy is redeemed and goes on to live “happily ever after.” Except it isn’t fictional – his life reflects the true reality of what God can do with a surrendered heart. After decades of self destructive behavior, marital unfaithfulness, including many great loses, he stumbled to the end of his road facing a 25-year prison term. As he prepared for a life of ministry behind bars, God insisted that his focus change, and that he should begin to prepare for a new life serving Him outside the prison system. Not understanding that a potential change in judgement was even possible, a couple of years in he learned that all things are possible with Jesus.  Robert’s amazing life change was seen by all including the sentencing judge – and as he prepared to serve Jesus within the prison system, God moved a mountain and did what the California legal system rarely does – they modified their approach which allowed his release many years sooner than initially expected.

But this wasn’t a man merely being given another chance – he has since sowed life and freedom into thousands, inspiring people across the globe to believe that God is real, wants a personal relationship with His precious creation, and He is capable of doing far more than anyone could think or imagine.

Robert has been married to Stephanie for eighteen years. They have two daughters, Arianna 17 and Isabella 16. He also has two grown sons, Robert Jr. who lives in Florida, and Jason in New York; along with their wives, four grandsons, a granddaughter Giana, and a precious new grandson Giovanni.

Today, Robert’s freedom is a vehicle that could help transform your life or the life of someone you love. Don’t wait until it’s too late – today is your day to reach out for help!

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