Robert Tucker

Professional and Ministry Experience

Lic. Number: LR01580715                NPI Number: 1518491620


Robert Tucker is a Licensed Specialist with over twenty years of experience assessing behavior and formulating personalized treatment plans to meet each individual’s specific needs.  Robert founded and directed one of the first CA state certified Christian treatment centers, New Life Spirit Recovery located in Huntington Beach, that is currently based at our new facility, Tucker Counselor Services located in beautiful Temecula Valley, California.  His approach is evidenced-based and has been used to change the lives of thousands under his watch.  Robert is also a Board Certified Clinical Pastoral Psychologist and a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC), certified by the Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC). Additionally, he earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from the Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors Institute, College of Addiction Studies, and a Doctor of Biblical Addictions Counseling (DBAC) from New Gate College.  He was also awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pastoral Counseling from Trinity University.  Additionally, he is a certified SAP Professional Assessor/Evaluator for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.  For more about his personal story, click here.

License, Certifications and Areas of Specialty

  • Doctorate Level – Theocentric Psychologist {Christ-Centered) PsyThD.  
  • Doctorate Level – Recovery Pastor
  • Licensed Clinical Chaplain
  • Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC) Lic.#: LR01580715 *
  • U.S. Dept. of Transportation – Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP Professional)
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC) through IC&RC.
  • Master Level – Registered Addictions Specialist (MCA) and (M-RAS)
  • Master Level – CSAT Christian Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Doctorate Level – Christian Psychology
  • Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor – Clinical Supervisor (SUDCC IV-CS)
  • Certified Co-occurring Disorders Specialist – (CCDS)
  • Certified Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor Certified – (MATC) & (MATCC)
  • Certified Women’s Treatment Specialist (CWTS)
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor – (CSC)
  • Certified Forensic Addictions Counselor – (FAC)
  • Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor – Advanced (SUDCC IV-CS) California Association of DUI Treatment Programs
  • Masters Level – Professional Certified Christian Drug, Alcohol and Addictions Counselor with Marriage and Family Counselor Endorsement (MDAAC) (MFC)
  • National Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC) from the NAADAC Certification Commission.
  • Certified Professional Codependence Counselor (CPCC)
  • Certified Anger Management Instructor
  • Certified Domestic Violence Prevention Instructor
  • Certified Addiction Interventionist
  • Certified Crisis Interventionist
  • Certified Suicide Interventionist

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* Professionally licensed independently through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals