Alan Lipzin, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach

Alan, with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and decades of experience, is a well respected and trained Jacksonville Life Coach. See his February 2012 post here.
D’Arienzo Psychology is excited to announce that Alan Lipzin is now accepting Tricare as of January 2020. He has decades of experience working with military members and their families. He will continue to make a great impact at our practice and with this unique population as a Tricare mental health counselor.
Tricare Military Mental Health Psychological and Counseling Center

Alan Lipzin M.S., is a seasoned Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He brings a vast array of clinical experience and expertise to his private practice.  Alan’s focus is on providing individual psychotherapy and assistance to people who are going through difficult life situations or dealing with problem areas, which keep resurfacing.

Particularly, Alan has helped individuals with relationship and family issues, work stress, grief and loss, anger management, abuse, addictions, as well as many other areas. In addition to working in private practice, he presently has the honor of assisting the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Psychological Health Outreach Team Member. He currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with his daughter. He enjoys many things that life has to offer including nature, good food, movies, and sports. Alan also tries to keep fit and has interests in Martial Arts and Yoga.

With more than 30 years of clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings, Alan’s focus is on providing individual psychotherapy and assistance to people who are going through difficult life situations or dealing with problem areas which keep resurfacing. His goal is to provide confidential, professional psychotherapeutic services in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Health and Wellness are important components of his treatment approach.

Alan’s background is in a variety of treatment theories. He finds the best approach that fits your needs rather than using a single theory of treatment for every problem. Alan looks forward to having the privilege of working with you and seeing your life improve.


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Florida A&M University
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: MH 1587 Florida


  • Military Mental Health
  • Tricare Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Depression
  • Issues:
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Coaching
  • Loss or Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mental Health:
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

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Mr. Alan Lipzin is an independent contractor with D’Arienzo Psychology.


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