Years in Practice

25 years +


Pasadena CA 91101 - United States



Additional Expertise

Career Coach, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Family Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Psychologist, Relationship Coach, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Presenter



I Believe

Helping individuals, families and organizations find personal power & wellness, fulfilling relaitonships and mindful living.

About Sam Alibrando PhD

Sam Alibrando, Ph.D. is president of his own psychological consulting & workshop firm. Sam’s experience and interests are diverse: Author, psychotherapist, organizational consultant, teacher/workshop facilitator, and collaborative mediator & coach. For over 30 years, Sam has dedicated his time and energy toward helping individuals and organizations reach breakthrough growth and development.


Sam started his career over 30 years ago as a psychotherapist seeing clients and families on any number of issues including self esteem, marriage and family, dating, sexual relationships and addiction recovery (especially sex addiction). In his roles as associate clinical professor, adjunct professor and supervisor, he has helped train both new as well as seasoned therapists.

Sam’s seminal work on change processes is capped by his book, Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst.  In this book he introduces the unique concept of the Three Dimensions of the Relational World and the Interpersonal Triangle, which Sam has used to help thousands of people find a road map to change and dynamic relationships.


He has facilitates numerous targeted workshops, including Breakthrough Communication: From Reactivity to Response-ability (or How to Succeed with Difficult People), The Emotionally Intelligent Couple, Parenting in Three Dimensions, The Emotionally Intelligent Leader and Hire, Inspire and Fire: Getting the Best People in Your Organization.

As an organizational consultant/business psychologist, Sam has worked with large, mid-size and smaller corporations, firms and non-profits on a range of assignments all focused on diminishing conflict, enriching communication and improving performance.


Sam has also been trained as a Collaborative Law and Mediation coach. In this capacity he has helped many divorcing couples go through the painful process of divorce and co-parenting in the most respectful and productive manner, with the least amount of hurt to their beloved children.

His interest in leadership and organizational development lead him first to leadership positions he assumed himself. In the late 80's /early 90's he was Director of the Fuller Psychological & Family Services, a large graduate school training and services organization. He also served as President of the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association and liaison in government affairs to the California Psychological Association. And currently serves on an APA/CPA committee for Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards.


Sam received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, and his doctorate from the Rosemead School of Psychology. He was an Associate Clinical Professor (and adjunct professor) at Fuller's Graduate School of Psychology.

When he is not working, Sam likes to spend time with his family in sunny California. He enjoys traveling, small dinner parties with good food and conversation; singing around a piano, hiking, biking, yoga and “trying” to play tennis. Sam was born into a large Italian-American clan on the East Coast.

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