Dr. David Alter PhD


Licensed Psychologist
David Alter

Licensed: Yes

License: Minnesota #LP1585

Expiration: 09/2018

Credentials: License

Institution: American Board of Professional Psychology; American Board of Psychological Hypnosis

Certification: Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology and Psychological Hypnosis

Certification Year: 2015

Institution: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Graduated: 2001

In practice since: 1985

I am a psychologist with advanced training in neuropsychology, health psychology and general mind-body medicine. My work focuses on how we can use our mind to train our brain to better regulate our bodies and our lives. My recent book, Staying Sharp: 9 Keys to a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom, promotes these principles as they relate to how we can cultivate a youthful brain and authentic life throughout the second half of our lives. I maintain a therapy practice in Minneapolis, MN but am actively involved in teaching and training as a speaker, workshop/retreat leader and trainer locally and nationally. I look forward to connecting with you through the MBN!

Partners in Healing
http://www.drdavidalter.com

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10505 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 200
Minnetonka, Minnesota
55305

Areas of Specialty

ADHD

Anxiety

Behavioral Issues

Chronic Pain

Codependency

Confidence

Depression

Dissociative Disorders

Divorce

Emotional Disturbance

Grief

Infidelity

Internet Addiction

Positivity

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Addiction

Sleep or Insomnia

Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Methods

Coaching

Counseling/Psychotherapy

Family/Marital

Hypnotherapy

Marriage counseling

Meditation and Guided Visualization

Mindfulness

Pain Management

Positive Psychology

Relationship Counseling

Articles David has Published
Sleep is a Waste of Time, RIght?
Sleep is a Waste of Time, RIght?

Why Do We Sleep? We still do not know exactly why we sleep. Some scientists say we evolved to sleep because the inactivity surrounding sleep made us safer than animals wandering around when predators were »

Why Do We Sleep? We still do not know exactly why we sleep. Some scientists say we evolved to sleep because the inactivity surrounding sleep made us safer than animals wandering around when predators were on the hunt. Other scientists say that sleep is an excellent way to conserve precious energy needed for the challenging work of finding food when we are awake or of working to maintain our standing..

Dr. David Alter · 5 days ago

Dr. David Alter · 5 days ago

What is a “Good Night’s Sleep” Anyway?
What is a “Good Night’s Sleep” Anyway?

Where Did the Idea of an 8-Hour Sleep Come From? Is our 8-hour work day responsible for the explosion of sleep-related problems that have contributed to the meteoric rise of thousands of sleep clinics »

Where Did the Idea of an 8-Hour Sleep Come From? Is our 8-hour work day responsible for the explosion of sleep-related problems that have contributed to the meteoric rise of thousands of sleep clinics and sleep medicine professionals around the country? Every night, sleep specialists silently track the electrical firing patterns arising in our brains in a desperate search to diagnose the cause of sleep..

Dr. David Alter · April 10th, 2017

Dr. David Alter · April 10th, 2017

Imagination: Medicine for You & Your Gut
Imagination: Medicine for You & Your Gut

Feedback Loops are Essential to Life All life depends upon feedback loops to survive and thrive, to adjust and adapt to ever-changing worlds. Our health depends upon the dynamic flow of information within »

Feedback Loops are Essential to Life All life depends upon feedback loops to survive and thrive, to adjust and adapt to ever-changing worlds. Our health depends upon the dynamic flow of information within those loops. Perceiving and responding are the two fundamental elements of all feedback loops: We perceive what is "there" and then we generate an appropriate response to it. Here is one example...

Dr. David Alter · March 30th, 2017

Dr. David Alter · March 30th, 2017

Wise Choosing: A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Medicine
Wise Choosing: A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Medicine

Since humans first began to live in larger organized communities: that is, since the dawn of societies and culture, three feared and often deadly scourges have afflicted humankind. Those afflictions were: »

Since humans first began to live in larger organized communities: that is, since the dawn of societies and culture, three feared and often deadly scourges have afflicted humankind. Those afflictions were: famine, disease and war. In Yuval Noah Harari's book, Homo Deus, he describes how for the first time in all of recorded human history, novel threats have emerged. More importantly, so have new opportunities..

Dr. David Alter · March 27th, 2017

Dr. David Alter · March 27th, 2017