Archive for the ‘Families’ Category
Dan Oakes, with Arizona Family Institute, was featured on a local Christian television program. He was asked to speak on families and pornography addiction. See the episode below!
As a child and family therapist in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona, I often receive calls from parents who are seeking professional help because of a concern they have with one of their children. The first step I take is to set up an appointment with the parents to gather more information about what is going [...]
Family Counseling in Mesa Arizona Family counseling is where the focus of counseling is not on just one individual but rather the focus is on the way individuals relate within the family. A family systems approach to counseling is similar to understanding how a car engine works. Each part of the engine affects, and is [...]
Is it possible for a baby to be depressed? Many parents wonder if it is really possible for a baby to be depressed or to have anxiety, after all, he is just a baby. The truth is baby’s can become depressed and they can develop anxiety. Many things play a part in a child developing [...]
Take a minute to think about someone who had a wonderful influence on you in your life. As soon as you have that person in your mind think about how you would describe that person? Would you use words like kind, patient, loving, or empathetic? Could you say that person was caring or that he [...]
Do you ever feel torn between wanting your step-children to like you and knowing that you still need to have rules and discipline? Have you found that letting the biological parent handle all the discipline doesn’t work really well all the time. Help for Blended Families in Arizona Blended families are becoming more and more [...]
The following video is an excellent explanation of Theraplay. It was created by the Theraplay institute out of Evanston, Illinois. Theraplay techniques work especially well for foster and adopted children to help create and repair attachment. For more information visit theraplay.org or click here to schedule a therapy session for your child.