Child and Family Counseling
Child and Family Counseling in Arizona
Arizona Family Institute believes that the best environment for children to grow up in starts with loving parents who meet their child’s emotional and physical needs. As this is done in a consistent, predictable, and kind manner, children begin to develop a belief that this world will be a good place for them to live and that they can trust people.
Trauma can effect the way parents and children interact
Not all families live this ideal; in fact most do not. Even within families that look like the ideal, sometimes traumatic events in the child’s life or in the parent’s history can effect the ways parents and children interact with one another. Sometimes the onset of poor parent-child interactions can begin very early on, even during the first year of life. Other times, the difficulties arise when kids become toddlers, school age, pre-teen, or teenagers. The important thing to remember is that the parent-child relationship is paramount when it comes to parents being able to influence their children’s behaviors.
Parent-child relationship therapies for families in Arizona
Arizona Family Institute focuses on helping parents and children strengthen their relationships with each other through parent-child relationship therapy, attachment therapy, play therapy, and theraplay techniques. Child and family counseling can be done in the office but much of the time it is done in the home because of the unique benefits that in-home child and family therapy provides. These benefits include helping kids feel more comfortable within their own environment, seeing the interaction patterns that occur within the home, understanding the structure that exist within the family and in the home, and many others.
In-home child and family therapy in Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek, Arizona
Shiloh Lundahl, LCSW, is a child and family therapist in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona. He is the founder of Parent Arizona and Counseling Services and is part of the Arizona Family Institute.
He provides parenting classes using the Love and Logic curriculum, classes for parents of children with ADHD, step-parenting classes, and advanced trainings for foster and adoptive parents. He also provides in-home therapy in Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, and Chandler, Arizona.