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LifeWorks AZ Services

Therapy for Children, Teens & Families

LifeWorks AZ will teach children to build skills to improve: social interactions, build self-esteem, improve behavior at home and at school, enhance problem solving and social skills, create healthy boundaries, cope with anger, manage anxiety, decrease depression, set goals, empower your children to be more motivated, express feelings and thoughts in healthy ways, learn healthy thoughts versus unhealthy thoughts and create success and balance in life.

LifeWorks AZ will teach parents: stress management skills, tips to increase positive family involvement, tips for healthy communication, and tools for behavior modification. You, as a parent, will learn the proven, evidence-based techniques to help your child take responsibility for their behavior and help empower yourself in creating successful outcomes for your child and family.

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Adult Individual Therapy

David has over two decades of experience helping clients, through counseling and therapy, to effectively manage depressive and anxious moods, learning to cope with grief and loss, cultivating healthy relationships, modifying unhealthy behaviors, and ultimately creating balance in all aspects of their lives.

David works daily with clients on the following challenges:

  • Anxiety Disorders (practice skills to calm, soothe, take charge and empower)
  • Depression (learning skills to elevate mood and create happiness)
  • Anger (managing and expressing anger in healthy ways)
  • Relationships (learning boundaries, self-care, and healthy communication)
  • Negative Thoughts (learning to identify unhealthy, distorted thoughts that impact mood and behavior)
  • Motivation/Concentration/Goal-Setting (building life strategies to reach desired goals)
  • Confidence/Self-Esteem (CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to help build self-esteem)

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Therapeutic Techniques

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. There are many different methods which may be used to deal with the challenges you hope to address. Here are some of the modalities used to implement desired changes:

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavior Modification Plans
  • Coaching/Motivation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy/Stress Management
  • Mood Regulation
  • Parenting Tools
  • Play Therapy
  • Sports Therapy/Sports Mental Training
  • Talk Therapy/Goal-Setting

Read more about David's approach to counseling teens and families

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LifeWorks AZ offers practical solutions for the most challenging problems faced by parents: defiance, disrespect, lying, cursing, issues at school, unmotivated behavior, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, academic issues, possible drug use and more. Children with defiant and disrespectful behavior can place stress on all family members and makes coming home almost an unbearable thought.

LifeWorks AZ provides tools for parents and children to cope with and eliminate emotional and behavioral problems. Children who have emotional, behavioral or coaching needs will absolutely benefit from the parenting tools and techniques provided in session.

  • Are you a parent struggling with children that are angry, disrespectful, obnoxious, or even abusive toward you?
  • Does your child appear to be anxious or depressed, having difficulty sleeping, sleeping more than normal, not completing homework assignments, or has lost pleasure in things they have previously enjoyed?
  • Is your child unfocused, impulsive, or unable to follow directions and complete tasks?
  • Are you receiving phone calls from school about your child's behavior?
  • Is your child struggling making friends, appears withdrawn socially, is isolating in their bedroom, potentially using drugs?
  • Is there tension at home between family members (arguing, aggression, or avoiding each other)?

Click here to contact David for more information and a free consultation.