Posts Tagged: “families”

11 Common Problems a Couples Therapist Can Help You With

People generally seek counseling because they are experiencing some kind of distress that has become intolerable and they are looking for help to resolve the issues that are connected to their discomfort or pain. When they are experiencing conflict, disconnection or emotional pain in their most important relationships they often find it unbearable and seek professional help to improve their relationships and remedy the issues so they can feel good and whole again. The following are some of the most

What is family counseling?

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 affected by, other parts of the engine.  If one part breaks, it doesn’t take long for other parts to be affected.  Similarly, when one individual

Teachable moments

A common hope as parents is that our kids will do well in high school, go to college, and get an education so that they can compete in the world in which they live. Although this hope is logical, sometimes we are not as logical when it comes to passing this hope on to our kids. Love and logic teaches that one of the most powerful teaching techniques for parents to use is modeling. We model the behaviors that we

Goofy is Great: What Dads Can Do to Create a Better Bond with Their Children

As a father who works outside the home, I recognize that it is easy for me to get caught up in stress at work.  Indeed, sometimes it is difficult to turn off my work focus and turn on my family focus so that I can come home and be the loving husband my wife needs and the playful father my kids want. Father’s have such an important and irreplaceable role in the family.  Good fathers provide stability and strength to