Counseling for Children, Teens and Adults

LifeWorks AZ Counseling offers customized counseling programs for children, teens, and adults throughout Arizona.

Psychotherapist David Abrams' assists his clients in alleviating depression, anxiety, and phobias, creating healthy relationships (healthy communication), treating stress and difficult life challenges, coping with grief and loss, building self esteem and social skills, anger management, problem solving, modifying unhealthy behaviors, strengthening self-esteem, gaining insight and awareness to create ones desired change.

He focuses on a strengths based approach in counseling.  He believes that highlighting and tapping into all the gifts and strengths people have makes all the difference in creating the changes they desire in their lives. He also believes that it is vital to obtain balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in order to create the desired change.



I love working with kids and parents. I offer a place for parents to turn when they need help and have questions. I am able to connect with kids, tots to teens, using humor and a flexible approach. Kids quickly feel safe and comfortable, enjoying their time in therapy, and parents feel encouraged. I engage children using play, and therapy techniques. Therapy strategies with adolescents often address issues of self-esteem, social and peer pressure, identity and self-worth, and emotional regulation and expression. In the therapy process, where healing occurs, families learn healthy and appropriate coping and communication skills and conflict resolution. I am passionate about teaching parenting skills so parents become more effective and more connected with their children.


I have years experience helping clients to effectively alleviate depressive and anxious moods, and learn to cope with grief, loss, relationships, and difficult and painful life situations. I work daily with clients on the following issues:

  • ANXIETY / PANIC / FEAR (needing skills to calm, soothe, take charge and empower)
  • DEPRESSION (finding it more & more difficult enjoying life)
  • ANGER (just under the surface, explosive if not managed)
  • TRUST (not trusting others, not trusting self)
  • RELATIONSHIPS (individuals and couples needing to improve, learn boundaries, self-care and healthy communication)
  • NEGATIVE THOUGHTS (stuck in past or recent painful experience, Self-limiting, Self-destructive behaviors)
  • MOTIVATION / CONCENTRATION (struggling to stay focused and motivated)
  • CONFIDENCE / SELF-ESTEEM (overwhelming self-doubt causing mistakes, faltering, more doubt).

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Areas of Counseling and Treatment for Children, Adults and Couples

Benefits of Counseling / Psychotherapy

  • Acheive Goals
  • Alleviate Anxiety & Depression
  • Cope with Grief & Loss
  • Create Healthy Relationships
  • Develop Healthier Sleep Patterns
  • Enhance and Regulate Moods
  • Establish Healthy Boundaries
  • Gain Insight & Awareness of Unhealthy Behavior
  • Improve Social Skills
  • Learn Effective Communications Skills
  • Modify Behavior
  • Obtain Problem Solving Techniques
  • Strengthen Self Esteem

Some therapeutic techniques include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • EMDR
  • Family systems therapy
  • Goal Setting / Coaching
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Based
  • Strengths-Based
  • Talk Therapy
  • Treating Stress & Life Challenges

David Abrams, MAPC, LPC- Phoenix Counselor

David Abrams, MAPC, LPC

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Thank you for being such a huge support system. I have been to my share of psychologists, psychiatrist and many therapists and by far you are already the most helpful.

I went to David for an anger problem years back and he helped transform my life! The tools he provided, in and outside of our sessions, gave me what I needed to change for the better.

David provided my son tools that will help him work through times when he is questioning his ability to complete a task. The tools and guidance he provided will be with him throughout his life to make good decisions. David is very professional, empathic, and passionate about his work. He provides a friendly and safe environment for his patients. I will always appreciate him helping my son figure out on his own how to find his true worth, which means he can achieve anything if he believes in himself. When I started looking for someone to help my son, I did a lot of research for the right fit. I know now I made the right choice.

David worked nothing less than a miracle with my son. He had been battling paralyzing anxiety for 2 years and I had tried other therapists, acupuncture, homeopathic treatments, tapes and dietary changes , but after only a few visits with David he was free of the panic attacks and back to the boy he was two years prior! I kept thinking it would come back, but the techniques he learned allow him to keep himself in check now and not spin out of control. He was able to build a bond with my son that helped him really let go and do what David asked him to do. My son can now be a kid again!!

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