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We are here to help.

  • Do you need help with your 4-14 year old child?
  • Is your child anxious?
  • Are you worried about your child’s behavior at home and at school?
  • Is your child noncompliant and defiant?
  • Does your child have anger control issues?
  • Is your child aggressive (gets into fights)?
  • Is your child over-active and inattentive, has a hard time sitting still, or have difficulty following directions?
  • Does your child have a hard time making or keeping friends?

Office hours:

Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Location:


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Child and Family Therapy
Ahwatukee Office Plaza
11011 S. 48th Street
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85044

About Linda:

My name is Linda Wiskerchen, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years experience and passion working in the mental health field. I specialize in the treatment of families and young children who are having behavior issues at home, in school, and in the community, with individual, group, and family counseling.

How can I help?

  • Strengthen children's social skills and appropriate play skills (turn taking, waiting, asking, sharing, helping, complimenting).
  • Promote children's use of self-control strategies such as effective problem solving steps
  • Increase emotional awareness by labeling feelings, recognizing the differing views of oneself and others and enhancing perspective taking.
  • Boost academic success, reading and school readiness.
  • Reduce defiance, aggressive behavior, and related conduct problems such as noncompliance, peer aggression and rejection, bullying, stealing and lying.
  • Decrease children's negative cognitive attributions and conflict management approaches.
  • Increase self-esteem and self-confidence.

My philosophy when working with children and families:

  • I act on the belief that a child is the most precious of all human beings, and the ability to withstand the emotional and social challenges as a teenager, clearly rests upon a caring relationship between parent, teacher and child.
  • Collaborate with parents to make changes in the home that will bring about positive behaviors in children.
  • Teach proactive behavior management as well as play interaction and communication skills that improve the quality of the parent-child (or parent-teacher) relationship. 
  • I work directly with the children to teach them appropriate social skills, emotional regulation and problem-solving skills.

Incredible Years Small Group Counseling Program:

“Dinosaur School” is one of the award-winning child social skills counseling interventions I use that helps build social skills, develops the ability to manage emotions, and practices problem-solving strategies so children can be successful in school and with friends.  “Dinosaur School” is being implemented in a small group format with 4-6 children in my private practice office in the Ahwatukee section of Phoenix.

A friendly, elderly dinosaur known as “Dina” teaches the children the rules to success at home and school.  They also learn to be caring and gentle with Dina and share their successes each week with her. Children also develop connections within the group and with 2 other puppets named Wally and Tiny Turtle.  Wally helps them learn to deal with feelings and use positive solutions.  Tiny Turtle helps them to go in their “shells” to calm down.  Parents see positive changes in their children and also learn about Dinosaur school themselves so the benefits of the group can be enhanced through the continuation of the lessons.

See Linda working with a group of children at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School. View Gallery >>>

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For individual, group, and family rates, additional information or to make an appointment please contact me:

Call: (480) 861-9624 or e-mail: linda@solutions4kids.org

New Patient Paperwork

Please print & fill out all paperwork and bring to your first appointment.

Child/Adolescent Intake | PDF |

Notice of Privacy Practices-HIPPA | PDF |

Payment Options

Checks and cash only accepted for co-pays or service payments.

Accepted Insurance Plans

- Cigna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Health Care
- Aetna