The Arizona Family Institute (AFI) is a cooperative of therapists and mental health experts that have come together with a shared focus on helping individuals, couples and families restore connection and emotional health. Our focus on attachment as a primary function of human connection and emotional regulation guides our clinical work.
Dan Oakes, the clinical director, is a trained mental health professional, an expert in relationships, sexuality, and parenting as well as depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. He focuses on the needs of individuals and families. He utilizes his professional skills as a mental health specialist to relieve pain, heal hearts, and restore connections. Dan believes in the inherent value of an individual which is rich, expansive, and eternal. He believes that the problems we experience in life and the mental health challenges that we endure can be mitigated and alleviated by sound clinical intervention as well as enhanced spiritual living. Dan is not just a clinical expert. Dan’s skills are not only a result of his education and training, but also informed by his relationship with his wife Shannon and his five children and a deep appreciation for the human experience.