Claudio Vargas Silva, M.S. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC 82582 If you are at this page, I believe it is because you love your children and you want the best for them. However, you might have realized that your love and your good intentions are not enough. Although you try hard to help your children, they might take a different direction that the one you imagined. Problems with children vary and sometimes parents feel confused and bewildered.
You might be frustrated for several reasons. You try to get your children to cooperate and they just ignore you. You punish them but they continue with the same behaviors. Your teenage children are sullen, rebellious and distant. You want to talk to them, but they avoid you. They might shut their bedroom's door and cut you off from their world.
If you are facing these problems and others. you arrived at the right place. I have thousands of hours working with children. I have received training to help both children and parents. I was trained in child centered play therapy (CCPT) and sand-tray therapy. I also was trained in filial therapy, which is a method to teach parents how to play with their children in a non-directive way. Finally, I give parenting classes based on the book How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. All these methods are evidence-based and consequently proven to be effective.
If you are having problems with you children, do not wait too long to seek help. Do not seek advice from people who are not knowledgeable and professional. Your children's future is at the stake. Give me a call or send me an email to schedule a session.