About Kathy

Kathy Mattox (“Miss Kathy”)

I am a Licensed MFT and received my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego.  In addition to having been a credentialed public school teacher, a pre-school director and a YMCA program director, I have counseled children and their families at the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Vista’s North Coast Church Counseling Center and at my private practice, The Art of Family, in Vista, California.

I have a passion for working with children and their families.  As an independent facilitator of the Love and Logic® curricula, I am dedicated to making parenting fun and rewarding, rather than stressful and chaotic. I believe that my sense of humor, friendliness and authentic caring for individuals and families is evident in my parenting classes and in the counseling sessions.

Living well as a family is an Art which can be a creative and joyful tapestry. My hope is to make a small difference in this world by teaching effective and relevant parenting skills so that parents are empowered to raise caring, respectful and responsible adults who will make a positive contribution to our world and our community.

My qualifications as a child therapist, parenting specialist and educator have been complimented by my personal adventures with my own family. I have 3 children and 3 kids-in-law who chose to join our family! I am also blessed with four beautiful granddaughters. My life has been wonderfully textured with my kids, their friends and the extended families that they have introduced to our tribe. Finally and most importantly, I have had the joy of being married to my husband for 41 years.

Strategic Parenting

Through my Strategic Parenting organization, I offer classroom settings with my partner, Vicki Switzer, dedicated to teaching parents that raising families can be fun and rewarding, rather than stressful and chaotic. Join our parenting workshops where you can see an effective and proven parenting approach, build your confidence as a parent to reduce the stress and chaos, and discover the fun and bright possibilities in the parenting adventure!

It is my sincere belief that I can help you…right now…at this particular crossroad in your life. Whether it is helping you to bring calm to your home, build a hopeful future for your family or construct appropriate connections to others, I firmly believe that Strategic Parenting offers a perfect series of workshops for you and your family. With many years of personal professional experience working with individuals and families I am committed to providing strategic solutions tailored for the personal crossroads that you are facing today.

This curricula and on-going education classes are described further on my Services page. Stay tuned for our exciting new workshops and special events.

Love and Logic® Curricula

I am an independent facilitator of the Love and Logic® curricula that believes that Love allows children to grow through their mistakes, while Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices.  This parent-training program provides a proven 30-year track record of successful life-changing outcomes for families and provides practical resources that can be used immediately to assist parents in achieving respectful, healthy relationships with their children. At its heart, the program changes families by:

  • Using humor, hope and empathy to build up the adult-child relationship
  • Emphasizing respect and dignity both for children and adults
  • Providing real limits in a loving way
  • Teaching that logical consequences promote healthy decision-making

I look forward to speaking with you further about these exciting and practical parenting programs! I can be reached by telephone at (760) 505-8463.

Kathy Mattox, MA, MFT
The Art of Family
Strategic Parenting
Licensed Child, Marriage and Family Therapist
Independent Facilitator of Love and Logic® curricula
kmattox@The-Art-of-Family.com

707 Civic Center Drive, Suite #106
Vista, CA 92084