At Solutions in Parenting, we strive to offer parents solutions for all of their parenting and family needs. We are trained and highly qualified to offer cutting-edge assistance to any family, regardless of the issue. We understand how challenging it can be to be a parent, and pride ourselves on providing a wide variety of services to meet your specific need. Telephone and email appointments may be appropriate, or office appointments might suit your needs best.

Parenting consultations offer a customized learning environment tailored to your lifestyle and your family’s needs. A consultation is perfect for the parent who needs hands-on education and training in order to address any specific parenting challenge such as, but not limited to:

• Behavioral issues
• Sibling relationships
• Co-parenting communication
• Blending families
• Parenting Children through a Divorce and After
• School/sports related concerns
• Tantrums
• Teens

A typical consultation relationship always includes an in-depth information gathering session and can include weekly sessions, educational training meetings and parent trainings until you have a complete understanding of your parenting style and a tool bag full of new and effective language skills and parenting techniques.

These consultation sessions can happen in our office in Santa Barbara, California, or can include a home visit. Home visits are a popular option for those who would like to have their family and behavioral patterns observed in their most dynamic form. We also conduct home visits to assist families in holding family meetings, facilitate difficult family discussions and hold educational meetings for the whole, extended family.

Parent Education
We present on numerous topics related to parenting, families and education, and are available to speak at schools, mother’s groups, churches, daycare centers and private homes. Regardless of the setting, you will walk away with immediate and powerful tools to use to improve your parenting relationships. Lengths of presentations can range fro one-hour to two-day seminars.

Some of these workshop topics include:

• The Family Values System
• The Truth About Bullying
• How to Raise Responsible Children
• Cyberbullying
• Screen time 101
• Technology and Children
• Sibling Rivalry
• Successful Co-parenting
• Solution-Based Parenting and Relationship Models

As a registered Marriage Family Therapist Intern (MFTI), Kristi provides the extra dimension of psychotherapy for those seeking deeper, more personalized introspection. She specializes in the following topics:

• Family Therapy
• Couples Therapy
• Screen Addictions (internet, gaming, etc.)
• Adolescents
• Depression
• Life Transitions
• Divorce Support


MFTI#79970 supervised by Jimi Magner, MFT


Every relationship needs to have conflict to move toward deeper intimacy and connection. How you choose to handle the conflict will determine whether your relationship will thrive or simply remain the same.

"I am so glad you're here, doing this.  You have so much knowledge & have really helped our family." ~ Steve H.