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What Parents Are Saying

Maria is amazing!
Exactly what I was looking and hoping for. She gives direct answers and delivers it in a nonjudgmental way.
​I am a better parent and I have better boundaries in my life too, and I don’t feel bad about it! Quite the opposite! Maria will help you get through it and learn some tools to enjoy yourself too!

-Mom of 8 year old boy

The parenting tools were spot on and really helped solidify our family dynamic. It is hard to walk the gentle parenting line without being overly permissive or feeling like you're butting heads all of the time.
Maria was so helpful. She understood everything we were working on and had the best advice for how to parent our son, age 4 in a positive way that not only made our son feel more in control but also us as parents feel more in control.

-A.K. Mom of 4 year old son

Maria has been invaluable to our care team for our son. She has been insightful, and intuitive in her approach and relationship building with not only our son but with us, as the parents. She has provided numerous resources in addition to guiding us to necessary reading to help provide skill building in assertive parenting. I have recommended her to other parents in our community due to her expertise.

​​-T.P. Mom of a 4 year old

About Maria

Specializing in working with parents of intense young kids, I draw from 3 decades of nerding out on human development, relational dynamics, the power of family and spirituality and from helping 100's of families like yours.

2020 took her work online and she found she possessed a strong skill set and a unique gift for connecting to young, sassy children AND their parents online!

The sessions transformed into Maria teaching parents the skills to deeply connect through PLAY and through that get to know their child better and become a stronger and more loving family!

​From her humble beginnings as a teacher's assistant in a Montessori school to becoming a licensed professional counselor, Maria Arias has traveled an extraordinary journey. Her life experience is woven into her work, making her an expert in child development.