Kathy Mattox is a Licensed MFT who received her 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, she has 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 her private practice, The Art of Family, in Vista, California.

Kathy has a passion for working with children and their families.  As an independent facilitator of the Love and Logic® Curricula, Kathy is dedicated to making parenting fun and rewarding, rather than stressful and chaotic. Kathy’s sense of humor, friendliness and authentic caring for individuals and families is evident in her classes and in her 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.”