University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
Instituto Adventista de Ensino, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bachelor of Theology, Bible Languages
Areas of Focus:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Self-Esteem x Self-Appreciation
You Are Enough
Theory of Mind
The Heart of Compassion
Listening with Empathy
How to Show Respect to People’s Opinion
Be Interested instead of Interesting
Your Weakness Is Your Strength
Claudio Vargas Silva is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ordained pastor and professional pianist. He specializes in counseling couples, children and adolescents. He worked for 16 years as a pastor in Brazil and the US. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. He is also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Claudio is certified by Health Relationships California to deliver workshops such as Mastering the Mysteries of Love and World Class Marriage. In addition, he delivers parenting workshops based on the book How To Talk So Children Will Listen and Listen So Children Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Claudio has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), The Beck Diet Solution, Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Filial Therapy (FT), and Sand Tray Therapy (STT).
Claudio has a passion for helping people, couples and families build closer, more fulfilling relationships through better communication. In addition, he also helps individuals with problems such as anxiety, depression, anger management, panic disorder, trauma, divorce and spiritual issues.
Claudio has messages available in English, Spanish and Portuguese on YouTube, where he has been heard more than 200,000 times. His messages are a great resource to encourage people in their personal and relationship challenges. Click on the Video Ministry links on this page to listen to some of his messages.