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Guidance & Training

Cheryl Erwin

Cheryl is available for conference workshops and keynotes, as well as professional training for parents, social workers, therapists, and others interested in family health and wellness. Learn More.

If there are children in your life, there will undoubtedly be times when you have questions. Whether you're a parent or a professional, you've probably found yourself wondering:

  • Why do children do that?
  • How do I build a lasting, respectful relationship with my child?
  • How do I go beyond dealing with misbehavior to nurture a competent, capable, happy young adult?
  • How will I know that I'm doing the right thing, for me and for my child?
  • How do I help my child cope with depression, bullying, homework and academics, and other challenges in life?

If these or similar questions concern you, you've come to the right place. Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist who provides parent coaching, parent education, and professional training to help you develop both wisdom and skill. Cheryl's approach is based on the work of Alfred Adler and the bestselling ‘Positive Discipline’ books Cheryl co-authored with Jane Nelsen, and rests on solid evidence and experience. Through personal coaching, customized workshops, and professional training, you can learn to parent and work with children with confidence and joy.


Cheryl's Specialties

Parenting, early childhood education, adolescent development, child and adolescent behavior, family relationships.

Is There A Right Way To Discipline A Child?

On September 24, 2014, KNPR in Las Vegas presented a radio show featuring guests Cheryl Erwin, Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew Freeman, Assistant Professor at UNLV's Department of Psychology, and Bradley Donohue, Director of Family Research and Services and a Professor at UNLV's Department of Psychology.

In this 30 minute broadcast, the panel discusses the questions and issues, the behaviorial theories and the ethical arguments concerning corporal punishment.


Listen to the Discussion

November, 2013

"Several people who have been at our school for a long time have gone out of their way to let me know that your presentation was, by far, the best we have ever had. I've participated in a large number of parent programs in schools around the country and extend that 'best ever' way beyond our community. World class."

"It was such a pleasure to listen to you and to watch and listen to parents as they quickly relaxed into a giant trust circle. You bring many assets to the table, not the least of which is your experience and ability to connect with others as a parent yourself. We had some with itty bitty kiddos right on up into high school. All present felt you were speaking directly to them. Interesting, isn't it, that children of all ages need the same connections and consistency from their parents?"

-- Ruth Glass, Head of School, Lake Tahoe School, Incline Village, Nevada

Get Help:

Reno Office

448 Ridge Street
Suite B
Reno, NV 89501
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Contact Cheryl

Three easy ways:
Phone: (775) 331-6723
Online Form

On the Radio

Listen to Cheryl's commentary on parenting weekly at 5:30 and 7:30 KUNR-FM (88.7), Reno NV. Listen to past broadcasts at KUNR's Web site.


    Parent Coaching & Support

    Personalized attention

    Sometimes, no matter how many books you’ve read, it’s challenging to know how to respond to your children’s behavior. Cheryl offers parent coaching designed to help you understand the beliefs behind your child’s behavior and to find effective solutions. You can receive relaxed, confidential Parent Coaching from the privacy of your own home when it’s convenient for you, using your computer, tablet, or even your smartphone.


    Development Training

    professional services

    Cheryl can provide training and workshops for your school, staff, or organization. Credit is available through the Nevada Registry. Training sessions can be tailored for therapists, social workers, teachers, and other professional groups. The workshops are relaxed, friendly, and productive. Use the above link to make your inquiry.


    Conference Keynote Speaking

    Workshops, seminars

    Cheryl is available to provide keynote speeches for conferences, workshops and seminars. Presentations can be tailored for therapists, social workers, teachers, and other professional groups and gatherings.


    Marriage & Family Therapy

    Appointments available

    Cheryl Erwin is a licensed therapist and clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has been providing individual, couples, child, and adolescent therapy for almost 20 years in the Reno/Sparks area. Cheryl has experience working with anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, child behavior, and other life and relationship issues. Cheryl accepts several major insurance plans. It's easy to setup an appointment.


    One-to-One Video Coaching

    Online Parent Coaching

    An optional component of Cheryl's Online Parent Coaching Service is an add-on Skype video feature for live, one-to-one video conferencing. This component consists of a one hour personal interactive exchange.


    Cheryl's Publications

    Available at amazon

    Cheryl Erwin is the author and coauthor of several best selling parenting books. Most titles are available in paperback and are available for downloading onto your Kindle or favorite tablet reader.

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