Welcome to Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC

Teachers, administrators, school counselors, and support staff all play an important role in the lives of our children. Through his work as a school-based therapist and school consultant, Steve has provided counseling and support to students and their families, as well as staff development trainings to school staff. He has a great deal of experience helping educators use the Love and Logic techniques to create schools with fewer discipline problems and improved staff morale. 

To see how the services offered by Creative Counseling Solutions can help your parenting, your children, or your classroom, please browse the site. 

To learn more about the Parenting with Love and Logic approach, please click here.

About Steve

Steve received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and his Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona. He is an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, and has provided individual counseling, parent coaching, school-based counseling, and seminars for teachers and parents for over 15 years.

In addition to being a child and family therapist and consultant, Steve is a parent. He understands the joys and difficulties of parenting, and uses the techniques from Parenting with Love and Logic® as the foundation for raising his own son. 

Steve is thoroughly trained and experienced in the Love and Logic approach.  He enjoys helping parents improve their relationships with their children by avoiding the "parent traps" of anger, lectures, arguing, threats, repeated warnings, reminders and criticism.  Additionally, Steve helps parents learn to set limits without power struggles, to share control through the use of choices, and to guide children through problem solving.

Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC was founded by Steve Barcanic, MA, LPC, in 1999. It was created to meet not only the social, emotional, and psychological needs of children and teens, but to support parents and teachers in their goals of raising and educating children.