“What you leave in your children as values and beliefs is much more important than what you leave to your children as valuables and money in your estates.”

Best Selling author of Be A Parent, Not A Pushover and The Seeds of Greatness Family Leadership Program

Highly regarded clinical psychologist and media personality, Dr. Maryann provides answers, insight, ideas and hope in the challenging job of raising children. Parents get a clear understanding of the issues that children face today as they struggle to become independent, high achieving adults who can make a positive difference in life. Her value based learning system is based on 20 years of education, training and field-testing to help parents and other adult caregivers empower kids to be everything they can be.


Dr. Maryann has been invited to represent and serve on the advisory board for Life Medical Technologies (LMT), a company dedicated to educate and provide life-enhancing, innovative medical products to the public.

Substance abuse and addiction affect entire families, not just the family member using or abusing the substance. Dr. Maryann’s insights and solutions help families rebalance and stabilize a new and healthier lifestyle. She is the Clinical Director at Casa Palmera Treatment Center, an integrated dual diagnosis care center specializing in the treatment of addiction, chronic pain, eating disorders, and emotional trauma.

Partial list of clients include: The Millionaire Mentor, Inc., Women Of Purpose, ARV Assisted Living, Inc., Viejas Casino, United Airlines, Panasonic Corp., San Diego Regional Center, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Center, Community Health Group, Country Friends, Westmont Public Library, New Hope Community Church, Alvarado Parkway Institute, Pacific Health Systems (PHS).


Dr. Maryann’s dedication has taken her around the world helping families develop self-management traits that every leader needs to teach and every child needs to learn.

Dr. Maryann has consulted throughout America, Australia, Europe, and Asia on leadership skills and training. She serves on the Board of Directors for SIAS International University, the first solely American owned University in central China. Doer’s Management Group hired her as part of their Money and You Program. Her seminars and keynotes on family leadership have taken her to Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She was invited by the Polish Real Estate Federation to give a keynote in Warsaw, Poland on “Planting The Seeds of Greatness in Our Children.”

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Thank you for being a guest on Holder Tonight.  It was a pleasure to have you on the program to talk about parenting and to share some of the words of wisdom from your book Be A Parent, Not A Pushover.

Having as many children as you’ve had, you certainly are an authority on how it’s done!  What you had to say was food for thought for many in our audience.  I can see how your book would be successful.  It was a most informative segment of the show

Respectfully yours,
Peter Anthony Holder