Melissa Benaroya, LICSW provides parents with the tools and support they need to raise healthy children and find more joy in parenting. 
Do you find yourself frustrated with your children?

Do you question your parenting decisions?

Feel confused when every book about kid's sleep tells you something different?

Feel like you and your partner are on different pages when it comes to discipline?


If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are not alone. You can learn how to move through these common parenting struggles and become the parent you want to be.

Through parent coaching, classes, workshops and speaking engagements, Melissa works to empower parents and strengthen families.



It's amazing how God places certain people in our life during difficult times. My parent coach, Melissa Benaroya has been a huge source of support for me. She has put me on the right path and I feel so blessed by God to have her in my life. I am a better parent because of her. She is extremely knowledgeable and always has the answers. Thank you Melissa for sharing yourself and your knowledge to help me become a mother who parents her child with love, empathy and respect while also setting boundaries and attempting to enforce them in a clear and consistent manner. You are amazing! 

Mom, Seattle, WA


Melissa, your talk at Lake Washington Technical College was super helpful- it has done wonders with my approach with my strong-willed and wonderful little girl!

Kelli, Preschool Mom of Preschooler, Seattle, WA


Melissa is the person to call with any matters related to family. She has helped me find focus, confidence, and a plan for my growing family. Her approach is tailored and focused on the best results for you, nothing off the shelf.

Jenna, Seattle, WA


Melissa is very real and open with her own personal experiences which makes her feedback that much more realistic and helpful. Otherwise, I think it would have been - for me at least - a bunch of really good ideas that I wouldn't know exactly how to act upon. Great amount of humor and professionalism made it feel safe and "at home" to discuss concerns around raising my children. Thank you!

Mom, Seattle,WA


Thank you again, Melissa! I have taken many parenting classes and yours was by far the best. I really appreciate that I had the opportunity to learn more techniques from you. I am hoping to take an emotional coaching class soon! 

Private Parenting Group Participant


I attended a parent lecture at Wedgwood Cooperative Preschool a few months back and you were the fabulous guest speaker. I was inspired by your energy. Your ability to make time for your fitness goals is what I took home that evening. I have since applied this to my life and am feeling great! Thank you for the much needed nudge. More importantly, the words to make the nudge stick in our busy household. Mom is officially back on the 'to do' list. 

 Heleyna, Wedgwood Cooperative Preschool Parent, Seattle, WA


Melissa, Just had to email and say thank you! I was so used to doing and saying everything for my daughter that I didn't realize she grew into this little person who just wants a say in everything! The shared power makes so much sense to me and feel now like I am watching my doll from a different lense! It truly is amazing, and can't thank you enough!! I just feel so much more confident and better understanding of where she is in life and what she needs from me!!! I always say God puts people in your life when you need it!

Mom, Seattle, WA