Melissa Benaroya

Speaker, Author, & Parent Coach at Melissa Benaroya, LICSW LLC

  • growth mindset
  • emotion coaching
  • child development
  • motivating children
  • discipline
  • parenting

Expert Credentials

BA UC Santa Barbara 1996, MSW California State Long Beach 1999, LICSW Washington State, LCSW California, Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator, Certified Gottman Educator,


Melissa is a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years of experience working with children and families. Melissa has a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Credentialed School Counselor and is trained in Positive Discipline. She is also a Certified Gottman Educator offering the Bringing Baby Home Program for families with young children and workshops on Emotion Coaching. Melissa practices as a parenting consultant, coach, and speaker to groups and individuals by blending her clinical training with her knowledge of child development and discipline. In 2011 she co-authored the book The Childproof Parent. Melissa lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children and keeps her sanity with an active lifestyle of running and yoga!