About ERin

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Erin B. Bernau, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with more than fifteen years of experience working with children and families. She works as a parent coach with Sarina Natkin Parenting, as a parent educator at Seattle Central College’s Parent/Child Center and through North Seattle College’s cooperative preschools, and as a facilitator for Listening Mothers groups. 

Erin is an active volunteer speaker for PEPS groups and a volunteer group facilitator for The Healing Center. She earned her B.A. from Yale University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington. 

Erin has training in Positive Discipline, Promoting First Relationships, mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as having completed a program in Infant Observation through COR Northwest Family Development Center. She has worked as a resident teacher at University Child Development School, as a Child Placement Specialist at Amara Parenting and Adoption Services, and has done extensive work in the field of children’s grief and loss through Hospice of Seattle and Evergreen Healthcare’s Bereavement Services.

After having her own children, Erin became more interested in the adjustment to parenthood and the challenges and triumphs that parenting presents. She enjoys the process of supporting parents so that they can more fully enjoy the wild ride of parenthood. Erin is the mom of two school-aged children and lives with her family in Seattle. 

Contact Erin at erin@sarinanatkin.com


APPRECIATION FOR ERIN

Erin is empathetic and I always felt respected and listened to during the discussions. She is wonderful with children and understands what we are all going through.
— Parent, Seattle, WA
Erin is very non-judgmental, open and kind.
— Parent, Seattle, WA
Erin is open, knowledgeable and authentic.
— Parent, Seattle, WA
Erin is competent, kind, non-shaming in her guidance on caring for kids and amazing at connecting people with resources for on-going learning.
— Parent, Seattle, WA
Erin is very present, calm and knowledgeable
— Class Participant, Seattle, WA
I felt very supported by Erin.
— Class Participant, Seattle, WA
Erin, thank you for being such a calm, nurturing, and reflective presence in our lives.
— Parent, Seattle, WA
Erin is a patient listener with an aptitude for asking good questions.
— Parent, Seattle, WA
Erin is warm, welcoming and validating of all opinions and backgrounds.
— Parent, Seattle, WA