About Sarina

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Sarina Behar Natkin, LICSW, is a Seattle based parent coach, speaker and author. She provides parents with the tools and support they need to raise healthy children, and find more joy in parenting. Sarina began her career in social services over 20 years ago in the field of domestic violence. After having her first child, she directed her passion toward assisting parents in creating healthy families from the start. She co-founded GROW Parenting®, building a community of over 12,000 parents committed to learning and growing. 

Sarina is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Certified Gottman Educator and Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and completed her Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Washington. Sarina provides individual support and consultation to parents and families from pregnancy through adolescence. She teaches Bringing Baby Home and Positive Discipline courses, and regularly speaks to schools and businesses on a variety of parenting topics.

Sarina is featured weekly on King 5 News, Seattle's NBC affiliate, covering a wide range of parenting topics. She is also a featured parenting expert on other local news stations, and her writing appears in both print and online media sources. Her past experience includes program development and implementation, case management, and individual and family therapy. Sarina is a Seattle native and resides in the city with her husband and two daughters.

Contact Sarina at sarina@sarinanatkin.com


Sarina has some exciting projects in the works and her availability for parent coaching and speaking engagements is limited. Please contact Sarina to inquire about current availability. 

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BBYO Giddens School  King 5 Media Group  Jewish Family Service of Seattle Madison Park Cooperative Preschool`  Magnolia Cooperative Preschool McGilvra Elementary School Microsoft Corporation North Seattle Central Community College ParentMap PEPS- Program for Early Parent Support Seattle Central College Starbucks Coffee Company The Kavana Cooperative University of Washington

Clients Include



2016 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award- Finalist, Best Parent Education Program

2014 Parent Map Golden Teddy Award- Finalist, Best Parent Education & Support Program

2013 Parent Map Golden Teddy Award- Finalist, Best Parent Education ClassesBest Parent Support Program

2012 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award, Best Parent Education Program

2012 Parent Map Golden Teddy Award- Finalist, Best Parent Support Program


Sarina, I think you’re really shifted both my wife and I with respect to our relationship to our son. The energy in the house is much better, we feel much closer to him and are much less likely to say hurtful things to him. It’s funny that by parenting on instinct I was treating my children much worse than I would any adult placed under my supervision at work. As far as I’m concerned you are a gift from God and have saved my family from years of heartache, drama and likely tragedy.
— Father of 2, Seattle, WA
Thank you, thank you, thank you Sarina! I can’t tell you what a huge help you have been and continue to be! My stress level is greatly reduced and I am finding more joy in parenting than I have before! Thank you also for sharing your personal experiences this session, it made me feel vastly better about something I have been struggling with recently!
— Mother of 2, Seattle, WA
Sarina Natkin is an amazing Parent Coach. She not only has a great deal of knowledge, but knows how to share it in a way that makes sense and allows parents to create plans and act on them. Sarina asked a lot of questions and shared a lot of knowledge. With her help we were able to come up with a plan that made sense and was workable for us to put into action. She provided us with useful and helpful tools for being better parents. I highly recommend Sarina.
— Jenn, Mother of 2, Seattle, WA