Melissa Lipson

Child and Family Coach

Find Calm, Clarity and Happiness

Melissa Lipson

Child and Family Coach

Find Calm, Clarity and Happiness

Melissa Lipson

Melissa’s Mission

Melissa’s mission is to strengthen families by helping them to live more successfully and joyfully.  As a coach, she will provide tips and tools to help families connect deeper with each other. As a school counselor, she has the education and experience to help parents understand why their children behave the way they do. As a parent, she can relate to the hard times of raising a child. By  working closely together and by allowing yourself to be coachable, transformation will occur and positive changes will happen:

  • Feel more confident in your parenting decisions
  • Get on the same page with your spouse or co-parent
  • Get more parental control back
  • Explore strategies specific to your families needs
  • Communicate more effectively and openly with your children
  • Create and stick to action plans
  • Build a stronger relationship with your kids

About Melissa

Melissa Lipson, Founder & Certified Child & Family Coach
For 30 years, Melissa has changed the lives of children and families by providing the tools and resources needed to make positive changes to empower individuals and creating family harmony. She guides her clients with self-exploration and strategies to move forward to more positive outcomes.

Melissa received her M.A. degree in Guidance and Counseling (K-12) from Montclair State University and her B.A. from Northeastern University. She holds certifications in Life Coaching, ADHD Awareness and Mindfulness Techniques. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher in 1990, Melissa was inspired to work with children and families. After receiving her master’s degree, she spent over the last two decades working as a school counselor in Rockland County, NY. Melissa has a passion and unstoppable drive to strengthen families. She has worked with countless families struggling to achieve balance in a fast-paced world.

Life Coaching Certification

Mindfulness Coaching Certification

ADHD Coaching Certification

Melissa’s Mission

Melissa’s mission is to strengthen families by helping them to live more successfully and joyfully.  As a coach, she will provide tips and tools to help families connect deeper with each other. As a school counselor, she has the education and experience to help parents understand why their children behave the way they do. As a parent, she can relate to the hard times of raising a child. By working closely together and by allowing yourself to be coachable, transformation will occur and positive changes will happen:

  • Feel more confident in your parenting decisions

  • Get on the same page with your spouse or co-parent

  • Get more parental control back

  • Explore strategies specific to your families needs

  • Communicate more effectively and openly with your children

  • Create and stick to action plans

  • Build a stronger relationship with your kids

Melissa’s Testimonials

I cannot say enough about Melissa. A friend of mine told me she was the person who actually got her son to get to school on time! I called her and from the day she came into our house, my son responded immediately! He loved her magic ideas that she came up with for dealing with his anger. I can honestly say that our house has been so peaceful since our work together.

Anonymous - New City, NY

Melissa is who we needed all along!!! Her experience working with kids is invaluable! She is a “Master Coach”. Her connection with our entire family was perfect for us!

M.A. - Pearl River, NY

A few years ago, my daughter was displaying a great deal of stress. She was in 5th grade. She was feeling helpless and desperate as were we. I reached out to Melissa for help. She stepped right in, even though we were friends and it was against her policy, she gave my daughter helpful, invaluable strategies for releasing her stress in a more positive way. She provided concrete, hands on strategies for my daughter to use when stressful situations arose. Melissa is warm, caring and made my daughter feel comfortable enough to immediately open up. I can never repay her for helping my daughter. We will forever be grateful for the knowledge and kindness she showed to all of us!

J.M. Congers, NY

Melissa was amazing at getting me to recognize that I needed to make changes in my behavior and the way I spoke to my children in order for our relationship to work! She was by my side through this tough process but I can honestly say that I now have a great relationship with my kids. I now have the strategies I need to look back on when I slip.

N.L. - New City, NY

Melissa worked with my daughter A.S and our family. My daughter who has ADHD needed help with learning tools to cope with her anxiety and her emotions. Melissa brought us amazing ideas such as marble jars and charts to help her gain confidence and self regulate her feelings . Melissa also met with my husband and myself and guided us by giving us tools to work as a family to help her as well. Melissa made an incredibly positive impact on my daughters life and progress and our family as a whole. 

- CS, Pearl River, NY

I have known Melissa for 30 years. Our friendship has evolved over that time into best friends and now next-door neighbors. She is an incredible human, an amazing advocate and force to be reckoned with when she’s advocating for others. I will always remember one example that left me feeling so honored that she was my best friend. When her son was struggling in elementary school, Melissa became a fierce advocate on his behalf, got into action and made sure all supports were in place to ensure his success in all areas. She researched, networked, and created a plan to support his immediate needs as well as putting everything into place for his long term success. He is in college thriving today and it still leaves me tearful when I think of how she got that done. I am always so proud of her endless effort and drive to support others and help them strive to be the best version of themselves. Any family who works with her is lucky to have her by their side.

- D.P New City, NY

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