Twelve years ago, I was teaching 7th grade at Bank Street's School for Children and not sleeping because my delicious, interesting and interested son was keeping me up all night. As I worked to solve my family's problem (which only grew trickier when my daughter was born), I dove deeper and deeper into the world of sleep science, behavioral science, and child development. After I solved my own family's sleep problems, I began to help friends and their friends. Eventually I trained with Kim West and am one of her first 50 Gentle Sleep Coaches. Today, nearly 7 years since the completion of Kim's program, I can now proudly say that I have helped more than 1,000 families and counting.
My training includes basic counseling and child development, sleep Science and behavioral modification techniques, secure attachment theory, and supporting the breastfeeding mom. Moreover I participated in lectures from top specialists in the areas of postpartum Depression from Dr Shoshana Bennett, author and leading specialist on Postpartum Depression, medical Conditions and Sleep Apnea in Children led by Dr Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center, and sensory Processing Disorders and Sleep by Jodi Jennings, OTLR.
My additional training includes an Ms Ed from Bank Street College of Education, specialized training in 4 and 5 month old babies, as well as extensive experience with multiples.
Finally and perhaps most importantly, I am both a mother and a sleep consultant. While my children, Alistair (12), Clara (10), and Loewy (7), are no longer babies and not even toddlers, I deeply understand the role that we as parents play in our children's sleep and just how challenging it can be.
parents need sleep too!
beginning in January, 2017
Very often as parents, we spend all of our time focusing on taking care of our children's needs rather than our own. We schedule their doctors appointments before ours, sign them up for activities before we plan something fun for ourselves, and meet their eating and sleep needs before we meet our own.
Whether you are just starting to improve your child's sleep or have already conquered this hurdle, you might be ready to turn your attention to your own sleep needs. For some of us, we are just so grateful to finally be able to sleep, so we do just that. For others, we begin to struggle with insomnia.
For the past six months, I have been studying with Dr. Gregg Jacobs in his Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Insomnia and will begin taking clients in January.
Whether we meet in person or virtually, I will work with you over the course of 8 sessions to solve your sleep struggles. You can either work with me privately or in a group format. Pricing will vary accordingly with group packages of $400/person and private sessions by the hour, beginning at $100/hour.
For some quick tips, read my interview on the Nanit blog.
Please contact me directly to discuss further.