Sleep Savvy Certified Professionals!
Need local support? These are trusted sleep experts mentored directly by me, trained and vetted by my Sleep Savvy Certification Process. They can provide sleep education and consulting, home visits, and postpartum care!
The Sleep Savvy Method is approved by Neurologists, IBCLC Lactation Pros & Perinatal Psychotherapists.
Hudson Valley, NY – Elisabeth (Lis) is an artist, doula, educator and soon to be parent to her first child. She began her journey working with children and their families while growing up in NYC. Elisabeth has over 20 years of collective experience as a childcare provider, birth doula, early childhood educator and postpartum doula.
Elisabeth acknowledges the vulnerability that can surface around sleep work as well as the profound energy it takes to care for a child at every stage of growth. Birth Doula (DONA International), Postpartum Doula (Carriage House Birth), Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC), Infant and Adult CPR, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Sleep Savvy Educator and Consultant. Elisabeth Timpone
Boston, MA – Heather Magill is a certified postpartum doula (DONA) and gentle sleep coach (Sleep Savvy). Her experiences raising her own three kids, now school-aged, have taught her that with each new baby comes a unique combination of personalities, circumstances, and needs, and given her a passion for helping families to sort through the noise to find solutions that work for them. One thing we all have in common is a need for support and encouragement in our parenting journeys, and she aims to bring a sense of calm, confidence, and connection to the early parenting experience. She offers support over the phone as well as home visits throughout the Boston/North Shore area.
Lavender Doula Care
Arin Willey, LMHC, R-DMT has experienced firsthand the pain and suffering of infant sleep troubles, but her young children are living proof that with the right adjustments any child can become a great sleeper! As a psychotherapist who specializes in maternal mental health, Arin understands that sleep is a key component of emotional, mental and physical well-being for the whole family. She is honored to work with families and help them to lead healthier and happier lives. To learn more, please visit: Movement Matters Therapy.
Dafne Milne, Perinatal Clinical Psychologist around Irvington NY and all of NY State.
Dafne provides a safe space where you can explore the emotions and experiences that characterize your struggles, triumphs, and everything in between.
She offers attachment-based psychotherapy and is also formally trained in CBT. Dafne has wide experience of training and treatment, from mother-infant communication and bonding, to parental mental health, and adult psychotherapy.
Find her on Psychology Today.
Boston, MA – Jodi Utter
Co-owner/co-founder of Super Sleep Heroes, Jodi’s journey into this field began during her years as a postpartum doula. Jodi found that many of her postpartum clients were contacting her well after her contracted hours were complete asking for help with sleep for their babies/children. Wanting to offer them the most current science based information around sleep, Jodi decided to become certified as a sleep consultant with Sleep Savvy. Jodi’s extensive experience as a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Birth Doula, Licensed Practical Nurse, Lactation Educator, Childbirth Educator and Newborn Care Specialist allows her a special perspective into a families struggles and needs during their postpartum weeks and months. Jodi is also founder and owner of Utter Comfort Doula Services helping families in Boston and surrounding areas.
Boston, MA – Martha Widing
Co-owner/co-founder of Super Sleep Heroes, Martha’s journey into this field began during her years as a postpartum doula. Martha found that many of her postpartum clients were contacting her well after her contracted hours were complete, asking for help with sleep for their babies/children. Wanting to offer them the most current science based information around sleep Martha decided to become certified sleep consultant through Sleep Savvy. Martha’s extensive experience as a Certified Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Lactation Educator and Childbirth Educator allows her a special perspective into a families struggles and needs during their postpartum weeks and months. Martha is also founder and owner of Birth Baby Blessing helping families in Boston and surrounding areas.
Birth Baby Blessing
Seattle, WA – Lola Katschke CD(PALS), PCS(NAPS), CLE grew up in warm Sao Paulo, Brazil, and after moving to Seattle, dove deep into her calling to be a birth and postpartum doula. She realized her unique ability to recognize and cater to people’s individual needs and to support them in their transition to parenthood. These skills are the foundation of Lola’s practice. She works with families in-person in the greater Seattle area.
Lola the Doula
Seattle, WA – Joy MacTavish, IBCLC, RLC, Ma is a lactation consultant (IBCLC), baby-wearing consultant, and supports families with holistic parenting education and support. She works with families in-person in the greater Seattle area and by phone. To learn more, please visit: Sound Beginnings.
Seattle, WA – Gwen Kiehne found her calling as a postpartum doula in 2011, two years after the birth of her daughter. Having a child with colic and very little family support motivated her to apply her background in research and caregiving to be the help that she wish she had as a new parent. Since then she has completed certifications as a lactation educator, a labor support doula, and a sleep consultant using the Sleep Savvy Gentle Sleep method. She chose to certify with the Sleep Savvy Gentle Sleep method because it is evidence based, breastfeeding friendly, and respectful of the attachment relationship between parents and their children.
Gwen Kiehne serves the Seattle area for in-person consults and has also successfully supported families remotely. To learn more, please visit: SeattleFamilyDoula.com.
Seattle, WA – As a mother of two teenagers, Jill Colley still remembers the agony of the night she tried the Cry It Out (CIO). It was torture for mom and baby, and she never tried it again. Instead, she spent countless hours holding, rocking, singing and finally sleeping with her babies (and then toddlers) to coax them to sleep and to stay asleep. If only she’d known there was a gentler, more parental-present way to help babies learn to fall asleep. Now as a sleep coach certified in the Sleep Savvy Gentle Sleep method and postpartum doula, she finds it immensely rewarding to successfully coach families with their sleep challenges and to help them avoid the gut-wrenching experience of CIO. Jill serves the Seattle, WA area and beyond. To learn more, please visit: JillColleyDoula.com
Seattle, WA – Kayla began her journey into birth work in 2019 building on previous skills and courses to become a birth doula after supporting families as a nanny for 9 years. She knew her passion was to support people and enjoyed working alongside families. In 2020 she transitioned into postpartum work and began seeing some of the sleep challenges her clients encountered. She was inspired to grow her knowledge so she could offer further support through sleep consulting.
She really enjoys getting to know each of the families she supports and appreciates how every family is so unique. She creates a specialized plan for her families and strongly believes in supporting families in a way that fulfills their individual needs and desires.
To learn more, please visit: VitalityDoulaServices.com
Charlotte, NC – Andrea Gerdes is a certified birth doula (BAI), trained postpartum doula, and certified sleep specialist. Her journey to a career in birthwork began with her own births, each of which was very different and special in its own way. As a doula, she is passionate about sharing evidence based information with their clients so they can make the best decisions for them and then supporting them every step of the way.. As a sleep specialist, she loves to provide families with the confidence they need to help their babies (and themselves!) get more sleep. You can find her business, Complete Joy Birth Services, at CharlotteNCDoula.com.
Andrea lives and works in Charlotte, NC. When not attending to the needs of her clients, you will find her hanging out with her amazing husband, homeschooling her three wonderful kids, drinking lots of coffee, or reading one of her many unfinished books.
Denver, CO – Mac Brydum, MSW, CLEC, CD (DTI) is a dad, a birth and postpartum doula, lactation educator, and sleep savvy consultant. He is passionate about providing inclusive support to LGBTQ families throughout their pregnancy, birth and parenting journeys. Mac lives Seattle, WA with his wife, child and pets. To learn more, please visit: ThatDoulaGuy.com
Mac is certified with Doula Trainings International, University of California San Diego and Sleep Savvy right here!
Melanie Wachsman serves the Los Angeles area. Her certifications include postpartum doula and infant sleep education and support to support the early parenting experience. Melanie is there for you for sleep education, sleep support, postpartum and birth support! Her nature is calm, experienced and present and her approach to sleep is gentle and nurturing. Doula Mellie