CCC provides a comprehensive range of services to support your child and family. Whether you're searching for nap or night sleep recommendations, toilet training help, or guidance with child behavior; I am here to help! There is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to children and their unique needs. I will work with you to create a plan that is individualized to your child and comfortable for your family. Support and communication will be consistent throughout the process; you don't have to tackle this alone! I follow evidence-based practices and am happy to share those practices with the families I meet!
First and foremost, I am a mom to two wonderful (and at times challenging) girls! 'Mom' will always be my favorite role. As a parent, I struggled when my two-year-old still wasn't sleeping through the night. My experience working through her sleep concerns and eventual sleep success brought me to the world of pediatric sleep consulting. Restful and restorative sleep is extraordinarily important for the child and family. I am here to provide you with the tools to bring peaceful nights and happier days to your family and home.
For over 14 years, I have supported children and their families (including children on the Autism Spectrum and other related diagnoses) using practices based in science. This work has brought me extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric behavior, including bedtime avoidance behaviors, sleep challenges, toilet training, improving sibling interactions, social and play skills, decreasing challenging behavior, improving mealtime behavior, and parent/caregiver support.
Professional Qualifications: Family Sleep Institute- Pediatric Sleep Consultant Licensed Behavior Analyst/Board Certified Behavior Analyst Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care- Certified Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teacher
Like many new moms, I had a baby that didn’t like to sleep! My almost 8-month-old was up several times a night, waking up early and naps were nearly non- existent unless I was holding him. All this made for tired parents and a fussy baby. I knew what I had to do get him to sleep but I was anxious to sleep train, I was afraid we would just be told to let the baby “cry it out” and I did not think that was something him or I could handle.
Then we met Katelyn and had our first consultation, she quickly assured me that we could come up with a plan to get my baby to sleep without hours and hours of crying from either of us! During our consultation she talked about her family and their journey to good sleep. This helped immensely knowing that she too had gone through the exhaustion and long nights and that this had worked for her and her family! We discussed what our goals were and what our family was comfortable with as far as our sleep plan.
After the first consultation we got our sleep plan within a day and we were ready to go. Katelyn’s plan was so thorough and easily explained everything for us. She talked us through the plan, and we were ready to go! Throughout the course of our sleep plan, Katelyn was always available with fast answers to my million questions, tips and tricks for the day based on what time he woke up or if he had a long nap. She was so supportive, and it showed, whether it was through text or e-mail, I knew I could always reach out to her for any question, I never felt any question was too small or silly!
At the end of our two weeks, our now 8-month-old was putting himself to sleep within minutes for two naps a day and bedtime. We were getting almost 12 hour stretches of sleep most nights as well- the whole family was well rested and happier! We 100% could not have done this without Katelyn. Katelyn was knowledgeable, accessible, prompt, understanding, warm and caring. I would recommend Katelyn for any parent out there that is ready to start sleep training."
Working with Katelyn was a wonderful experience! Even though Katelyn was unable to meet my daughter in person and see her sleeping space due to covid, she got our 18 month old sleeping through the night in just two weeks. Katelyn was understanding and compassionate with all of my questions and concerns. She held my hand at times when I needed it and gave me a gentle push when it was time to stand my ground to protect my own sleep needs. Katelyn made my family feel like we were working on a team and always made sure my daughter’s health and safety came first!”
Working with Katelyn was great. Our daughter is finally sleeping through the night in her own room! We were very nervous starting the process, but Katelyn was very communicative and reassuring. The plan was clear and Katelyn responded quickly every time I had a question. We’d recommend Katelyn to anyone who is looking for sleep help for their children."
When we first started working with Katelyn about 3 weeks ago, our 3 year old, Sam, was waking up 4 to 6 times a night, not napping and was SO challenging to put to bed at night. We had surrendered to the middle of the night struggle and let him sleep in our bed, exiling me to the couch. I was so resolved to this new routine, I ended up making a bed for myself on the couch that stayed there permanently! Fast forward to today. Sam is sleeping in his OWN bed every night. He is napping in his own bed most days with no issue and I have officially put the couch bedding away! Going to bed can still be challenge, but Katelyn continues to work with us to help Sam become an independent sleeper. With so much progress in such a short amount I time, I know we will reach our final goal of easier bedtimes in no time! Katelyn is skilled, compassionate and ready to tailor a plan that is just right for your family!"
We started working with Katelyn 4 weeks ago to help us with our 3 year old’s bedtime challenges. We had come to dread bedtime, as it often led to hours of struggling to get her settled into bed for the night. Katelyn provided us with a comprehensive and effective plan after gathering tons of information about our current routine. A few small and manageable adjustments, and we are on our way to a calmer bedtime. Katelyn really takes the time to listen to concerns and challenges and provides a thoughtful approach that will work for your family. We couldn’t be happier with her services and would highly recommend her assistance to any experiencing sleep challenges with their little ones!