Welcome to a lifetime of restful sleep

        Welcome to the Holistic Sleep Center, where I am committed to helping you and your family get restful sleep. Quality sleep is a key factor in maintaining health, preventing disease, and living your best life. Research has shown that sleep habits formed in childhood can follow us into adulthood. I am here to help during pregnancy and start your children off on the right path for a lifetime of restful sleep.

      If you are a pregnant woman experiencing insomnia or an exhausted parent looking for support in getting your child to sleep, I can help! To resolve sleep challenges, I use a gentle and holistic approach that looks at many elements of daily life including nutrition, self care, health and wellness, sunlight, and developing an optimal relaxation and sleep routine to help you or your child obtain restful sleep.

I do, but rarely, employ traditional sleep training methods when necessary. Often when the wide array of factors are addressed that influence sleep, traditional sleep training is not needed. If we decide to add sleep training methods to your sleep plan, a gentle technique that is consistent with your family’s parenting philosophy and values will be used.

      I personally develop each sleep plan after a thorough conversation about you or your child's unique sleep challenges. I do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Each sleep plan is carefully created to fit the family’s beliefs, parenting style, personality, timeline, goals, and unique situation.

“My experience with Cindy as a sleep consultant was incredible. I was struggling with sleep patterns of my 3 week old when Cindy and I started consulting. After our initial consultation, Cindy provided an in-depth sleep plan for my family that ended up being more like a lifestyle guide. I didn't realize there were so many factors that indirectly affect sleep patterns. She got us all on schedule and helped keep relationships strong with my husband and toddler son during a challenging transition. I would recommend her x1000!”

- Stephanie



     I first became interested in the field of sleep consulting after having my second son, who was up all night! I read many sleep training approaches, theories on sleep, books, blogs, talked to friends and pediatricians, and hired two different sleep trainers. However, no one seemed to be able to address enough pieces of the sleep puzzle to help my son and family get the sleep we needed. Thankfully, I stumbled on the work of Mar De Carlo, who approached sleep from a holistic place, and things started to change for us.


     I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in New Hampshire. I am a Certified Holistic Sleep Consultant and Certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator. I have completed post-graduate training in perinatal and postpartum mood disorders through Postpartum Support International and earned Board Certification through the American Dance Therapy Association. I have a wide range of experience including working with children and families in foster care, parents and caregivers in creative movement groups, parents with twins and triplets, women with postpartum mood disorders, and many other populations.

     I currently live in Ferndale, Michigan with my husband, two young sons, and two dogs. I am an avid reader, love volunteering at my children's schools, and spend my free time in the garden with my boys.