Certified Sleep Consultant, Alyssa Veneklase, recognizes that sleep is the cornerstone of growth, recovery, and wellness. She has made teaching others how to do it peacefully her life’s work. As a Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant through Baby Sleep Consultant LTD, Alyssa loves watching parents go from absolute desperation (sleep deprived, depressed, relationships struggling) to pure joy once they are sleeping through the night again!
In 2015, with a heart full of passion, Alyssa left corporate America to pursue a career as a doula. She became a Certified Elite Postpartum & Infant Care Doula through ProDoula, a Newborn Care Specialist through Newborn Care Solutions Institute, and a graduate of Advanced Multiples Training with Mama’s Best Friend. With her extensive training regarding newborns and the parents they belong to, Alyssa is clearly focused on the highest level of education possible and providing the most credible, up-to-date care available.
Using humor and her unparalleled authentic voice, Alyssa offers guidance and reassurance. She says, “I’m there to cheer parents on and applaud them for working hard, and I love celebrating their parenting victories with them.”
Alyssa offers customized sleep solutions and sleep classes to families looking for help establishing a sleep routine for their child. Alyssa is a problem solver at her core and loves helping new parents set goals, find creative solutions to problems, and build strategies to reach the goals they set. Her experience with families as a postpartum doula enables an environment for her clients during sleep training that is exceptionally rare and referred to as “nothing short of amazing!”
Additionally, Alyssa is First Aid/CPR/AED Certified, a member of the Healthy Kent Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Coalition, and a Mothership Certified Health Service Provider. Alyssa was the MomsBloom Health Professional of the year in 2018; a title she wears with great pride! Some other certifications and awards include:
Alyssa has a bachelors degree in Management and an associates degree in liberal arts with a focus on photography. She blogs frequently and her writing has been featured on Parent.com and in First Time Parent Magazine. Her love for travel is matched by her husband and their daughter. In fact, since her daughter was 9 weeks old, the trio has traveled the world together! Alyssa and her family live in East Grand Rapids. When Alyssa is home, you can find her in the garden with her daughter, at a concert with her husband, working on a puzzle (in the winter!), or volunteering her time with young women in the community.
Alyssa is not currently accepting new sleep clients. She teaches classes at Gold Coast Doulas and is a licensed REALTOR® with her husband at Urban Soil Realty.