Sleep Consultations
for Exhausted Parents

Gold Coast offers sleep consultations from four Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultants. AlyssaMichelle, Jackie, and Kay can expertly guide your family from sleep-deprived to thriving.

Each family has a different story and different goals.

Kay specializes in gently guiding babies and toddlers toward a healthy sleep routine. Although she loves working with toddlers, she can begin working with your baby as early as 6 weeks to talk over what healthy sleep habits look like for a newborn. Then, around 12 weeks, she can create a custom plan for your baby.

Alyssa’s focus is on the parents and baby (or babies). She listens and uses her skills as a Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula and Newborn Care Specialist to come up with a solution that works for you. Alyssa is not currently taking additional sleep clients. She is accepting new TIRED AS A MOTHER sleep class students.

Michelle specializes in infant, toddler and early childhood sleep. She is Certified through Sleep Sense™

Jackie is passionate about parental mental health and empowering parents by providing much-needed emotional support along the way. She works with babies 3 months to 3 years old.

We offer different plan options to fit your needs and budget and can support you whether you live locally or across the country. We can also combine any sleep consultation with overnight postpartum doula support! This is why our custom sleep plans stand out from anyone else. Not only do you get a plan made just for you, but we are there to offer support and guidance which is the best plan for sleep success.

We also offer a sleep class if you’d like to start there. Our services are virtual and people can work with us from anywhere in the world.

Gold Coast Doulas Kay Holding Baby

A sleep consultation with Gold Coast Doulas means a real person is here to guide you through the process, offering accountability and encouragement along the way. We can help you get the rest you deserve!

Meet our Sleep Consultants:

Headshot of Alyssa from Gold Coast Doulas wearing a black tank top against a black and white background

Alyssa Veneklase

Sleep Consultant & Newborn Care Specialist

Contact us today to find out more about our plans, pricing, and how a sleep consultation can benefit your family. 

See what our clients are saying

I've never been a fan of the concept of sleep training. I think it has a bad reputation especially with nursing moms. But I can say that the service we received blew any expectations that I had out of the water.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the guidance you have given. This has really been such a positive experience.
We feel so much more educated and confident. I was to the point of not being able to work my full time job because of the effects of sleep deprivation. Now I feel so much more equipped to move back into that. We are beyond thankful!
I was scared to feel like I was abandoning our daughter during sleep training, but Gold Coast equipped us with a plan that allowed us to support our baby as she learned how to sleep.
Let me start by saying stop waiting! Book Gold Coast Doulas today! I can’t say enough about this process. They gave us the confidence and tools we needed to get our strong-willed, sleep disliking child sleeping soundly. Since our son was born he has always struggled to sleep well. For 19 months I was driving him around, or holding him to take a nap, and at night he was still taking a bottle to fall asleep, and waking multiple times throughout the night. We had developed more bad sleep habits than I’d ever dreamed. My only regret is not doing this sooner. They listened to all of our concerns and gave us just enough compassion and tough love to get us through this process. They were there for us every step of the way, and worked with us to stick to the plan, but also to tweak things to fit our families needs.
I can’t thank Gold Coast enough for giving me the confidence to help my son get the sleep he deserved. He is now taking naps in his crib, soothing himself to sleep and well on his way to sleeping all night every night! Thank you Gold Coast Doulas!
We are so happy with the gentle sleep training and nap schedule for our 3.5 month old. Within a week of putting him on the detailed schedule she provided, he was taking consistent naps in his bassinet all on his own, and now he loves to sleep! He still wakes up to feed once in the middle of the night, but no more rocking, humming, pacing around the house like a zombie - I couldn't recommend this enough!
We never sleep trained our now 3 year old son and I was a sleep zombie for over 2 years. With our second little guy, we knew there had to be a better way. Plus as a full time working mom, my anxiety was escalating during the night with the 3-5 wake-ups. I could not do it anymore. With a few very minor changes to our son's sleep schedule and our routine, we have a 9 month old who is sleeping all the way through the night. Our plan very gentle and accommodating to our desire to continue breastfeeding at night and to not let our little guy cry for long periods of time. Our son is so much happier during the day now that he is actually resting at night. This service saved my life. Thank you Gold Coast team!
We used Gold Coast Doulas for a couple services, birth doulas and postpartum care, and were so happy with the results! When we found ourselves at a loss with sleep, it just made sense to reach back out to them. We didn't have much time, I was returning to working outside the home, but that didn't stop them from jumping all in to help us. What really sets this apart is it is tailored to your child and your wishes. Everyone wants to give you advice, but having just one person who is checking in multiple times a day and trouble shooting as you go made ALL the difference! And it worked! All the help got us the results we hoped for. We highly recommend Gold Coast Doulas for all your baby related needs!
If you are on the fence about spending the money for a sleep consultant like we were, just do it! It is so, so worth it! Our sleep consultant was absolutely amazing, patient, gentle, supportive, and encouraging.
Working with Gold Coast Doulas has been empowering! For the past several months I have been so overwhelmed (and sleep deprived) that I didn’t know where to start. In fact, one of the key issues causing me discouragement was that I KNEW my daughter was legitimately nursing during the night for sustenance, even though my pediatrician just kept assuring me she didn’t “need” to. Alyssa immediately validated what I had suspected all along. It was so nice to be heard. She created a very clear plan, and then provided accountability and regular checks that helped me stick with it — while feeling continually supported. If I forgot to text her after a nap, she texted me. We were a team.
You truly listened and understood the specific needs of my family. You tailored our sleep plan to my postpartum depression/anxiety, my son's personality, and my request that we not do cry it out. When we let him cry for just a few minutes I felt okay because I had you there to guide me and reassure me.
Our sleep training experience with Gold Coast was fantastic. She gave us our sanity back. I felt like we had tried and tried to do it on our own, but it never clicked. The knowledge and guidance she provided was the missing piece. My husband and I have both said on multiple occasions deciding to hire Gold Coast was the best decision we could have made. We can't say thank you enough!
If you are struggling with your baby's schedule, naps, night sleep, or sleep routines, this service will change your life. She was helpful and thorough, guiding us through a sleep plan and day time schedule that greatly benefits our whole family. Believe this: you are going to have a baby that takes regular naps and sleeps well at night, and everyone in your house will rest easier.
The idea of sleep training was scary so we kept putting it off,  believing that it would get better on its own and it didn't. We could not have done this without your guidance!
We were totally overwhelmed, exhausted, and feeling defeated. We had pretty much resigned to the fact that our baby “just wasn’t a good sleeper". After literally a weekend, our baby is on a sleep schedule we can rely on!
Thank you so much! Your consult has changed our lives. Such simple changes made great results. Our son is sleeping, we are sleeping, and everyone is happier and healthier in such a short time.
I am in shock. I can't believe it, really I can't! We went from no life and no sleep, to being able to watch tv together in the evenings again and relax a little before bed. We wake up with more sleep than ever before! I was so skeptical initially, but Gold Coast was great!
I can't thank you enough for your guidance and support! It was a game changer for us. Our son is sleeping better than ever and we are getting much needed rest! Such a gift. I had lost confidence in myself around sleep and I feel so much more competent. This was really important to me as I anticipate baby #2. I needed to feel more confident in my ability to make decisions that are good for me before starting with a newborn again. Your work and expertise is so important! Thank you!
Our son needed so much more sleep than he was getting, but we didn't know how to help him get it. We've both noticed that since your help, he's been a much happier baby, and Mama and Daddy are much happier because we're getting a full night's sleep every night. We used to get up every 2-3 hours all night, every night. Now he sleeps from 7 PM to 7 AM. If he wakes up, he is able to put himself to sleep, and his daytime schedule is now predictable and so much easier on us!
We didn't have any big expectations as we weren't too sure what to expect, but we were absolutely thrilled with the experience. Her methods were very gentle which was my biggest concern in sleep training. She allowed us to start with methods we were comfortable with and never pushed us to move faster than we were ready to. She helped us every step of the way and was always supportive, even when the sleep deprivation made it hard to stay positive at times.
I was breastfeeding my one-year old five times a night. FIVE. We were so worn down that he was sleeping in our bed every night after each lengthy bedtime routine attempt, restless, waking often in the early morning hours, pulling my hair, and crying to demand milk with each frequent waking, none of us getting any quality sleep. And now he's sleeping in his crib for 2 predictably-timed naps and night time sleep, and we are ALL finally getting some great sleep. We are so grateful for this huge turnaround!
I am so thankful I reached out to you! You have given me the tools I need to create a schedule for my son to grow and thrive, and you have given me so much direction. I was feeling completely lost before I reached out to you and now I feel like I have the confidence to navigate a routine. We have come so far in such a short time. Thank you so very  much for that! You're very good at what you do and also giving parents the confidence to tackle sleep! I will miss our text chats!
Good morning! If you would have told me a night like this was possible, let alone on our 2nd night of your plan, I would have called you crazy. Now can you help me learn how to sleep again?!
Gold Coast Doulas, thank you so much for your help and guidance. We couldn't have done this on our own. We have learned so much, thanks to you!
As a grandmother and caregiver for my grandson, I helped with the sleep training when my daughter decided to hire Alyssa. I was nervous about it at first, but Alyssa was an angel! She did such a great job. Our grandson is the center of our universe. Now he sleeps great!
I am so grateful for your positivity during the sleep training process! Thank you for everything!
I seriously went into this thinking, "I’ve had it with my sons sleep because it’s getting out of control", but I also had MANY doubts. I truly believe our son is super stubborn and I didn’t think it would work at all. I was wrong! Our experience was amazing. Alyssa was great to work with. She pushed us and held us accountable, but at the same time we felt super comfortable with her and she was very nice and comforting. She helped get our son from needing to sleep next to one of us every night, waking up every hour, and needing milk to fall asleep - to sleeping in his crib by himself, putting himself to sleep, and going for longer stretches. His naps are now on point as well, and he has even gone the last couple nights without needing milk in the middle of the night! It’s incredible what good coaching does.
Our sleep consultant was so patient and encouraging. She answered my constant questions, and when I texted her multiple times that we were having a rough time, she knew exactly what to say to help us through the tough moments. She kept reminding us to be patient with Winston, as he had to learn how to sleep!
Sleep training helped us understand our baby’s sleeping and eating needs. It was also a gift that we were all able to sleep more soundly!
We had no idea what to expect. We tried sleep training with Gold Coast Doulas after all the advice from others wasn’t working. It was great to have one person focused on our baby and our needs instead of telling us what worked for them.
Kay saved my husband and I from breaking down and going crazy since we couldn’t figure out a gentle but consistent approach to helping our 19m old learn to sleep well through the night! The information we received was clear and tailored to our son and our specific circumstances. Kay is smart and kind and collaborative 🙂 I cannot express enough how happy I am to see my son make such improvements and to have such a better understanding of sleep and schedules and development of a little one.
Angela Veltkamp
I’m totally blown away by Kay. I’m so glad we went with her and would refer her to anyone needing help. She is brilliant and so helpful.
We were so impressed with how fast our daughter started to adapt to her new routine and sleeping through the night.
Melissa Baibak
Our daughter was 5 months old when we reached out to Gold Coast Doulas for support. I was very tired and looking for doula and sleep training support and Kay was able to offer both of those to our family. She took care of our daughter overnight which gave me the chance to get a good nights rest. Also, we worked with Kay on a sleep training plan and after two weeks, our daughter is sleeping so much better and we are too. I was blown away by how effective everything worked and could not have done this on my own. I highly recommend reaching out to Gold Coast Doulas if you're a new parent looking for support with your little one.
Krista McNamara
Sleep training truly changed our lives. We previously spent an average of 1.5 hours bouncing/deep squatting our daughter to sleep at night. Now we have a routine and she falls asleep in her crib on her own! It’s given us our evenings back! And she’s napping in her crib now too, after only being able to contact nap for months. We are a happier, less exhausted family!
Elly H.