The Gentle Sleep Method has helped
tens of thousands of families, and can help yours too.

With the Gentle Sleep method, children how to get to sleep and say asleep throughout the night. Founder Kim West and her ground-breaking Gentle Sleep method has been written up in the The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post, and has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN. 


Licensed Therapist, Clinical Social Worker and Sleep Coach 


I am a licensed therapist and clinical social worker, and certified Gentle Sleep Coach.  I am also a mother, and have experienced first-hand the Gentle Sleep Coach method. At seven months, my son continued to awaken every two hours throughout the night. I was back to work and completely exhausted. With the help of a the Gentle Sleep Coach method, I was able to help my son learn how to self soothe, get himself to sleep—and  stay asleep. Once I experienced the results—I wanted to become a Gentle Sleep Coach and help other families.


The Gentle Sleep Coach program is the first and most extensive professional sleep coach training and certification program available.

Established and run by  Kim West, LCSW-C (aka “the Sleep Lady” and author of Goodnight, Sleep Tight), who has been successfully helping parents for over 20 years, this program includes over 80 hours of training with Kim West, and a faculty panel with two medical doctors, a psychologist, an attorney, a lactation counselor, a postpartum doulas, and a family therapist. Gentle Sleep Coach certification includes intensive training, exams, and  participation supervised by  Kim West.Clinical. Ongoing advanced training isrequired to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach.


Training topics:

–  Basic counseling and child development
–  Sleep science and behavioral modification techniques to help parents of children age 0 to 6 years old.
–  Secure attachment theory
–  Support for the breastfeeding mother

Additional training includes lectures from top specialists, namely:
–  Postpartum Depression from Dr. Shoshana Bennett, author and leading specialist on Postpartum Depression
–  Medical Conditions and Sleep Apnea in Children led by Dr. Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center
–  GERD and Sleep led by Dr. Anthony Loizides, pediatric gastroenterologist


Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies

University of Connecticut

Masters Degree, Social Work

Fordham University

Post-Master's Certification Program, Child and Family Therapy

New York University

Post-Master's Certification Program, Clinical Practice with Adolescents

New York University

Post Graduate Courses, child, adolescent and family therapy

New York University

GSC Advanced Program, May 2018