Kelsey Atkinson

Sleep Coach
Vancouver, British Columbia
12 years of experience
About me

Hi, I’m Kelsey and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Pediatric Sleep Consultant. My sleep plans are evidence based and focus on the parent-child bond. I use a gentle approach that aims to strengthen attachment with your child. As an RCC, my sleep plans are covered under most extended benefits and insurance plans in BC. As a mom of two little ones, I also have firsthand knowledge of how sleep deprivation affects one’s mental health and wellbeing. I’ve been where you are and I want to give you hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Being a parent is tough, but getting good sleep doesn’t have to be.


Master's of Counselling Psychology (2016)

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (2006)

Certification and training

Institute of Sensitive Sleep, Sleep Consultant Training (2022)

Attachment problems Baby and Toddler Sleep Coach Child/family Therapy Circle of Security Parenting Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Parenting Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Sleep Consultant Toddlers


Service introduction

I offer infant and toddler sleep consultation, individual therapy, and parent coaching. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), my services are covered under most extended benefits & health insurance plans in BC. Please check with your insurance provider for coverage.

Individual therapy
Becoming a parent comes with many challenges. I specialize in working with new moms and parents. Modalities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, EMDR, and mindfulness. Since all people are unique, my approach is tailored to your unique needs and can be adjusted to approaches with which you feel comfortable.
CAD Per hour
Baby & Toddler Sleep
We will cover clean sleep habits, night wakings, age appropriate wake windows, naps schedules, night feeding/weaning & early morning wake-ups. We’ll work together to make a personalized sleep plan that will gently help your baby fall asleep independently. This plan takes into consideration your baby’s unique temperament and development. 90 min Consultation + 4 x 20 min phone calls and 2 weeks of email support.
CAD Flat rate
Parent Coaching
Sometimes we need a bit more guidance and help with our little one’s big emotions and behaviours. Often we are breaking the cycle of how we were parented, which takes hard work. Parent coaching helps provide strategies to help strengthen the relationship between you and your child, focusing on attachment and gentle parenting.
CAD Per hour
Ratings and reviews
# of Reviews

Kelsey is absolutely amazing! She helped us achieve our sleep goals by creating a customized plan that worked for specifically our baby and our family. We had done so much reading but Kelsey helped catch small details we had missed or not placed enough importance on, which ended up making a huge difference! Our daughter is now the sleeper she was always meant to be because we know how to best support her! Kelsey was professional, supportive, and informative to work with. We felt instantly comfortable with her and would recommend her to anyone needing support with their baby.

- Laurell B.

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