It is an honor to work with families. For over 20 years, I have supported children and parents in the Austin area and beyond. As a former middle school teacher and coach, I remain a passionate educator. After our first child arrived in 2014, I transitioned from teaching adolescents to expectant parents. I now teach families the basics of infant and child sleep through private classes, support groups, and consultations.

I earned my Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin (2005) and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Sociology from Vanderbilt University. I am a licensed master social worker and certified as a women’s health coach, infant sleep educator, Texas Breastfeeding Educator, and postpartum doula. I have advanced training in brain development and neurobiology, attachment theory, infant mental health, lactation management, childbirth education, and supporting families through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

My husband and I live in Austin, TX with our two children (2014 and 2018). My journey to become a sleep consultant arose organically from the challenges of navigating my own children’s sleep(lessness!). I am passionate about helping other families through the struggles of infant and toddler sleep.

Sarah McElvain, LMSW Sleep Eductor and Consultant Austin, TX