Tammy Fontana is dedicated to helping parents solve their child's sleep problems. Tammy is an American who has lived in Singapore for more than 9 years.
Tammy Fontana has her Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling from CapellaUniversity, an Accredited University in the United States with CACREP accreditation for counseling. Tammy is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a US designation that represents meeting national standards for counseling in the United States. Tammy is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Play Therapy Association and an Associate member of the Singapore Association of Counselors.
She is also a Certified Choice Theory Therapist and has completed her Level 2 in Gottman's methodology. She has several thousand hours in attachment theory and therapy training as well as in Trauma.
Tammy also runs All in the Family Counselling, a therapuetic counseling organization for individuals, children and teens as well as their family.
Tammy does not provide medical advice but rather she guides parents on their sleep options for their children after she has determined their children have non-medical sleep issue(s). Tammy always recommends that her clients see their pediatrician to rule out any physical problems that may be interfering with their child’s sleep.
Most sleep issues are not medical problems but rather behavior problems that can be a combination of children and parent interaction during bedtime. In addition to her graduate education, Tammy has done extensive research on sleep and the different methodologies for address sleep issues.
With respect to family preferences, Tammy will guide parents on the best option for their family to deal with their child’s sleep issue. She has worked with diverse families from India, Pakistan, Japan,the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and many other countries.
She has been doing sleep consulting for more than four years, both to families in the U.S and in Singapore.
I became interested in baby and child sleep issues shortly after my son was born because he had very bad colic and difficulties sleeping; he'd wake 5-6 times during the night and napping was impossible during the first months of his life.
I didn't find any of the sleep resources I needed here in Singapore and went on to do extensive research and self-education on pediatric sleep issues and sleep training. I can understand and sympathize with moms and dads who are struggling with their child’s sleep. I want to help parents learn the skills to solve their problems as well as avoid sleep problems.
Tammy has been featured in Mother and Baby Magazine as well as the local Channel 5 news Story. She has partnered with Birth and Beyond an prenatal company providing services for expectant moms.
Tammy is mentioned in Singapore Expat Living April 2009 issue, page 91