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Meet the DrLullaby Team

Lisa Medalie, PsyD, RPSGT, DBSM

CEO/Founder

Hi, I’m Dr. Medalie, AKA DrLullaby. Since so few of us are board-certified as Insomnia Specialists, yet so many people struggle to sleep, I brought the work I use with patients to your finger-tips.

Bio:

  • Board-Certified Adult and Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist
  • Harvard Medical School, Sleep Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Predoctoral Internship
  • University of California San Diego, Sleep Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology, American School of Professional Psychology
  • 10 Years Directing Insomnia Program at University of Chicago
  • Author of Putting Sleep Problems to Bed

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Medalie
Optimal sleep: 11:00 PM – 8:00 AM
Peak alertness: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Favorite sleep tip: Alarm training: Pick a new alarm sound and do practice sessions 2/day where you practice rapidly rising from bed to the new sound.

Kevin Adley RPSGT, CCSH

Director, Business Development

Bio: Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the field of Sleep Medicine. He has worked in a variety of areas and has developed an expertise in offering alternative strategies to traditional treatments.

He is a sought-after national speaker and currently serves on both the AAST’s Educational Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors for the Illinois Sleep Society. He is committed to giving back to the field and enjoys being part of the innovation process in the field of Sleep Medicine.

Fun Sleep Facts About Kevin
Optimal sleep: 11:00 PM – 6:30 AM
Peak alertness: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Favorite Sleep Tip: The Heroic Minute––a practice that requires you to get up at your first alarm, no snooze button allowed

Christine Mason, Ph.D., DBSM

Director of Standardization

Dr. Mason is a Sleep Psychologist board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, completed an internship in Clinical Health Psychology from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, and concluded her training with a postdoctoral fellowship in Health and Bariatric Psychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. 

She has three years of specialized clinical and research training in sleep disorders under the supervision of experts at Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Henry Ford Health System. Specific areas of interest and expertise include sleep and circadian rhythm disorders in adults, comorbid sleep, anxiety and depressive disorders in patients with heart disease, nonpharmacological interventions for obesity/weight management, and medication/treatment adherence.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Mason:

Optimal sleep: 10:45 PM – 7:00 AM
Peak alertness: 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Favorite sleep tip: Wake up, get out of bed, and expose your eyes to light. Try to do this at the same time each day, and feel the benefits of this practice on your level of sleepiness at night.

David Gozal, MD, MBA, PhD (Hon)

Child Health Specialist

Dr. Gozal is currently the Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Endowed Chair and the Chairman of the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri, as well as Physician-in-Chief of the University of Missouri Health Children’s Hospital. He received his M.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and MBA degrees from Georgetown University and ESADE, completed his pediatric residency at the Haifa Medical Center in Israel, and then spent 2 years in Cameroon, West Africa, developing rural healthcare networks, for which he received the title of “Knight of the Order of Merit”. He then completed his pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1993 and joined the faculty at the University of Southern California and UCLA. In 1994, he moved to Tulane University, and was appointed tenured Professor and Constance Kaufman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology Research in 1997.

From 1999 till 2009, Dr. Gozal was at the University of Louisville as the Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair for Pediatric Research, Distinguished University Scholar, Inaugural Director of the Kosair Children’s Research Institute, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, both of which were recognized as programs of distinction by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. From 2009,

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Gozal:
Optimal sleep: 12:00 am – 7:15 am
Peak alertness: 08:00 am-10:30 and 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm
Favorite sleep tip: read a chapter of the book “Critique of pure Reason” by Immanuel Kant

Matthew Smith

Scientist, Strategic Consultant

Matthew is a scientist, strategic consultant, and life science executive. His most recent effort has gone towards launching a new biotech from research at the University of Chicago. Prior to the NewCo, Matthew worked alongside UChicago to identify and develop promising technologies into new ventures. And, prior to that he was a founding member of the team at Pear Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PEAR), and served as its Vice President of Operations and Strategy. During his tenure leading Pear’s operations, Matthew helped build the company from inception through to commercialization of its first product reSET® for the treatment of Substance Use Disorder. reSET has the distinction of being the first ever FDA-cleared, software product for the treatment of a disease. Matthew continues to be an active advocate for digital therapeutics.

Matthew received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Cellular & Molecular Pathology, prior to completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His past research focused on how changes in the brain lead to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, and he remains active in the research community as an advocate for the translation of science.

Adult

Sarah Zwetzig,
PhD, LP

Adult

Brittney Jones,
PsyD

Adult

Keshia Prince
Psy.D.

Adult

Tyler Rickards
PhD, ABPP-CN

Adult

Natalia David
Ph.D

Adult

Chris Ebberwein
Ph.D

Pediatric

Nimra Alvi,
MD

Adult + Pediatric

Megan McGugan,
Ph.D

DrLullaby’s
Innovative Method

We deliver the first-line, gold standard treatment, for insomnia – Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia.

  • We treat adults AND children
  • Typically 5-8 sessions, all completed from the comfort of your home
  • Our providers customize the techniques to address co-existing symptoms (e.g., mood, pain, medical, behavioral, etc), and understand your unique needs

Our doctors do not prescribe sleeping pills. They are trained to deliver evidence-based behavioral treatment – it’s like physical therapy for your sleep.

We have phenomenal success slowly decreasing, and ultimately stopping use of sleep medications for our patients.

  • Our treatment allows for a gradual tapering approach, alongside the evidence-based behavioral changes.
  • You can work closely with your prescribing doctor, and consult with our medical team to make sure everything goes smoothly.

We take insurance for telehealth visits; and our digital membership is the lowest cost around – only $9.99/month.

Even if we are not yet contracted with your insurance company, there are many other options to reduce cost:

  •  We take FSA/HSA
  • Many plans offer out-of-network coverage (OON)
  • We offer sliding scale for those who need it

DrLullaby’s
Innovative Method

Patient Problem

We deliver the first-line, gold standard treatment, for insomnia – Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia.

  • We treat adults AND children
  • Typically 5-8 sessions, all completed from the comfort of your home
  • Our providers customize the techniques to address co-existing symptoms (e.g., mood, pain, medical, behavioral, etc), and understand your unique needs

Our doctors do not prescribe sleeping pills. They are trained to deliver evidence-based behavioral treatment – it’s like physical therapy for your sleep.

We have phenomenal success slowly decreasing, and ultimately stopping use of sleep medications for our patients.

  • Our treatment allows for a gradual tapering approach, alongside the evidence-based behavioral changes.
  • You can work closely with your prescribing doctor, and consult with our medical team to make sure everything goes smoothly.

We take insurance for telehealth visits; and our digital membership is the lowest cost around – only $9.99/month.

Even if we are not yet contracted with your insurance company, there are many other options to reduce cost:

  •  We take FSA/HSA
  • Many plans offer out-of-network coverage (OON)
  • We offer sliding scale for those who need it

Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Services Offered

• COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT for INSOMNIA

• CBT for CPAP or INSPIRE ADHERENCE

• CBT for CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDERS

• SLEEP MEDICATION TAPERING ALINGSIDE CBT-I

• BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT for PEDIATRIC INSOMNIA

• IRT for NIGHTMARE DISORDER

Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Services Offered

• COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT for INSOMNIA

• CBT for CPAP or INSPIRE ADHERENCE

• CBT for CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDERS

• SLEEP MEDICATION TAPERING ALINGSIDE CBT-I

• BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT for PEDIATRIC INSOMNIA

• IRT for NIGHTMARE DISORDER

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Sarah Zwetzig, PhD, LP

CEO/Founder

Dr. Zwetzig completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology from University of Northern Colorado and matched to University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her predoctoral internship. During internship, she worked as a research therapist for STRONG STAR, a national research organization guiding studies in trauma and resilience in the military. Dr. Zwetig gained expertise in evidence-based therapy for PTSD, and continued on with UT Health San Antonio for her 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Zwetig’s postdoctoral fellowship was focused on treating insomnia and nightmares and active duty service members, many of which had comorbidities such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety. She specializes in treating insomnia and nightmares in adults.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Zwetzig:

Optimal sleep: 10:30 PM – 7:00 AM
Peak alertness: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Favorite sleep tip: Wear blue light glasses in the evening, especially if you’re using screens! Have several pairs in different rooms.

Brittney Jones, PsyD

CEO/Founder

Dr. Brittney Jones earned a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. Before fulfilling her doctorate, she obtained two master’s degrees in clinical health psychology and clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University. 

Dr. Jones attended Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance where she completed her psychology residency in Cambridge, MA. Following her residency, she was accepted into Stanford University School of Medicine’s postdoctoral fellowship in Palo Alto, CA where she is currently a fellow. 

Dr. Jones has extensive clinical experiences with children, teens, and adults. She specializes in pain, chronic illness, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. At DrLullaby, Dr. Jones compassionately helps to optimize sleep, tailoring research-backed strategies to each person’s sleep needs. 

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Jones:

Optimal sleep: 9:00 PM -6:00 
Peak alertness: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Favorite sleep tip: Did you know the way you think about sleep can affect sleep quality? When you notice anxiety, worry, or hopelessness about sleep, this is a cue that there may be unhelpful thoughts that may interfere with sleep. Here at DrLullaby, we help to optimize and decrease stress related to sleep!

Dr. Keshia Prince, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Keshia Prince received her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at the Ohio Psychology Internship in Akron, Ohio, where she focused on providing individual therapy, group treatment, and assessments. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Atlanta Psychological Services, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she completed several types of mental health evaluations. She conducted mental health evaluations and individual therapy for adolescents and adults, at a private practice in McDonough, Georgia, and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and grief. Dr. Prince specializes in the use of the Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approach but often incorporates several therapeutic interventions from different treatment modalities to best suit each client. As a Postdoctoral Fellow for DrLullaby, she assists patients in improving sleep through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Prince:

Optimal Sleep: 10:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Peak Alertness: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Favorite Sleep Tip: Sleeping with an aromatherapy diffuser not only helps you breathe better, but it helps to relax you right before sleep with the relaxing scent of the oil and calming noise of the machine. My favorite scents are tea tree oil or eucalyptus mixed with lavender.

Tyler Rickards, PhD, ABPP-CN

CEO/Founder

Dr. Rickards completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, internship at the Palo Alto VA, and post-doctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Neuropsychology in the Johns Hopkins PM&R Department. He has completed board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology, teaches a course at Johns Hopkins, and has significant experience with adults with cognitive disorders due to TBI, stroke, or other neurological conditions.

Dr. Rickards appreciates the major impact that poor quality sleep can have on daily function – specifically mood and thinking skills – and the impact that improved sleep can have on someone’s life.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Jones:

Optimal sleep: 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM 

Peak alertness: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Favorite sleep tip: Morning exercise and prioritizing important activities earlier in the day (when I’m most alert!) can help most people be productive and feel better throughout the day. And importantly, there CAN be a place for a good cup of coffee in your life!

Natalia David, Ph.D.

CEO/Founder

Dr. Natalia David is a board certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist and Health Psychologist. She received her doctorate from Alliant International University in Los Angeles, CA, and did her clinical training at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, TX, and postdoctoral fellowship at the James A. Haley VA in Tampa, FL.

Dr. David’s career in Behavioral Sleep Medicine flourished during her tenure as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Presently, she works primarily with adults with chronic insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, and other behaviorally and cognitively mediated sleep disturbances. She is specifically interested in the overlap between sleep disturbance and chronic physical and mental health illness.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. David:

Optimal Sleep: 10:30 pm – 7 am

Peak alertness: 10 am – 2 pm

Favorite Sleep tip: Relaxation and meditation are key to helping your mind and body unwind and prepare for sleep, allowing you to achieve a more peaceful and restorative sleep, as well as improvements in mental and physical well-being.

Chris Ebberwein, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Hello, I’m Dr. Ebberwein. I re-started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas in August of 2021 after 13 years as the Behavioral Science faculty member at Wesley Family Medicine Residency There, I was able to learn everyday about the mind-body connection. Among so many areas of health, sleep stands out in its impact on a person’s health and overall quality of life. When not at work, I love my life as a husband (since 1994!) and father of five.

Bio:

Kansas Licensed Psychologist since 2001

Behavioral Science and Family Systems Educator Fellowship, 2011

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas, 2000 Internship, Kansas City VA Medical Center

M.Ed., Community Counseling, Kent State University, 1995

B.A., Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1993

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Ebberwein:

Optimal sleep: 10:30 PM – 6:30 AM

Favorite sleep tip: When I learned it is not uncommon for a person to wake briefly at the end of a sleep cycle and before starting the next cycle, it was very reassuring. I tell myself and clients and students) to remember that night-time waking isn’t a sign that something is wrong. Just roll over and expect the next cycle to begin.

Nimra Alvi, MD

Board-Certified Physician

Dr. Alvi completed her medical training at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and her fellowship in Sleep Medicine at The University of Chicago. She is board certified and trained to see both adults and pediatric sleep medicine patients. As a physician, I am available to consult about how your medical diagnoses, medications, and symptoms impact your sleep. Even if you are currently working with one of our PhD’s or PsyD’s, you can still schedule to see me for a medical consultation.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Alvi:

Optimal Sleep: 10:30 PM- 7:00 AM

Peak Alertness: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Favorite Sleep Tip: White noise works wonders!

Dr. Megan McGugan

CEO/Founder

Hello! My name is Dr. Megan McGugan, and I am a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults to improve sleep.

I received my PhD in Health Psychology from University of Colorado Denver, which emphasized the biological, psychological, and social factors that impact the health and well-being of adults. During my time as a graduate student, I also specialized in working with children and adolescents with a wide variety of medical concerns and chronic illnesses. I completed three years of training in pediatric psychology at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and my pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology and neuropsychological assessment at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following my PhD, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Sleep is vital to overall functioning, and can impact our mood, focus and productivity, ability to handle stress, physical functioning, and so much more. If you are visiting this page, you are likely very aware. I look forward to working with you to help you learn ways to improve your sleep.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. McGugan:

Optimal sleep: 10:00 PM – 7:00 AM

Peak alertness: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Favorite sleep tip: No matter how old you are, keep a consistent bedtime routine. Doing the same every night before bed helps our bodies learn to associate this specific routine with sleep (Think Pavlov’s dogs and classical conditioning).

A bedtime routine should include calm and enjoyable activities. Avoid activities that are high-energy, exciting, and/or mentally engaging. Kids may benefit from a visual chart with the bedtime routine so that they know what to expect and can help track progress.

Sheryl Leytham PhD

Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Health Psychology

Sheryl Leytham is a clinical health psychologist who specializes in health issues. She has worked extensively in a major medical setting treating a variety of health issues including sleep disorders, pain disorders, eating disorders, rehabilitation and cancer treatment. She also worked at the VA treating primarily health issues including sleep disorders, pain disorders and IBS. This clinician was the lead instructor for a multi-state class on behavioral strategies to manage chronic pain. She has published and presented in multiple national conferences on the behavioral management of health conditions and the overlap of stress and physical symptoms.

This psychologist was department chair and a tenured faculty at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa

Sheryl Leytham has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from St Louis University, a Masters in Psychology from California State University and is a member of APA, ASCH  and the National Register.  She served as a national trainer in medical hypnosis for the VA.  This clinician is licensed in Iowa and Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist and a Health Service Provider.

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Leytham:

Reading, listening to relaxing music or, drinking a cup of herbal tea, using lavender and other calming scents, or taking a warm bath or shower can improve sleep

Exposure to noise at night can suppress immune function even if the sleeper doesn’t wake.

One of the biggest sleep distractions is 24-hour internet access

Exercise usually improves sleep patterns.  Strenuous exercise right before bed may keep you awake

Binge-watching television or using your mobile phone or computer late into the night affects your natural body’s rhythm and can make it more difficult to fall asleep.

Lisa Medalie, PsyD, RPSGT, DBSM

CEO/Founder

Hi, I’m Dr. Medalie, AKA DrLullaby. Since so few of us are board-certified as Insomnia Specialists, yet so many people struggle to sleep, I brought the work I use with patients to your finger-tips.

Bio:

  • Board-Certified Adult and Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist
  • Harvard Medical School, Sleep Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Predoctoral Internship
  • University of California San Diego, Sleep Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology, American School of Professional Psychology
  • 10 Years Directing Insomnia Program at University of Chicago
  • Author of Putting Sleep Problems to Bed

Fun Sleep Facts About Dr. Medalie
Optimal sleep: 11:00 PM – 8:00 AM
Peak alertness: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Favorite sleep tip: Alarm training: Pick a new alarm sound and do practice sessions 2/day where you practice rapidly rising from bed to the new sound.