About Us

Meet our Team!

Ellynne Skove, Bright Start Babies & GoGo Babies

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Ellynne is a New York state licensed Movement therapist, nationally certified counselor,yoga teacher, and BirthTrauma/Bonding Repair therapist. In 2010 Ellynne completed additional graduate studies in Pre & Peri Natal Psychology & Health at The Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. She has worked for over 30 years with pregnant women, parents, babies, children, and adults. Ellynne studied developmental movement/Dynamic Anatomy with the late Nancy Topf for 15 years, Body/Mind CenteringBrain Gym and Yoga for the Special Child. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from OM Yoga and studied PreNatal Yoga with Ma Yoga & Janice Clarfield, Mommy & Me Yoga with Jyohti Larson. She is recently certified in Baby Wearing, and as a Breastfeeding Counselor.  She is the founder and developer of GoGo Babies® and teaches professional trainings in the USA and abroad.

Professional Affiliations: New York Perinatal Assoc. (NYSPA), Coalition to Improve Maternity Services (CIMS), Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology & Health (APPPAH), American Polarity Therapy Assoc.(APTA), American Dance Therapy Assoc.(ADTA), Nationally Certified Counselors (NCC), and Help, Understand, Guide Your Baby (HUG),DONA, and ICEA.


Barbara Hirschmann, LCSW-R 

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Barbara is a licensed, certified social worker and psychotherapist who has worked with pregnant women and new parents for many years. She has run parenting support groups at Families First, Educational Alliance West, and the LYFE Program, through the NYC Department of Education. Barbara has maintained a private practice in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn working with young children and their parents, teens, adults and couples for over 25 years. In addition, Barbara has worked at a therapeutic pre-school providing play therapy for young children while counseling their parents concurrently. Barbara particularly likes working in groups and facilitating the group process while watching people connect and grow!


Stephanie Minnich, Milk Made

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Stephanie has been helping families meet their breastfeeding goals for almost 2 years. After going through many nursing struggles herself she realized her passion about lactation and became a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She is an active La Leche League member, and loves to help support families in all stages of the nursing relationship.


Emma McCabe (email Emma)

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Emma is a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor and a passionate supporter of moms and babies. She was inspired to enter this field by her own mother, Pamela Douglas MD, IBCLC, and the countless nurturing women she has met on her own journey into motherhood. Emma believes in supporting all families within their own unique situations to meet their breastfeeding goals in a joyful and workable way. She incorporates within her work the approach of Gestalt Breastfeeding, as well as a variety of other tools. Fundamentally, Emma strongly believes in the incredible ability of mothers and their babies to work together and nourish one another.


Vanessa J. Anton

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She has worked with families as a doula, as a childbirth educator, as a breast feeding consultant and as a parenting educator since 1996.  After completing her medical training in the emergency care field she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR in 2002.  She lives in Forest Hills with her son named Zen, her personal chef/partner named Geoff, and her three dogs. Vanessa is a certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Certified Midwifery Assistant, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, Child Passenger Safety Technician and a Certified Lactation Counselor.


Tracy Michele Bullock (email Tracy)

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Tracy Michele (Simplicity Do Your Dream) is a Babywearing Educator, Doula, Birth and Parenting Advocate. She works with and supports  parents, professionals, and babies (OK: kittens too!) – guiding, cheering, wearing, teaching, and supporting each and every individual and family in just the way THEY need to navigate all they aim to do.

Deftly applied tools are the keys to simplicity and everyday ease. For Tracy Michele it is a sincere honor to work with Ellynne Skove and the rest of the Nest Space team, creating a intimate, accessible, open and safe haven for all babies and their families.


Barbara Hirschmann, LCSW-R, New Parent Support Group

Barbara H. photo copy (1)Barbara is a licensed, certified social worker and psychotherapist who has worked with pregnant women and new parents for many years. She has run parenting support groups at Families First, Educational Alliance West, and the LYFE Program, through the NYC Department of Education.

Barbara has maintained a private practice in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn working with young children and their parents, teens, adults and couples for over 25 years. In addition, Barbara has worked at a therapeutic pre-school providing play therapy for young children while counseling their parents concurrently. Barbara particularly likes working in groups and facilitating the group process while watching people connect and grow!