about jessica

Nationally Certified Toddler Sleep Consultant

 

Certified infant & toddler sleep consultant, Jessica Berk, helps clients locally in Tampa, FL and across the country tackle their family's sleep challenges. She received her pediatric sleep consultant certification from The Family Sleep Institute.  Jessica works with parents of toddlers & preschoolers on how to transition kids from crib to bed, how to make bedtime easier and fun, how to stop co-sleeping with kids, how to stop toddlers from waking up in the middle of the night, how to get toddlers to sleep later in the morning and more. If you're struggling with any toddler sleep issues, contact Jessica.

 

Why I became a sleep consultant

 

I first realized just how important sleep was when I wasn’t getting any of it after the birth of my first daughter. After reading countless books, blogs and absorbing all the contradictory advice from family and friends, I reached out to a sleep consultant who changed my life. I'm not exaggerating. After 5 months of sleeping only 2-3 hours at a time, sleeping for 8 hours in a row was life-changing!

 

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To be honest, initially I was most concerned about my own lack of sleep (and sanity!). I just assumed that being up all night was part of the deal and that my daughter would sleep once she was ready. But after implementing a healthy sleep schedule, I saw such an unexpected change in my daughter’s mood and demeanor. She was much happier when she woke up and throughout the day.

 

That’s when I realized... had I actually been doing a disservice to my daughter by not helping her get good sleep?

It hadn’t occurred to me that helping her develop healthy sleep habits was part of my job.

 

 

But it was my job. Still is. Sleep doesn’t just happen.

 

So, who am I? Basically, I'm a busy mom who really needs her 8 hours of sleep :) After 15 years in marketing, I decided to follow my passion and help moms like you get their families better sleep.

 

After serving clients and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta and Minneapolis over the last few years, my husband, two princess-loving daughters and I now call Tampa Bay home. In addition to being a certified child sleep consultant, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia.

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My Philosophy

 

I know how you feel when your child isn't sleeping well - frustrated, exhausted, confused. At bedtime, you might spend what seems like forever doing everything possible to get your kiddo to sleep and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Or maybe your child usually goes down easily but your routine just stopped working... Or maybe your toddler just started waking up again during the night... Or waking up too early... Or just stopped taking naps... Or just will NOT stay put in their room...

 

One thing is certain...

When it comes to sleep habits of kids under the age of 6, the only thing constant is change.

 

My sleep training philosophy is centered around being a great educator and an equally great listener. I work with you to develop a custom sleep plan for your child based on their age, personality, sleep needs and your parenting preferences. We will discuss techniques that align with your parenting style and I will ensure that you feel confident every step of the way with my full support. All I ask from you is partnership and commitment.

My goal is to help you and your family get the sleep they need.

You and your sleeping child will quickly become the envy of all your friends! When you're ready to get started, contact me.

Jessica Berk, Toddler Sleep Consultant

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