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 child sleep consultant certification from The Family Sleep Institute which was founded by one of the pioneers in the baby sleep consulting industry, Deborah Pedrick. Jessica works with new and expecting parents whose babies range in age from newborn to 6 years old. If you're struggling with bedtime battles, frequent night wakings, early rising, nap troubles or any other sleep disturbances, contact Jessica.
Why I became a baby 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!
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. (Learn more about my philosphy, here)
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.
I would love the opportunity to work with you to help your family get the rest they need. contact me>>