Enjoy the Merritts of Sleep
You love your child and want what's best for them.
You are a wonderful parent.
You have MERIT.
Sleep has many MERITS.
MERIT: being good, worthy, deserving of good things.
MERITS: advantages, benefits, good parts
I help tired parents support their babies in building sustainable sleep habits so that everyone in the family can get the sleep they need and the rest they deserve.
Hi, I’m Sammy Merritt
I'm a counselling psychologist with a certification as a certified pediatric sleep consultant & mama to two wildflowers.
Science tells us that sleep has so many benefits for our mental and physical health, and issues can come when we’re not sleeping enough. Everyone talks about how having a baby means you’ll lose sleep, but not everyone talks about how to change that.
Did you know there are ways to support your baby in learning sustainable sleep habits that allow you to attune to them and respond when they need you? This is where I come in! As a psychologist who has a certification in pediatric sleep, I offer holistic and individualized support that looks at all aspects of a child’s sleep, is steeped in evidence-based information, encourages you to be responsive to your child, is supportive of attachment and mental health, and, most importantly, is based on what fits for you.
Knowing how important sleep is and having dealt with significant sleep deprivation with my first baby, I am passionate about helping families get more sleep, starting with their little ones. I do not wish the sleepless nights I had on anyone. I want you to be able to enjoy time with your babies - and being rested can go a long way in making that happen. I can support you in getting more rest and receiving the Merritts (the benefits) of Sleep.
Please be aware I only provide support to people living in Alberta, as that is a requirement of my psychology license.
I offer free 15 minute calls for you to get to know me and how I work, and decide if I am a fit for you. Please check out my Sleep Support page to see the support options I offer and find my clinic's contact information to book a call with me. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Assisting the child to sleep when it feels unsustainable for parents
Short or non-existent naps
Early morning wakings
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Sammy would like to acknowledge that she lives, works, and dreams on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (including the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). Southern Alberta is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.