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Sleep Support Options

The support options Sammy offers for pediatric sleep are offered to varying degrees of the amount of time you work together, depending on what best suits your family’s needs. All services are charged at her hourly rate, and pro-rated as needed ($240/hour, where 15 minutes of time is pro-rated to a rate of $60/hour). Pease note an hour of billable time is a 50 minute therapy hour, allowing for 10 minutes of case management including case note writing.

Pediatric sleep support is provided through Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group. To book with Sammy, please contact the clinic and request sleep support services.


These support options are focused on meeting with the parents of the child who is experiencing sleep challenges. If you would like therapy for your child as part of this support, please discuss this with Sammy at your first meeting.

Mother Smiling With Newborn Baby

Initial Assessment & Plan

All clients begin their support with the following:

  1. Completing a comprehensive intake form about your child’s sleep.

  2. An initial assessment meeting with Sammy where you and Sammy will identify your child’s sleep challenges, set goals regarding your child’s sleep, and discuss an initial treatment plan that you, as the child’s parent(s), will implement to make changes regarding your child’s sleep. This meeting is approximately 1.5 hours long.

Follow Up

After the initial assessment session, the following options are available:

  1. A written sleep plan from Sammy documenting the recommended behavioral changes for the child’s sleep. This takes approximately 1 hour and is billed time. (Please note the sleep plan option is highly recommended for babies and young toddlers, given the number of factors involved. Parents of older toddlers and elementary-aged children may or may not elect to have the plan in writing.)

  2. Daily email and/or phone follow-up with Sammy, billed in 15 minute increments.

  3. As needed follow up with Sammy, via email and/or phone, billed in 15 minute increments.

  4. Follow up sessions with Sammy (generally 1 hour each).


At your initial assessment meeting with Sammy, you will have the chance to discuss the support options and determine what is best for you.

Boy with Teddy Bear
Sleeping Baby

Please note the following regarding the sleep support:

  • The information provided by Samantha (Sammy) Merritt (The Merritts of Sleep) is for informational purposes only and is intended for use (e.g., behavioral modification) with common sleep issues that are unrelated to medical conditions. The information provided is not guaranteed to achieve results for sleep or wellness and is not intended nor implied to be professional medical advice or a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your child’s physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or the health and welfare of your child, and before using the information offered by Samantha Merritt.

  • It is best to follow sleep recommendations from Health Canada.

  • Sammy is on social media (@themerrittsofsleep) about pediatric sleep for educational and promotional purposes only and following her there does not constitute a therapeutic relationship. She does not engage with current or former clients or provide individualized guidance. She does not share clients’ individual stories. If she discovers she has accidentally established an online relationship with you, she will delete that relationship. This is for your privacy and to maintain the fidelity of the therapeutic relationship.


To book a free 15 minute consultation call to determine if Sammy

feels like a fit for you, please call the Intake team at

Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group  at (403) 815-0271.


To book sleep support with Sammy, please call the Intake team at Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group  at (403) 815-0271 or email Sammy.


The Merritts of Sleep is a division of Merritt Counselling.

Sammy is currently providing psychological services as an

associate at Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group.

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