Having visited hundreds of homes over the years as a child and family behavior consultant, it was inevitable to witness how a child or infant's sleep schedule can affect the entire family system. It was only natural that I become fluent in sleep consultation and provide answers to questions like:
“What is ‘normal’ sleep behavior for my infant?”
“Is something wrong?”
“Is it the right temperature for my baby's room?”
“Do I have a colicky baby?”
“Is there too much light? Not enough?”
“Should I buy a sound machine? How loud?”
“Is my child old enough for a toddler bed?”
“How do I get them to stay in bed?”
Through child and infant sleep consultation, I can address your concerns and answer questions about the major sleep theories/methods out there today. Trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I will approach your needs as an independent clinician, educator, and coach. Furthermore, I schedule by the hour when you request and need. I am not a franchise holder promoting a singular trademarked sleep plan and I do not sell service “packages.” I provide you with science-based options - an approach that may not adhere to one specific sleep method but rather integrates different evidence-based methods which can be modified to suit your unique child and family. This includes and considers:
- Family schedule.
- Other caregivers.
- Developmental considerations.
- Parenting philosophy and family culture.
Lastly, protecting your child’s health is first and foremost. While there is much anecdotal experience out there, my information sources are evidence-based. My advice ends with the science and findings of pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a result, you can count on me to always provide the medical and clinical sources for the advice I provide you and your family.
Please call or email with any questions you might have about my practice.
Abel Grebenik, M.A.
Phone: 415. 212. 8705