Kirsten McCormick Giarra

My name is Kirsten McCormick Giarra. I was born and raised in New Jersey, I graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Society. I currently split my year between the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas and Bergen County, New Jersey to service families in both areas. Growing up I always had a love for children. My mother was a nanny herself, and I was always eager to help when I was not in school. By the time I was 12, my mother was dropping me off at other families' houses to babysit. I headed off to college with the dream of becoming a family attorney. However, my dream changed after working in a couple of law firms and realizing I wanted to do more hands-on work with children. In 2016, I moved to Dallas, Texas to become a Newborn Care Specialist. While in Dallas, I worked with a sleep trainer for a family with triplets. From this job, I found my passion. I found satisfaction in providing parents with the gift of sleep. I started researching how to sleep coach/train and began learning on my own. I started using my own research with each family I worked for. Within weeks, I had little ones who woke up 2+ times a night sleeping 8-12 hours through the night and peacefully napping during the day. After a couple of years of perfecting my methods, I wanted to expand my knowledge and began looking into training programs for older children. In August 2018, I became trained and certified as a Gentle Sleep Coach through the most extensive and professional sleep certification program available. The program involves over 80 hours of training with a faculty panel that includes two medical doctors, a psychologist, an attorney, a lactation counselor, postpartum doulas, and a family therapist. Each coach must pass an exam and participate in case supervision with Kim West, LCSW-C (a.k.a. “The Sleep Lady”), who has been helping tired parents for over 17 years. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach. I am dedicated to helping you and your family get the rest you need. I will develop a specific plan that best suits your parenting style so we can solve your child’s sleep problems together. I look forward to assisting you and transforming your sleepless nights into a well-rested life.

Qualifications

    Primary Qualification

    Gentle Sleep Coach (New Jersey)

    Gentle Sleep Coach (Texas)

    College Education

    Bachelor in Law and Society, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Networks

  • Gentle Sleep Coach

    Each Certified Gentle Sleep Coach has received over 70 hours or more of training. They have passed a comprehensive exam and participate in case mentorship with Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady. Coaches maintain their certification by taking advanced training and are mentored by Kim. Gentle Sleep Coaches are on a mission to provide excellent, well researched, quality, gentle sleep advice to parents worldwide-- sleep advice that doesn't require your child to cry it out alone.

    Gentle Sleep Coach

Kirsten’s Services

Service Delivery:
  • All
  • Office
  • Home Visit
  • Virtual
Conditions:
  • Newborn Sleep (0-6 months)
  • Infant/Toddler Sleep (6 months-6 years)
  • All Conditions

    FREE Introductory Call

    If you have a little one who is struggling with sleep please contact me to schedule a FREE 15 minute introductory phone call. During the call we can get more acquainted and discuss the best course of action to a great nights sleep.

    Duration15 mins
    CostFree
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    Additional Phone Support

    1-time consultation for families with children 0 - 6 years old. During the 30-60min phone call we will review and assess your child's history form. This is best for families that have certain targeted sleep questions, but do not wish to have on-going support at this time. *** This does not include follow-up support or personalized sleep guide.

    Duration1 hr
    Cost$100.00
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    IN HOME 0-6YRs Sleep Package

    - A thorough intake & evaluation of your child's sleep history - 90 minute in-home consultation (travel fees may apply) - Assessment of your baby/child's sleep environment - Information on child & family sleep basics - Customized sleep plan and step-by-step direction on how to implement the plan - Unlimited email follow up support during business hours for 3 weeks -Review of sleep log to track progress - Up to 4 scheduled follow up phone calls (15-20 min each, up to 1 hour total)

    Duration1 hr 30 mins
    Cost$400.00
  • Newborn Sleep (0-6 months)

    0 - 4mo Sleep Package

    0-4mo sleep package is for families with young babies between 0-4 months old and for expecting parents. You will receive practical information, tools, and tips and tricks that will help you set your family up for healthy sleep from the start. This package includes: - A thorough intake & evaluation of your child's sleep history - 90 minute comprehensive virtual consultation - Information on current safe sleep practices and sleep basics - Tips on creating a sleep-friendly environment and healthy bedtime and naptime routines - Age-appropriate expectations and goals for the first few months - 6 Follow up calls (15-20 min each, up to 2 hours total) to be used within 60 days ** if mother is expecting follow up calls can be used until child is 2mo - Unlimited email support - Review of sleep logs

    Duration1 hr 30 mins
    Cost$300.00
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    4mo- 6yr Gold Sleep Package

    This sleep package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history form and a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family situation, parenting style and desired goals. During the follow-up, I will support you through the process step-by-step: offering advice, reassurance and making any necessary adjustments to the sleep plan based on how your child is responding. This package includes: - A thorough intake & evaluation of your child's sleep history - 90 minute comprehensive virtual consultation - Customized sleep plan and step-by-step direction on how to implement the plan - 6 Follow up calls (15-20 min each, up to 2 hours total) to be used within 60 days - Unlimited email support - Review of sleep logs

    Duration1 hr 30 mins
    Cost$350.00
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    4mo - 6yr Silver Sleep Package

    This sleep package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history form and a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family situation, parenting style and desired goals. During the follow-up, I will support you through the process step-by-step: offering advice, reassurance and making any necessary adjustments to the sleep plan based on how your child is responding. This package includes: - A thorough intake & evaluation of your child's sleep history - 90 minute comprehensive virtual consultation - Customized sleep plan and step-by-step direction on how to implement the plan - 10 days of follow up emails to be used within 6 weeks of consultation -or- 4 30 minute follow up calls - Review of sleep logs

    Duration1 hr 30 mins
    Cost$290.00
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    4mo-6yr Bronze Sleep Package

    This sleep package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history form and a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family situation, parenting style and desired goals. During the follow-up, I will support you through the process step-by-step: offering advice, reassurance and making any necessary adjustments to the sleep plan based on how your child is responding. This package includes: - A thorough intake & evaluation of your child's sleep history - 90 minute comprehensive virtual consultation - Customized sleep plan and step-by-step direction on how to implement the plan - 5 days of follow up emails to be used within 6 weeks - or - 2 30 minute follow up calls - Review of sleep logs

    Duration1 hr 30 mins
    Cost$225.00
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    Additional Child

    Have more than one child with sleep issues? Add an additional child (or more) to any sleep plan.

    Duration5 mins
    Cost$75.00

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