I am Annika Brindley, the founder of Little Sleepers LLC, an infant and child sleep consultation practice located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. I work locally and globally, to help families solve their children’s sleep challenges.
I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, California. I began my career providing counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, and families at Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center in Los Angeles. It was through working with families with young children, that I began to see a common factor that appeared to cause conflict and a division within the family. The common factor was a lack of sleep. I began to notice overtired and exhausted children; conflicted, frustrated parents and considerable sleep deprivation. I thought, there must be a solution. There must be an art to teaching children how to sleep, and so began my quest to discover a solution.
I believe that even in the most challenging times of our lives, there is always a true gift to be noticed. I knew in my challenge to solve children’s sleep issues, I had been given my gift. Nothing makes me feel happier and more satisfied than helping a sleep-deprived family transform into a well-rested one. I am grateful I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of beautiful families, lecturing at numerous pre-schools, speaking to obstetrician, gynecologist and pediatrician offices, as well as running parent-toddler and parent-infant support and education groups for new parents and their babies.
I am passionate about the healthful benefits of good sleep, and have loved working with all different kinds of families around the globe to give little ones the sleep they need and deserve. Besides teaching the “art of sleep”, the greatest joy in my life is being a mother of three beautiful little sleepers of my own.