Insomnia, defined as persistent problems falling and/or staying asleep, can be caused by many things, including mental health and medical conditions, stressful life events, bad sleep habits, specific substances, or even certain genetic factors. Whatever the cause, an inability to get the sleep you need can be incredibly hard to deal with. Insomnia can make you feel exhausted all day and it can also cause irritability, anxiety and problems with concentration or memory. The good news is that behavioral therapy for insomnia has been proven as an effective treatment for chronic sleep problems and is often recommended as the first line of defense. If you are having trouble with insomnia, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified insomnia experts today.

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Psychotherapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia is the gold standard for treating insomnia. I add to it clinical hypnosis and neurofeedback to help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX

Insomnia can come with a host of mental health concerns. Depression, anxiety, panic, and other concerns can cause insomnia to happen. I have experience with supporting folks work through these mental health struggles along with working on better sleep hygiene. Sleep is so important to mental wellness, and if this suffers, symptoms tend to increase. I find this may be worked on as well as other mental health concerns to support a person functioning.

— Rebekah Balch, Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY

I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for clients who are struggling with sleep difficulties. I also provide Imagery Rehearsal Training (IRT), which is a 1-3 session intervention to assist people who experience frequent, repetitive nightmares. I received training in both of these approaches through the Minneapolis VA.

— Jen Aakre, Clinical Psychologist in Iowa City, IA

Has your bed become the enemy? Is it hard to fall asleep because of all the thoughts racing through your head when you lie down? CBT-I therapy for insomnia is a highly effective and short-term treatment (5-8 sessions on average) for insomnia. It can help you sleep again even if you've struggled with insomnia for 50 years. I love this therapy because it's so quick and effective that my people can't believe their results. I can also help you put an end to nightmares in 2-3 sessions.

— Alicia Polk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Belton, MO

I am a specialist in the gold standard treatment for chronic insomnia: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). My approach to treating insomnia is unique as I integrate treatment for chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, & other difficulties that often go hand-in-hand with difficulty sleeping all at the same time. With this approach, I can help you get back your natural, honest sleep & eliminate your dependence on sleep medications in an average of only 4 to 8 weekly sessions.

— Dr. Brian Curtis, Clinical Psychologist in Woods Cross, UT

I have training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

— Lindsay Furlong-O'Hara, Clinical Psychologist in Burlington, VT

Are you worried about your lack of sleep? You can't get to sleep, toss and turn, can't shut down your brain for the night? Not getting enough sleep can make you miserable! I use an "evidence-based" counseling method called Cognitive Behavioal Therapy for Insomnia or CBT-I, a 5-Session program which the American Sleep Foundation calls the #1 Non-Drug Sleep Solution, proven to work 80 to 85 % of the time. I would like to help you to overcome your insomnia.

— Linda Pevnick, Clinical Social Worker in Creve Coeur, MO

I have training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. I believe sleep is key to resilience in mind and body, but it can be so elusive for the anxious and stressed.

— Summer Myers, Art Therapist

Through my experience in working with insomnia, I have gained experience with both structured (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia) and unstructured approaches, as well as treating insomnia's many co-morbid problems, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain/chronic illness and PTSD.

— Christopher Schadt, Clinical Psychologist in South Pasadena, CA

Sleep is essential, and life can quickly go downhill when you're not getting it. Insomnia can be caused by many different things, and the solution to getting back to sleep and being able to rejuvenate yourself is unique to each person. My first experience with my own therapy came from an experience with insomnia that I had in college. It cracked me open, and led me to discover more of myself. When something in your unconscious has "woken up", support for integrating it is essential.

— Marcus Berley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Seattle, WA

The type of neurofeedback that I do focuses on the slowest waves produced by the brain. These rhythms are crucial in the sleep/wake cycle and impacting them can regulate sleep cycles, relieving insomnia.

— Jessica Weimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

Living with insomnia is not only distressing but has real, serious implications for your health and wellbeing. Chronically sleep-deprived people have a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. A lot of counselors focus on sleep hygiene as the “cure” for insomnia, but the truth is that sleep hygiene isn’t enough. Together, we will go beyond sleep hygiene to help you sleep well again.

— Tonya Molnar, Counselor

Are you having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, getting up too early, or all of the above? Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can help. I’ve been using this therapeutic approach for over a decade and know that it can provide long lasting benefits without the side effects of medications. Sleep is so important! Send me a message and let me know what type of improvements you’d like to see in your sleep.

— Lisa Belvy, Clinical Psychologist in Orinda, CA

CBT-I is the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Studies show that 70-80% of people with insomnia who successfully complete CBT-I will experience significant improvement or total remission of insomnia symptoms.

— Sarah Silverman, Clinical Psychologist

Do you have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or falling back to sleep once you’ve awoken in the wee hours? I can help! I am trained in CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is a structured program backed by research that helps identify and replace thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen sleep problems, combined with developing habits that promote sound sleep. Unlike sleeping pills, CBT-Insomnia helps overcome the underlying causes of sleep problems.

— Olivia Posner, Counselor in Asheville, NC