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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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

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

Do you struggle with sleep? Is it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake feeling refreshed? Sleep issues, though common, can easily disrupt our entire lives. If you work with me you will learn all about sleep and common sleep myths as well as how to use your environment to your advantage, reduce racing thoughts at night, improve your bedtime routine, and get your best sleep possible.

— Pamela Castineiras, Clinical Psychologist

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

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 Minneapolis, MN

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

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

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

I have extensive experience providing both structured (i.e., cognitive-behavioral) and unstructured treatments for insomnia as well as insomnia's frequent co-morbid conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, etc. Treatment of insomnia can focus specifically on sleep-related symptoms, or can take a more comprehensive approach, including addressing underlying factors and related issues.

— Christopher Schadt, Clinical Psychologist in South Pasadena, CA