Insomnia

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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I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Due to extensive research support, this treatment is now considered the gold standard for treating insomnia. I have served as a national consultant with the VA, training other therapists to deliver this treatment. I also have experience treating insomnia in the context of chronic pain, PTSD, chronic worry, ADHD, and other co-occurring challenges.

— Ami Student, Clinical Psychologist

I'm currently gaining my certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and have training in Sleep Regulation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi).

— Reuben Brody, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC
 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, (CBT-I), is a short-term treatment with extensive research support, and many people begin to see results after just a few sessions. Using CBT-I, we will focus on changing patterns that maintain your insomnia and helping you feel more confident in your ability to sleep. If you are using sleep medications, I can also work with your medical provider to assist you with a taper if desired.

— Yelena Blank, Psychologist in Mountain View, CA

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
 

Insomnia can come from many sources, anxiety might be one of them, but there are many instances where people have certain habits or lifestyles that are preventing them from getting the rest that their body desperately needs. Sleep is one of the most important foundations for good health and mental health, so I think it is imperative to work with people on managing insomnia symptoms. I have worked with many people with insomnia, and trust me, there are ways to cope and fix your sleep.

— Ashley Mitchell, LPC, BCN, Counselor in Burke, VA

Getting enough quality sleep is essential to good health and mental well being. If you are struggling with insomnia, you may be experiencing difficulty falling or staying asleep, struggling with daytime fatigue, or having trouble concentrating. CBT-I is an evidence-based treatment for insomnia that is highly recommended by sleep experts and medical providers. It addresses the underlying causes of sleeplessness and helps you develop healthy sleep habits.

— Jennifer Beytin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, VA
 

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 offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is an evidence-based therapy for insomnia that has become the front-line recommended treatment for the disorder by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American College of Physicians. The protocol is brief and highly effective. It typically takes between 8-10 sessions. Clients learn to change behavior to improve sleep, to challenge negative thoughts related to sleep, how to physically relax, and much more.

— Breyta Psychological Services, Psychologist in Raleigh, NC
 

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are generally very treatable, and insomnia can almost always be resolved without the need for medication. I am board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM) and have helped thousands of people to (re)gain the ability to sleep well through the use of CBT-I or Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia, a highly successful and empirically-based treatment for sleep disorders.

— Daniel Kessler, Psychologist in , MN

Insomnia can come from many sources, anxiety might be one of them, but there are many instances where people have certain habits or lifestyles that are preventing them from getting the rest that their body desperately needs. Sleep is one of the most important foundations for good health and mental health, so I think it is imperative to work with people on managing insomnia symptoms. I have worked with many people with insomnia, and trust me, there are ways to cope and fix your sleep.

— Ashley Mitchell, LPC, BCN, Counselor in Burke, VA
 

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, return to sleep quickly if you awaken and then stay asleep.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX