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 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

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

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

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

Being inflicted with Insomnia is a frustrating and difficult problem that, unfortunately, can lead to a plethora of other health-related issues. My specialized training focuses on the client completing a structured treatment plan that has been shown to successfully treat Insomnia with better long-term results than medication. We treat Insomnia at its core instead of just the symptoms allowing clients to have better results.

— Chance Reynolds, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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

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

ANXIETY & INSOMNIA NOT SURE IF ITS ANXIETY OR ADHD? ANXIOUS SYMPTOMS AFTER TRAUMA Are you prone to excess worry? Do you feel like your worry is disproportionate to the issue at hand? Anxiety is incredibly common, and along with it are some other challenges you might be living with: post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or phobias. First, it’s important for us not to vilify anxiety. Anxiety is a normal part of life; it gives us the energy to focus a little harder when studying for that big exam, taking care of a new baby, or in preparing more thoroughly before a high-stakes job interview. But it’s important to distinguish between those times when it gives us a much-needed boost of energy to allow us to circumvent a threat, and those times when the anxiety itself is more real than the supposed threat. In short, anxiety can take on a life of its own if not proactively managed. Where anxiety becomes a problem in your life is when it takes over the whole show, and actually leads to crippling effects rather than good performance. When it is so overwhelming that you feel paralyzed, or totally panicked. The “fight, flight, or freeze” nervous system response, aka "stress response," helps our brains and bodies prepare for some perceived danger, up ahead. The problem with anxiety disorders, is that the brain is triggered to initiate a stress response to when there is not imminent danger. Sometimes your brain triggers this response at relatively mundane challenges, like traffic, a move, or starting a new job. And at other times, your brain starts triggering your stress response when there is no clear reason. The variety and degree of symptoms are unique to each individual’s history and physiology, but some symptoms are pretty universal (e.g. muscle tension, sweating, rapid heartbeat or breathing, dread, or difficulty sleeping).

— Elyse Gong, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

CBT-I is a short-term treatment for insomnia. There is strong empirical evidence of its effectiveness in treating insomnia and it has superior short and long-term improvements in chronic insomnia compared to sleep medications. Treatment involves changing behavioral routines which maintain poor sleep and learning new healthy habits to overcome barriers to getting restful sleep.

— Michelle Pitts, Psychologist in San Diego, 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

Sleep is the most important thing we do. Many factors could be throwing off your sleep, when then also throws off our ability to regulate emotions. Schedule an appointment if you have been experiencing insomnia.

— Sarah Aldridge, Clinical Psychologist in Phoenix,, AZ

Sleep disturbance can happen in early sleep hours, middle sleep, or late sleep/early morning awakening. If you are struggling with this issue, or have a loved one that is suffering from the results of poor sleep, then you understand the impact that sleep disorders can have on your life. Whether this will be your first appointment with a professional to resolve insomnia or you are reaching out after many unsuccessful attempts with other types of treatment, I encourage you to contact me.

— Anissa Bell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Being unable to get regular, restful sleep is like slow torture. When your sleep is off, everything is off. You feel irritable, unfocused, and impatient. Your work suffers. Your relationships suffer. You just want some sleep! I help you get back to restful, regular sleep through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I. This brief treatment often gains significant results in about six sessions. It is as effective as medication but without side effects and with longer lasting results.

— Laura Mueller-Anderson, Clinical Social Worker in Round Rock, TX

I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is the gold-standard treatment approach for insomnia and sleep problems. I can develop a detailed treatment plan to help you significantly improve your sleep in as little as one week!

— Carly Zankman, Clinical Psychologist in Mountain View, CA

CBT-I is the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia. Seventy-eighty percent who try CBT-I get significantly better sleep. Improvements can last 10+ years. It is the key to learning to sleep without sleeping pills. It works for insomnia related to depression, anxiety, cancer, pain, childbirth & menopause. Sessions are delivered online using live two-way video. Services are available for adults anywhere in Texas

— Ellen Friedman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I am Board Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. I treat insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, pediatrics, insufficient sleep disorder, and CPAP non-compliance.

— Richard Blackburn, Psychologist in Stacy, MN

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