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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My goal is to help you sleep and feel better soon. Treatment for insomnia can help improve your mood, your quality of life, and your sense of well-being. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the "gold standard" treatment for insomnia. Many of my clients begin to see significant improvements in their sleep quality within three to four sessions. Learn to sleep better from the comfort of your home anywhere in Florida!

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL

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

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

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

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

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

Are you having repeated trouble falling asleep, or waking up in the middle of the night for hours, or waking up way too early? If so, you may have the sleep disorder Insomnia. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

— Megan Pollock, Clinical Psychologist

Trained in CBT-I, a short-term structured intervention to help you get to sleep, stay asleep and be more satisfied with your sleep. Also addressed are anxiety relief, mindfulness, and relaxation.

— Frieda Oelbaum, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Hempstead, NY

Whether your sleep difficulties are with getting to sleep, staying asleep, or consistently waking up earlier than intended, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the most effective treatment for insomnia out there as it addresses the root cause(s). Full disclosure: I am a nerd about all things sleep medicine and am passionate about assessing and treating insomnia, which can occur alongside or separate from other mental health issues that I am also equipped to address.

— Lara Barbir, Clinical Psychologist

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the the first-line treatment for sleep issues. It’s a six-week program that includes carefully tracking sleep data, implementing and revising a sleep treatment plan, and the use of techniques to reduce awakenings, daytime sleepiness, and fatigue. We also focus on strategies to reduce arousal and anxiety prior to bed (which delays your bedtime), and how to effectively monitor your sleep habits. Such a fun treatment!

— Kristen Casey, Psychologist

Insomnia often goes along with anxiety and depression concerns. I have experience both treating insomnia with medication and working on sleep hygiene to help manage.

— Kelsey Sorensen, Physicians Assistant

I offer evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for clients who are struggling with sleep difficulties. When clinically appropriate, I also offer medication management for those who may be experiencing sleep disturbances related to other difficulties/factors.

— Greg Roussett, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Oakland, CA

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