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.

Meet the specialists

You're anxious so you can't sleep, and lack of sleep makes you more anxious. This cycle is brutal to your mental and physical health, and can amplify every issue happening in your life. Sleep is vital. I have lived experience as a survivor of trauma and lifelong insomniac. I can help you learn effective strategies for getting needed rest. Moreover, we will address root causes for long-term relief.

— Nathan Heydari, Counselor in Salem, OR

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
 

Dr. Feinberg received specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) the current gold-standard treatment for insomnia. Dr. Feinberg has experience treating veterans with co-occurring PTSD and insomnia. In addition, Dr. Feinberg provided peer consultation for PTSD treatments, as well as supervision and consultation to psychology interns on a weekly basis for both CBT-I and PTSD related evidence-based therapy.

— Dr. Tslil Feinberg, Clinical Psychologist in ,

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 treat insomnia disorders using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). I will help you understand your sleep problem, provide education on sleep hygiene, and work with you to problem-solve and reset your sleep patterns. In addition, I can work with you on preventative skills to help you manage stress, anxiety, and mood to prevent future flare-ups.

— Jody Kircher, Clinical Psychologist in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a heavily researched, short-term treatment that is just as effective as sleep medications in the short run and, in the long run, MORE effective - clients continue to experience benefit long after treatment concludes. Treatment addresses the thoughts and the behaviors that interfere with sleep, teaching clients the skills they need to get better quality sleep and get more of it. CBT-I clients work closely with a therapist to develop and refine a plan designed to specifically address their unique sleep problems Education about the biological and psychological processes that regulate sleep is an essential part of the treatment. I have worked with clients who suffered from insomnia for twenty years or more and are now sleeping six or more hours every night.

— Katherine Chiba, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

We love working with women struggling with sleep issues. Having babies, having insane work/life stress, as well as perimenipause and menopause can all create insomnia. We utilize cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT I) to help you slay your anxiety so you can get back to bed and back to your life.

— Bright Spot Therapy, Clinical Social Worker in Farmington Hills, MI

I am trained in an evidence based treatment called CBT-I. This protocol is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is shown to be very effective in treating insomnia.

— Judy Nemmers, Clinical Social Worker in West Des Moines, IA

I am certified in the treatment of insomnia with CBT-I, a cognitive-behavioral treatment for insomnia. Research shows that chronic insomnia is a learned behavior which can be unlearned, with most people finding relief in just six sessions. Using medication to treat chronic insomnia becomes ineffective over time because it does not treat the cause of chronic insomnia: thoughts and behaviors. You can eliminate medication, reduce sleepless nights, and increase your self-confidence.

— Lina Lewis-Arevalo, Licensed Professional Counselor in , NJ
 

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 Portland, OR

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
 

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

— Summer Myers, Art Therapist in ,

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
 

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 in ,
 

I treat insomnia disorders using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). I will help you understand your sleep problem, provide education on sleep hygiene, and work with you to problem-solve and reset your sleep patterns. In addition, I can work with you on preventative skills to help you manage stress, anxiety, and mood to prevent future flare-ups.

— Jody Kircher, Clinical Psychologist in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Insomia is pervasive in our society these days for many reasons and to the person suffering it feels intractable. While it may feel hopeless, it is not. Studies have shown that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), a highly structured 5-session model, is currently the most effective treatment and significantly more effective than prescription sleeping pills. The National Institute of Health and The American College of Physicians recommend CBT-I as the first line treatment.

— Tara Noone, Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

I have extensive training and expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). This is considered the best treatment for insomnia and is highly effective. I will work with you determine what is contributing to your insomnia and then to change your behaviors to improve your sleep. We will work together to identify and address anything contributing to insomnia, such as anxiety.

— Sari Chait, Psychologist in Newton, MA