I utilize CBT-I (cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia) to treat insomnia. It is the gold standard for treatment of insomnia. It’s effective and it typically takes just 5-8 sessions. This type of therapy is not like typical talk therapy. I won’t be asking you about your inner world (emotions). This therapy involves changing certain behaviors which can contribute to insomnia or even prolong insomnia and it also looks at the way you think about sleep. Some of the things we believe about sleep can also contribute to the insomnia. So therapy includes learning about insomnia and learning about more helpful ways of thinking about insomnia. CBT-I can start to look like typical talk therapy if it turns out you have some other issues, such as anxiety or depression, which are affecting the insomnia. If you chose to work on those issues in therapy, then that part of our work together would be what people typically think of as “therapy.” And, yes, I might actually ask you how something makes you feel!
The first step toward ending your insomnia is to schedule an intake interview with me. At that appointment I’ll be learning about what your insomnia is like and asking a lot of questions related to sleep and insomnia. After that, we get started! Your treatment plan will be based on your particular situation and is customized for you. It’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Don’t struggle with sleep any longer: call me! It doesn’t matter if you’ve struggled with insomnia for 30 years, it can be fixed.
If you are interested in group CBT-I, please contact me. When I have enough interested people on my waiting list, I’ll launch a group.
Call/text me at (816) 226-4678.