Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Nelson Byrne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. As a Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist, I provide psychotherapy for adults with a broad range of presenting issues. These include anxiety, insomnia, depression, or managing challenging medical conditions such as cancer - and many others. I have 15+ years' experience, including 7 years as a staff psychologist at Credit Valley Hospital. While choosing a therapist with solid credentials is important, I also hope that my non-judgmental, casual style will quickly allow you to feel comfortable seeking help.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. As a Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist, I provide psychotherapy for adults with a broad range of presenting issues. These include anxiety, insomnia, depression, or managing challenging medical conditions such as cancer - and many others. I have 15+ years' experience, including 7 years as a staff psychologist at Credit Valley Hospital. While choosing a therapist with solid credentials is important, I also hope that my non-judgmental, casual style will quickly allow you to feel comfortable seeking help.
(905) 275-0665 View (905) 275-0665
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Dr. Karen Zhang
Psychologist, CPysch, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of:anxiety, panic, OCD and phobias, low mood/depression, grief/loss, coping with cancer and/or other medical conditions, health worries, existential concerns, relationship stressors, work stressors, adjustment to life stressors, and sleep/insomnia.
Hi, I'm Karen Zhang a registered psychologist focused on adults at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you feel heard, supported and valued. My approach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of:anxiety, panic, OCD and phobias, low mood/depression, grief/loss, coping with cancer and/or other medical conditions, health worries, existential concerns, relationship stressors, work stressors, adjustment to life stressors, and sleep/insomnia.
Hi, I'm Karen Zhang a registered psychologist focused on adults at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you feel heard, supported and valued. My approach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
(289) 796-1081 View (289) 796-1081
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Andrea Linett
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
I provide assessment and evidence-based treatment to adolescents and adults. I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based treatment approaches for a variety of difficulties, including: mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, emotion regulation difficulties, chronic pain, trauma, and other stress-related conditions. I work collaboratively with clients in developing individualized treatment plans to address their goals. I strive to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment to facilitate therapeutic change.
I provide assessment and evidence-based treatment to adolescents and adults. I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based treatment approaches for a variety of difficulties, including: mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, emotion regulation difficulties, chronic pain, trauma, and other stress-related conditions. I work collaboratively with clients in developing individualized treatment plans to address their goals. I strive to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment to facilitate therapeutic change.
(647) 494-4961 View (647) 494-4961
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Huma Saeedi
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Have you had a crisis or a traumatic experience that has led to stress and difficulties in your life? Traumas can result in anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and fear. Huma can help guide you on the journey to understand how this has impacted you and how to get back to your life. She will help guide and empower you to regain control. Huma has worked at CAMH for over 20 years, with the last 16 years in the Psychological Trauma Program. She has provided individual and group therapy to people with PTSD along with depression and anxiety disorders.
Have you had a crisis or a traumatic experience that has led to stress and difficulties in your life? Traumas can result in anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and fear. Huma can help guide you on the journey to understand how this has impacted you and how to get back to your life. She will help guide and empower you to regain control. Huma has worked at CAMH for over 20 years, with the last 16 years in the Psychological Trauma Program. She has provided individual and group therapy to people with PTSD along with depression and anxiety disorders.
(647) 952-6891 View (647) 952-6891
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Trish Unruh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L6H
**CURRENTLY OFFERING IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS** Have you always been a worrier? Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? It's hard to sleep sometimes, and you feel like you can't turn off. You are not enjoying life the way you know you should be. Sometimes your past comes back to haunt you, which adds to your stress. You are coping the best you can, but it feels like nothing is working. Are you barely hanging on and looking for ways to get back the life you want and thrive? I specialise in working with adults and teenagers (16+) to develop the tools and strategies needed to manage and resolve feelings of anxiety.
**CURRENTLY OFFERING IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS** Have you always been a worrier? Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? It's hard to sleep sometimes, and you feel like you can't turn off. You are not enjoying life the way you know you should be. Sometimes your past comes back to haunt you, which adds to your stress. You are coping the best you can, but it feels like nothing is working. Are you barely hanging on and looking for ways to get back the life you want and thrive? I specialise in working with adults and teenagers (16+) to develop the tools and strategies needed to manage and resolve feelings of anxiety.
(289) 536-2840 View (289) 536-2840
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Viktoria Vigh
Registered Social Worker, MC, RSW, AACC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5J
Are you dealing with adult ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, organization, relationship, or sleep issues? You know you are capable, hard working, and intelligent but life continues to be challenging and difficult to manage? Do you struggle with maintaining and navigating the complexities of your relationships? Have you tried to solve these issues before with little to no results? As a neurodivergent individual, you may face unique challenges that can be difficult to address on your own. What if you were offered practical strategies to face your challenges? This is the space that I offer for you.
Are you dealing with adult ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, organization, relationship, or sleep issues? You know you are capable, hard working, and intelligent but life continues to be challenging and difficult to manage? Do you struggle with maintaining and navigating the complexities of your relationships? Have you tried to solve these issues before with little to no results? As a neurodivergent individual, you may face unique challenges that can be difficult to address on your own. What if you were offered practical strategies to face your challenges? This is the space that I offer for you.
(647) 503-0271 View (647) 503-0271
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Dr. Tsubasa (Subie) Sawashima Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Subie. I work with adults across Ontario. I provide treatment for various difficulties including: trauma and PTSD, depression, grief, anger, anxiety, OCD, worry, work stress, interpersonal problems, insomnia, and psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia).
Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Subie. I work with adults across Ontario. I provide treatment for various difficulties including: trauma and PTSD, depression, grief, anger, anxiety, OCD, worry, work stress, interpersonal problems, insomnia, and psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia).
(289) 210-7447 View (289) 210-7447
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Vilma E Madramootoo, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5C  (Online Only)
Impacted by excessive Distress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger, Depression, Sleep discomfort, PTSD, or Work-Related Issues? Are you feeling stressed out, burnt out & overwhelmed because you overthink & suppress? Can't communicate safely and feel trapped? Scared of confrontation & choose avoidance? The built-up emotions, cultural or family beliefs, identity issues, or indecisiveness causing chaos for you? How about trusting yourself? Has it turned into self-doubt & self-sabotage? I understand the emotional confusion, and for that reason, I hold a non-judgmental, private, and safe space for you.
Impacted by excessive Distress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger, Depression, Sleep discomfort, PTSD, or Work-Related Issues? Are you feeling stressed out, burnt out & overwhelmed because you overthink & suppress? Can't communicate safely and feel trapped? Scared of confrontation & choose avoidance? The built-up emotions, cultural or family beliefs, identity issues, or indecisiveness causing chaos for you? How about trusting yourself? Has it turned into self-doubt & self-sabotage? I understand the emotional confusion, and for that reason, I hold a non-judgmental, private, and safe space for you.
(647) 492-2184 View (647) 492-2184
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Magdalena Koziar
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, OSRP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist, with almost 15 years of clinical experience, specifically in areas of Depression, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and anger. However, you don’t need to suffer from a psychological disorder in order to benefit from psychotherapy. At my private practice, iMind Psychotherapy, I also work individuals facing a wide range of challenges, such as employment stress; academic pressure; relationship and communication difficulties; sleep-related issues; self-esteem; excessive worry; as well as personal and work-related injuries.
I am a registered psychotherapist, with almost 15 years of clinical experience, specifically in areas of Depression, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and anger. However, you don’t need to suffer from a psychological disorder in order to benefit from psychotherapy. At my private practice, iMind Psychotherapy, I also work individuals facing a wide range of challenges, such as employment stress; academic pressure; relationship and communication difficulties; sleep-related issues; self-esteem; excessive worry; as well as personal and work-related injuries.
(289) 805-6198 View (289) 805-6198
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BeWell Mississauga Health Centre
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Pershad specializes in the clinical areas of mood and anxiety, trauma, stress, sleep, addiction, ADD, and relationship issues.
Dr. Pershad is an experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in both private and public health care spheres. Skilled in Clinical Practice, Supervision, Clinical Management, Consultation, and Program-Development. Dr. Pershad has an extensive background in professional settings that include: Private Individual and Group Practice, Corporate Mental Health Care Organizations, and Addiction Treatment.
Pershad specializes in the clinical areas of mood and anxiety, trauma, stress, sleep, addiction, ADD, and relationship issues.
Dr. Pershad is an experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in both private and public health care spheres. Skilled in Clinical Practice, Supervision, Clinical Management, Consultation, and Program-Development. Dr. Pershad has an extensive background in professional settings that include: Private Individual and Group Practice, Corporate Mental Health Care Organizations, and Addiction Treatment.
(289) 804-6115 View (289) 804-6115
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Matthew King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
I strive to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where they can feel comfortable discussing the issues that are most distressing for them. I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and psychosis. I also have experience with women's health issues (e.g., postpartum depression, menopause). I believe that my clients can make meaningful progress with the right tools and a genuine therapeutic relationship.
I strive to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where they can feel comfortable discussing the issues that are most distressing for them. I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and psychosis. I also have experience with women's health issues (e.g., postpartum depression, menopause). I believe that my clients can make meaningful progress with the right tools and a genuine therapeutic relationship.
(844) 307-6483 View (844) 307-6483
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Ivona D. Zager
Registered Psychotherapist, MAPsych, CRPO-RP, CPT CBT, EMDR, hypno
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Put to use my 30+ years of proven ability to tackle anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, fear of public speaking, trauma, mental blocks, low confidence, parenting challenges, social anxiety, relationship problems, anger, feeling lost or stuck, or cultural adaptation in Canada. Empowerment, assertiveness, Life Coaching and self-improvement are my professional hobby. I aspire to help you on a quest for empowering yourself and your well-being so that you can deploy your full potential. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Clinician, NGH Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Instructor - CBT-hypnosis and Milton Erickson's hypnosis.
Put to use my 30+ years of proven ability to tackle anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, fear of public speaking, trauma, mental blocks, low confidence, parenting challenges, social anxiety, relationship problems, anger, feeling lost or stuck, or cultural adaptation in Canada. Empowerment, assertiveness, Life Coaching and self-improvement are my professional hobby. I aspire to help you on a quest for empowering yourself and your well-being so that you can deploy your full potential. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Clinician, NGH Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Instructor - CBT-hypnosis and Milton Erickson's hypnosis.
(289) 401-8180 View (289) 401-8180
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Alan Chan
Psychologist, MSc, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Dr. Chan is a registered Clinical Psychologist and is the Co-founder and Director of Sageview Health (formerly B&C Health). Dr. Chan works with adults and seniors and uses Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and related techniques to treat a variety of difficulties from depression and anxiety to the stress and strain of work and everyday life. He performs independent comprehensive psychological disability assessments and delivers clinical health psychology services to help patients cope with medical difficulties such as chronic pain, insomnia, cancer, cardiac, and other lifestyle diseases.
Dr. Chan is a registered Clinical Psychologist and is the Co-founder and Director of Sageview Health (formerly B&C Health). Dr. Chan works with adults and seniors and uses Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and related techniques to treat a variety of difficulties from depression and anxiety to the stress and strain of work and everyday life. He performs independent comprehensive psychological disability assessments and delivers clinical health psychology services to help patients cope with medical difficulties such as chronic pain, insomnia, cancer, cardiac, and other lifestyle diseases.
(844) 402-2406 View (844) 402-2406
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Tijana Pesic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5W
I provide individual, couples & family therapy. Do you feel burdened by your thoughts? Are feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you wish that you could just turn your mind off, to finally get a few moments of peace? I can help you take your life back, feel better, experience ease of being and get more restful sleep. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, overwhelm & stress. I also help couples who have many unmet needs; feel frustrated, resentful & angry in their relationship; struggle to communicate effectively; no longer experience intimacy or have lost trust.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy. Do you feel burdened by your thoughts? Are feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you wish that you could just turn your mind off, to finally get a few moments of peace? I can help you take your life back, feel better, experience ease of being and get more restful sleep. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, overwhelm & stress. I also help couples who have many unmet needs; feel frustrated, resentful & angry in their relationship; struggle to communicate effectively; no longer experience intimacy or have lost trust.
(289) 302-7948 View (289) 302-7948
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Justin Mattina
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5L
He provides evidenced-based assessment and treatment for a variety of presenting problems including depression, generalized worry, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia, and coping with physical pain and disability.
Dr. Mattina is the Co-Director of the Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy. He is a Registered Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist who works with adults. His clinical training took place at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), including positions within the Psychological Trauma Program, the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and the Clinical Research Laboratory. Dr. Mattina has previously held teaching positions at McMaster University within the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. COVID UPDATE: TELEPHONE and SECURE VIDEO options are available. We are ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.
He provides evidenced-based assessment and treatment for a variety of presenting problems including depression, generalized worry, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia, and coping with physical pain and disability.
Dr. Mattina is the Co-Director of the Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy. He is a Registered Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist who works with adults. His clinical training took place at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), including positions within the Psychological Trauma Program, the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and the Clinical Research Laboratory. Dr. Mattina has previously held teaching positions at McMaster University within the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. COVID UPDATE: TELEPHONE and SECURE VIDEO options are available. We are ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.
(289) 271-1741 View (289) 271-1741
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Marialuisa Elias
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5W
Are you going through life transitions; experiencing difficulties in your relationships, or struggling with the way you feel about yourself? Do you feel uncertain as to how to move forward after a break-up, career change, or a loss? I can help! I have extensive experience providing individual, family, and couples therapy related to life and career transitions, relational and communication difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties, trauma/abuse; self-confidence, self-esteem; loss and grief. I use a holistic approach, integrating modalities that promote emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellness.
Are you going through life transitions; experiencing difficulties in your relationships, or struggling with the way you feel about yourself? Do you feel uncertain as to how to move forward after a break-up, career change, or a loss? I can help! I have extensive experience providing individual, family, and couples therapy related to life and career transitions, relational and communication difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties, trauma/abuse; self-confidence, self-esteem; loss and grief. I use a holistic approach, integrating modalities that promote emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellness.
(647) 800-1781 View (647) 800-1781
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Divergent Coaching: Dr. L. Hua & T. Throckmorton
MBA, MA, PhD, PCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Start, stop, sleep, wake, go, or do anything you want, the way you want and when you want.
From boardrooms to babies, burn rates to burnouts—you've been there. You’ve experienced fires and fascinations, exhilarations and exhaustion. You've known victory and felt pain, DIY'd and Googled, but something's amiss. Generic advice doesn’t cut it. Perhaps ADHD whispers amidst the noise. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or maybe you’re just tired of searching for a better way on your own. Let's create one together. With a coach, your way is smoother, bolder, you-er, sooner.
Start, stop, sleep, wake, go, or do anything you want, the way you want and when you want.
From boardrooms to babies, burn rates to burnouts—you've been there. You’ve experienced fires and fascinations, exhilarations and exhaustion. You've known victory and felt pain, DIY'd and Googled, but something's amiss. Generic advice doesn’t cut it. Perhaps ADHD whispers amidst the noise. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or maybe you’re just tired of searching for a better way on your own. Let's create one together. With a coach, your way is smoother, bolder, you-er, sooner.
(437) 292-3828 View (437) 292-3828
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Tracy-Ann Reid
RN, Psychotherapist, RN, MN, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
Looking for a safe space to talk about life challenges? Look no further than Cierge Therapy and Consulting Services. I offer one on one private and confidential sessions with personalized strategies that fits your goals of therapy. If you are experiencing challenges with burnout, stress, anxiety, fatigue, addictions (drugs/alcohol), depression including postpartum depression, weight loss, grief & loss, suicidal ideation, PTSD, divorce, career guidance, sleep/ insomnia and chronic illnesses(Diabetes & Hypertension) we can work together to find solutions through consultation and therapy to create sustainable results and consistency.
Looking for a safe space to talk about life challenges? Look no further than Cierge Therapy and Consulting Services. I offer one on one private and confidential sessions with personalized strategies that fits your goals of therapy. If you are experiencing challenges with burnout, stress, anxiety, fatigue, addictions (drugs/alcohol), depression including postpartum depression, weight loss, grief & loss, suicidal ideation, PTSD, divorce, career guidance, sleep/ insomnia and chronic illnesses(Diabetes & Hypertension) we can work together to find solutions through consultation and therapy to create sustainable results and consistency.
(289) 277-4493 View (289) 277-4493
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Vanessa Villani
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University, and I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). I assess and provide therapy for anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, PTSD, OCD, interpersonal challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, and parenting. I care deeply about working with my clients to improve mental health and wellbeing.
I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University, and I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). I assess and provide therapy for anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, PTSD, OCD, interpersonal challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, and parenting. I care deeply about working with my clients to improve mental health and wellbeing.
(365) 601-1387 View (365) 601-1387
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Dr. Connie Wong
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
All of us have points in our lives when we could use some extra support and guidance. I'm a registered psychologist with over 22 years of clinical experience – offering individual therapy, couples therapy, and personal coaching. I have worked in a number of settings including hospitals, community clinics, and universities. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients address issues such as stress, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, insomnia, trauma, grief, OCD, ADHD, career exploration, and relationship difficulties.
All of us have points in our lives when we could use some extra support and guidance. I'm a registered psychologist with over 22 years of clinical experience – offering individual therapy, couples therapy, and personal coaching. I have worked in a number of settings including hospitals, community clinics, and universities. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients address issues such as stress, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, insomnia, trauma, grief, OCD, ADHD, career exploration, and relationship difficulties.
(437) 800-0191 View (437) 800-0191

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Sleep or Insomnia Counsellors

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.