Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Rose Robbins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new patients. I offer virtual psychotherapy services in English and French to adult residents of Ontario within the context of a warm, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I work with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, panic attacks, and difficulties adjusting to chronic health issues. As a clinical health and rehabilitation psychologist, I also have a special interest in reproductive psychology, including issues related to fertility, as well psychological wellbeing during pregnancy and beyond.
Currently accepting new patients. I offer virtual psychotherapy services in English and French to adult residents of Ontario within the context of a warm, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I work with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, panic attacks, and difficulties adjusting to chronic health issues. As a clinical health and rehabilitation psychologist, I also have a special interest in reproductive psychology, including issues related to fertility, as well psychological wellbeing during pregnancy and beyond.
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Michelle Weil
MSc, RYT, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Having your life disrupted by insomnia isn’t just physically exhausting. It’s mentally and emotionally draining too. Maybe you’ve made big changes to your life, like cutting out socializing or juggling endless sleep aids and routines (that don’t even work). It’s common to feel lonely and misunderstood. You may also feel confused about some of the physical symptoms happening in your body. I understand what you’re going through because I struggled with insomnia for 5 difficult years. While they were the hardest years of my life, I want you to know there is hope. You can absolutely get back to sleeping and feeling like yourself again.
Having your life disrupted by insomnia isn’t just physically exhausting. It’s mentally and emotionally draining too. Maybe you’ve made big changes to your life, like cutting out socializing or juggling endless sleep aids and routines (that don’t even work). It’s common to feel lonely and misunderstood. You may also feel confused about some of the physical symptoms happening in your body. I understand what you’re going through because I struggled with insomnia for 5 difficult years. While they were the hardest years of my life, I want you to know there is hope. You can absolutely get back to sleeping and feeling like yourself again.
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Renew Neurotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2E
We use a blend of approaches to achieve this goal, including neurofeedback, yoga therapy, somatic experiencing, sensory integration, lifestyle change, sleep therapy, EMDR.
Imagine feeling trapped in a whirlpool of anxiety, unable to pause and take a breath. Or envision a racing mind that won’t slow down enough to focus on the strategies that could help. Conventional therapies might have all the right answers, but the body refuses to cooperate. You know WHAT to do, but your body and brain won't listen! Whether it’s extreme anxiety, hypervigilance, or attention deficit problems, challenges often lie in a constant battle between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems that leave many people caught in an unproductive cycle.
We use a blend of approaches to achieve this goal, including neurofeedback, yoga therapy, somatic experiencing, sensory integration, lifestyle change, sleep therapy, EMDR.
Imagine feeling trapped in a whirlpool of anxiety, unable to pause and take a breath. Or envision a racing mind that won’t slow down enough to focus on the strategies that could help. Conventional therapies might have all the right answers, but the body refuses to cooperate. You know WHAT to do, but your body and brain won't listen! Whether it’s extreme anxiety, hypervigilance, or attention deficit problems, challenges often lie in a constant battle between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems that leave many people caught in an unproductive cycle.
(613) 707-7415 View (613) 707-7415
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Dr. Jean Grenier, PhD., C.Psych.
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L
I provide bilingual (French/English) psychological services to adults and older adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including: sleep disorders, chronic insomnia, anxiety, depression, traumatic stress-related issues & PTSD, grief & significant losses, life transitions as well as adjusting to living with major life changes (including injury and illness). I also have a particular interest in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to living with a chronic health condition, including cardiac illness, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, and men’s health issues.
I provide bilingual (French/English) psychological services to adults and older adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including: sleep disorders, chronic insomnia, anxiety, depression, traumatic stress-related issues & PTSD, grief & significant losses, life transitions as well as adjusting to living with major life changes (including injury and illness). I also have a particular interest in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to living with a chronic health condition, including cardiac illness, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, and men’s health issues.
(343) 312-6355 View (343) 312-6355
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Amélie Vézina
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience running insomnia groups (CBT-I and MBSR for insomnia).
I am a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Université Laval and I practice as a Doctoral Associate under Dr. Melisa Arias-Valenzuela’s, C.Psych. supervision. I provide individual services to teens and adults (13+). I am experienced in providing assessments and therapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress and burnout, grief, body image and disordered eating, trauma and PTSD, relationship and communication difficulties, procrastination, perfectionism and low self-esteem. I also have special interest and experience helping people experiencing sleep disturbances and military populations.
I have experience running insomnia groups (CBT-I and MBSR for insomnia).
I am a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Université Laval and I practice as a Doctoral Associate under Dr. Melisa Arias-Valenzuela’s, C.Psych. supervision. I provide individual services to teens and adults (13+). I am experienced in providing assessments and therapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress and burnout, grief, body image and disordered eating, trauma and PTSD, relationship and communication difficulties, procrastination, perfectionism and low self-esteem. I also have special interest and experience helping people experiencing sleep disturbances and military populations.
(343) 312-5636 View (343) 312-5636
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Marloes Nienhuis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My background is in helping clients to work through insomnia, ADHD, depressive and bipolar disorders, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, health anxiety as well as panic and obsessive compulsive disorders from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I completed a joint Bachelor of Honours in Psychology and Philosophy from Carleton University with a specialization in Neuroscience and Mental Health, as well as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
My background is in helping clients to work through insomnia, ADHD, depressive and bipolar disorders, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, health anxiety as well as panic and obsessive compulsive disorders from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I completed a joint Bachelor of Honours in Psychology and Philosophy from Carleton University with a specialization in Neuroscience and Mental Health, as well as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
(343) 453-0213 View (343) 453-0213
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Pathways Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
, has a particular interest related to mindfulness based cognitive models, specializing in treating anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, insomnia, grief and loss, self-esteem concerns, and spirituality related issues.
We offer psychotherapy and counselling services, utilizing primarily brief interventions to best meet your specific needs. Focused on providing services to youth and adults, we use evidence based models in our practice, including Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness Based, and Emotion-Focused therapies. These therapeutic models have been proven effective in managing anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss as well as adjustment to significant life changes. We work with you to develop insight into presenting concerns as well as cultivate specific skills and tools to assist you in reaching your identified goals.
, has a particular interest related to mindfulness based cognitive models, specializing in treating anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, insomnia, grief and loss, self-esteem concerns, and spirituality related issues.
We offer psychotherapy and counselling services, utilizing primarily brief interventions to best meet your specific needs. Focused on providing services to youth and adults, we use evidence based models in our practice, including Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness Based, and Emotion-Focused therapies. These therapeutic models have been proven effective in managing anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss as well as adjustment to significant life changes. We work with you to develop insight into presenting concerns as well as cultivate specific skills and tools to assist you in reaching your identified goals.
(343) 312-5392 View (343) 312-5392
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Brenda Verch
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
I feel like my life is out of control. You read this and think, OMG, I thought it was just me! I can't sleep, I'm worried, anxious, stressed, panicky, exhausted. I'm supposed to have it all figured out by now but I struggle nightly, feeling like I have insomnia. Do you have trouble falling to sleep, or wake during the night and can't get back to sleep? Do you feel exhausted, irritable, fuzzy headed and worry about how you are going to get through the day? You are not alone. The worry and lack of sleep can leave you feeling drained, frustrated and longing for relief. You have come to the right place to start breaking this cycle.
I feel like my life is out of control. You read this and think, OMG, I thought it was just me! I can't sleep, I'm worried, anxious, stressed, panicky, exhausted. I'm supposed to have it all figured out by now but I struggle nightly, feeling like I have insomnia. Do you have trouble falling to sleep, or wake during the night and can't get back to sleep? Do you feel exhausted, irritable, fuzzy headed and worry about how you are going to get through the day? You are not alone. The worry and lack of sleep can leave you feeling drained, frustrated and longing for relief. You have come to the right place to start breaking this cycle.
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Debbie Good
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H
I have dealt with many issues over the years, most common being trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, stress, burnout , grief of all sorts, and relationship struggles with partners/spouses, family members, work colleagues, friends.
I'm Debbie Good and I'm a well seasoned therapist with 30+ years of experience helping people work through a wide variety of life issues. I believe we can all benefit from therapy as life often gives us struggles and experiences that we need to talk through with someone. I support my clients in working through their challenges in a caring, compassionate manner. In your sessions, you can expect to learn what is happening in your brain and why, and to find new, more helpful ways of relating to self and others. I have extensive experience working in a number of therapeutic modalities including CBT., DBT., EMDR., Attachment and ACT.
I have dealt with many issues over the years, most common being trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, stress, burnout , grief of all sorts, and relationship struggles with partners/spouses, family members, work colleagues, friends.
I'm Debbie Good and I'm a well seasoned therapist with 30+ years of experience helping people work through a wide variety of life issues. I believe we can all benefit from therapy as life often gives us struggles and experiences that we need to talk through with someone. I support my clients in working through their challenges in a caring, compassionate manner. In your sessions, you can expect to learn what is happening in your brain and why, and to find new, more helpful ways of relating to self and others. I have extensive experience working in a number of therapeutic modalities including CBT., DBT., EMDR., Attachment and ACT.
(289) 903-0944 View (289) 903-0944
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Reuben Howlett - Restful Healing Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MAPSYC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I am an expert in the field of treating concerns surrounding sleep/insomnia. I have successful career experience working therapeutically with palliative patients and their caregivers to tackle grief, bereavement and caregiver burnout. I am also well renowned for working with relationship issues (using attachment theory), mood disorders (depression, anxiety), and dissociative disorders. Finally, I treat and work with self-esteem/worth, existential questions, burnout, life transitions, and other concerns. Yes that's a lot, but I just thinking helping people to heal is very neat, and so I have learned so much :).
Accepting New Clients! I am an expert in the field of treating concerns surrounding sleep/insomnia. I have successful career experience working therapeutically with palliative patients and their caregivers to tackle grief, bereavement and caregiver burnout. I am also well renowned for working with relationship issues (using attachment theory), mood disorders (depression, anxiety), and dissociative disorders. Finally, I treat and work with self-esteem/worth, existential questions, burnout, life transitions, and other concerns. Yes that's a lot, but I just thinking helping people to heal is very neat, and so I have learned so much :).
(289) 274-8416 View (289) 274-8416
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Breanne Lyng
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
Breanne is currently accepting new clients, and can provide services in English for individual therapy specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is the gold standard for therapy. Breanne offers Individual CBT Therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns including Social Anxiety, ADHD, Insomnia, Panic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Mood Disorders. Breanne also specializes in grief, loss, caregiving, and terminal illnesses
Breanne is currently accepting new clients, and can provide services in English for individual therapy specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is the gold standard for therapy. Breanne offers Individual CBT Therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns including Social Anxiety, ADHD, Insomnia, Panic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Mood Disorders. Breanne also specializes in grief, loss, caregiving, and terminal illnesses
(343) 341-4989 View (343) 341-4989
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2Beinflow Neurofeedback Services - Chris Peacock
MHA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z
I am passionate about working with clients who are seeking to improve their sleep, energy, focus and attention and/or who would like to experience less reactivity, racing thoughts, or panic attacks. People who deal with anxiety, high stress levels, PTSD, are recovering from concussion, or children or adults who have ADHD, autism or learning disabilities are the clients I see the most. Following a series of sessions, it is very rewarding to see the frequency, intensity or duration of symptoms subside and clients more able to access and use tools such as mindfulness, meditation or yoga in order to manage day to day stresses.
I am passionate about working with clients who are seeking to improve their sleep, energy, focus and attention and/or who would like to experience less reactivity, racing thoughts, or panic attacks. People who deal with anxiety, high stress levels, PTSD, are recovering from concussion, or children or adults who have ADHD, autism or learning disabilities are the clients I see the most. Following a series of sessions, it is very rewarding to see the frequency, intensity or duration of symptoms subside and clients more able to access and use tools such as mindfulness, meditation or yoga in order to manage day to day stresses.
(613) 701-9681 View (613) 701-9681
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Sarina Carosielli
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
My main focus is helping clients work through insomnia, social anxiety, general anxiety, health anxiety, panic, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) through CRPO, a Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) professional member, and a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. In my spare time, I volunteer at the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa Carleton and the Distress Centre of Ottawa.
My main focus is helping clients work through insomnia, social anxiety, general anxiety, health anxiety, panic, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) through CRPO, a Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) professional member, and a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. In my spare time, I volunteer at the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa Carleton and the Distress Centre of Ottawa.
(343) 803-6281 View (343) 803-6281
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Katherine Herdman
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I have experience helping clients with anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment post-injury or illness, trauma, sleep, life transitions, self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, and emotion regulation, as well as clients experiencing disability-related challenges.
Life is full of change- some changes lead to feelings of excitement or relief, others may leave us feeling frightened, sad, or overwhelmed. All change, whether viewed as positive or negative, can bring about stress and challenges. It is not always easy to cope with uncertainty and adjust to new circumstances. I am a Clinical, Rehabilitation, and Neuro-Psychologist registered to offer assessment and therapy services to adults and older adults in Ontario. I aim to offer a warm, collaborative, open space to support individuals as they navigate change, cope with stressors, and optimize mental health.
I have experience helping clients with anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment post-injury or illness, trauma, sleep, life transitions, self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, and emotion regulation, as well as clients experiencing disability-related challenges.
Life is full of change- some changes lead to feelings of excitement or relief, others may leave us feeling frightened, sad, or overwhelmed. All change, whether viewed as positive or negative, can bring about stress and challenges. It is not always easy to cope with uncertainty and adjust to new circumstances. I am a Clinical, Rehabilitation, and Neuro-Psychologist registered to offer assessment and therapy services to adults and older adults in Ontario. I aim to offer a warm, collaborative, open space to support individuals as they navigate change, cope with stressors, and optimize mental health.
(343) 341-4956 x222 View (343) 341-4956 x222
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Sabourin Therapy Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V
I offer safe and confidential individual therapy to adults for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, substance abuse, insomnia and interpersonal difficulties.
I offer safe and confidential individual therapy to adults for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, substance abuse, insomnia and interpersonal difficulties.
(343) 307-4462 View (343) 307-4462
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Nadia Soltani
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1J  (Online Only)
Individuals come to me to get the support concerning, Depression, Anxiety, Difficulty with everyday tasks and mobility, lack of purpose, Insomnia, Loss and Bereavement, Mood challenges, Life Transitions, Midlife Crisis, Loneliness, Low Self-esteem, Memory loss and Dementia, Transition to living in Retirement Home or Long Term Care home, Stress.
**WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS** Taking the first step towards reaching out for help is a difficult experience. It comes with doubts, uncertainties, and many fears. As we age we can experience challenges and loss in many different forms but you don't have to do this alone. I am a professional Social Worker that specialize in older adults and I am here to help, with a calm non-judgmental and supportive approach. Together we will develop the necessary coping skills to help you identify your strengths and creates personal wellness goals.
Individuals come to me to get the support concerning, Depression, Anxiety, Difficulty with everyday tasks and mobility, lack of purpose, Insomnia, Loss and Bereavement, Mood challenges, Life Transitions, Midlife Crisis, Loneliness, Low Self-esteem, Memory loss and Dementia, Transition to living in Retirement Home or Long Term Care home, Stress.
**WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS** Taking the first step towards reaching out for help is a difficult experience. It comes with doubts, uncertainties, and many fears. As we age we can experience challenges and loss in many different forms but you don't have to do this alone. I am a professional Social Worker that specialize in older adults and I am here to help, with a calm non-judgmental and supportive approach. Together we will develop the necessary coping skills to help you identify your strengths and creates personal wellness goals.
(343) 304-6407 View (343) 304-6407
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Lydia Lee, OT Reg. (Ont.), Psychotherapist
Occupational Therapist, MScOT, OT Reg
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C  (Online Only)
You may be here because it's a struggle to function in your daily life right now. You feel easily overwhelmed or have intrusive thoughts. It’s difficult to focus, be productive or sleep through the night. In therapy, we'll address your emotional, cognitive and behavioural challenges and how they impact your ability to engage in meaningful daily activities and relationships. You’ll learn to use coping skills, emotional acceptance, behavioural strategies and mindfulness. My clients experience a gradual lifting of their symptoms and regain their sense of self after starting therapy.
You may be here because it's a struggle to function in your daily life right now. You feel easily overwhelmed or have intrusive thoughts. It’s difficult to focus, be productive or sleep through the night. In therapy, we'll address your emotional, cognitive and behavioural challenges and how they impact your ability to engage in meaningful daily activities and relationships. You’ll learn to use coping skills, emotional acceptance, behavioural strategies and mindfulness. My clients experience a gradual lifting of their symptoms and regain their sense of self after starting therapy.
(343) 453-0266 View (343) 453-0266
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Ibrahim Ismayilov
RP, MHA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
I work with clients who suffer from various emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety and trauma. I focus on educating the client what she or he is going through and together we design strategies that help cope with the emotional difficulties. An important emphasis is placed on sleep hygiene because healthy sleep often helps restore emotional well-being. We also offer physical rehabilitation at our clinic for clients who have chronic pain and other physical problems co-existing with emotional difficulties.
I work with clients who suffer from various emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety and trauma. I focus on educating the client what she or he is going through and together we design strategies that help cope with the emotional difficulties. An important emphasis is placed on sleep hygiene because healthy sleep often helps restore emotional well-being. We also offer physical rehabilitation at our clinic for clients who have chronic pain and other physical problems co-existing with emotional difficulties.
(343) 700-2864 View (343) 700-2864
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Paul Coldrick
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I’m experienced helping clients dealing with: anxiety, stress, depression, grief, anger, burnout, relationship problems, divorce, sleep / insomnia issues, among others.
We’re all prone to personal challenges, loss, relationship struggles and times when it's hard to cope. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I use a person-centred collaborative process with my clients and tailor therapy to each individual. I believe empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective, and is done without any judgement whatsoever. I provide an empathetic, trusting and confidential environment and offer support, coping tools, and encouragement to open up, identify strengths, change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
I’m experienced helping clients dealing with: anxiety, stress, depression, grief, anger, burnout, relationship problems, divorce, sleep / insomnia issues, among others.
We’re all prone to personal challenges, loss, relationship struggles and times when it's hard to cope. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I use a person-centred collaborative process with my clients and tailor therapy to each individual. I believe empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective, and is done without any judgement whatsoever. I provide an empathetic, trusting and confidential environment and offer support, coping tools, and encouragement to open up, identify strengths, change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
(613) 699-8127 View (613) 699-8127
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E Gaelle Hortop
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2E
E. Gaëlle Hortop provides psychotherapy to adults and couples with diverse socio-cultural identities (e.g. gender, sexual-orientation, ethnicity) experiencing difficulties related to depression and loss, anxiety, anger, trauma, sleep, interpersonal difficulties, sexual functioning, life transitions, and existential issues related to meaning and purpose.
E. Gaëlle Hortop provides psychotherapy to adults and couples with diverse socio-cultural identities (e.g. gender, sexual-orientation, ethnicity) experiencing difficulties related to depression and loss, anxiety, anger, trauma, sleep, interpersonal difficulties, sexual functioning, life transitions, and existential issues related to meaning and purpose.
(343) 801-0913 x232 View (343) 801-0913 x232

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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.