Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Jennifer Monforton
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I use CBT, mindfulness, and self-compassion approaches to address concerns including Insomnia, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Depression.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in working with me. I might be the right therapist for you if you are looking for structure and challenge in a warm, supportive context. I can help you to better understand your symptoms so that you feel more empowered to address these challenges day-to-day. I work with specific concerns, such as panic attacks or insomnia, or broader goals, such as building self-esteem. I can give you concrete tools to practice in-between sessions, as well as support you in building confidence and self-compassion while this growth is taking place. You will likely find me using humor along the way.
I use CBT, mindfulness, and self-compassion approaches to address concerns including Insomnia, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Depression.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in working with me. I might be the right therapist for you if you are looking for structure and challenge in a warm, supportive context. I can help you to better understand your symptoms so that you feel more empowered to address these challenges day-to-day. I work with specific concerns, such as panic attacks or insomnia, or broader goals, such as building self-esteem. I can give you concrete tools to practice in-between sessions, as well as support you in building confidence and self-compassion while this growth is taking place. You will likely find me using humor along the way.
(647) 361-1214 View (647) 361-1214
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Angela Lachowski
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Choosing to engage in therapy is choosing to pave a path to a more balanced, calm, and fulfilling life. I work with adults struggling with a range of concerns including insomnia and sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, fertility concerns, psychosis, substance abuse, relationship problems, and generally navigating the stresses of life. I believe that building a safe, trusting, collaborative relationship with clients is the cornerstone to successful therapy. I concentrate strongly on creating an open, non-judgmental environment that promotes client growth and self-exploration.
Choosing to engage in therapy is choosing to pave a path to a more balanced, calm, and fulfilling life. I work with adults struggling with a range of concerns including insomnia and sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, fertility concerns, psychosis, substance abuse, relationship problems, and generally navigating the stresses of life. I believe that building a safe, trusting, collaborative relationship with clients is the cornerstone to successful therapy. I concentrate strongly on creating an open, non-judgmental environment that promotes client growth and self-exploration.
(437) 747-4639 View (437) 747-4639
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Nelson Byrne
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P
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.
(289) 207-7610 View (289) 207-7610
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Dr. Andrea Rocha
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
I also have a great deal of experience in evidence-based treatments for OCD and insomnia and welcome clients with these concerns.
I am intrigued by the way that humans are wired to connect with others. In my practice, I strive to build a meaningful connection between us in a gentle and caring way. Similarly, I aim to assist you in building authentic connections with important people in your life. I will help you to explore your strengths and resilience while assisting with the goals that brought you to therapy. I value diversity and the strength that it brings to the development of authentic relationships. I operate from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework that is LGBTQ2IA+ affirming.
I also have a great deal of experience in evidence-based treatments for OCD and insomnia and welcome clients with these concerns.
I am intrigued by the way that humans are wired to connect with others. In my practice, I strive to build a meaningful connection between us in a gentle and caring way. Similarly, I aim to assist you in building authentic connections with important people in your life. I will help you to explore your strengths and resilience while assisting with the goals that brought you to therapy. I value diversity and the strength that it brings to the development of authentic relationships. I operate from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework that is LGBTQ2IA+ affirming.
(437) 747-6978 View (437) 747-6978
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The Mindful Way
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Our areas of expertise include helping individuals overcome a wide range of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, specific phobias, insomnia, and mood and depressive disorders.
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low, or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experience working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Our areas of expertise include helping individuals overcome a wide range of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, specific phobias, insomnia, and mood and depressive disorders.
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low, or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experience working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
(647) 360-6457 View (647) 360-6457
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Debra Trevisan
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Chronic Insomnia.
"Manifest the change you seek". People tend to seek therapy when they want to make a change in their lives or way of being and need a little help or guidance making that change. I have several years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adult clients using evidence-based approaches. More specifically, I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Chronic Insomnia.
I have a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Chronic Insomnia.
"Manifest the change you seek". People tend to seek therapy when they want to make a change in their lives or way of being and need a little help or guidance making that change. I have several years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adult clients using evidence-based approaches. More specifically, I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Chronic Insomnia.
(844) 402-1179 View (844) 402-1179
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Iara Da Costa
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
I have also trained in CBT for Insomnia.
As a psychologist, I work with change. Change may involve shifts in awareness, attitude, behaviour, goals, acceptance, or coping strategies that will enhance your quality of life and well-being. Many obstacles can prevent us from living a satisfying life. These could be a history of trauma, invalidating relationships, habits that no longer serve us, or environments that may hinder our psychological growth. I can help you identify obstacles to your quality of life, develop strategies to tackle them, and set goals to increase and maintain your well-being.
I have also trained in CBT for Insomnia.
As a psychologist, I work with change. Change may involve shifts in awareness, attitude, behaviour, goals, acceptance, or coping strategies that will enhance your quality of life and well-being. Many obstacles can prevent us from living a satisfying life. These could be a history of trauma, invalidating relationships, habits that no longer serve us, or environments that may hinder our psychological growth. I can help you identify obstacles to your quality of life, develop strategies to tackle them, and set goals to increase and maintain your well-being.
(289) 276-4717 View (289) 276-4717
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Andrea Linett
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4V
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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Jordan Fainstat
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4Y
I help adults experiencing overwhelm, ADHD symptoms, and insomnia regain control of their lives.
Current weekday availability, in-person and online. Many feel that their relationships, academic, or professional lives have become unmanageable because of stress, anxiety, or self-esteem challenges. Those with an ADHD diagnosis, or suspected ADHD, often grapple with feelings of overwhelm, rejection sensitivity, addictive behaviour, or a sense of not living up to their potential, while insomnia can rob us of our quality of life. As a therapist, I am here to help you find solutions to these problems. My clients often include working professionals, entrepreneurs, and students from the undergrad to PhD levels.
I help adults experiencing overwhelm, ADHD symptoms, and insomnia regain control of their lives.
Current weekday availability, in-person and online. Many feel that their relationships, academic, or professional lives have become unmanageable because of stress, anxiety, or self-esteem challenges. Those with an ADHD diagnosis, or suspected ADHD, often grapple with feelings of overwhelm, rejection sensitivity, addictive behaviour, or a sense of not living up to their potential, while insomnia can rob us of our quality of life. As a therapist, I am here to help you find solutions to these problems. My clients often include working professionals, entrepreneurs, and students from the undergrad to PhD levels.
(437) 747-6915 View (437) 747-6915
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Lisa Davis
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5J  (Online Only)
Together, we can work towards helping you better manage challenging emotions, increasing your sense of self-efficacy & confidence, while improving your self-esteem/mood/sleep, and reducing your overall stress/anxiety levels.
I am accepting NEW patients for phone/video sessions. Asking for support is a courageous first step in managing your mental health & wellness. It is easy to get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns that do not serve us. The good news is, we have more control over our thoughts and feelings than it may seem. You can learn to take charge of your behaviour with the right tools & techniques, to live a more fulfilled & happy life. I will work collaboratively with you to help set achievable goals that support empowerment, capacity building & resiliency. I aim to create a safe environment where we can have relaxed & authentic conversations.
Together, we can work towards helping you better manage challenging emotions, increasing your sense of self-efficacy & confidence, while improving your self-esteem/mood/sleep, and reducing your overall stress/anxiety levels.
I am accepting NEW patients for phone/video sessions. Asking for support is a courageous first step in managing your mental health & wellness. It is easy to get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns that do not serve us. The good news is, we have more control over our thoughts and feelings than it may seem. You can learn to take charge of your behaviour with the right tools & techniques, to live a more fulfilled & happy life. I will work collaboratively with you to help set achievable goals that support empowerment, capacity building & resiliency. I aim to create a safe environment where we can have relaxed & authentic conversations.
(437) 372-5376 View (437) 372-5376
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Dora Zalai
Psychologist, MD, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
In addition, I have a unique knowledge and experience in a broad range sleep disorders and fatigue that combines training with world-renown sleep experts and more than a decade long clinical and research work in sleep clinics as well as in academic and hospital settings.
I had been a medical doctor before I became a psychologist. I changed professions because I realized that our thoughts, feelings, and behavioural habits have a powerful effect on our health and happiness but their potential to aid healing is often neglected in medicine. I feel privileged to work with clients who are on the journey of recovery and self-growth during and after adversities. I work with clients who have sleep problems, fatigue, stress, low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, chronic worry, obsessive thinking, post-concussion syndrome, medical illnesses, or chronic pain.
In addition, I have a unique knowledge and experience in a broad range sleep disorders and fatigue that combines training with world-renown sleep experts and more than a decade long clinical and research work in sleep clinics as well as in academic and hospital settings.
I had been a medical doctor before I became a psychologist. I changed professions because I realized that our thoughts, feelings, and behavioural habits have a powerful effect on our health and happiness but their potential to aid healing is often neglected in medicine. I feel privileged to work with clients who are on the journey of recovery and self-growth during and after adversities. I work with clients who have sleep problems, fatigue, stress, low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, chronic worry, obsessive thinking, post-concussion syndrome, medical illnesses, or chronic pain.
(289) 807-1280 View (289) 807-1280
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Annabelle Torsein
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W
Annabelle strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment, where she and her client can work together collaboratively to establish the client’s specific treatment goals. She approaches sessions with emotional attunement and empathy, which she considers to be very important for understanding the client’s journey. She uses evidenced-based therapies within the context of client-centered care. She is trained in delivering individual and group-based interventions in the following modalities, cognitive-behavioural therapy, CBT for insomnia, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.
Annabelle strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment, where she and her client can work together collaboratively to establish the client’s specific treatment goals. She approaches sessions with emotional attunement and empathy, which she considers to be very important for understanding the client’s journey. She uses evidenced-based therapies within the context of client-centered care. She is trained in delivering individual and group-based interventions in the following modalities, cognitive-behavioural therapy, CBT for insomnia, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.
(647) 955-5459 View (647) 955-5459
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Tony Ho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Sleep therapy is the top recommended treatment for chronic insomnia, supported by the American College of Family Practice and the Academy of Sleep Medicine. I offer online counseling and sleep therapy across British Columbia and Ontario via secure video chat. With over a decade of experience as a social worker and therapist, I can help you build a healthier relationship with sleep and find gentle, effective ways to handle everyday stresses or complex mental health issues. Together, we can create a plan that fits your life and brings you the rest you deserve.
Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Sleep therapy is the top recommended treatment for chronic insomnia, supported by the American College of Family Practice and the Academy of Sleep Medicine. I offer online counseling and sleep therapy across British Columbia and Ontario via secure video chat. With over a decade of experience as a social worker and therapist, I can help you build a healthier relationship with sleep and find gentle, effective ways to handle everyday stresses or complex mental health issues. Together, we can create a plan that fits your life and brings you the rest you deserve.
(604) 265-9402 View (604) 265-9402
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Huma Saeedi
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5T  (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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Taryn Atlin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6C
I am a clinical psychologist and I work with both adolescents and adults using evidence-based treatments. I treat individuals with a range of concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and a specialization in perinatal mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients to determine and work towards their treatment goals. My primary treatment approaches include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I am passionate about the research and treatment of insomnia and I have worked extensively with individuals struggling with sleep difficulties using CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I).
I am a clinical psychologist and I work with both adolescents and adults using evidence-based treatments. I treat individuals with a range of concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and a specialization in perinatal mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients to determine and work towards their treatment goals. My primary treatment approaches include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I am passionate about the research and treatment of insomnia and I have worked extensively with individuals struggling with sleep difficulties using CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I).
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Reuben Howlett - Restful Healing Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MAPSYC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6C  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I am well renowned for working with relationship issues (using attachment theory) with individuals and couples, and mood disorders (depression, anxiety). I have robust expertise in treating concerns surrounding sleep/insomnia. Beyond that I treat struggles of self-esteem/self-worth, existential questions, burnout, life transitions, and other concerns. I also have lengthy career experience working therapeutically with grief and loss, as well as caregiver burnout. Yes that's a lot, but I just thinking helping people to heal is very neat, and so I have learned and studied so much.
Accepting New Clients! I am well renowned for working with relationship issues (using attachment theory) with individuals and couples, and mood disorders (depression, anxiety). I have robust expertise in treating concerns surrounding sleep/insomnia. Beyond that I treat struggles of self-esteem/self-worth, existential questions, burnout, life transitions, and other concerns. I also have lengthy career experience working therapeutically with grief and loss, as well as caregiver burnout. Yes that's a lot, but I just thinking helping people to heal is very neat, and so I have learned and studied so much.
(289) 274-8416 View (289) 274-8416
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AM Wellness Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BAAG , BSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
I offer evidence-based therapies in my approach, specializing in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and sleep issues (insomnia).
Tired of being exhausted? Not feeling yourself? Feeling guilty or shameful? I bring over 14 years of experience working in frontline/clinical social work to supporting my clients. During my career I have spent time in health care, including palliative care, end of life planning and treating sleep disorders. I have supported children, youth, families, individuals, and seniors in working with challenging issues surrounding incarceration, learning disabilities, coping with family members mental health struggles, and with transition and advocacy challenges. I look forward to helping you work towards your goals and the life you love.
I offer evidence-based therapies in my approach, specializing in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and sleep issues (insomnia).
Tired of being exhausted? Not feeling yourself? Feeling guilty or shameful? I bring over 14 years of experience working in frontline/clinical social work to supporting my clients. During my career I have spent time in health care, including palliative care, end of life planning and treating sleep disorders. I have supported children, youth, families, individuals, and seniors in working with challenging issues surrounding incarceration, learning disabilities, coping with family members mental health struggles, and with transition and advocacy challenges. I look forward to helping you work towards your goals and the life you love.
(506) 308-1528 View (506) 308-1528
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Michelle Weil
MSc, RYT, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5H  (Online Only)
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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Stephanie Kersta
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5A
I specialize in anxiety (all sub-types), depression, insomnia, self-esteem, and stress (situational and chronic).
As a therapist, my unwavering commitment to fostering a compassionate and supportive environment has been the cornerstone of my practice. I believe that kindness and empathy are essential ingredients in the therapeutic process, creating a space where clients feel heard, understood, and valued. Guided by a genuine passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges, I am dedicated to establishing a trusting and collaborative relationship with each client. My approach is rooted in the belief that healing and growth occur when therapist and client work together as a team, setting and achieving meaningful goals.
I specialize in anxiety (all sub-types), depression, insomnia, self-esteem, and stress (situational and chronic).
As a therapist, my unwavering commitment to fostering a compassionate and supportive environment has been the cornerstone of my practice. I believe that kindness and empathy are essential ingredients in the therapeutic process, creating a space where clients feel heard, understood, and valued. Guided by a genuine passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges, I am dedicated to establishing a trusting and collaborative relationship with each client. My approach is rooted in the belief that healing and growth occur when therapist and client work together as a team, setting and achieving meaningful goals.
(289) 768-7994 View (289) 768-7994
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Dr. Karen Zhang
Psychologist, CPysch, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (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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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.