Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Monique Anne Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
I have extensive training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CBT-I (CBT for insomnia) , the gold-standard treatment for depression, anxiety and insomnia.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. I treat adults with depression, anxiety (panic, worry, phobias), social anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, and life stress. In addition to my practice at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Berkeley. I believe in a collaborative approach that emphasizes symptom relief, skill building and self-exploration.
I have extensive training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CBT-I (CBT for insomnia) , the gold-standard treatment for depression, anxiety and insomnia.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. I treat adults with depression, anxiety (panic, worry, phobias), social anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, and life stress. In addition to my practice at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Berkeley. I believe in a collaborative approach that emphasizes symptom relief, skill building and self-exploration.
(510) 876-9686 View (510) 876-9686
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Almaz Nigusse-Bland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia allowing me to help individuals explore sleep patterns that may be impacting their lives.
You are feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. You feel disconnected from those around you and maybe from yourself. Maybe you shut out the world. Maybe you don't feel like yourself. Maybe you are not sleeping well. Maybe it is challenging to create boundaries. Past negative experiences may be contributing to your current concerns. You want to find a way to manage these feelings. Your goal is to have an awareness of yourself and triggers. With the right tools and interventions customized to your needs, healing is possible.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia allowing me to help individuals explore sleep patterns that may be impacting their lives.
You are feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. You feel disconnected from those around you and maybe from yourself. Maybe you shut out the world. Maybe you don't feel like yourself. Maybe you are not sleeping well. Maybe it is challenging to create boundaries. Past negative experiences may be contributing to your current concerns. You want to find a way to manage these feelings. Your goal is to have an awareness of yourself and triggers. With the right tools and interventions customized to your needs, healing is possible.
(510) 288-3343 View (510) 288-3343
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Michael Anthony Tompkins
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
I have over 30 years of experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic insomnia. I am a licensed psychologist, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am the author of fourteen books and present workshops and trainings to national and international audiences.
I have over 30 years of experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic insomnia. I am a licensed psychologist, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am the author of fourteen books and present workshops and trainings to national and international audiences.
(510) 953-4684 x3 View (510) 953-4684 x3
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Richard S Barth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
My goal is to help you sleep and feel better soon. Treatment for insomnia can help improve your mood, your quality of life, and your sense of well-being. I use CBT-I, the "gold standard" for insomnia treatment, to insure that you get the best care available. Most of my patients see significant improvements in their sleep quality within four to five sessions of beginning treatment. If you suffer from insomnia, and would like to decrease or stop your use of sleeping pills, I can help you find effective, drug-free relief.
My goal is to help you sleep and feel better soon. Treatment for insomnia can help improve your mood, your quality of life, and your sense of well-being. I use CBT-I, the "gold standard" for insomnia treatment, to insure that you get the best care available. Most of my patients see significant improvements in their sleep quality within four to five sessions of beginning treatment. If you suffer from insomnia, and would like to decrease or stop your use of sleeping pills, I can help you find effective, drug-free relief.
(510) 817-0429 View (510) 817-0429
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Dr. Alexandra Davidson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping clients understand and rise above that unwanted presence that has likely been a steady companion for some time — anxiety. This anxious part of the brain can have quite a loud voice, triggering uncomfortable symptoms that lead you to avoid what you fear. You can then become stuck in a smaller, less vibrant life, one where you stop pursuing what matters most. Anxiety can show up in the form of worry that is difficult to control, public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, health anxiety, and work stress/burnout. I also treat insomnia, which can be a related problem.
I am passionate about helping clients understand and rise above that unwanted presence that has likely been a steady companion for some time — anxiety. This anxious part of the brain can have quite a loud voice, triggering uncomfortable symptoms that lead you to avoid what you fear. You can then become stuck in a smaller, less vibrant life, one where you stop pursuing what matters most. Anxiety can show up in the form of worry that is difficult to control, public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, health anxiety, and work stress/burnout. I also treat insomnia, which can be a related problem.
(415) 481-4255 View (415) 481-4255
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Tonantzin Ocampo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Currently, I work with clients who are having difficulty managing thoughts of anxiety, and feelings of depression, or find themselves with challenges associated with sleep, stress, and burnout.
I have worked in community mental health for the past 7 years and in private practice for the last 2 years. I have found the best approach to therapy is with an open, nonjudgmental perspective, as each individual's life stressors impact them in a unique way. My goal is to build a trusting relationship and get to know my clients first, then work together to determine what might be getting in the way of their goals and create a success plan. I am a strong believer that our mind and body are intricately connected, so I focus on how our bodies respond just as equally to how our minds affect the way we think, feel, and behave.
Currently, I work with clients who are having difficulty managing thoughts of anxiety, and feelings of depression, or find themselves with challenges associated with sleep, stress, and burnout.
I have worked in community mental health for the past 7 years and in private practice for the last 2 years. I have found the best approach to therapy is with an open, nonjudgmental perspective, as each individual's life stressors impact them in a unique way. My goal is to build a trusting relationship and get to know my clients first, then work together to determine what might be getting in the way of their goals and create a success plan. I am a strong believer that our mind and body are intricately connected, so I focus on how our bodies respond just as equally to how our minds affect the way we think, feel, and behave.
(415) 779-7456 View (415) 779-7456
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Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94622
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
(925) 297-1391 View (925) 297-1391
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Lisa Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
I specialize in the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, and stress/anxiety.
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and unable to shut off your mind from stress and negative thoughts? Has stress been affecting your health and well-being? Have you felt stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life or career that you want? No matter what challenges you are facing, such as stress, illness, trauma, life transition, relationship issues, or loss, I can help you make the necessary changes to move toward what is most important to you in your life.
I specialize in the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, and stress/anxiety.
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and unable to shut off your mind from stress and negative thoughts? Has stress been affecting your health and well-being? Have you felt stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life or career that you want? No matter what challenges you are facing, such as stress, illness, trauma, life transition, relationship issues, or loss, I can help you make the necessary changes to move toward what is most important to you in your life.
(925) 270-1528 View (925) 270-1528
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Yashodara Rao
Psychologist, MBBS, MHA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I offer support for anxiety, interpersonal challenges, stress management, life transitions, grief, and Insomnia (CBT-I).
Compassion and respect are critical to every relationship. I use a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy, using individualized techniques tailored to meet your specific situation and needs. I work with teens, couples, adults and elders. I provide Couples therapy and individual therapy. I'm an artist and occasionally use art as an expressive avenue during therapy. My pursuit of the "why/how" behind life's events led me to pursue Psychology as my profession. I have over 15 years of experience.
I offer support for anxiety, interpersonal challenges, stress management, life transitions, grief, and Insomnia (CBT-I).
Compassion and respect are critical to every relationship. I use a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy, using individualized techniques tailored to meet your specific situation and needs. I work with teens, couples, adults and elders. I provide Couples therapy and individual therapy. I'm an artist and occasionally use art as an expressive avenue during therapy. My pursuit of the "why/how" behind life's events led me to pursue Psychology as my profession. I have over 15 years of experience.
(209) 215-4674 View (209) 215-4674
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Lindsey Antin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
We are a small practice specializing in resolving depression, anxiety, insomnia, and relationship issues. We practice research-based therapy using the science of good relationships and other evidence-based models. Cognitive behavioral therapy is our specialty and has excellent outcomes.
We are a small practice specializing in resolving depression, anxiety, insomnia, and relationship issues. We practice research-based therapy using the science of good relationships and other evidence-based models. Cognitive behavioral therapy is our specialty and has excellent outcomes.
(925) 252-5994 View (925) 252-5994
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Tucker Peck
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94601
While I work differently with everyone, I often employ motivational interviewing, mindfulness- and meditation-based interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and treatments to help people sleep better.
Over the last 18 years, I've worked with a diverse group of child, teenage, and adult clients (individuals and couples) across a wide range of settings, both inpatient and outpatient. I use a client-directed approach, where you and I collaborate to determine what the therapy process will look like, rather than the therapist taking the "expert role" on your life. Some of the problems I most often help people with are depression, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief & trauma, and adjustment to life's stressors and changes. I am taking new clients in-person at my office in Alameda.
While I work differently with everyone, I often employ motivational interviewing, mindfulness- and meditation-based interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and treatments to help people sleep better.
Over the last 18 years, I've worked with a diverse group of child, teenage, and adult clients (individuals and couples) across a wide range of settings, both inpatient and outpatient. I use a client-directed approach, where you and I collaborate to determine what the therapy process will look like, rather than the therapist taking the "expert role" on your life. Some of the problems I most often help people with are depression, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief & trauma, and adjustment to life's stressors and changes. I am taking new clients in-person at my office in Alameda.
(415) 802-2860 View (415) 802-2860
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Brittni Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, ERP, KAP
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
I use advanced EMDR protocols, Exposure & Response Prevention (for OCD), and CBTi for insomnia.
Do you struggle with low self-worth, addiction, or intrusive thoughts? EMDR helps to process trauma, negative self-talk, reduces cravings, and allows you to live your life with more ease and regulation. I work with adults and teens to relieve symptoms of PTSD, OCD, addiction, and insomnia. I utilize internal family systems/ego-state parts work and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy as needed. Throughout the healing process, you will notice increased self-trust and a release of old coping strategies. You deserve to live life fully, free from the distraction and pain of old wounds.
I use advanced EMDR protocols, Exposure & Response Prevention (for OCD), and CBTi for insomnia.
Do you struggle with low self-worth, addiction, or intrusive thoughts? EMDR helps to process trauma, negative self-talk, reduces cravings, and allows you to live your life with more ease and regulation. I work with adults and teens to relieve symptoms of PTSD, OCD, addiction, and insomnia. I utilize internal family systems/ego-state parts work and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy as needed. Throughout the healing process, you will notice increased self-trust and a release of old coping strategies. You deserve to live life fully, free from the distraction and pain of old wounds.
(323) 970-2856 View (323) 970-2856
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L Rebecca Connell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
INDIVIDUALS (couples below): Energy Psychology is a group of self-calming practices involving breathing and touching one’s own face and body. Scientific studies and clinical experience are confirming that Energy Psychology can help with anxiety, relationships, and trauma. You will learn practices to calm down during a conflict, sleep better, or let go of things that bother you. These practices help you by enhancing nervous system regulation, changing the way your brain stores upsetting memories, and bringing in more happiness and focus. You'll learn practices to use at home, in moments of stress or to start your day on a good note
INDIVIDUALS (couples below): Energy Psychology is a group of self-calming practices involving breathing and touching one’s own face and body. Scientific studies and clinical experience are confirming that Energy Psychology can help with anxiety, relationships, and trauma. You will learn practices to calm down during a conflict, sleep better, or let go of things that bother you. These practices help you by enhancing nervous system regulation, changing the way your brain stores upsetting memories, and bringing in more happiness and focus. You'll learn practices to use at home, in moments of stress or to start your day on a good note
(510) 594-8224 View (510) 594-8224
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Anika Thielbar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I do work around anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, ASD, sensory processing disorder, communication issues, insomnia, parenting issues, relationship issues, panic disorder, social anxiety, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, and trust issues.
I have been privileged to have experienced a very diverse clientele. Currently I am accepting clients who are LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, those who are working on trauma or traumatic pasts, 'outside the box' or deep thinkers, and/or those who have lived diverse/alternative lives. When contacting me, please say what about this profile you were interested in, and why you think we might be a good match.
I do work around anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, ASD, sensory processing disorder, communication issues, insomnia, parenting issues, relationship issues, panic disorder, social anxiety, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, and trust issues.
I have been privileged to have experienced a very diverse clientele. Currently I am accepting clients who are LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, those who are working on trauma or traumatic pasts, 'outside the box' or deep thinkers, and/or those who have lived diverse/alternative lives. When contacting me, please say what about this profile you were interested in, and why you think we might be a good match.
(510) 296-3637 View (510) 296-3637
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Daniel Nathan Weiner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Weiner treats individuals with anxiety (panic, worry, phobias, obsessions and compulsions), mood (depression and bipolar), sleep, impulse-control, substance use, and sexual disorders.
Daniel N. Weiner received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York in 1996 with fellowships at Rutgers, Brown, and Stanford Medical Schools. He served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University Medical School for four years. He has been licensed as a Clinical Psychologist since 1997, and has worked in a variety of settings including an independent psychological practice, a private psychiatric hospital, and a medical practice. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Weiner treats individuals with anxiety (panic, worry, phobias, obsessions and compulsions), mood (depression and bipolar), sleep, impulse-control, substance use, and sexual disorders.
Daniel N. Weiner received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York in 1996 with fellowships at Rutgers, Brown, and Stanford Medical Schools. He served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University Medical School for four years. He has been licensed as a Clinical Psychologist since 1997, and has worked in a variety of settings including an independent psychological practice, a private psychiatric hospital, and a medical practice. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
(510) 330-2857 View (510) 330-2857
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Andrew Damian
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
We commonly treat trauma, stress, anxiety, sleep issues, chronic pain, ADHD, depression, relationship stress, concussion, brain injury, and grief.
I am a licensed psychologist with expertise in neurofeedback, neuropsychology, chronic pain treatment, individual psychotherapy, meditation, and qEEG brain mapping. I am board certified in neurofeedback and I use cutting-edge techniques to determine the best treatment and to improve outcomes.
We commonly treat trauma, stress, anxiety, sleep issues, chronic pain, ADHD, depression, relationship stress, concussion, brain injury, and grief.
I am a licensed psychologist with expertise in neurofeedback, neuropsychology, chronic pain treatment, individual psychotherapy, meditation, and qEEG brain mapping. I am board certified in neurofeedback and I use cutting-edge techniques to determine the best treatment and to improve outcomes.
(628) 265-6274 View (628) 265-6274
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Lindsay Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I work with adults who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions, and issues at the intersection of physical and emotional health, such as insomnia and chronic pain.
Many of the people I work with come to therapy because they feel stuck or overwhelmed, are seeking relief from anxiety or depression, need support as they adjust to a new life circumstance, or want to develop a better understanding of themselves. During therapy, we will explore unhelpful patterns by looking at the relationship between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions and the ways in which these things are interfering or impacting your quality of life. I can offer tools and concepts that may be helpful for coping with difficult emotions, improving relationships, promoting self-acceptance, and regaining balance in your life.
I work with adults who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions, and issues at the intersection of physical and emotional health, such as insomnia and chronic pain.
Many of the people I work with come to therapy because they feel stuck or overwhelmed, are seeking relief from anxiety or depression, need support as they adjust to a new life circumstance, or want to develop a better understanding of themselves. During therapy, we will explore unhelpful patterns by looking at the relationship between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions and the ways in which these things are interfering or impacting your quality of life. I can offer tools and concepts that may be helpful for coping with difficult emotions, improving relationships, promoting self-acceptance, and regaining balance in your life.
(510) 240-8674 View (510) 240-8674
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Deidre Abrons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94607  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in IFS, EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy. I have extensive training in IFS, EMDR, CBT, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy. My objective is to work with you using the appropriate approach that best fits your goals for therapy. I have a wide range of experience working with the effects of addiction on families, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also have considerable training in sleep disorders and enjoy working with clients to adjust their sleep schedules, thereby improving their daily mood and functioning.
(510) 248-4138 View (510) 248-4138
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Dr. Christina M. Charlotin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94619
I specialize in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety disorders (agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias), OCD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship challenges, heartbreak, phase-of-life stressors, procrastination behaviors & LGBTQ/Race related challenges.
In our work together, my intention is to help you break away from the maladaptive thought patterns, emotions, actions, and external circumstances that keep you stuck in an unwanted experience. My goal is to help you create progress towards the life you do want for yourself. I’ll want to understand the changes you’d like to see in yourself. With this in mind, I’ll want to identify the behaviors you’d like to demonstrate, the lasting emotions you’d like to feel, and the outcomes you’d like to see present themselves in your life. With that information, we'll set the overall goals for therapy. Now providing Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
I specialize in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety disorders (agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias), OCD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship challenges, heartbreak, phase-of-life stressors, procrastination behaviors & LGBTQ/Race related challenges.
In our work together, my intention is to help you break away from the maladaptive thought patterns, emotions, actions, and external circumstances that keep you stuck in an unwanted experience. My goal is to help you create progress towards the life you do want for yourself. I’ll want to understand the changes you’d like to see in yourself. With this in mind, I’ll want to identify the behaviors you’d like to demonstrate, the lasting emotions you’d like to feel, and the outcomes you’d like to see present themselves in your life. With that information, we'll set the overall goals for therapy. Now providing Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
(628) 201-6946 View (628) 201-6946
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Kathryn Green
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
I work with people who are looking for support in cultivating the fulfilling and sustainable life they want to live. The impact of stressors on your mind and body - which might include burnout, executive dysfunction, disordered sleep, anxiety, or depression - can be overwhelming. You’ve developed a set of strategies that have helped you accomplish so much, but you may still feel stuck in a pattern or a cycle that isn’t serving you. My role is to support you in creating the conditions you need for your well-being and joy.
I work with people who are looking for support in cultivating the fulfilling and sustainable life they want to live. The impact of stressors on your mind and body - which might include burnout, executive dysfunction, disordered sleep, anxiety, or depression - can be overwhelming. You’ve developed a set of strategies that have helped you accomplish so much, but you may still feel stuck in a pattern or a cycle that isn’t serving you. My role is to support you in creating the conditions you need for your well-being and joy.
(415) 943-4473 View (415) 943-4473

Sleep or Insomnia Therapists

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.