Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Washington, DC

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Margie Stohner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
With over 50 years of psychotherapy experience, I specialize in anxiety management, relationship issues, depression, medical illness-related concerns and chronic insomnia.
With over 50 years of psychotherapy experience, I specialize in anxiety management, relationship issues, depression, medical illness-related concerns and chronic insomnia.
(202) 656-4943 View (202) 656-4943
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The Online Insomnia Center with Dr. Rosenblum
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
At a leading teaching hospital, I serve as the Sleep Psychologist for a nationally recognized sleep disorders center and specialize in insomnia treatment, training healthcare professionals, and public education on sleep health.
Are you often battling fatigue, tossing and turning at night, or finding yourself waking up before your alarm? Perhaps you're a self-described night owl. Or maybe you're troubled by how your sleep—or lack thereof—is affecting your health, your mood, and your ability to navigate daily life. If any of this resonates with you, then it's time to explore a solution tailored specifically to your needs. Welcome, I'm Dr. Mark Rosenblum, a Sleep Psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard treatment for persistent insomnia, and the cornerstone of my practice.
At a leading teaching hospital, I serve as the Sleep Psychologist for a nationally recognized sleep disorders center and specialize in insomnia treatment, training healthcare professionals, and public education on sleep health.
Are you often battling fatigue, tossing and turning at night, or finding yourself waking up before your alarm? Perhaps you're a self-described night owl. Or maybe you're troubled by how your sleep—or lack thereof—is affecting your health, your mood, and your ability to navigate daily life. If any of this resonates with you, then it's time to explore a solution tailored specifically to your needs. Welcome, I'm Dr. Mark Rosenblum, a Sleep Psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard treatment for persistent insomnia, and the cornerstone of my practice.
(202) 933-9406 View (202) 933-9406
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David Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
As a clinician, I have 25 years of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia regain control over their lives.
Are you anxious, feeling stuck, or not sleeping? Does it seem harder for you to navigate life stressors than it does for other people? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are common reasons people seek help. Whether you’re dealing with one or a combination of these issues, it might be hard to fully engage with the world, resulting in missed opportunities or an inability to experience the meaningful life you deserve. We all experience anxiety and depression, or have trouble sleeping at times, but if any of these have become obstacles for you, let’s work together to change that.
As a clinician, I have 25 years of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia regain control over their lives.
Are you anxious, feeling stuck, or not sleeping? Does it seem harder for you to navigate life stressors than it does for other people? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are common reasons people seek help. Whether you’re dealing with one or a combination of these issues, it might be hard to fully engage with the world, resulting in missed opportunities or an inability to experience the meaningful life you deserve. We all experience anxiety and depression, or have trouble sleeping at times, but if any of these have become obstacles for you, let’s work together to change that.
(202) 539-6930 View (202) 539-6930
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Diane Lameira
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective for a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.
One of the bravest things you can do is seek out therapy for personal growth and healing. I feel honored and privileged to be considered as part of your journey in life. If you are struggling right now with feeling down, having trouble sleeping, or feeling anxious at your workplace, there is tremendous hope for your life to get better!
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective for a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.
One of the bravest things you can do is seek out therapy for personal growth and healing. I feel honored and privileged to be considered as part of your journey in life. If you are struggling right now with feeling down, having trouble sleeping, or feeling anxious at your workplace, there is tremendous hope for your life to get better!
(202) 759-3410 x25 View (202) 759-3410 x25
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Dr. Jessica Klement
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I work alongside adults and teens, treating anxiety, chronic stress, sleep problems, history of trauma, and/or co-occurring medical conditions. Most of us don’t recognize the ways in which we might be holding ourselves back, whether it be due to anxiety, our relationship with food, or beliefs that we have taken on from others. I’ve seen firsthand the transformation that is possible when you get out of your own way.
I work alongside adults and teens, treating anxiety, chronic stress, sleep problems, history of trauma, and/or co-occurring medical conditions. Most of us don’t recognize the ways in which we might be holding ourselves back, whether it be due to anxiety, our relationship with food, or beliefs that we have taken on from others. I’ve seen firsthand the transformation that is possible when you get out of your own way.
(214) 833-9383 View (214) 833-9383
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Simoné Jalon-Main
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
My primary specialties are anxiety disorders, OCD and phobias, insomnia, and emotion dysregulation.
Whether you are taking the first steps in seeking therapy or have a history of mental health care, reaching out to a new clinician can be a difficult and scary experience. It can also feel freeing and rewarding. Wherever you are in your journey and however it is you are feeling, I am honored to support you in such an important part of your life. I aim to learn about your struggles and help guide you through these difficult times. Through evidence-based practices and a collaborative approach to treatment, we will work to make the lasting change you are seeking for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
My primary specialties are anxiety disorders, OCD and phobias, insomnia, and emotion dysregulation.
Whether you are taking the first steps in seeking therapy or have a history of mental health care, reaching out to a new clinician can be a difficult and scary experience. It can also feel freeing and rewarding. Wherever you are in your journey and however it is you are feeling, I am honored to support you in such an important part of your life. I aim to learn about your struggles and help guide you through these difficult times. Through evidence-based practices and a collaborative approach to treatment, we will work to make the lasting change you are seeking for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(301) 719-3363 View (301) 719-3363
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Ozge Gurel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I am a psychologist specializing in treatment of OCD, anxiety, and depression, including symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum. I provide cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and use exposure with response prevention (ERP) and mindfulness practices for treatment of OCD, panic disorders, specific phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, and sleep problems. I provide a CBT for Insomnia program (4 to 8 sessions) shown to have effective and lasting outcomes. Research indicates that the resolution of sleep problems reduces the severity of symptoms associated with anxiety.
I am a psychologist specializing in treatment of OCD, anxiety, and depression, including symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum. I provide cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and use exposure with response prevention (ERP) and mindfulness practices for treatment of OCD, panic disorders, specific phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, and sleep problems. I provide a CBT for Insomnia program (4 to 8 sessions) shown to have effective and lasting outcomes. Research indicates that the resolution of sleep problems reduces the severity of symptoms associated with anxiety.
(301) 850-6190 View (301) 850-6190
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Annie Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
In my practice, I help teens and adults work through problems with insomnia, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain.
Are you lying in bed at night with racing thoughts? Do you have trouble letting go of stress from your day? Are you having trouble falling asleep or do you wake up multiple times overnight? Are you replaying old memories from the past? Or maybe you have had chronic pain for years and you can't find relief. If you are struggling with insomnia, anxiety, trauma, or chronic pain, I am glad you're here. Dealing with these problems can be challenging but you can heal if you have the right tools. I use clinically proven techniques like EMDR, CBT for insomnia, Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), and other brain-based strategies.
In my practice, I help teens and adults work through problems with insomnia, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain.
Are you lying in bed at night with racing thoughts? Do you have trouble letting go of stress from your day? Are you having trouble falling asleep or do you wake up multiple times overnight? Are you replaying old memories from the past? Or maybe you have had chronic pain for years and you can't find relief. If you are struggling with insomnia, anxiety, trauma, or chronic pain, I am glad you're here. Dealing with these problems can be challenging but you can heal if you have the right tools. I use clinically proven techniques like EMDR, CBT for insomnia, Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), and other brain-based strategies.
(301) 259-3127 View (301) 259-3127
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Erin Baehr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Erin Baehr, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, who is board certified in Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is the founder and clinical director of Insight Sleep Specialists, which provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to a diverse population of clients. She earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Erin Baehr, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, who is board certified in Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is the founder and clinical director of Insight Sleep Specialists, which provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to a diverse population of clients. She earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
(410) 304-6016 View (410) 304-6016
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Gerlinde Harb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Having worked with many veterans at the VA Medical Center, I also have special interests in trauma and sleep difficulties including insomnia and nightmares (CBT-I and IRT).
I believe therapy is most helpful in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect. In a safe and collaborative environment, we can work together toward your personal goals. I am passionate about helping my clients cope with life stressors, to get relief from painful emotional symptoms, and to feel understood. Beginning therapy is not easy. My approach to therapy begins with helping clients to define their goals and to empower them to move toward the most fulfilling life possible.
Having worked with many veterans at the VA Medical Center, I also have special interests in trauma and sleep difficulties including insomnia and nightmares (CBT-I and IRT).
I believe therapy is most helpful in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect. In a safe and collaborative environment, we can work together toward your personal goals. I am passionate about helping my clients cope with life stressors, to get relief from painful emotional symptoms, and to feel understood. Beginning therapy is not easy. My approach to therapy begins with helping clients to define their goals and to empower them to move toward the most fulfilling life possible.
(215) 584-4076 View (215) 584-4076
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Wandner Health and Wellness, LLC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
I also have extensive experience treating insomnia, weight management, and managing life stressors.
I am a committed and compassionate clinical psychologist with advanced training and expertise in clinical health psychology. My interests are in helping patients to understand the mind-body connection, helping them to improve their quality of life despite experiencing chronic health conditions, and improving the way that they live despite stress and hardships. I specialize in health psychology, which focuses on promoting overall well-being as well as coping with acute and chronic illnesses.
I also have extensive experience treating insomnia, weight management, and managing life stressors.
I am a committed and compassionate clinical psychologist with advanced training and expertise in clinical health psychology. My interests are in helping patients to understand the mind-body connection, helping them to improve their quality of life despite experiencing chronic health conditions, and improving the way that they live despite stress and hardships. I specialize in health psychology, which focuses on promoting overall well-being as well as coping with acute and chronic illnesses.
(240) 617-3769 View (240) 617-3769
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Erin Etzel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with people whose physical health conditions impact their mood, sleep, daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. I have extensive experience working with individuals living with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or sleep disorders, as well as military veterans and trauma survivors. My ideal client is someone struggling in their experience of chronic physical illness and/or trauma survivorship who is looking for support and skills to help them live a more fulfilling life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with people whose physical health conditions impact their mood, sleep, daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. I have extensive experience working with individuals living with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or sleep disorders, as well as military veterans and trauma survivors. My ideal client is someone struggling in their experience of chronic physical illness and/or trauma survivorship who is looking for support and skills to help them live a more fulfilling life.
(410) 618-0933 View (410) 618-0933
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Marcela Kepic
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC , ACS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, migraines, or relationship struggles could be under your control.
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, migraines, or relationship struggles could be under your control.
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
(551) 243-6337 View (551) 243-6337
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Yael Adef Eiserike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
As a lawyer-turned-therapist, I know the power of a good question. My clients are anxious professionals who have taken all the “right” steps only to wonder why they aren’t feeling satisfied. They share that I have helped them work through anxiety, insomnia, or stress from high-intensity careers. I enjoy helping people find sustainable work-life balance, in addition to moving through grief and loss. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, a career, or way of life, I can be a strong partner for you. My pragmatic approach is tailored and collaborative, helping you identify and implement strategies to both resolve and prevent problems.
As a lawyer-turned-therapist, I know the power of a good question. My clients are anxious professionals who have taken all the “right” steps only to wonder why they aren’t feeling satisfied. They share that I have helped them work through anxiety, insomnia, or stress from high-intensity careers. I enjoy helping people find sustainable work-life balance, in addition to moving through grief and loss. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, a career, or way of life, I can be a strong partner for you. My pragmatic approach is tailored and collaborative, helping you identify and implement strategies to both resolve and prevent problems.
(202) 978-4558 View (202) 978-4558
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Kara O'Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
Waitlist for new clients
I have a psychodynamic, relational orientation and practice empirically-supported treatments such as ACT, IPT, DBT, CBT-Insomnia, and EMDR.
When life becomes hard, painful, stressful, or traumatic, as it sometimes will, a person needs both new tools and new support. I specialize in helping people heal from the past and thrive in the present. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to reduce their suffering and find their resilience when they have been experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and health struggles.
I have a psychodynamic, relational orientation and practice empirically-supported treatments such as ACT, IPT, DBT, CBT-Insomnia, and EMDR.
When life becomes hard, painful, stressful, or traumatic, as it sometimes will, a person needs both new tools and new support. I specialize in helping people heal from the past and thrive in the present. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to reduce their suffering and find their resilience when they have been experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and health struggles.
(202) 915-8990 View (202) 915-8990
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Capital Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
We are CBT experts. Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been providing research-proven treatments and compassionate care. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Studies find most patients in CBT have significant reduction in symptoms and distress.
We are CBT experts. Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been providing research-proven treatments and compassionate care. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Studies find most patients in CBT have significant reduction in symptoms and distress.
(202) 759-2873 x15 View (202) 759-2873 x15
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Liz McLaughlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I also have specialized training in health psychology and can help you manage health concerns like chronic pain, sleep issues, and maladaptive eating patterns.
I offer an individualized therapy experience based on modern, evidence-based practices. Your goals may include exploring identity issues, managing life transitions, improving the quality of your relationships, or something else; I look forward to hearing your unique story. I use cognitive-behavioral, acceptance-based, and motivational enhancement-based strategies. We’ll start with a thorough assessment of what is troubling you. We’ll collaborate on identifying what is working for you and what is not, and test new strategies you can use to cope more effectively. All along, I’ll provide a safe setting where you can work things out.
I also have specialized training in health psychology and can help you manage health concerns like chronic pain, sleep issues, and maladaptive eating patterns.
I offer an individualized therapy experience based on modern, evidence-based practices. Your goals may include exploring identity issues, managing life transitions, improving the quality of your relationships, or something else; I look forward to hearing your unique story. I use cognitive-behavioral, acceptance-based, and motivational enhancement-based strategies. We’ll start with a thorough assessment of what is troubling you. We’ll collaborate on identifying what is working for you and what is not, and test new strategies you can use to cope more effectively. All along, I’ll provide a safe setting where you can work things out.
(202) 335-7841 x4 View (202) 335-7841 x4
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Hersh Patel | Sgb And Ketamine Therapy | Anxiety Depression And Ptsd
MD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005
Hello. I'm a board-certified medicine physician with 9+ years of experience and a provider at Stella Center DC. I provide patients with biological interventions for mental health challenges like PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I offer in-office medical treatments for mental health, like stellate ganglion block (SGB) and ketamine infusion therapy, paired with trauma-informed teletherapy to bring dramatic healing in the window of transformation following treatment. Symptoms we treat include disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, and more.
Hello. I'm a board-certified medicine physician with 9+ years of experience and a provider at Stella Center DC. I provide patients with biological interventions for mental health challenges like PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I offer in-office medical treatments for mental health, like stellate ganglion block (SGB) and ketamine infusion therapy, paired with trauma-informed teletherapy to bring dramatic healing in the window of transformation following treatment. Symptoms we treat include disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, and more.
(877) 525-4341 View (877) 525-4341
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Anne-Marie Deutsch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
After many years as a psychotherapist working with adults, I’ve learned the best therapy is whatever encourages my clients to be curious about themselves and motivated to change what they really want to change while embracing what doesn’t need to change at all. Whether you are looking to work on anxiety, stress, family or relationship issues, work problems, trauma, sleep disorders, depression, or chronic illness – psychotherapy is a process that can help, and I will be happy to join you on that journey.
After many years as a psychotherapist working with adults, I’ve learned the best therapy is whatever encourages my clients to be curious about themselves and motivated to change what they really want to change while embracing what doesn’t need to change at all. Whether you are looking to work on anxiety, stress, family or relationship issues, work problems, trauma, sleep disorders, depression, or chronic illness – psychotherapy is a process that can help, and I will be happy to join you on that journey.
(202) 972-2055 View (202) 972-2055
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Mana Ali Carter
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I assess and treat adults experiencing emotional difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to major life events, and preparing for and healing from medical procedures including bariatric and cosmetic surgeries. Mood symptoms can have a negative impact on relationships, self-esteem, one’s ability to participate in meaningful activities, and management of health behaviors related to sleep, physical activity, and pain.
I assess and treat adults experiencing emotional difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to major life events, and preparing for and healing from medical procedures including bariatric and cosmetic surgeries. Mood symptoms can have a negative impact on relationships, self-esteem, one’s ability to participate in meaningful activities, and management of health behaviors related to sleep, physical activity, and pain.
(202) 517-9831 x3 View (202) 517-9831 x3

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.