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“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.”
-Scott Fritzgerald

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone.

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disturbances. Some studies estimate that about one in three Americans is occasionally affected.

I practice cognitive behavioral therapy tailored to the treatment of insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is a treatment that works with your sleep-related thoughts and behaviors, and does not require the use of medication. Studies suggest that CBT-I may be more effective than drugs in the long-term treatment of insomnia. It can also be used to help those who wish to gradually stop taking sleep medications.

CBT-I works because it identifies and replaces the self-defeating thoughts that lead to insomnia with a new set of productive attitudes and approaches that can promote easy sleep. It also provides techniques that help develop healthy sleep habits.

I provide CBT-I treatment based on the 5-session program developed by Dr. Gregg Jacobs. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the DC area dedicated to helping people overcome insomnia without medications. I also have additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and am actively engaged in mental health related research.

Ready to start sleeping better?

Click here to get started with your free, no-obligation, 20 minute phone consultation to see if this approach is right for you.