“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.”
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?
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