Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
It’s 3am. You’re awake again. Instead of sleeping soundly, you groan inwardly. Rest feels so elusive. Breathing exercises. Visualizations. Didn’t I take melatonin earlier? Anxiety, dread, and despair set in. You think about checking emails for work. But your brain is so tired. Just as you almost fall asleep, a jolt of fear tightens your chest. The next day, you wake exhausted and hopeless that this cycle repeats, night after night.
You crave that sweet spot where you wake happy. You want control over your sleep, so that you don’t have to revolve your work and relationships around bizarre hours. You want peace and a natural rhythm to your body, mind, and emotional energy throughout the day.
I’d like to help you find peace, better control over your sleep, and better well-being. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which original research had showed significantly helps insomnia for 90% of participants in 5 sessions. With a PhD in Anthropology and ongoing training as a Research Psychoanalyst, I listen to the ways unconscious process may impact your sleep and well-being.
I welcome you to use my offerings to create the life that you most desire, and finally, sleep soundly.
What is CBT-I?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is considered the gold standard for chronic insomnia, endorsed by the American College of Physicians (the largest medical specialty organization), American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Psychological Association Division 12 (Society for Clinical Psychology), and numerous international sleep and behavioral medicine organizations.
Why haven’t I ever heard about CBT-I for insomnia?
Most people seek medication or over-the-counter sleep aids for insomnia. However, CBT-I is considered the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia.
I have already tried EVERYTHING. Isn’t this just more sleep hygiene basics?
No. CBT-I is not simply sleep hygiene. The 5-session program addresses insomnia in multiple ways. But clients must take action and adhere to the program.
What are the risks?
Unlike medication, CBT-I has no side-effects.
I already have a therapist. Do I need to leave my current therapist to do CBT-I?
No, CBT-I is designed as an adjunct program, similar to EMDR or other brief modalities. You do not have to leave your individual therapist. However, I do work individually if you wish to continue other therapy after CBT-I.
How do you work?
I work individually or in small groups of 3.
What are your qualifications?
I am certified in CBT-I, under training offered by the principal founder of CBT-I, Gregg Jacobs, PhD. His team’s research at Harvard University and U Mass Medical School formed the foundation of this program.
Where do you work?
All sessions (individual or group) are online run through a HIPAA-secure platform.
How do I sign up?
The first step is an intake to see if CBT-I is a good fit for you. Contact me below or (714) 908-7378.
AMFT #134343 (under supervision of Justin Shubert, PsyD, PhD)
RPS #281 (under supervision of Estelle Shane, PhD, PsyD)
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