Insomnia & Sleep Disorder Therapy NYC

If you or a loved one has has been struggling with sleep or exhaustion, our expert therapists can help.

Therapy for Insomnia & Sleep Disorders in NYC

Our sleep is vital for our well-being and lack of sleep can cause a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, trouble concentrating, GI problems, overeating, using too much caffeine, etc. Insomnia can also be the symptom of other psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Getting enough sleep is a necessity for long-term longevity. If you suffer from insomnia, the good news is, we can help. New York Behavioral Health professionals use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for insomnia, there is good reason to believe your problems can begin to improve very soon.

What is Insomnia?

Sleep is one of the most basic but also vital activities. Recent research has connected the quality and duration of our sleep to hormone levels related to hunger, eating behavior, obesity, and overall stress.

Major Depression and a number of other mental disorders include sleep disturbance as a symptom, so proper diagnosis of any sleep issue is crucial to attaining the effective treatment. Insomnia, which is difficulty obtaining a good night’s sleep, involves difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep through the night, or early wakenings.

Fortunately, insomnia is very responsive to cognitive behavioral interventions. Typical treatment can occur in a short time if clients are capable of following behavioral recommendations.

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Our therapists and coaches have combined decades of experience and are specially trained to provide high quality, compassionate support for your health and wellbeing.

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We’re dedicated to using evidence-based methods to ensure you receive the most effective treatment and meet your goals.

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personalized matching

We know that having a better relationship with your therapist leads to better outcomes, so we carefully match you with the right therapist to fit your unique needs.

compassionate care

It’s important to our therapists that you feel safe, seen, and understood in therapy. Our offices are judgment-free spaces.

Types of Therapy for Insomnia

There are a variety of different types of therapy that New York Behavioral Health therapists specialize in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the approach our NYC therapists seek to reduce the intensity and frequency of a client’s emotional pain, suffering, and self-defeating behaviors. CBT can help clients to cultivate skills leading to goal achievement and life satisfaction by assessing and treating:

  • Cognitions what we think
  • Behaviors what we do and say
  • Emotions how we feel
  • Relationships how we interact with others

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is what’s considered a “third-wave” type of therapy developed after CBT. ACT can help you learn how to drop the struggle with any negative thoughts you have, rather than trying to push them away or defeat them. By building distance between yourself and your thoughts and emotions, your symptoms will likely naturally decrease.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

CBT-I helps people explore the connection between our thoughts, our behaviors, and how we sleep. 

During CBT-I treatment, your therapist will help you identify those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are influencing your insomnia or sleep struggles. You’ll learn how to examine your thoughts and feelings about sleep to see if they are accurate and adjust some of your behaviors to promote restful sleep.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  It has been applied to various mental disorders, e.g., anxiety, anger, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, etc. REBT was created by Dr. Albert Ellis. Al Ellis was originally trained as a psychoanalyst and began practicing psychoanalysis in New York City. After working with his patients for some time, he became dissatisfied with the lack of progress they were making. At this point he decided to return to his long-term passion, philosophy, to see if the wisdom there could benefit clients.

He developed the ABC model of emotional disturbance largely based on the work of philosophers who emphasized the role of beliefs and thinking in influencing emotional states.  The REBT ABC model is an acronym that stands for Activating Events, Beliefs, and Consequences.

Consequences include both emotional consequences and behavioral consequences. REBT therefore conceptualizes emotional disturbances like anxiety, as a result of the combination of  an activating event and one’s beliefs about the activating event, the self, life and the future.

How Our NYC Therapists Can Help

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of Insomnia.

CBT Treatment can help you recover from:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depressive Symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Concentration Problems
  • Headaches
  • GI Problems
  • Apprehension about Sleep
  • Increased Hunger or Overeating

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How Therapy for Insomnia Works

Step one

Connect with your therapist by either completing our matching form or reaching out to our care coordinators over the phone.

Step two

Attend a 45 minute intake session, where you will get to know your chosen therapist. The point of this visit is to learn what brought you to therapy and how we can help.

Step three

In each ongoing session, you and your therapist will use trusted therapy approaches to help you develop and reach your goals. Collaboratively, you’ll connect in a safe, comfortable space to help you engage in your life in the way you want.

If you're exhausted by your insomnia, help is here.

If you’re looking for a change so you can finally have a restful night’s sleep, our NYC therapists are here to help you through.

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