Insomnia

“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.”

-Poppy Z. Brite

Most days you wake up more tired than you were the day before.

Maybe you used to be a good sleeper – someone who could fall asleep at the drop of a hat, anytime, anywhere. Then as you moved through adulthood and added more responsibilities to your plate, sleep became more and more difficult.

Or maybe you’ve never been a good sleeper. Even as a child you remember falling asleep long after everyone else, your brain unable to shut down.

Regardless of your past relationship with sleep, all people who suffer from insomnia can relate to how lonely nighttime feels when you’re the only one awake for hours on end. 

Your bathroom medicine cabinet is a hodgepodge of over-the-counter sleep aids, a few homeopathic remedies you read about online, and a few Ambien pills that you’re saving for those really bad nights.

It seems like everyone you talk to has advice for you: No screen time after 9pm, go to bed at the same time every night, try drinking chamomile tea, put lavender essential oil in a diffuser…

But nothing seems to really work, at least not for long. 

Therapy for Insomnia in Simpsonville, SC

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You want to learn how to actually quiet your mind so that you can sleep through the night.

You want sleep to finally be something you look forward to, something that doesn’t take so much mental energy. 

You’re ready to find out what actually works for you, rather than desperately scouring internet forums for the secret to good sleep. 

Imagine what it would feel like to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Think of how much you could get done if you weren’t so worried about what the next night might hold.

I can help you get there.

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I treat insomnia using a holistic approach that does not relay on sleep medication or accepting that you’re just a “bad sleeper.” 

I integrate a few different treatment methods for insomnia, one of which is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is an evidence-based treatment that was developed specifically for people who struggle with insomnia.

First, I complete a full assessment which includes you keeping a sleep journal for 1-2 weeks so that I can get a better idea of what your sleep actually looks like.  

Since insomnia can sometimes be triggered by physiological issues, I’ll also work closely with your primary care physician, sleep disorder doctor, or any other professional who is involved in your treatment. We’ll want to rule out any other possible causes for your insomnia if you haven’t already (like Sleep Apnea or underlying hormone imbalances). 

I also spend some time distilling some of the myths about sleep that might actually be contributing to your insomnia. Together, we look at where your sleep is, where you want it to be, and begin taking methodical steps towards your goal of better sleep. 

You no longer have to suffer from insomnia. Let’s get you sleeping again.

 

I can help. Click Here to schedule your free, 20-minute phone consultation and get started today.

 All couples start at a frequency of one session each week, and sessions are 75 minutes long. I’ve found that 50-minute sessions often feel rushed, so all of my couples are seen for over an hour. You may also opt to extend your sessions to 90-minutes.

 

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