by | Jan 28, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

Woman in bed suffering from insomnia and can't sleep

According to The Recovery Village, approximately 70 million people globally have a sleeping disorder with insomnia being the most prevalent. If you are persistently struggling with sleepless nights it might be time to meet with a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or CBT-I trained therapist.

What is a CBT-I Trained Therapist?

A CBT-I trained therapist can assess your sleep habits and determine if you meet the criteria for a sleep disorder such as insomnia. Using a structured approach over 6 sessions you will have the opportunity to learn and incorporate relaxation techniques as well as identify how your thoughts, feelings, behaviors about sleep are connected to your insomnia. Your therapist will work with you to help reduce negative associations, behaviors and patterns associated with insomnia.

You might ask Why CBT-I…

CBT has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as both an effective and preferred method for treating insomnia. Appx 75% of insomnia patients experience significantly improved sleep using a CBT-I program.

While sleeping pills may seem like a quick fix, they are short term solutions that evolve into a long-term problem. Ongoing use of sleeping pills is no longer considered to be an appropriate treatment approach due to the side effects and risks.

If you’re ready to reset and put your insomnia to rest reach out to schedule an appointment with one of our trained CBT-I therapists either virtually or at our Naperville office at (630) 536-8073.

About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Netali Chopra</a>

Netali Chopra

Founder of Bridgeview Clinical Services and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Netali has over 16+ years of counseling experience working in a variety of areas including: depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness, childhood disorders, abuse, women’s issues, and couples/family counseling. Her clients include adults, children, and adolescents; and Netali counsels individuals, couples, families, and groups. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, managed treatment programs, and supervised other clinicians in the field. Netali received her Master’s Degree (MS) in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage where she teaches Psychology and Counseling.