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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

The Ross Center specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psychological treatment that has scientifically demonstrated efficacy for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a well established, highly effective, and lasting treatment. It focuses on identifying, understanding, and changing thinking and behavior patterns.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)?

CBT-I is a non-medication approach for treating insomnia. Dr. Virginia Runko, of the Ross Center, is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Runko’s goals when conducting CBT-I are to empower and educate people so that they understand their sleep problems, identify factors impacting their sleep, and find effective ways to manage their sleep using non-medication strategies, ultimately leading to improved sleep and daytime functioning. Specific CBT-I strategies may include sleep restriction, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, and reducing sleep-interfering activation with a variety of stress management skills (e.g., relaxation training, cognitive therapy, worry control). It is usually conducted during 45-minute sessions that occur weekly for 6-8 weeks.

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