Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in NYC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an evidence-based treatment for individuals who struggle with falling or staying asleep. Clients participating in CBT-I learn how thoughts, lifestyle, and environmental factors affect sleep as well as the skills needed to combat insomnia and promote restful nights.
We offer our CBT-I program in a combination individual/group format and can adapt treatment to fit each client's specific needs.
Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder, affecting as much as one-third of adults. Symptoms include difficulty falling and staying asleep, restlessness, inconsistent or ineffective sleep patterns, and subsequent fatigue during waking hours. CBT is the only non-medication insomnia treatment that has been supported by clinical research studies.
CBT-I Group *not currently being offered*
Our CBT-I Group is a 4-week program, optionally offered as a stand alone, short-term treatment or in conjunction with ongoing individual sessions.
All participants will complete an individual intake session (60 minutes), which will include instruction in the first CBT-I tool, calm breathing. Participants will then complete four group sessions, during which they will learn how thoughts, lifestyle, and environmental factors affect sleep as well as a set of CBT-skills for combating insomnia . An optional fifth session will be offered for individuals who experience chronic, repetitive nightmares.
Schedule and Registration
Sessions of the CBT-I group run weekly on Wednesdays from 11:00AM. Starting October 16.
New sessions are offered on a rotating basis monthly. In order to ensure your enrollment in the upcoming session, we encourage you to schedule an intake appointment as soon as possible. If you are interested, please complete this form or call us at 646-663-5246.
About the Group Leader
Tory Tomassetti earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi counseling psychology program. She completed an APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the New Orleans VA, where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Tomassetti was the lead researcher in a trial which examined the effects of a novel intervention for persons with chronic sleep disturbance. Her research has been published in an APA journal and presented at regional, national, and international conferences.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotional responding that are associated with distress or life dissatisfaction. In CBT, clients learn techniques to recognize and change these patterns to improve daily functioning and life satisfaction. CBT is an empirically supported treatment for a wide variety of problems including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and test anxiety. CBT is a time-limited treatment, typically lasting from 10 to 20 sessions rather than years. Between weekly individual sessions, clients practice skills learned in session through homework exercises. Practice of the skills increases the likelihood that they will generalize to your life outside of therapy and remain part of your repertoire after treatment has ended.