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Starting Insomnia therapy

What is insomnia therapy?

Insomnia therapy is a tailored form of treatment that addresses chronic sleep disturbances, which can include problems with falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing restorative sleep. The goal of Insomnia therapy is to enhance sleep quality, establish healthy sleep routines, and, in turn, improve an individual's overall well-being by mitigating and reducing the adverse effects of persistent sleep deprivation.

How does insomnia therapy work?

Insomnia therapy combines therapeutic approaches, with a central focus on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to modify sleep-disrupting thoughts and behaviors, integrating techniques like stimulus control, sleep restriction, and relaxation training. Thriveworks Charlottesville therapists will also emphasize sleep hygiene education and may include mindfulness and relaxation exercises to improve sleep quality, equipping individuals with effective strategies to enhance their sleep and overall well-being.

Symptoms of insomnia

Common symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Having a hard time falling asleep
  • Waking up in the middle of the night
  • Waking up earlier than desired
  • Bedtime anxiety about sleeplessness
  • Grogginess during the day due to lack of sleep

Should I go to therapy for insomnia?

Symptoms of insomnia often look different for everyone; however, there are some warning signs that can signal the need for insomnia therapy. These include feeling anxious about bedtime, bedtimes getting later and later, energy peaking at night rather than during the day, and drastic caffeine consumption in order to stay awake.

What is the best therapy for insomnia?

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is one of the most effective forms of therapy for treating insomnia, working to modify sleep-disrupting thoughts and behaviors through strategies like sleep hygiene and sleep restriction.

Is insomnia therapy conducted in person or online?

Insomnia therapy at Thriveworks Charlottesville is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long should you go to therapy for insomnia?

The duration of insomnia therapy can vary based on the individual's needs and progress in treatment. Typically, it involves a short series of sessions over a few weeks to a couple of months, with the number and length of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist. Some experience better sleep within this time, while others choose longer therapy to address complex sleep issues or maintain good sleep habits.

How long does CBT take to work for insomnia?

Many people start to see improvements in their sleep patterns after about two to three weeks of CBT-I. However, the duration and effectiveness will differ for everyone, so don't worry if it takes a bit longer to have a strong effect.

Need more help deciding?

Jeff should be asleep, but instead he is binge watching Netflix. He is tired but awake. If this happened occasionally, it wouldn’t be too bad. But it’s become a regular event. So regular that it happens every night. Jeff is exhausted, but his body will not fall asleep for hours. On a good night, he gets three hours of sleep. On a bad night, Jeff does not fall asleep.

Can you relate to Jeff’s experience? Insomnia comes in many forms, so maybe you are like Jeff and cannot fall asleep. But maybe you can’t stay asleep. Or maybe you seemingly sleep well and through the night, but you wake up drained instead of rested.

Many people struggle with insomnia and have found the help they need through cognitive behavior therapy. This thorough treatment helps people overcome sleep difficulties with practical solutions, but it also goes deeper. Insomnia therapist often seek to uncover and treat the sleep disturbance’s cause.

Getting a better night’s sleep is not magic or a quick fix, but the professionals at Charlottesville, VA offer insomnia therapy that has helped many clients reclaim rest each night .

Insomnia Can Make Life Harder

Nighttime rest can lay the foundational for physical and emotional health. Our minds and bodies are restored through sleep. Rest can heal. Rest can energize. Rest can renew. People who live with insomnia often miss out on sleep’s benefits. Instead, problematic side effects can occur.

The side effects of insomnia may include…

  1. Lethargy.
  2. Inability to focus.
  3. Irritability.
  4. Weight gain.
  5. Low sex drive.
  6. Depression.

Are you experiencing any of these side effects? If you have difficulty sleeping, you may be one of many who suffer from insomnia. Anyone can struggle with disrupted sleep, and insomnia can have both external and internal causes.

External Factors — Major life changes may trigger sleep disturbances. People may be particularly vulnerable to insomnia during moves, family difficulties, and job changes.

Internal Factors — Some people are more predisposed to insomnia because of their family history. Certain physical problems or medications can trigger insomnia. Heartburn, restless leg syndrome, chronic pain, or menopause are physical difficulties that may also disturb sleep.

Insomnia’s Many Forms

Many people experience sleep disruptions are some point in their lifetime, and insomnia can look differently in each person.

Are you like Andrew? He has a hard time falling asleep. Andrew tries to go to bed at 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. every night, but he normally will not fall asleep for hours. Many nights, Andrew only sleeps a few hours. Some nights, he cannot fall asleep but is awake all night.

Are you like Stacy? She easily falls asleep, but wakes up in the night. Stacy may be awake for a few hours then fall asleep for another hour or so, or she may not fall back to sleep at all. Sometimes, Stacy wakes up at 1:00 a.m. and starts her day.

Charlottesville, VA’s Insomnia Therapists

Many have found relief from insomnia by changing their daily habits, but many need the help of a professional to know which changes can be effective. Insomnia therapy has guided many through the right changes that optimize sleeping conditions. Charlottesville, VA’s insomnia therapists are experienced and want to help.

Charlottesville, VA has appointments available for insomnia therapy. Our professional utilize cognitive behavior therapy, a holistic approach for treating insomnia. A better night’s sleep may take work, but Charlottesville, VA’s therapists support their clients with thorough treatment. They explore insomnia’s underlying causes and offer helpful solutions.

No two clients face the same sleep deprivation problems, and our therapists work individually with each client to find specific solutions. Our therapists often formulate a sleep plan with their clients—practical solutions that may increase their ability to sleep.

Customized sleep plans may involve …

  • Learning relaxation and meditation techniques. With the help of a trained professional, people may learn to guide their minds toward calming, relaxing, peaceful thoughts. These techniques take time and practice to learn, but they have helped many people relax their bodies and mind as they fall asleep or if they wake in the night.
  • Limiting alcohol and caffeine intake. People experiencing drowsiness often look to caffeine to help keep them alert, but caffeine can then make the sleep deprivation worse. This cycle means more drowsiness, then more caffeine, then less sleep. Similarly, alcohol may lead to sleep disruptions. With professional guidance, informed choices about caffeine and alcohol intake may help many people sleep more soundly.
  • Curbing daytime sleep. Taking catnaps may feel like a necessary part of the day if you have insomnia, but this daytime sleep may inhibit nighttime sleep. Similarly, lying in bed awake—even at night—may exacerbate sleep difficulties. However, over time, curbing daytime sleep or moving out of the bed during sleepless nights has helped many people sleep more soundly. Our professionals can help their clients examine sleeping patterns to optimize their ability to sleep.

Many clients have seen improved sleep after participating in insomnia therapy at Charlottesville, VA. Sleep plans often lead to better sleep. But our professionals also realize that going deeper may be necessary to solve sleep problems. They are experienced at identifying insomnia’s underlying causes.

Insomnia Therapy Is Available

Our insomnia therapists have helped many clients work toward healthy sleep patterns. Call for an appointment. We have appointments available, even on nights and weekends. Our office does not keep a waitlist, and at times, we are able to see clients within 24 hours. We also work with many insurance companies.

Dealing with insomnia is hard. Scheduling an appointment with an insomnia therapist should not be. Call us today at (434) 812-4009.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Talk therapy

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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$1

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Hear from our clients

4.6 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Sharon Davis for about 6 weeks now, and she is helping me greatly with my relationship with my husband. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me some wonderful exercises for my anxiety. I just love working with Sharon, she really helps me to understand my emotions, and the need to love myself!
Read more I have been seeing Sharon Davis for about 6 weeks now, and she is helping me greatly with my relationship with my husband. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me some wonderful exercises for my anxiety. I just love working with Sharon, she really helps me to understand my emotions, and the need to love myself!
Cynthia Jan 2024
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I have had the pleasure of working with Hiawatha as a colleague. His easy going manner and warmth as a clinician helps him to quickly connect with others. It is clear to me that Hiawatha cares a great deal for those he supports.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Hiawatha as a colleague. His easy going manner and warmth as a clinician helps him to quickly connect with others. It is clear to me that Hiawatha cares a great deal for those he supports.
Charlottesville Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
Read more Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
Charlottesville Jul 2019
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I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
Read more I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
Charlottesville Oct 2018
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Great experience so far.
Charsville Jul 2018
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Great practice!
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
Read more I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Exceptional place with the best docs!
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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Getting here

We share a building with Shear Magic Salon, Sei Bella Salon, New Looks Studio, Hairflair, Ishan Gala Foundation, Embrace Home Loans, Alpha Home Care Services, and JBD Mobile Catering & Events. We are located at the corner of Commonwealth Drive and Greenbrier Drive. Next to us on Commonwealth Drive is Commonwealth Drive Cemetery and Charlottesville Blue Ridge Dental. Across the street is Lighten Up hair salon.

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(434) 205-6776

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