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1,350 people sought insomnia therapy help in South Carolina in the last year

Discover how starting insomnia therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +11 more

As a provider with a holistic approach, I seek to understand my client completely.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a professional working in psychiatry for over 20 years, I understand the complexity of the need to have a well-balanced and low-stress lifestyle.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your b... I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your balance between mind, body, and soul. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

I am non-judgmental and open to working with all individuals.

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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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?

If you have ever experienced insomnia, you know how quickly sleeping soundly with sweet dreams can turn into the nightmare of being awake all night. Many people do not get enough sleep each night because of sleep disturbances. If you have experienced sleepless night or sleep deprivation, you know how little or no sleep in the night can affect your day.

Insomnia’s nighttime sleep disturbances and daytime disruptions do not have to be your normal. Many people have found relief for their insomnia through counseling.

If you’ve experienced insomnia and are ready for better nights and days, the counselors at Columbia, SC have a multi-faceted approach to guide their clients toward better sleep.

Sleepless Nights, Drowsy Days

It’s no secret that sleep is important. Sleep restores your body’s immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. Sleep helps heal your body, soul, and mind. Enough sleep is linked to increased cognitive ability and memory.

So, what can happen when people do not get enough sleep?

  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Inability to focus
  • Increased risk for mental and physical diseases
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Lower job performance

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that keeps people from getting the restorative sleep they need. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem. Have you experienced any of these symptoms?

If you have, maybe you wake in the middle of the night. Instead of eight, continuous hours in dreamland, your nights looks like two hours of sleep, four hours of wakefulness, followed by two more hours of sleep.

Or maybe you can’t fall asleep until almost sunrise. Your mind and body are tired, but sleep won’t come. Then, an hour or two before your alarm buzzes, the sandman finally shows up.

For some, insomnia looks like seemingly sleeping all night but waking exhausted. For others, they fall asleep quickly but wake in an hour or two or three. Their days start at two in the morning.

Insomnia’s Causes

Causes of insomnia can be physical. Diet and exercises can affect sleep habits. Health issues are often accompanied by insomnia. Chronic pain, hyperthyroidism, menopause, and diabetes are linked to insomnia.

Insomnia’s causes can also be mental. Depression and anxiety can cause insomnia. Stress and life changes can trigger insomnia as well.

Insomnia can also be its own issue without any obvious, accompanying physical or mental health problems.

Insomnia Counseling for Better Nights, Better Days

Many people know the pain and frustration that insomnia brings to their lives, but not everyone knows that many people who suffer from sleep disorders have seen great improvement to their mental and physical health through cognitive and behavioral therapy. Insomnia counseling at Columbia, SC offers its client this holistic approach.

Cognitive behavior therapy crafts practical sleep strategies and addresses insomnia’s underlying causes.

Our professionals know that underlying causes matter, but so does short-term relief from insomnia’s symptoms. That’s why we work with our clients for a multi-faceted approach.

Practical Sleep Strategies

Keeping a Sleep Log. In order to help their clients reach their sleep goals, our counselors first help them correctly identify their sleep problems. Insomnia looks different in each person, so our counselors work individually with clients to identify their current sleep habits. Knowing the problem is a big step toward finding the right solution.

Cultivating Sleep Hygiene. People’s daily habits affect their nightly habits, for better or worse. Our counselors know what habits increase the likelihood of good sleep and which decrease the likelihood. They work with their clients to identify and increase healthy sleep hygiene.

Maintaining an Optimal Sleep Environment. Light, time, noise, and temperature all affect sleep. Insomnia therapy involves identifying and cultivating an environment in your bedroom that is amenable to restorative sleep.

Underlying Causes

Practical steps matter and can bring much-needed relief, but holistic therapy addresses the underlying causes of insomnia. When people struggle to sleep, they can develop anxieties or false beliefs about themselves or sleep that can cause insomnia or increase it.

Insomnia therapy at Columbia, SC identifies unhealthy thinking patterns and helps replace them with healthier belief systems. Rational, positive thinking can lead to better health, and our professionals have led their clients to regain control of their thoughts.

Insomnia and anxiety are usually linked, hand-in-hand. When people struggle with anxiety and insomnia, their thoughts can feel out of control, but trained counselors can teach their clients how to regain control of their anxious, negative thoughts and redirect their mind toward positive, rational thinking.

Of course, this process is not quick or easy. It often takes practice and the guidance of a professional. However, with time, people can gain control of their thoughts and feelings.

Our Counselors Want to Help

Are you suffering from insomnia? Are you ready for a full, restorative night’s sleep? Call Columbia, SC to schedule your insomnia counseling appointment. We accept most insurance plans. We also have appointments available, often within 24 hours.

Insomnia can feel lonely and overwhelming. Our insomnia counselors want to help.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

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