Insomnia Counselor in Cumming, GA

Ben can fall asleep, but he can’t stay asleep. Sandra usually does not fall asleep until three or four in the morning. Gary seemingly sleeps well through the night, but he wakes up every morning exhausted. Anyone who has experienced regular sleep disturbances knows that losing hours of precious rest is hard. Our bodies and minds need sleep to recover and heal. But just like Ben, Sandra, and Gary, many people do not receive the sleep they want and need.

Many people try home remedies: using a particular lamp or drinking a special tea. These may help for a night or two, but then sleep is disrupted again. Is there lasting help for people who suffer from insomnia?

Cognitive behavior therapy has helped many people who suffer with insomnia. Insomnia therapists may optimize the conditions necessary for sleep by equipping their clients with practical guidance on healthy sleep habits and by discovering insomnia’s root cause.

The therapists at Cumming, GA are experienced and ready to help. They want their clients to overcome the insomnia’s challenges and regain a restful night’s sleep.

The Causes of Insomnia

At some point throughout their lives, many people will suffer from insomnia and for various reasons. The root cause of sleep disturbances vary from person to person and even situation to situation within a person’s life.

Insomnia may occur alongside of other health problems and changes. Depression, anxiety, menopause, and hyperthyroidism are a few examples of health problems that can trigger sleep disturbances.

Insomnia may also result from lifestyle choices. Diet and excise may cause or exacerbate sleep disturbances. Major life changes may increase stress which may leave people vulnerable to insomnia.

Insomnia sometimes arises without warning, apparent cause, or accompanying health issue.

The Effects of Insomnia


People who have difficulty getting enough sleep face many difficulties in their daily life. The effects of insomnia may include…

  1. Difficulty focusing
  2. Irritability
  3. Weight gain
  4. Low sex drive
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Traffic accidents and close calls.
  7. Memory loss

Help is available for people suffering with the effects of insomnia. Insomnia counselors at Cumming, GA have helped their clients manage insomnia’s disruptions and regain restful sleep.

Counseling for Insomnia at Cumming, GA


Cultivating healthier sleep patterns at night usually involves changing daily habits and thoughts. Insomnia counselors at Cumming, GA utilize cognitive behavioral therapy. Our counselors guide their clients through specific changes in their daily routines that may improve their ability to sleep well at night.

What does insomnia counseling involve? Each client needs specific treatment, but our counselors have found that many clients need help correcting negative thought patterns or treating an anxiety disorder.

  • Negative thought patterns may inhibit sleep. For example, after a few difficult nights, some people may begin to think they are “bad sleepers.” That negative thought can then increase the insomnia. Our professionals can help their clients identify any negative thought patterns that make sleeping harder.
  • Anxiety and insomnia are often linked. An unaddressed anxiety disorder may even be the underlying causes of insomnia. If an anxiety disorder is fueling sleep disruption, then that anxiety disorder needs treatment. As our therapists work with individual clients, they seek to discover if a deeper mental or physical health problem may accompany the insomnia.

Regardless of insomnia’s cause, all clients want the same thing: a good night’s sleep.

Our therapists can also help their clients customize a sleep plan—practical steps toward healthier sleeping habits. Every sleep plan is personal, but sleep plans often include:

  • Setting a consistent time to wake up and go to bed each day.
  • Curbing caffeine or alcohol intake.
  • Maintaining a sleep environment that is conducive for rest.
  • Practicing relaxation techniques.

Reaching Out for Help

There is no quick and easy fix for a complex disorder like insomnia. But help is available. Our counselors have seen many clients cultivate the skills and knowledge they need for better sleeping habits.

Know that help is available if you are suffering with sleep disturbances. Our office has appointments for insomnia therapy available that fit busy schedules, and we work with many insurance plans.

Cumming, GA does not keep a waitlist because we want to see our clients receive the help they need as soon as possible. Instead, appointments are available, even on weekends. Call to schedule an appointment.

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  • 2450 Atlanta Hwy. #1401-02
    Cumming , GA 30040

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