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2,216 people sought insomnia therapy help in Georgia in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Cumming are booked, but we have 54 other therapists in GA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Cumming 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 Cumming 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?

Ben can fall asleep, but he can’t stay asleep. Sandra doesn’t usually fall asleep until three or four in the morning. Gary seems to sleep 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. They try at-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 behavioral 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 Thriveworks Cumming are experienced and ready to help. They want their clients to overcome the challenges that come with insomnia and regain a restful night’s sleep. If you are ready to work with one of our specialists, give us a call. We’re able and happy to help.

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 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 exercise 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 Thriveworks Cumming have helped their clients manage insomnia’s disruptions and regain restful sleep.

Counseling for Insomnia in Cumming, GA

Cultivating healthier sleep patterns at night usually involves changing daily habits and thoughts. Insomnia counselors at Thriveworks Cumming 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.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Cumming

There is no quick and easy fix for a complex disorder like insomnia. But help is available. Our therapists 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. Thriveworks Cumming 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 today!

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 Cumming therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Cumming
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

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Cumming reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Read more Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Read more Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Read more Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Cumming Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Read more Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Read more Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Read more Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Read more I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Read more I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Cumming May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cumming is located on Southard Trace off of Castleberry Rd. We are next door to Skin By Design, and share a building with 400 North Sports Massage, Farmers Insurance, and Krixi Corporation. Caddyshack Golf Carts of Georgia is directly behind us. 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

(770) 824-3025

Languages spoken by GA providers

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