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1,044 people sought insomnia therapy help in Michigan in the last year

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

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As a female Veteran who has worked in mental health over 13 years, I understand the vast spectrum of life experiences that challenge clients.

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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 Portage 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 Portage 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?

Behavioral Sleep Medicine (B.S.M.) is an effective non-drug therapy for sleeping problems. B.S.M. includes cognitive behavioral treatment for a variety of sleeping disorders, including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and pediatric sleeping disorders. Poor sleep can be a contributor to the development of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, and mood disorders often contribute to disruption of sleep.

Let’s look at factors that might lead to the development of insomnia. Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety related to day coping can lead to difficulty falling asleep. Stressful events, such as a family crisis, car accident, and even happy events such as getting married can also interfere with the ability to fall asleep. Short-term difficulties falling asleep sometimes lead to anxiety regarding to fall asleep, which can cause long-term sleep disorders such as insomnia.

Health issues such as chronic pain or arthritis can interfere with falling and staying asleep, including issues with positioning, muscle tone, and mobility. Up to forty percent of individuals affected by neuromuscular disease suffer from a sleeping disorder. Elimination problems such as increased frequency at nighttime can lead to frequent nighttime waking and disrupted sleep. Over time, factors such as these may lead to a person developing chronic insomnia.

Treatment for insomnia involves a combination of techniques tailored to the individual client. Techniques include behavioral methods to improve habits that impair the ability to sleep well and cognitive methods to develop positive thoughts and attitudes regarding sleep.

Research strongly supports the use of B.S.M. for insomnia. According to the National Institutes of Health (2005), cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia has been found to be “as effective as medication for short-term treatment of chronic insomnia.” The Practice Parameters developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2018) support cognitive behavioral therapy as effective and recommended treatment for insomnia.

Specific cognitive behavioral techniques used for insomnia include stimulus control, sleep restriction, relaxation training, sleep hygiene training, and cognitive-behavioral methods. Psychotherapy for other mental health issues that interfere with sleep such as anxiety and depression may also be used.

Treatment for other sleeping disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), also uses cognitive behavioral techniques (AASM, 2018). Individuals with OSA experience periods of difficulty breathing and/or periods of cessation of breathing due to obstructed airflow during sleep. Untreated, sleep apnea can cause fatigue and/or headaches during the day, and nightmares and poor quality of sleep during the night. Individuals with untreated OSA are also at increased risk for mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Further, sleep apnea may cause significant health consequences, such as cardiac and metabolic issues, and increased risk for vehicle accidents.

Specific cognitive behavioral techniques may be used to increase a person’s ability to tolerate medical treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. For example, desensitization procedures may be used to decrease anxiety related to using ventilator assistance such as CPAP or BiPAP.

In order to assess for and treat medical issues that contribute to disorders of sleep, individuals seeking Behavioral Sleep Medicine services should also consult with their physician. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, used in conjunction with appropriate medical interventions, can help individuals to get a better night’s sleep and to function better during the day.

References:
Meir, H., et al., (2010). Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine (Fourth Edition), Elselvier Saunders: Philadelphia, PA.

AASM.org (2018). Practice guidelines. Available at http://www.aasmnet.org/practiceparameters.aspx?cid=109 . Retrieved 4/30/18.

By Jori Reijonen, Ph.D.
She is fully licensed as a psychologist in Michigan. She has also been Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Reijonen currently practices with Thriveworks in their Kalamazoo, Michigan office, and is available to see children and families, as well treating individuals experiencing problems issues with sleep.

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 Portage therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Portage
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

4.9 Thriveworks Portage reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
This will be short since I can only type with one hand currently, but I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Dan. He seems very patient, thoughtful, and intelligent. I look forward to working with him and letting him pick my brain to help me become a healthier and more balanced person!
Read more This will be short since I can only type with one hand currently, but I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Dan. He seems very patient, thoughtful, and intelligent. I look forward to working with him and letting him pick my brain to help me become a healthier and more balanced person!
Portage Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Cassie met with my cousin for several sessions to discuss issues related to my cousin's childhood. Cassie helped my cousin assess her feelings in a balanced way . She was also very supportive, listening and providing feedback effectively without being judgmental. This was exactly what my cousin needed. A very rare technique among many counselors these days.
Read more Cassie met with my cousin for several sessions to discuss issues related to my cousin's childhood. Cassie helped my cousin assess her feelings in a balanced way . She was also very supportive, listening and providing feedback effectively without being judgmental. This was exactly what my cousin needed. A very rare technique among many counselors these days.
Portage Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Rudy was professional and approachable. He was able to point out beliefs I had that were interfering with my ability to enjoy my life, but did so in a respectful manner. He was an effective therapist, with a genuine, caring approach.
Read more Rudy was professional and approachable. He was able to point out beliefs I had that were interfering with my ability to enjoy my life, but did so in a respectful manner. He was an effective therapist, with a genuine, caring approach.
Portage Feb 2021
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★★★★★
The best
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
The intake coordinator Brittany was AMAZING. She listened to my needs so she could match me with a therapist that could help me. She was incredibly kind and truly listened to me in a stressful situation.
Read more The intake coordinator Brittany was AMAZING. She listened to my needs so she could match me with a therapist that could help me. She was incredibly kind and truly listened to me in a stressful situation.
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Alex helped me more than I can say! He was sensitive and patient with me and helped we work through some very difficult issues. His knowledge and communication skills guided me towards a positive outcome that gave me great peace. Thank you so much Alex for being there for me!
Read more Alex helped me more than I can say! He was sensitive and patient with me and helped we work through some very difficult issues. His knowledge and communication skills guided me towards a positive outcome that gave me great peace. Thank you so much Alex for being there for me!
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Heather has always been the person that many people go to for advice and help. When she isn't helping people at work she is helping people at our church. All of the staff at Thriveworks are great. I highly recommend Thriveworks Counseling.
Read more Heather has always been the person that many people go to for advice and help. When she isn't helping people at work she is helping people at our church. All of the staff at Thriveworks are great. I highly recommend Thriveworks Counseling.
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
The experience from the persons answering the phone and emails to my counselor, Heather, have been efficient and very helpful. I'm very thankful for Thriveworks because I can count on you when I need you most.
Read more The experience from the persons answering the phone and emails to my counselor, Heather, have been efficient and very helpful. I'm very thankful for Thriveworks because I can count on you when I need you most.
Portage Jun 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage is off of Milham Avenue and New Port Road. We are somewhat near a Chick-fil-A, and in the same shopping area as DICK’s, off of Gladys.

Phone number

(269) 264-4920

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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