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3,542 people sought insomnia therapy help in North 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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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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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?

Anne falls asleep easily, but she has difficulty staying asleep. Most nights, Sean does not sleep until early in the morning, sometimes not at all. Gabby appears to sleep all night, but she wakes in the morning more tired than the previous night. People who live with insomnia know how hard losing hours of precious sleep is. Sleep helps our bodies and minds heal and recover from our busy days. But just like Anne, Sean, and Gabby, insomnia can steal sleep from people who want and need it.

Many people have tried solutions they found online or home remedies for insomnia: drinking a particular tea or diffusing a particular scent. In the short-term, these may help some, but then insomnia inevitably returns.

Many people who experienced sleep disturbances have found long-term help through cognitive behavior therapy. Insomnia counselors can teach their clients practical strategies for healthy sleep hygiene, and they may also explore and treat any unique causes for insomnia in their clients’ lives.

The counselors at Thriveworks in Raleigh, NC have experience helping people overcome insomnia. Seeking professional help for sleep disturbances has helped many people overcome insomnia’s challenges and regain a full night’s rest.

What Causes Insomnia?

Many people experience insomnia at some point in their lives and for an array of reasons. From person to person, insomnia’s root cause varies, and within an individual’s life, occurrences of sleep disruption can change from situation to situation.

Sometimes, insomnia occurs because of a more serious health problem. Hyperthyroidism, chronic pain, depression, menopause, and anxiety disorders are a few mental and physical health problems that may bring about sleep disruptions.

Lifestyle choices may also cause insomnia. Sleep disturbances may result from or be exacerbated by diet and excise habits. Increased stress during big life transitions or challenges can also result in a bout of insomnia.

Sleep disturbances may also ensure without noticeable cause, warning, or congruent health problem.

Insomnia’s Side Effects

Disrupted sleep at night can make daily life more difficult. Insomnia has many side effects, including …

  1. Loss of memory.
  2. Short attention span.
  3. Automobile accidents.
  4. Irritability.
  5. Weight gain.
  6. Decreased sex drive.
  7. Lethargy.

Anyone suffering with these troublesome side effects may consider reaching out for professional help. Raleigh, NC’s insomnia counselors have helped many people establish restful sleeping habits and overcome insomnia’s side effects.

Raleigh, NC’s Insomnia Counselors

Nurturing healthier sleep habits each night generally requires adjusting everyday thoughts and habits. Raleigh, NC’s insomnia counselors apply cognitive behavioral therapy in their insomnia treatment. This holistic approach allows our counselors to guide their clients toward effective adjustments to their everyday routines that can optimize sleeping conditions.

What can happen at insomnia counseling? Raleigh, NC’s insomnia counselors treat each client for their specific sleep needs.

In our experience, we have found that negative thought patterns and/or anxiety disorders often cause the sleep disturbance or make it worse. Therefore, our counselors focus on replacing negative thought patterns with rational, positive thought patterns or treating the underlying anxiety disorder.

  • Negative thought patterns can make sleeping more difficult. If, after a few hard nights, people begin to label themselves as bad sleepers or tell themselves, I will never receive the sleep I need, these thoughts can make the insomnia worse. Our professionals often help their clients overcome these negative thought patterns and replace them with rational thinking.
  • Anxiety disorders often cause insomnia, but insomnia can also trigger an anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, they are closely linked. If sleep disruptions are tied to anxiety, then the anxiety order needs to be treated alongside the insomnia

Whatever has caused the insomnia, everybody wants something similar: a full night of sleep and rest.

Our counselors, therefore, also tailor a sleep plan for their clients. A sleep plan makes adjustments to people’s daily routines that may result in better nighttime sleep. Sleep plans promote activities that are conducive to a good night’s sleep and minimize activities that may reduce sleep.

Sleep plans are unique to each client but may include:

  • Waking up at a consistent time
  • Going to bed at a consistent time
  • Limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption
  • Learning meditation techniques for relaxation
  • Maintaining a bedroom that is favorable for sleep.

Is It Time to Seek Help?

Complex disorders like insomnia do not have easy fixes or magic bullets. But our professionals are available and willing to help. Many clients who have participated in our insomnia counseling have learned the skills they need to maintain better sleeping habits.

If insomnia is stealing your sleep, know that help is waiting. Raleigh, NC has appointments available for insomnia counseling, and we take many insurance plans.

We do not have a waitlist because our counselors want to see their clients get the help they when they need it. Instead of waitlists, we have flexible appointments that can be scheduled even on weekends or after hours. Call our office to set a time to begin your insomnia counseling.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Raleigh
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I love my therapist and psychiatrist
John Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Read more Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Alfred Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Read more My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Jody Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Read more Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Jean Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Read more Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Raleigh Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Read more I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Read more Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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★★★★
Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Read more Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Raleigh Jan 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located at 8406 Six Forks Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615, next to Spherion

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