Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

6,017 people sought insomnia therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 139 therapists in Virginia 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 Reston 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 Reston 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?

Counseling for Insomnia at Reston, VA

Many who suffer from insomnia have found help through insomnia therapy. This thorough treatment guides people toward practical, daily habits that may optimize their nighttime sleep.

Insomnia therapy also may uncover and treat any underlying issues that cause or accompany the sleep disturbance. Reston, VA’s experienced counselors offer holistic care and are ready to help.

Insomnia and the Difficulties It Brings

Insomnia has as many forms as people who suffer with it.

  • For some, falling asleep is difficult. Falling asleep may take hours, and they are usually awake throughout most of the night.
  • For others, falling asleep is easy, but staying asleep is hard. They often wake up early in the morning, only getting a few hours of sleep.
  • Others appear to sleep the whole night. However, instead of waking restored, they start the day drained.

These sleep disturbances at night take their toll during the day. Insomnia often comes with many negatively effects in people’s lives. If you have suffered from insomnia, you may have experienced…

  1. Irritability.
  2. Fatigue.
  3. Poor attention span.
  4. Low motivation.
  5. Anxiety.
  6. Accidents.
  7. Low sex drive.

Daily life may become harder with insomnia’s side effects: Poor attention span can lead to decreased work productivity. Irritability can strain friendships and family relationships. Fatigue can cause automobile accidents.

Help for Insomnia, Counseling at Reston, VA

The counselors at Reston, VA use a holistic approach with their insomnia therapy. They teach their clients practical habits that cultivate favorable conditions for sleep. They also work with their clients to identify anything that may cause sleep disturbances. Counseling for insomnia is not a quick or easy fix. Instead, insomnia counseling at Reston, VA offers a thorough approach and has helped many clients work toward restoring healthy sleep patterns.

What is insomnia counseling?

Each client has a unique sleep pattern. Each client has unique causes for disruptions in that sleep pattern. Our professionals explore the underlying causes of insomnia and sleep disruptions. Working together with their clients, our counselors explore the behaviors and beliefs that may be prohibiting sleep. For example, our professionals may explore…

  • Are there lifestyle habits that could be adjusted, changed, and eliminated?
  • Have other health issues caused or exacerbating the sleep disturbance?
  • Are negative beliefs about rest prohibiting sleep?
  • Are there environmental factors that could increase the chances of sleep?
  • Could relaxation exercises help?

Daily habits and negative beliefs can disrupt healthy sleep patterns and keep people from getting the rest they need each night. Our trained and experienced counselors can guide their clients as they navigate insomnia’s difficulties and seek to overcome negative beliefs or daily habits that disrupt their rest.

Practical Help for Sleep

Our counselors also help their clients form a sleep plan—practical steps that are conducive for consistent, restful sleep. Sleep plans may involve …

  • Practicing relaxation exercises
  • Going to bed and waking up at consistent times
  • Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Restricting naps
  • Using your bed for sleep and sex only
  • Making your sleep environment more calm and restful

Scheduling an Appointment

If you want to make changes in your life that could improve your sleep and mitigate insomnia’s effects, you do not have to do it alone. The counselors at Reston, VA have helped many of their clients adjust their daily habits and gain a better night’s sleep.

Reston, VA has appointments for insomnia counseling available. Often, we can see clients within a week of their first call.

We also work with many insurance providers, meaning that you may get your sessions covered with little or no cost to you. Get started with a provider at Thriveworks Reston today.

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 Reston therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

Show more
Self-pay costs at Reston
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session


Ongoing sessions


Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session


Ongoing sessions


Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Reston reviews are collected through
Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Read more Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Reston Mar 2020
Review left on

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Reston is located on Roger Bacon Dr., which is right off of Wiehle Ave. We share an office building with SCS Engineers, FVCBank, and Parabon Computation, to name a few. We’re also right by Fairfax fields and parks.

Phone number

(703) 782-3073

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Shown in ET

8 photos