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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.

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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 Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach 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?

Just because people are tired does not mean that they are able to sleep. Have you ever found yourself exhausted but awake in the middle of the night? Maybe you resonate with one of these experiences…

  • Having a hard time falling asleep. Some people lie awake each night for several hours before they fall asleep, if they fall asleep at all.
  • Waking before you are fully rested. Other people fall asleep easily but wake up after a short night’s sleep. They may only get an hour or two of rest each night before their body says it is time to start the day.
  • Sleeping the whole night but waking up exhausted. It may appear that these people are sleeping well, but sleep should not drain energy. Sleep revitalizes. Yet, some people wake up more tired than when they went to bed.

Many people wrestle with these forms of sleep disruptions. Many people also want relief, but they do not know where to find it.

Insomnia counseling has helped people who have insomnia regain the sleep they need. Seeking out qualified help and receiving holistic care from a professional has been the path back to regular sleep that many people need. Insomnia counseling can guide people toward effect adjustments to the daily habits that are conducive for sleep. Insomnia counselors also go deep, treating any accompanying mental health problems that could be causing or exacerbating the sleep disruption.

Insomnia counseling at Virginia Beach, VA provides people with holistic care, and our counselors are equipped to help their clients form healthy sleeping habits.

Michael

Michael works all day and takes classes at night. He knows what he wants out of life and works hard to achieve it. Over the past few months, Michael has struggled to fall asleep quickly. He often has to lay in bed for hours before falling asleep. Occasionally, Michael cannot fall asleep at all. A good night’s sleep now means that Michael got three hours of rest.

Michael is having a hard time keeping up with his busy life. He has had a hard time focusing at school, and at work, Michael forgot about an important deadline. While driving home last week, he almost sideswiped another car.

Michael worries, wondering if he will ever sleep normally again. He tried some remedies that he found online, but after working for a night or two, Michael is back to not sleeping.

Have you experienced sleep disruptions and the frustrations that come with them? Many people are like Michael: unable to get the sleep they need.

Are you worried about how much sleep you are getting—or not getting? Do you wonder if there is a way to sleep normally again?

Insomnia counseling has helped many people overcome the challenges of sleep disruption. The counselors at Virginia Beach, VA have assistant their clients on the journey toward healthy sleep habits.

How Could Insomnia Counseling Help?

Virginia Beach, VA’s counselors apply a holistic treatment with their insomnia clients.

Our professionals often supply their clients with useful solutions to their specific sleep disruptions. Overtime, these practical habits can improve sleeping conditions.

Our counselors know that finding out what may be causing the insomnia is important. Insomnia counseling is not a quick and easy fix. Instead, insomnia counseling at Virginia Beach, VA goes deep, treating insomnia and its cause.

Questions our counselors have explored to treat insomnia’s causes may include…

  • What daily habits promote sleep? Which can be adjusted because they inhibit sleep?
  • Has a mental or physical health problem caused the insomnia or made it worse?
  • Are negative thoughts such as, I can never sleep through the night again or I’m terrible at sleeping, exacerbated the sleep disruption?
  • Could a different or adjusted sleep environment be more conducive for healthy sleep habits?
  • How could meditation or relaxation techniques guide the client’s thoughts toward relaxation?

With years of experience and extensive training, our counselors have the skills to identify what may be causing the insomnia. They often guide clients on how to navigate the hardships that come with sleep disruption and help their clients find treatment for whatever may be causing the insomnia.

Practical Habits for a Cultivating a Good Night’s Sleep

Every person faces unique sleep disruptions. Practical solutions that work for one person may not work for another. Our experienced professionals often direct their clients toward practical, daily habits that will work for them. To find tailored sleep solutions, insomnia counseling may explore topics such as …

  • Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day.
  • Curbing caffeine and alcohol intake.
  • Stopping catnaps and other daytime rest.
  • Using the bed for sex and sleep only

Setting Up an Appointment

Do you want to sleep well again and to make the changes necessary to achieve a good night’s sleep? If you are ready, our professionals are ready to guide you through those adjustments.

There are appointments for insomnia counseling available at Virginia Beach, VA. We keep convenient hours for appointments because you lead a busy life. But we do not keep a waitlist, but we even see some clients within 24 hours of calling. We also accept many insurance plans.

We hope that scheduling an appointment with a counselor at Virginia Beach, VA leads to restful nights and productive days. Call today to set up a time for 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 Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 25 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 PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Virginia Beach
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

4.7 Thriveworks Virginia Beach reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Read more I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Virginia Beach Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
Read more Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
Virginia Beach Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
Read more Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
Virginia Beach Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
Virginia Beach May 2020
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★★★★★
This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
Read more This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
Virginia Beach Apr 2020
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★★★★★
I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
Read more I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
Virginia Beach Sep 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located off of S Independence Blvd, in a shopping center right by Lake Trashmore. As you enter this shopping center, you’ll pass Making a Difference Foundation, Inc. on your right. We currently share a building with Interm Healthcare of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bug-Masters.

Phone number

(757) 520-0827

Languages spoken by VA providers

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