How to select a ‘CBT-I Provider’

Many people with different specialties - even computer programs - provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). It's not easy to find the right provider and to prevent wasting time, money, and effort on the wrong one.

This CBT-I Directory offers a growing number of profiles of therapists who list themselves as CBT-I providers. As well, we suggest videos (developed by specialists) that actually show CBT-I best practices and explain the basics about Insomnia so that you're armed with the necessary knowledge to make your best treatment choices.

Ann Aspnes

I am a board certified Clinical Psychologist licensed in Maryland, with a private practice in Columbia. For people throughout the state, I also can work with you online using video counseling.

I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University. I am an expert in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (CBT), certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

For over 10 years prior to building my own practice, I worked for the Veterans Health Administration as a national trainer for other therapists in Evidence Based Psychotherapy – treatments proven to work through research. I built my practice on my love for helping people grow through painful life experiences and stress with a combination of practical skills, research-backed treatment, and compassion.

Joel L. Becker

Cognitive Behavior Associates (CBA) is a group practice founded by myself and associates in 2005 and is one of the largest cognitive-behavior therapy practices in Southern California.

Our mission is to provide the latest problem-focused therapy techniques in a professional clinical setting. We specialize in short-term, problem focused therapy from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Our cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) treatments are individualized for a full range of psychological disorders (including insomnia).

It is our philosophy that a patient who is well-informed about their disorder will be more successful in therapy. We try to make use of a collaborative relationship between the client and the therapist, as well as consultation with all other health care providers. Being as clear as possible about what treatment will consist of allows us to provide the best quality services to each of our clients.

Meg Danforth

I am a licensed psychologist and certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist, practicing and teaching at Duke University Medical Center's Sleep Clinic in Durham, North Carolina.

I have a full time behavioral sleep medicine practice, specializing in providing non medication treatments for sleep disorders. Those services include: cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia, light therapy for circadian rhythm disorders, improving patients' experiences with CPAP and assistance with discontinuing sleep medication.

As well, I am a passionate advocate for improving patient access to behavioral insomnia treatments and so I offer training opportunities at Duke and through continuing education workshops to healthcare providers throughout the U.S.  My training schedule is listed in my profile.

Michelle Mullaley

I am a Clinical Psychologist and partner of the Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center located in Fairfax, Virginia.

My specialty is working with school-aged children and adolescents with learning, emotional and behavioral difficulties, and family conflict, and with adults with presenting concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and stress management.

I offer individual and play therapy, group therapy and family therapy, parent support and guidance, and school consultation.

Lorraine Rauen

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing in Alexandria, Virginia.

With over 25 years of experience, I am comfortable working with a variety of complex emotions and situations and am particularly expert in helping to reduce anxiety and depression.

I draw upon numerous modalities, such as, emotionally focused, cognitive behavioral (including CBT-I), psychodynamic, mindfulness, family systems, guided imagery, communication skill building and life and health coaching.

Miranda Goff

I provide therapy at the Community of Hope in Washington DC which accepts many insurances as well as offers services at a sliding fee scale.

I received my Master’s in Social Work-Direct Practice with a certificate in mental health from the University of Pittsburgh. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the District of Columbia.

I've practiced at the Community of Hope, in Washington DC, since March 2015. My approach to therapy integrates cognitive-behavioral (including CBT-I), solution focused and client centered methods.

William F. Kerst

I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and owner of Green Psychological Services, LLC located in Palmer, Alaska.

In the Air Force, I worked with soldiers afraid to sleep because of nightmares. That's why I helped design a (free) DoD-developed App called Dream EZ.

Now, in addition to neuropsychological assessment, our clinic also offers psychological assessment as well as individual and couples based psychotherapies on a case by case basis. The goal of psychological assessment is really the same as the goal of psychotherapy; to help you better understand yourself, your environment, and the complex interaction of you and your environment.

Neal R. Morris

I am a Child & Family and Clinical Health Psychologist, and am also board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, practicing in Bethesda, Maryland. I have trained therapy dogs that can assist with therapy, as needed.

I work with adults and children helping them to deal with specific problems and symptoms as well as developing positive life goals. I am a practical, straight-forward professional who is committed to those I work with.

My goal is to identify actions that can improve your life and translate these into concrete steps to promote emotional stability and effectiveness in dealing with daily challenges.

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist working in the context of a primary care practice, Privia Medical Group, in Rockville, Maryland.

Our physical, emotional, and behavioral health are closely connected. Stress can worsen many physical conditions. Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression. Sleep, pain and sexual problems have both physical and psychological components.

Serious medical conditions can wreak havoc on your emotions and your relationships. To me, patient-centered care means treating you as a WHOLE person.

Stephanie Park

I am a Clinical Psychologist at Rockville Internal Medicine Group (RIMG), a multispecialty medical practice in Potomac, MD.  We offer CBT-I on-site - no need to refer people out to another office.

Attending to your behavioral and mental health needs is an integral part of your overall well-being. I strive to provide a supportive and empathic environment and to work collaboratively with you, whether you are thinking about making a behavior change, coping with a chronic illness, or looking for tools and strategies to manage depression and anxiety.

Clio Long

I am a clinical psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology/rehabilitation as well as behavioral sleep medicine - licensed in Virginia and located in Alexandria, VA.

Over the years, particularly witnessing the difficulties my medical patients were having with sleep, I have also developed a passion for sleep disorders and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Carrie Holl

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist practicing in two locations:  Dupont Circle in Washington DC and in Fairfax, Virginia.

I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a skill-building therapeutic approach that teaches people how to respond differently to stress, mood symptoms, and life events such that distress is reduced and effective coping is enhanced. Clients are empowered to develop a skill set to use during active treatment and later in daily life.

David Kupfer

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, practicing in Falls Church, Virginia. Among other areas of expertise, I do brief therapy for Sleep Disorders.

Washingtonian Magazine Honors Dr. David L. Kupfer as “Top Therapist”

In the July 2009 issue of the Washingtonian magazine, Dr. Kupfer was listed as a “top therapist” in the Washington, D.C. area for his work in four specialty areas: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

The magazine surveyed Washington area mental health professionals, asking them to name the therapists to whom they would send a family member for care. Dr. Kupfer was a top "vote-getter" in all four anxiety disorder categories included in the survey.

Virginia Runko

I am a psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) specialist and diplomate practicing in Glover Park in Washington, DC at DC Psychology and Sleep Services.

I received training in BSM at Johns Hopkins and have worked on interdisciplinary sleep medicine teams.  I continue to regularly conduct CBT-I and lead workshops teaching other health professional about CBT-I.  I assess for the full spectrum of sleep disorders and provide guidance for what other work-up or treatment may be needed.

In addition to treating insomnia, I provide supportive psychotherapy and conduct CBT for generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and depression in adults, including college students.  I also provide treatment for those dealing with relationship or adjustment issues.  I strive to adopt a collaborative coaching style that help my patients achieve their goals.

Robyn Mehlenbeck

I am a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services in Fairfax, Virginia. Our clinic offers CBT-I (and other therapy) at very low cost, on a sliding scale basis.


As a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and kids with medical conditions (including eating disorders and diabetes) my research focuses on helping overweight teens lose weight.

Courtney Bancroft

I am a Yale-trained, licensed psychologist specializing in all-natural, evidence-based insomnia treatment practicing in New York City.

My philosophy, "modern medicine-enlightened" is based on the ability to combine efficacious and proven all-natural treatments with being fully present, compassionate, and understanding when working with clients. I help you improve your sleep by teaching long-lasting and durable sleep skills that will last a lifetime. I strongly value the idea of client-centered, holistic treatment and the importance of focusing on wellness and growth.

Meredith Cary

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist in Dupont Circle, Washington DC and a behavioral sleep specialist associated with the Medstar Georgetown University's Sleep Disorders Center for two decades.

I am also the Lead Curator and founding member of the Insomnia Hub. Collaborating with an interdisciplinary George Mason University team, we are developing 'Share CBT-I' ... an ongoing, course-based health communication campaign to create a 'digital bridge' between healthcare professionals and consumers to provide open access to knowledge about 'what works' for insomnia and where to find it.

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