I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Behavioral Health at the Rockbridge Area Health Center in Lexington, VA. I have worked with patients for the last 7 years with insomnia using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) within an integrated patient-centered medical home.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Tompkins is a Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and sleep disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic (Magination Press, 2010), The Insomnia Workbook for Teens: Skills to Help You Stop Stressing and Start Sleeping Better (New Harbinger, 2018).
Dr. Christi Ulmer is a clinical health psychologist with more than 12 years of experience in the field of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. For the past 12 years, Dr. Ulmer has treated Veterans with complex sleep problems using both individual therapy and group-based interventions. Dr. Ulmer serves as a consultant on the Veterans Affairs dissemination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI); providing training to mental health providers across the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. As faculty in the Durham VA psychology training program, Dr. Ulmer trains interns and doctoral level psychologists in behavioral sleep medicine. Dr. Ulmer is an assistant professor at Duke University Medical Center and Durham VA Center of Excellence in Health Services Research. Her resesearch is focused on the adverse health consequences of untreated sleep disorders, developing strategies to increase patient access to behavioral sleep medicine, and integrating behavioral sleep medicine into primary care and specialty clinics.
Dr. Teresa Valerio has a passion for sleep health, and has been evaluating and managing patients of all ages with any sleep disorder for over 16 years. She is sees patients at the Essentia Health Virginia Minnesota Sleep Medicine Clinic and is accepting new patients. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) with sleep medicine training at the University of Pennsylvania, board certification as a Diplomate of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM), and doctoral education (DNP).
Meredith is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in mood disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and life transitions. In addition, Meredith devotes much of her practice hours to CBT-I. Meredith's 15 years of clinical experience allow her to help you find balance, design your life and restore wellness.
Meredith emphasis in solution-focused and behavioral therapies allows for change facilitated though the therapeutic process. She creates for her clients an environment that is safe, caring, calm and empowering. With her deep compassion and clarity, her counseling becomes a catalyst for positive change through self-awareness, acceptance, healing and growth.
Expertise in both coaching and more traditional therapies allows the client to benefit from an integrative techniques and applications.
Beyond her work in a private practice Meredith has worked in the school system, in youth-focused non-profits, community mental health centers and employee assistance programs.
Dr. Vaughan's practice is focused on the delivery of evidence-based, targeted behavioral intervention for sleep disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Vaughan is certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and also holds a diplomate in behavioral sleep medicine from the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and completed her fellowship training in behavioral sleep medicine at Children's Medical Center Dallas/UT Southwestern Medical School.
**Please note, I am NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**
I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and am most passionate about my clinical work in the area of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I enjoy helping individuals with insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, CPAP adherence issues, and other sleep difficulties resolve these issues, in order to live a better and more health life. My clinical work has primarily focused on adults and older adults, but I have experience working with children and adolescents struggling with sleep problems as well. While I enjoy research and have been involved in a number of exciting research studies, my current activities primarily focus on clinical treatment of sleep disorders.
I am pleased to offer the following clinical services:
- Comprehensive sleep assessment (no PSG)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
- Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for chronic nightmares
- Treatment of circadian rhythm disorders (chronotherapy, bright light therapy)
- CPAP desensitization
- CPAP adherence
Dr. Vincent is both a Clinical Psychologist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and a Professor with the Department of Clinical Health Psychology in the College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba.
Doctor Wenokor is a board certified psychiatrist and sleep physician in Boulder, Colorado . He treats the full spectrum of psychiatric and sleep disorders.
Ellen Wermter is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia and her Masters of Science at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.
Ellen is a dedicated sleep professional certified in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia patients. In addition to her clinical work, she is a regular contributor to media about the science of sleep and healthy rest.
If your lack of sleep is effecting your daily life, and you would like to avoid taking medication, contact Sleep Health Center located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. White completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in 2017. She has experience treating adult and young adult patients with insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, OSA, CPAP adherence difficulties, and other psychological symptoms like depression and anxiety related to sleep. Specific treatments she offers include CBT-I (individual and group formats), CBT, CPAP desensitization, and motivational interviewing/enhancement.
Shawn Costello Whooley is a licensed psychologist in Maryland, specializing in anxiety and trauma disorders, life adjustment problems, and CBT for Insomnia for adults 18+. Female, 50s.
Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN is President of the Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC), with offices in Sorrento Valley, La Jolla and Coronado, California; Qingdao, China; and Brussels, Belgium. Professor Wiederhold is registered as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with the California Board of Psychology and the Belgian Commission des Psychologues. Her doctorate is in Clinical Health Psychology, and she is Board Certified in both Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. She is Chief Executive Officer of the Interactive Media Institute, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the application of advanced technologies for patient care; a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD; Medical Staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Co-chair Pain and Palliative Care Committee; a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University in Milan and an Advisory Board Member for the International Child Art Foundation in Washington, DC.
I have practiced CBT in NJ for the past 25 years. I am certified in behavioral sleep medicine (CBSM). My practice is devoted exclusively to insomnia (CBTI) and circadian rhythm disorders.
Dr Sara Winter is a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working on the Southside of Brisbane with a special interest in sleep disorders and chronic disease. Sara works at Line of Symmetry Psychological Services, Springwood.
I am a Mandarin English bilingual psychologists who are licensed in California. I received sleep training in Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, and now provide CBTi (CBT for insomnia) group in both Mandarin and English. I also provide CBTi online in addition to office visits.
Our practice servces Central PA.
Dr. Yamasaki is an expert at treating anxiety disorders, and is happy to now effectively treat insomnia. For those presenting with sleep problems, she conducts a full initial evaluation of sleep and medical history, and then provides CBT-I as a course of treatment separate from the treatment of anxiety. She often recommends that the sleep be treated first, as this helps with stability and improvement overall. Bright light is available for loan for cases in which there is indication of a strong night owl tendency.
Previous CBT-I and behavioral sleep medicine training includes seminars with Colleen Carney, Ph.D. and Michael Perlis, Ph.D. (beginner and advanced seminars), as well as several months of shadowing Julio Mendoza, Ph.D. at Penn State Health Sleep Research and Treatment Center in Hershey, PA.
Dr. Yamasaki owns a group practice, Ayama Psychotherapy LLC, which provides high-quality psychological services in Central PA. She is also happy to have Elana Szczesny, Ph.D., who specializes in CBT-I, as a recent addition to the practice.
For over 12 years, I have practiced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping individuals with behavioral, emotional, and cognitive issues. Within the last 5 years, I have become passionate about helping individuals sleep better using evidenced-based methods. I am a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) and completed advanced training and consultation through the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. I am in private practice in Cupertino, CA and provide counseling on-site at Google. I am born and raised in the Silicon Valley and am glad to give back to my community.
I treat insomnia in the context of my general practice with adults. I also specialize in treating depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Dr. Young is a psychologist specializing in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders. He is certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and devotes much of his practice to the treatment of insomnia. He is Clinical Assistant Professor (vol) of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at UCLA and teaches a 6 week course in sleep disorders in the medical school.