I have more than 30 years experience practicing cognitive behavioral therapy. My private practice is devoted to treating patients with insomnia, utilizing cognitive behavior therapy. I also treat patients with anxiety as well as chronic pain disorders. I continue to receive advanced training in CBT-I and integrate methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, when appropriate. ACT is a mindfulness based approach to therapy and is especially helpful in dealing with the anxious thought components of insomnia.
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D., DABSM, FAASM, is a Licensed Psychologist who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
She is active in professional organizations and legislative activities affecting psychology and sleep disorders, including two terms as president of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association and past co-chair of the Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board for FPA.
She has appeared on television news and in national magazines regarding sleep-related issues.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of adults and children with sleep disorders. I am passionate about helping my clients obtain the sleep they need for optimal functioning.
As a Stanford-trained Sleep Psychologist, I offer brief sleep therapy that’s drug-free and personalized. I treat a wide variety of sleep concerns including insomnia, hypersomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders using science-backed strategies. I believe in using a holistic treatment approach and routinely provide the first-line, gold standard therapy for chronic insomnia, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for insomnia (CBTi). Trouble sleeping? Online sleep therapy currently available to Florida and New York residents.
Dr. Simon works with infants, children, adolescents, and their families on behavioral management of sleep problems, including insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep), circadian rhythm sleep disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea.
I am an adult Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the holistic care of oncology patients. I have been trained in CBT-I and have successfully used it to help several patients overcome the common sleep disturbances associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Kristen Stone is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep specialist. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She sees patients at the Center for Children and Families with Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI and in a group private practice called RICBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching in East Providence, RI. Dr. Stone conducts research at the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk on the developmental sleep effects of substances with an overarching interest in the links between sleep and addiction. Dr. Stone was recently interviewed about nonpharmacological interventions for sleep problems by Rhode Island Public Radio: http://www.ripr.org/post/ri-sleep-therapist-helps-people-get-better-nights-sleep#stream/0
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist (CBSM). My practice focuses on treating patients with insomnia using CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia), integrating mindfulness based approaches when appropriate.
I also see patients with more broad mental health concerns including anxiety and mood disorders. I have experience and interest in working with older adults. I am a member of the allied medical staff at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois.
Dr Bronwyn Sweeney is a registered clinical psychologist and sleep researcher providing behavioural treatment for sleep problems such as insomnia in Wellington, New Zealand. She also specializes in perinatal mental health, infant sleep development, general adult well-being and sleep education.
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.
I am a licensed psychologist, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a variety of disorders, including insomnia. I began intensive CBT-I training while on internship, where I went on to lead a research study examining a novel intervention for nightmares. For more than a decade, I have worked with clients using cognitive and behavioral principles to improve the quantity and quality of sleep.
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.
Dr. Waldron is a postdoctoral fellow with a focus in behavioral medicine. Her approach is grounded in evidence-based treatments with consideration for the patient’s unique biological, psychological, and social factors impacting physical and emotional health. She has expertise working with a wide range of psychological concerns and health conditions, with an emphasis in behavioral sleep medicine, sexual functioning, and couples therapy. Dr. Waldron has conducted research in the areas of chronic pain management, women’s health, and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as consulted with innovative technology companies in an effort to improve access to mental health care.
Dr. Waldron enjoys working with adults and couples in San Francisco and Marin, and via telemedicine across the state of California.
Dr. Waldron completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University.