Received advanced training in CBT-I through the VA. Receives ongoing training in behavioral sleep medicine via quarterly didactics and case presentations through the Pediatric Psychology Division (54) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Offers individual CBT-I and Image Rehearsal Therapy. Specializes in pediatrics, trauma, and chronic medical illness.
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 16 years of experience in the field of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. For the past 16 years, Dr. Ulmer has treated Veterans with complex sleep problems using both individual therapy and group-based interventions, and has provided BSM services to clients through her private practice. Dr. Ulmer was a co-chair of the workgroup to develop clinical practice guidelines for the VA and DOD for the treatment of insomnia and sleep apnea. She also served 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 trained 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.
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.
I completed a six month rotation in behavioral sleep medicine during my internship training at Rush University Medical Center. I participated in ongoing didactics and practice of CBT-I during my postdoctoral fellowship at the Northport VA Medical Center. Since completing my training, I have continued to provide CBT-I to clients within primary care and private practice settings.
Licensed clinical psychologist with decades of experience. Training includes postdoctoral fellowship with a prominent sleep research facility.
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.
Emily White, PhD is a licensed psychologist at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL, who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine. 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 am a clinical psychologist and somnologist - or an Expert in Behavioural Sleep Medicine certified by the European Sleep Eesearch Society (ESRS) in 2016. I completed my PhD on treatment for Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder in 2013 with MD PhD Professor Bjørn Bjorvatn as my Main supervisor. I have practiced CBTi since 2007. I have since 2017 lead group-CBTi at a psychiatric clinic in the public mental health care in Bergen, Norway (Bjørgvin DPS).
Dr. Wilkerson is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Program (SATRP) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Education and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas. Dr. Wilkerson completed Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the SATRP. Her research is focused on the intersection of sleep and comorbid disorders, such including anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.