Runko, Virginia

USA Potomac, MD


I'm a clinical psychologist and board-certified in behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine - these are the highest credentials in BSM.  I run a fully virtual practice, DC Psychology and Sleep Services, offering telehealth in over 30 states.

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.



Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
SBSM Accredited Program: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
August 2011-June 2013

Predoctoral Internship:
St. James Hospital & Health Centers, Olympia Fields, IL
Behavioral Health Intern
August 2010-August 2011

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
APA Accredited Program: Clinical Psychology
Specialization in Health Psychology
August 2011

Master of Science:
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
APA Accredited Program: Clinical Psychology
Specialization in Health Psychology
May 2008

Bachelor of Science:
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Major: Psychology
May 2004

Professional Affiliations

National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Maryland Sleep Society
Maryland Psychological Association
Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine


  • USA Potomac, MD

Additional Details

DC Psychology and Sleep Services
Maryland: MD
Clinical Psychologist
Psychology license in MD
1-5 Years
10-20 Years
10-20 Years
Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, OSA / Positional Therapy, OSA / CPAP adherence training
13 professional workshops and presentations totaling 43 hours of CE
CE workshops and presentations on CBT-I and other sleep disorders.
3 multi-day conferences + 3 professional workshops/presentations totaling 138.75 hours of CE