Welcome to NYC Sleep Doctor
Janet Kennedy, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with years of specialized experience as a sleep doctor treating sleep disorders.
For more than a decade, Dr. Kennedy has been helping individuals and families break out of the cycle of bad sleep through her work at NYC Sleep Doctor. Dr. Kennedy creates tailored treatment programs–using scientifically proven techniques–and provides the support you need to succeed in reclaiming your sleep.
We all know that sleep is essential to our health and daily functioning. But when sleep becomes elusive, our coping strategies can make things worse. Whether you’re struggling with your own sleep or you’re a sleep-deprived parent, you don’t have to settle for exhaustion.
Dr. Kennedy provides CBT-I, the industry standard for adults struggling with insomnia. She also uses CBT, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and traditional, insight-oriented therapy for treatment of a broad range of issues.
What’s new at NYC Sleep Doctor?
Late July 2019
It’s been a busy summer so far. I find the working mom juggle to be dramatically harder in the summer, even as my kids are getting more independent. I guess I’m saying that I feel like I have earned my vacation. So I’m heading off today for two glorious weeks with my family of four. My plan was always to unplug, but I just found out that our beach house does not have wifi, so it will be very hard to cheat! Just time to unwind, relax, play board games, work on my infinite craft project, and get the best sleep of my year. I’ll be plugging back in on August 13. Until then, sweet dreams!
It was a long winter and a cold spring here in NYC, but it’s gorgeous today in Brooklyn as I’m writing this. I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on the past few months and let you know about a few goings on.
First, Podcasts: It turns out that I love podcasting. I have really enjoyed being a guest on several shows. Check me out on Mom Brain, Reid This Reid That, (R)aging Gracefully, Raw Beauty Talks, and Simple Families. Coming soon: The Upgrade and MT Nesters. All of this got me thinking about starting my own podcast, so I attended Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival to learn more about what’s involved. I came away with a lot of knowledge, a reality check, and some great contacts. We are hard at work in the development stage, so stay tuned! And please sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know when we launch.
Second, more therapy: I have more slots available for therapy clients. When I first started NYC Sleep Doctor, I was available for office visits just two days per week. But I have recently expanded my office hours to offer sleep therapy and general psychotherapy to more people. Plus, I now have a HIPAA-compliant video portal to offer remote sessions. I am particularly excited about this because it means I can offer CBT-I to people in upstate New York, where it can be harder to find.
Finally, partnerships: I have been working with a number of companies that provide sleep-related products and services. Lately, I have been working with Moshi Twilight on the US launch of their fabulous children’s bedtime story app. I also had the pleasure of partnering with Super 8 Motels/Wyndham on the launch of their #JourneySafe campaign to raise awareness of Drowsy Driving.
That’s the big news for now.