Poor sleep impacts all aspects of our lives, be it work performance, physical and mental health, or simply the ability to manage life’s daily stresses. Dr. Kennedy offers several options to get your sleep on track.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Using this evidence-based treatment program, Dr. Kennedy will help you break out of the cycle of bad sleep with skills that last a lifetime. Read more.
Sleep is essential to our physical and mental health.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the treatment of choice for most forms of insomnia. CBT-I has been scientifically proven to be more effective and the results are longer lasting than treatment with sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, or over-the-counter sleep aids. That’s because CBT-I treats the underlying causes of persistent insomnia or sleep disruption, whereas medication treats only the symptoms. When you run out of sleep medication, your symptoms return or even worsen. But when you complete CBT-I, you will be able to sleep better—on your own.
At your first visit, Dr. Kennedy will perform a comprehensive assessment of your sleep habits to determine whether the CBT-I she provides can help you. CBT-I for sleep disorders ranges from 4 – 10 sessions in most cases.
Dr. Kennedy will work with your medical doctor or pharmacologist to safely reduce or discontinue sleep aids you may be taking.
CBT-I is available in New York and New Jersey only, where Dr. Kennedy is licensed to practice Psychology. Sessions are conducted remotely, using a HIPAA compliant video platform. In-person sessions will be offered in late 2021. CBT-I is a form of psychotherapy and may be covered by your insurance (out-of-network only) or HSA/FSA.
- Remote Sleep Coaching
Outside New York or New Jersey? Dr. Kennedy can coach you to better nights. Read more.
Sleep coaching is available to individuals and companies outside of New York and New Jersey. This service differs from psychotherapy and CBT-I in that it focuses solely on strategic behavioral changes and cognitive strategies. Dr. Kennedy will meet with you remotely via video or phone to assess your sleep problems and coach you through a sleep plan to break bad sleep habits and restore healthy sleep patterns. Although this service does not address broader underlying psychological concerns, Dr. Kennedy can consult with your local treatment provider to maximize benefit of the coaching program.
Sleep Coaching is not a medical or mental health service and is not covered by insurance or FSA/HSA.
Sleep troubles may be only part of the equation. Read more.
Dr. Kennedy provides CBT, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and traditional, insight-oriented psychotherapy for treatment of a variety of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, adjustment disorders, issues related to aging, issues related to identity.
Psychotherapy is available remotely throughout New York State and New Jersey, where Dr. Kennedy is licensed. In-person sessions will resume in Midtown NYC in late 2021 (vaccination required).
For more information, or to schedule a consultation:
Online CBT-I Course with Optional 1:1 Coaching
COMING SOON! Based in CBT-I, the treatment of choice for insomnia and other behavioral sleep issues, Dr. Kennedy’s online course series offers a combination of pre-recorded lessons and 1:1 live coaching sessions. This series goes beyond the typical CBT-I apps and online learning, offering you the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kennedy as needed to tailor the program and gain lasting results.