Sleeping problems in their most extreme form are referred to as insomnia. Insomnia is defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It results in low energy and can impact your behaviour and mood. Insomnia can also be related to an anxiety disorder or depression. Insomnia can be treated by through techniques learned in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT can also treat many of the underlying causes of insomnia such as depression and anxiety.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based type of therapy that can treat a wide variety of mental disorders. It is a common treatment for anxiety, social anxiety and depression, with evidence showing it to be equally as helpful as medications. CBT focuses on the present and on breaking negative thought patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also adaptable to children, adolescents, and couples.
Online Therapy For Insomnia
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is proven to be effective in treating insomnia as in-person CBT. In some cases online therapy for insomnia is more effective since it does not require travel, which places additional strain on those with insomnia. New research has shown that online CBT for insomnia should be the first course of treatment for anyone suffering with insomnia.
Who are TranQool Therapists?
TranQool therapists are registered social workers and psychologists in Ontario. Our therapists specialize in providing online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.