Insomnia Treatment

As a rule of thumb you should be sleeping about 85% of the time that you are in bed. Do you want to sleep more deeply or sleep longer? Do you want to improve your sleep so you can function better during the daytime? If so, our therapists know how to help.

We use a treatment program called “CBT-I”, which stands for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia. CBT-I has shown great success in clinical trials. It is as effective as sleeping pills in the short term and more effective in the long term. It works quickly. Usually 4 to 6 sessions are enough.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia

CBT-I combines cognitive therapy techniques with mindfulness so you will be able to quiet your mind and body when it is time to go to sleep. You will also learn how to develop and use habits and routines that promote a good night’s sleep.

If you are having trouble sleeping and find that it interferes with your mood, relationships or work, please get in touch. Our therapists can help you get the good night’s sleep that you need and deserve.

Get Help for Chronic Nightmares

We offer very effective treatment for chronic nightmares.

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Therapists offering Insomnia Therapy

Sofia Forman PsyD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Sofia Forman PsyD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

I am a holistic counselor having completed two psychology masters’ degrees. My background as a yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and artist inform my approaches to working with the mind. My years of clinical experience have taken me from work with at-risk youth to those with terminal illness.

I work with the real-world issues of our human lives; grief, loss, fear, anxiety, depression, sadness, and doubt. I completed my dissertation on the topic of death and dying [What Zen Hospice Workers can teach Psychologists]. I work to help people locate the connection between the internal experiences of the mind and the lived experience of the body. This body-based approach to counseling is a great way to work with the fatigue and hopelessness of chronic pain, illness, work-related stress, relational strains, and ongoing anxiety.

My goal is to build therapeutic relationships that allow the client to feel safe, express their unique struggle, and explore alternative perspectives to that struggle that might make life a little more manageable.

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Julia Viskov, M.Ed, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto

Julia Viskov, M.Ed, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto

  • Warm, compassionate, and insight-oriented approach to working with depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, self-esteem, substance misuse, loneliness and isolation, grief and loss, existential issues and meaning-making, immigration and cultural conflicts, spiritual and religious concerns, and life transitions.
  • Strengths-based and client-centered practice informed by mindfulness, psychodynamic theory, social justice, philosophical inquiry, narrative therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
  • Over a decade of personal meditation practice.
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Aaron Weafer M.Div. RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Divinity, Clinical Counselling, Tyndale University

Aaron Weafer M.Div. RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Divinity, Clinical Counselling, Tyndale University

I believe that every human is wired for two vital things, connection and protection, and that each one of us can progress in our abilities to find and sustain both. As an experiential therapist, I employ an Integrated approach, drawing from various schools of therapy, to help individuals in their process of moving towards deeper experiences of safety and connection. I seek to provide a space where clients can be free of judgement and experience a sense of acceptance and safety, from which we can explore the inner and outer world with curiosity rather than judgement.

I have experience working with relational issues (disconnection, infidelity, emotional/physical/spiritual abuse), emotional dysregulation (feeling flooded by intense emotions &/or feeling numb, cut-off), anxiety (social, performance, general etc.), depression (including self-harm), spiritual/existential stress (faith de-construction, grief, loss), conditional self-regard (self-esteem, critical self-talk, perfectionism), as well as acute and relational trauma (traumatic incidents, childhood abuse, attachment injuries etc.).

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Lucie Hager, MAT, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Lucie Hager, MAT, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

  • As your therapist I will listen to your experiences of life with empathy, non-judgment and a desire to understand and appreciate your perspective in order for you to discover new perspectives or new ways of coping with life’s challenges.
  • My wish is for each client to feel truly heard and supported and to work together to identify what needs to happen to begin to feel better, more grounded or motivated and capable of tackling the challenges of life.
  • Everyone is unique and comes to therapy with varying concerns and priorities. I will work with you to find the most helpful approach so you receive the most benefit from our time together.  My approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which all begin with establishing a strong working relationship based on trust, caring and respect.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dillon Dodson MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Dillon Dodson MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

My approach is grounded in the belief that we are all doing the very best we can with the resources, knowledge and experience we have. That being said, we can always continue to learn and grow….and this is where we start. I have spent the bulk of my professional life supporting people with compounding experiences of marginalization and structural vulnerability, including experiences from childhood that continue to linger and are alive to this very moment. I believe in the practice of weaving together therapeutic strategies to ensure individualized and personalized care.

Some of my approaches include: DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, mindfulness and somatic practices. I have specialized training to assist those with experiences of trauma, specifically survivors of sexual exploitation and violence, using a phased approach emphasizing safety and stability restoration.

I am a firm believer in the power of the human-animal bond. I am currently engaged in continued education related to pet loss and bereavement counselling, as well as working to become a certified animal-assisted psychotherapist. For those who are blessed to have pets in your life, I welcome their presence during session. I am also a keen believer in incorporating nature into session, if desirable, and look to find creative ways to do so via visualization, guided exercises or even session-in-motion.

I truly look forward to working together to find the most suitable strategies and skills that will best meet your needs.

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Robbi Collings M.Ed, RP(Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Robbi Collings M.Ed, RP(Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • As we go through difficult experiences, I believe that there is comfort in not being alone. A connection with another person can provide an opportunity to feel safe as we explore unknown parts of our lives. I am hopeful and believe that there are possibilities that are here to be uncovered in each of us.
  • I bring generosity of spirit into my work and will meet you where you are at in your process and we will move forward in a way that feels right for you. I am open to sitting with whatever it is that you are experiencing, including those places that may feel scary, painful or overwhelming.
  • With the belief that each person’s story is unique, I will cater my approach to suit your needs integrating different concepts and practices from a variety of approaches. My approach has been described as warm, sensitive, compassionate, accepting and playful, as well as humanistic, trauma-informed, client-centered, strengths-based, and experiential.
  • I have experience working with emotions (e.g., anxiety, panic, depression, loneliness, guilt or shame), life situations (e.g., relationship difficulties, feeling stuck, financial stress, or stress at work or school), trauma (i.e., exploring past experiences of abuse or neglect, intense internal experiences and various trauma responses), and patterns and habits (e.g., perfectionism, critical thinking patterns, issues with self-image, self-esteem or self-confidence)
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Fatima Mustafa, M.Ed., RP

Master of Education Concentration in Counselling Psychology from University of Ottawa

Fatima Mustafa, M.Ed., RP

Master of Education Concentration in Counselling Psychology from University of Ottawa

  • A compassionate, practical and evidence-based approach to working with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, OCD, unwanted thought and behavioural patterns, life stressors, difficult emotions (anger, shame, guilt) to many others.
  • Helps develop life-enhancing skills such as mindfulness, self-compassion and social skills.
  • Integrates Client-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based practices, Narrative therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

  • Over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, low self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, substance misuse, chronic pain, parenting challenges, to many others
  • Integrates ideas and practices from narrative therapy, attachment theory, mindfulness & mindful self-compassion, neurobiology, emotion-focused therapy and acceptance & commitment therapy
  • Uses Gottman Method Couple Therapy and has completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Mindful self-compassion teacher and group facilitator
  • Enjoys facilitating mindful parenting workshops and groups to nurture connection and increase emotional resilience
Watch a 2 minute video with Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dr. Jennifer Monforton, PhD.

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University.

Dr. Jennifer Monforton, PhD.

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University.

  • Over 10 years of experience providing therapy (individual and group-based treatment) and psychological assessment in a variety of clinical settings
  • Extensive training in helping individuals struggling with insomnia, anxiety (e.g., obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, excessive worry, panic attacks), and depression
  • Approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and may integrate mindfulness and self-care strategies
  • Conducts and has published research examining the role of repetitive, unhelpful thinking in the maintenance of anxiety
Watch a 2 minute video with Jennifer Monforton.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dr. Bahar Haji, C.Psych

Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Windsor

Dr. Bahar Haji, C.Psych

Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Windsor

  • Meditation and yoga practice for over six years
  • Extensive training and experience in assessment and therapy across various clinical settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice, and university counselling centres
  • Trained in short-term as well as long-term evidence-based approaches to therapy including ACT, EFT, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and modern relational psychodynamic approaches. Emphasizes integration of mindfulness in work with clients where indicated.
  • Approach involves tailoring therapy to individual needs of client to address a range of difficulties including trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties, work stress, behavioural health issues including sleep and addictions, life transitions, adjustment to chronic health conditions, as well as other general life stressors.
Watch a 2 minute video with Bahar Haji
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP.

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic.

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP.

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic.

  • Compassionate and warm approach to therapy that integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client or couple.
  • Advanced training in couples and family therapy
  • Extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis and OCD from the Beck Institute.
  • 20 years of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation practice.
Watch a 2 minute video with Justin La Rose
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

LEEANNA DERINGER, MA, RP.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

LEEANNA DERINGER, MA, RP.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

  • Meditation practitioner
  • Client and relationship-centred practice informed by mindfulness, somatic psychotherapies, narrative therapies, attachment theory
  • Compassionate approach that is strengths-based and holistic
  • Experience working with: trauma including intergenerational, relationships, chronic stress and anxiety, career counselling, sleep problems, family systems, addictions, self esteem, life transitions, existential issues and meaning-making, identity development including gender and sexuality, decolonization, loneliness and isolation
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Tina Hjorngaard, RSW, M.Ed.

Registered Social Worker with a MEd. in Counselling Psychology

Tina Hjorngaard, RSW, M.Ed.

Registered Social Worker with a MEd. in Counselling Psychology

  • Over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, youth and families from diverse communities with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, anger, low self-esteem, psychiatric diagnoses, relationship challengers, substance use issues, disordered eating, parenting challengers, gender and sexuality issues.
  • Integrates theory and practice from gestalt therapy, attachment theory, mindfulness approaches, emotion-focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy towards self and relationship fulfillment.

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Anna Woo, MEd, RP.

M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Anna Woo, MEd, RP.

M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Over 18 years of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, stress-related problems, grief and loss, pain management, anger managment and interpersonal problems.
  • Special interest in working with individuals struggling with second generation issues and cultural conflcits
  • Approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, client-centred, relaxation and Imagery techniques, Mindfulness and behavioural interventions
  • Completed certification in 2017 in Core Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitation through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work.
Watch a 2 minute video with Anna Woo
416-847-7118
Don Mills/Eglinton

Greg Samuelson, RN, RP.

Registered Nurse & Registered Psychotherapist With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

Greg Samuelson, RN, RP.

Registered Nurse & Registered Psychotherapist With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

  • Training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
  • Experience treating Anxiety, Panic, Emotion Dysegulation, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychotic Disorders and Personality Disorders.
  • A practitioner and teacher of Zen Meditation.
Watch a 2 minute video with Greg Samuelson, RN
416-847-7118
New Market / York Region

Alec Toller, MPsy.

Master of Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School

Alec Toller, MPsy.

Master of Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School

  • Extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) over the past 10 years.
  • Fosters curiosity, compassion, and resilience to overcome depression, anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, insomnia, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and other issues.
  • Completed a specialized practicum in the treatment of severe OCD at the Sunnybrook Hospital Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorder Centre.
  • Integrates a CBT framework with a variety of other approaches, including mindfulness, emotional regulation strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion-focused therapy.
  • Collaborates with clients to combine evidence-based treatments with individually tailored solutions to client's issues, lifestyle, and preferred methods.
  • Background in the arts informs a creative, playful approach to therapy.

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Katrin Mizrahi, MA, RP, LMFT.

MA in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies – PGI

Katrin Mizrahi, MA, RP, LMFT.

MA in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies – PGI

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Fellow - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 20+ years of experience working with individuals, couples and families struggling with interpersonal relationships, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, abuse, loss and grief, anger, life transitions and parenting.
  • Personal meditation and yoga practice for over 25 years
Watch a 2 minute video with Katrin Mizrahi
416-847-7118
Midtown

Simone Moir, RP.

Gestalt, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy and MBCT Instructor.

Simone Moir, RP.

Gestalt, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy and MBCT Instructor.

  • Gestalt psychotherapy—uses mindfulness and awareness of your feelings and experiences in the body
  • Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in addressing stress, anxiety, insomnia and habit change
  • Visual and performing arts background
  • Experienced in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief and loss, self-esteem, couples and relationship work, life transitions, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, addictions and trauma
  • Simone works out of an office near Queen and Dufferin
Watch a 2 minute video with Simone Moir
416-847-7118
Queen St. W (Queen St. W. & Dufferin St.)