​Marni Amsellem, PhD

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Insomnia can be debilitating, but it doesn't have to be.

There is effective treatment available, without medication. 



Many people routinely have negative thoughts about their sleep and and may believe that if they don't fall (back) asleep, their day tomorrow is ruined. That is a lot of pressure to put upon yourself!


When sleeping regularly become its own source of anxiety, it is time to do something about it.  There are a variety of treatments and other modifications that can be effective for managing disrupted sleep.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) which targets behaviors, thoughts, and related patterns. It has been found to have significant long-term positive effects on sleep quality and sleep efficiency. CBT-i is considered to be the "gold standard" in treating insomnia. 


Dr. Amsellem treats insomnia guided by CBT-i. She is among few local providers to so, and offers treatment remotely online throughout New York and Connecticut. 


If insomnia has become part of your life and you would like to do something about it, you may be a candidate for CBT-i. Contact Marni Amsellem, Ph.D. to discuss possible treatment options.


Suggested reading list on insomnia and sleep disruption:


​When counting sheep isn't cutting it: Managing sleep difficulties

Can't sleep? How to put insomnia to bed

You asked: What is the best sleeping pill? 

Why women are more likely to experience sleeping problems than men

Effect of stress on circadian rhythms

The worst kind of insomnia

Finally, a cure for insomnia?


Suggested reading on insomnia and cancer:


Radio interview about insomnia in cancer survivors

How to overcome sleepless nights after cancer

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acupuncture Improve Insomnia Symptoms in Cancer Survivors