Insomnia Treatment Toronto - The Mindfulness Clinic

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

LeeAnna Deringer, MA

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

LeeAnna Deringer, MA

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)

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW

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

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW

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

Experienced working with:

  • Emotions (e.g., anxiety, panic, depression, grief, anger, guilt, and shame)
  • Life situations (e.g., relationships, work stress, and feeling stuck)
  • Trauma (i.e., managing current trauma responses, as well as processing past experiences of abuse, neglect, sexual trauma, and overwhelming internal experiences)
  • Patterns and habits (e.g. attachment issues, self-esteem issues, and unwanted substance use)
  • Existential matters (e.g., crises of meaning, spiritual emergencies, and life transitions).

Informed by:

  • Talk-based approaches (e.g., Jungian psychology, Narrative therapy, Solution-focused therapy, CBT, Compassionate Inquiry, guided meditations, and creative visualizations)
  • Approaches that involve the body to a greater extent (e.g., EMDR, Hakomi, mindful movement, and art)

Katrin Mizrahi, M.A. LMFT

Licensed And Registered Marriage & Family Therapist And Clinical Associate With The Mindfulness Clinic

Katrin Mizrahi, M.A. LMFT

Licensed And Registered Marriage & Family Therapist And Clinical Associate With The Mindfulness Clinic

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies
  • 14 years of experience working with clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, stress and anger management, loss and grief, trauma, abuse, life transitions and parenting.
  • Personal meditation and yoga practice for over 20 years
Watch a 2 minute video with Katrin Mizrahi
416-847-7118
Midtown

Simone Moir

Completed Sutryana Seminary in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

Simone Moir

Completed Sutryana Seminary in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

  • 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.)

Jennifer Monforton, PhD

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University. [On leave]

Jennifer Monforton, PhD

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University. [On leave]

  • Over 6 years of experience providing therapy (individual and group-based treatment) and psychological assessment in a variety of clinical settings
  • Extensive training in treating individuals struggling with insomnia, anxiety (e.g., obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, excessive worry), and depression
  • Approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and may integrate mindfulness and relaxation 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)

Tasha Lake, MSW, RSW, RP

Director of Clinical Operations

Tasha Lake

Tasha Lake, MSW, RSW, RP

Director of Clinical Operations

  • Masters degree in social work from Ryerson University
  • Registered with OCSWSSW and CRPO
  • Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness-based therapy and motivational interviewing
  • Experienced with depression, anxiety, addiction, stress, relationship issues, emotion regulation, life transitions, self esteem and individuals who identify as LGBTQ and Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)
  • Special interest in working with expecting and new parents
  • Personal practice with yoga and meditation for over 15 years
Watch a 2 minute video with Tasha Lake
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)