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

Bahar Haji, MA

M.A, Ph.D. to be completed by March 2019 from the University of Windsor

Bahar Haji, MA

M.A, Ph.D. to be completed by March 2019 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)

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)

Tina Hjorngaard, RSW, M.Ed.

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

Tina Hjorngaard, RSW, M.Ed.

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

  • 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)

Alec Toller, M.Psych,

Master of Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School

Alec Toller, M.Psych,

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)

Tasha Lake, MSW, RSW, RP.

Director of Clinical Operations. [On leave]

Tasha Lake

Tasha Lake, MSW, RSW, RP.

Director of Clinical Operations. [On leave]

  • 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)

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)

Jennifer Monforton, PhD.

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University.

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)

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)

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.)