Information about the behavioral treatment of insomnia
Nelson Binggeli, Ph.D., has helped many people to overcome chronic insomnia, often in about 4 to 6 sessions. The method used is based on a scientific understanding of the behavior changes that are necessary to restore normal sleep patterns. This method, known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), is superior to medication because it treats the causes of insomnia and not merely the symptoms. It does not come with the side effects of medication and it helps people to learn new skills that prevent chronic insomnia in the future. If you are interested in the possibility of scheduling an appointment, please call our Referral Coordinator at 541-754-1288.
When meeting with Dr. Binggeli, he will help you develop a plan for making behavior changes that will target the factors that are likely to be maintaining your insomnia. New patient appointments for insomnia typically last about 90 minutes. It is recommended you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to check-in and complete paperwork. You can save some time on the day of your appointment by completing the following forms online in advance of your appointment:
- Notice of Privacy Practices & Financial Responsibilities
- Behavioral Health Informed Consent
- Adult History Form
- Sleep Questionnaire
In addition, you are encouraged to download a Sleep Diary and record data for at least one week.
Following your initial session, Dr. Binggeli likely will recommend that you consider scheduling three more sessions, ideally one week apart. These sessions typically last for 45 minutes. If at any time prior to your appointment you decide that you no longer need this appointment, please call us to cancel (at 541-754-1288). This will enable us to make this appointment available to someone else. Appointments that are missed or canceled for non-emergency reasons with less than 24 hours notice will not be rescheduled and may be subject to a $50 missed appointment fee.