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Insomnia Therapy: No More Sleepless Nights


Insomnia Therapy: No More Sleepless Nights


Sleep is a healthy and necessary part of life that allows your mind to process experiences and your body to renew itself. The National Sleep Foundation says that adequate sleep is “essential for a person’s health and wellbeing.” Despite its physiological and psychological significance, however, millions of Americans suffer from more than 70 different sleep disorders; one of these is insomnia.


What Is Insomnia?

“Insomnia is a common sleep disorder” in which people have “trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both,” says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Over time, sleeplessness can affect a person’s mental and physical processes. Insomnia that is transient can be treated quickly if its root can be identified (such as caffeine, an ailment, or a medication). If insomnia is chronic, occurring for at least three nights a week over six months or longer, something must be done about it before it gets worse.

Insomnia can impact your life in a dreadful way. Many road and workplace accidents can be attributed to sleepy drivers and machine operators. Lack of sleep can also interfere with your cognitive processes, affecting your studies or intellectual performance. A study by Dr. Timothy Roehrs of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at Henry Ford Hospital shows that “sleepiness does take a toll on effective decision making.”

Sleeping pills are an easy, but unhealthy option. There is a safer and healthier way to treat chronic insomnia: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).


Breaking Sleeplessness: When to Call for Professional Help

Most people experience sleeplessness from time to time.
According to NIH, some of the key symptoms that accompany insomnia are:

  • Lie awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleep for only short periods
  • Be awake for much of the night
  • Feel as if you haven’t slept at all
  • Wake up too early

Insomnia can also trigger other symptoms, a sign that the condition is worsening. You may feel too tired the following day to do important tasks. Lack of sleep can also make you irritable, unfriendly, unhappy, anxious, and uninterested in many things. It can affect your focus and performance, and increase your risk of accidents on the road.


Time to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s rest offers a bounty of benefits. It can lift your mood, spur your creativity, sharpen your memory and mental processes, and improve your focus. It can reduce stress, boost your immune system, and curb inflammation. If sleep is eluding you, all these benefits will slowly slip through your fingers. You may take a pill for a brief visit to dreamland, but this won’t be good enough in the long run.

If you suffer from chronic insomnia, you stand a good chance of defeating it with sleep therapy. Seeking help from a therapist contracted with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC, is a better solution than popping pills.

When counting sheep doesn’t work and your health seems to be flagging by the day, don’t wait for another sunset. Call Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC, to work toward getting your “forty winks” again. Sleep isn’t just about dreams and banishing undereye circles. It is about living a longer, better life.

Confidential / Private Sessions

Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, caring, and relaxed atmosphere in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen/Raeford area. These independently contracted therapists/counselors assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC are able and happy to assist you!

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, NC, Montgomery County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Randolph County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Cities: Southern Pines NC, Pinehurst NC, Aberdeen NC, Taylortown NC, Pinebluff NC, West End NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Ashley Heights NC, Ashmont NC, Five Points NC, Wind Blow NC, Jackson Springs NC, Whispering Pines NC, Vass NC, Cameron NC, Carthage NC, Eastwood NC, Lakeview NC, Narrow Ridge NC, Robbins NC, Roseland NC, Tramway NC, Troy NC, Zion Grove NC, Biscoe NC

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Southern Pines, NC
780 NW Broad St. Suite 210
Southern Pines, NC 28387

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 585-6745 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Choose your Therapist

  • Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Coping Skills, Parenting, Family Conflict, Marital Conflict, Relationship Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Teens, Individuals, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Stress, LGBT, Adjustment Disorder, Motivation, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Military Spouses

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, Depression, Military Life Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Addictions, Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Impulsivity, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, NCHC and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gail Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 9+) Adolescents and Adults, Individuals, Couples and Families, PTSD/Trauma, EMDR, Adoption, Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Parenting, family, couples and marriage counseling
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare,Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, NCHC, Medicare Tricare Prime/Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families. Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Anxiety, ADHD, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building, Christian Counseling upon request
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC