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Putting Your Insomnia and Nightmares to Rest


Putting Your Insomnia and Nightmares to Rest


Sleep is a vital ingredient for good health and general wellbeing. Getting enough quality sleep can help you enjoy ideal conditions for your mental and physical health. However, this may not be possible if you’re experiencing sleep deficiency caused by either insomnia or nightmares. Your inability to get a good night’s sleep can harm you over time, affecting your ability to think, react, and get along with others.


All about Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder, derived from the Latin word “insomnis”, to mean sleepless. This disorder can affect people of all ages. Insomnia may cause you to suffer from daytime sleepiness which can be a debilitating complication associated with sleep deficiency. If insomnia lasts from two weeks to more than three months, you may not want to ignore it. Treatment may be necessary to assess and address the underlying problem that may be causing a sleep disorder.

Studies reveal that insomnia can frequently be a symptom of illness, whether psychological, emotional or physical in nature. It can be more common in people with severe stress, depression and/or anxiety. When left untreated, insomnia can lead to complications such as; chronic diseases, depression, anxiety and other health problems. Poor quality of sleep can make you irritable, short-tempered and can cause a significant amount of distress in your relationships.


The Truth about Nightmares

Nightmares can lead to sleep disorders and insomnia in both children and adults. To differentiate nightmares from bad dreams, which are usually haunted by interpersonal conflicts, nightmares usually involve physical aggression and fear. Other emotions include anxiety, sadness, confusion or guilt. Nightmares can be so intense that they can rouse you up from sleep and keep you awake all night, you may find yourself feeling terrified to go back to sleep for fear of experiencing another nightmare.

The lack of quality and quantity of sleep due to nightmares can lead you to experience difficulty in performing daily activities. Although researchers are still uncertain about the real cause of nightmares, the good news is that they can be treated. You can be empowered to fight back against the ominous figures or situations that are causing your sleepless nights.


Enjoying Nights of Good Dreams and Quality Sleep

Don’t let insomnia and nightmares deprive you of precious sleep. While self-help remedies such as a comfortable bed and warm bath may help lull you to dreamland, these remedies are often not enough. You may be in need of a professional who can help you to find a permanent solution to sleeping problems such as insomnia and nightmares.

Meet the professionals contracted with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC, where the treatment for what’s causing your sleepless and nightmarish nights is available. Licensed, independently contracted counselors can assess your current symptoms and provide the most appropriate therapeutic approach to help you finally catch that elusive sleep. Make that call to CCS – Southern Pines, NC to request an appointment. It just may be the start of your future full of restful nights.


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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 and Cash

    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, 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