Insomnia focus of group therapy at Winneshiek Medical Center

March 8, 2023
Health & Wellness

Access to mental health care is a top health concern of our community, according Winneshiek Medical Center’s Community Health Assessment (2022). To address this need, the Winneshiek Medical Center Behavioral Health team offers additional access to mental health care for patients through group therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia is one of the groups that will be held again this spring.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a five-week session led by Claire Haedike, Psy.D., Mayo Clinic Health System psychologist at Winneshiek Medical Center. She says, “CBT-I is a drug-free, evidence-based treatment for insomnia. Lack of sleep is a common problem for many people. This group is for those who have difficulty sleeping and would like to be able to fall asleep, and stay asleep, through the night. Interventions are aimed at teaching behavior change skills that will create lasting improvement in sleep.”

CBT-I group therapy sessions will begin this spring. To be considered for group therapy, patients must first schedule a consult to ensure appropriateness for the group. Group therapy is a covered benefit under most insurance plans; check with your insurance carrier to find out your individual coverage options.

To schedule a group therapy consult, call 563-382-2911 and ask to speak with Behavioral Health.

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