Visiting Psychologist, Ms Marni Ahmer specialises in treating sleep problems and consults from both About Sleep Clinics. Ms Ahmer can provide individualised plans that treat primary and secondary insomnia in adults and the behavioural sleep problems that commonly affect children and adolescents.
There are many effective non-drug treatments for Insomnia and Behavioural Sleep Problems. Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT) strategies are very effective in resolving insomnia by treating the cause of the insomnia with long lasting results. Other behavioural strategies and education about sleep have also been shown to be effective in resolving sleep problems in adults, adolescents and children.
Psychologists can assess the sleep difficulties being experienced and provide treatment plans which include:
CBT treatments for primary and secondary insomnia
Behavioural treatments for night awakenings, insufficient sleep and sleep routines
Treatment for circadian rhythm sleep disorders (such as bright light therapy)
Treatment for anxiety and/or depression associated with poor sleep
Education about sleep and helpful sleep practices
Sleep difficulties associated with CPAP use and compliance
ReTimer Glasses for body clock problems
Psychology consultation fees are $170.00 per session. Private health insurance rebates may apply and we recommend that patients check directly with their insurer to determine their level of cover. Alternatively, if the referral is accompanied by a Mental Health Care Plan then patients can claim the Medicare rebate of $124.50
Patients are responsible for payment of fees at the time of consultation so it is important to ensure that your Mental Health Care Plans has been fully approved if you plan to claim Medicare rebates. Referrals for Sleep Psychology Services can be made to Ms Marni Ahmer at About Sleep Psychology.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss referral.