Jeanne Wilhelmus, CBT-I is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She utilizes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as her main modality of treatment for clients with various mental health challenges, such as feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, low self-esteem and insomnia. Jeanne has a special interest in working with clients who are suffering from chronic pain. Jeanne is also a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), a teaching intern for the Counsel Care Canada Learning solutions and a member of an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy team based in Simcoe and Dunnville. Jeanne is also a volunteer psychotherapist at the Norfolk Pregnancy and Family Resource Center in Simcoe.
Jeanne Wilhelmus, CBT-I specializes in the treatment of insomnia. Insomnia is a common problem in our society. Approximately 40% of Canadians report at least one symptom of insomnia, such as finding it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep, or they find themselves waking up too early and unable to fall back to sleep.
People with insomnia report higher levels of :
- difficulties with concentration
- memory loss
- and a greater incidence of relationship problems
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has been found to an effective treatment for people suffering from chronic insomnia. When compared to medications it has been found to be more effective in improving the quality of sleep and its effects are often more long-lasting.
CBT-I is aimed at helping people to change their sleep habits. CBT-I also helps clients to examine how they are thinking about sleep. Often these thoughts make people feel anxious, which can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep even more.
FOR MORE information on this topic or to book a session with our Pyschotherapist Jeanne who can provide therapy for Insomnia please contact the facility at 907-772-6144