That’s simple: call A Good Night’s Sleep LLC at 720‑414‑0242 to set up a complimentary 10-15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Stone. This call is an important part of selecting a sleep therapist. I encourage and welcome you to ask questions about me and about Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. I’ll be asking some questions about your sleep so that I know if this approach is right for your situation or if I should refer you to a sleep MD.
When we decide that this approach to insomnia seems right for you, we’ll set up our first appointment.
The first session is not therapy, per se. It is for us to get to know each other, for me to get some detailed information about your sleep problems, and for you to ask questions about your sleep. First, of course, we’ll spend a few minutes going over some of the paperwork you’ll have filled out – this is legally required in Colorado. Pdf’s of that paperwork are below – you save time by doing that before we meet.
Then we’ll start talking about your sleep and lack of sleep. Sometimes the underlying issue with insomnia is a medical sleep problem. We can work in parallel with getting medical issues treated, but it’s very important to know from the beginning if there are signs you might have, for example, sleep apnea or restless legs, so that I can refer you appropriately.
After you fill out the below paperwork and questionnaires, I’ll ask about your sleep history, plus daily life things that can affect sleep, like medications, diet, caffeine, etc. We’ll also go over how to track your sleep so that both of us will have the information we’ll need to change the brain-body habits that are interfering with your sleep.
From session 2 to the next-to-last session, we’ll always begin with looking at your sleep tracking. I’ll explain how sleep works, what sleep cycles are, and we’ll develop and work on a plan for how your chronic insomnia can be changed. We’ll drill down into the details of your sleep-wake patterns, and adjust them to change the pattern, checking in about what’s working and what’s not, so you can get back to better sleep. In the final session, we’ll develop an insomnia relapse prevention plan.
No, I am a psychologist (who has a doctorate degree, Ph.D.) and only psychiatrists and doctors, who have M.D.’s, are allowed to prescribe medication.
If, in our work together, I feel that medication may help, I can provide referrals.
My rate is $150 per hour. However, unlike ongoing therapy for personal issues, insomnia treatment is brief – 4-12 sessions, meaning your total cost for this therapy could be as little as $600, compared to a total cost of $6,000-$10,000 for a year of weekly therapy. Currently, I am not able to accept insurance. I can provide you with appropriate documents to send to your insurance company or to use for your Health Savings Account reimbursements. I accept checks and cash.
Please download, review, and sign the four forms provided below before your first appointment: