I am passionate about healthy sleep and helping people sleep better. I've been treating patients for sleep problems and training health professionals about sleep since 2000. Currently, I work via Telehealth from my office in Media, PA with patients from all over the US. Let's connect to make your sleep healthier!
I'm a licensed psychologist and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) specialist and diplomate. I started this private practice in 2020. I've been conducting psychotherapy since 1999 and CBT-I since 2010.
While I am licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania and Delaware, I am also PsyPact certified. This means I am able to treat you if you are living in any of 29 other states. Currently, that list includes: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
CBT-I is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
Nightmares can occur as an isolated symptom without a specific cause other than life stress or as a part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a traumatic event. They are usually extremely frightening and can result in significant amounts of lost sleep. When nightmares are chronic, people may feel worried about falling asleep or even try to avoid sleep. Dr. Wolgast can use Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT), an evidence based treatment, to work on reducing tthe frequency and intensity of your nightmares. This can be done independently of, or in conjunction with treating other PTSD symptoms.
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