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Dr. Janet Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and the founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, a psychotherapy and consulting practice dedicated to addressing behavioral sleep disorders. With more than 20 years of specialized experience, Dr. Kennedy uses scientifically proven techniques to help her clients break out of the cycle of bad sleep, stop relying on sleep aids, and restore normal, healthy sleep patterns.
Dr. Kennedy uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and evidence-based treatment protocol proven to be more effective and longer lasting than medication for treating insomnia and other behavioral sleep problems. Most of her clients see improvement within a few sessions. And, although CBT-I does not require in-depth psychotherapy or treatment/resolution of other mood or anxiety symptoms, some of Dr. Kennedy's clients stay on to work with her on those issues using CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and insight-oriented therapy and coaching.
Dr. Kennedy is based in New York City but practices exclusively via telehealth. This allows her to provide treatment to clients throughout New York State as well as New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida, where she is licensed to provide telehealth.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia
Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally
Janet Kennedy is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 21 years
NYC Sleep Doctor, Founder, Psychologist, 2008 - Present
NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, Clinical Psychologist, 2003 - 2011
NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, Assistant Director, Outpatient Mental Health, 2006 - 2008
New York University, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2002
New York: 015597
New Jersey: 35SI00691100