Dr. Janet Kennedy – NYC Sleep Doctor

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Dr. Janet Kennedy - NYC Sleep Doctor
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Up All Night?

Dr. Kennedy can help.

We all know that sleep is essential to health and daily functioning. But when sleep problems arise, our coping strategies can make things worse.

For almost two decades, Dr. Janet Kennedy has been helping people break out of the cycle of bad sleep and all of its debilitating effects without relying on medications.

You don’t have to settle for exhaustion.

Dr. Kennedy is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of insomnia and other behavioral sleep disturbances. Treatment is available via telehealth in NY, NJ, CT and FL. Coaching is available worldwide. In addition to CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) and coaching, Dr. Kennedy provides CBT, ACT and insight-oriented therapy for adults. Dr. Kennedy regularly lectures on a variety of sleep topics and is available to partner with sleep-related brands and initiatives.


I always wanted to be a therapist. I started young, volunteering as a peer counselor at a shelter for troubled teenagers when I was 14. After graduating NYU with honors, I went on to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology there as well, accumulating years of clinical and research training at NYU, Kings County Hospital, and the Manhattan VA. I loved the VA so much that I stayed for another eight years after completing my internship, working as a health psychologist in primary care and then as the Assistant Director of Outpatient Mental Health. While I was at the VA, I developed and launched a multisite sleep disorders treatment program to help veterans improve their sleep without medication.

I didn’t set out to become a sleep doctor, but my work at the VA truly inspired me. Helping people to reset their sleep, learning to sleep naturally and trust their bodies—even during rough patches—was incredibly rewarding. Early on, it could be hard to find CBT-I providers in the private sector, so I launched NYC Sleep Doctor in 2008. More recently, I added NYC Sleep Consulting LLC as I have expanded beyond mental health services into coaching, my first book, brand partnerships and ambassadorships, speaking engagements, podcasts and other media appearances.

The Good Sleeper

A refreshingly straightforward method for training infants to become great sleepers for life, inspired by clinical psychologist Janet Kennedy’s popular psychotherapy practice, NYC Sleep Doctor.

Cry it out or co-sleep? Bassinet or swing? White noise machine or Bach? How many hours anyway? For something so important, there’s too much conflicting information about how best to get your baby to sleep through the night and nap successfully during the day.

Reassuring and easy to understand, The Good Sleeper is a straightforward, no-nonsense answer to one of the biggest challenges exhausted new parents face when they welcome a brand new baby home.

Sleep Therapy, Psychotherapy & Coaching

Individual Treatment

Poor sleep impacts all aspects of our lives, be it work performance, physical and mental health, or simply the ability to manage life’s daily stresses. Dr. Kennedy offers several options to get your sleep on track.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Using this evidence-based treatment program, Dr. Kennedy will help you break out of the cycle of bad sleep with skills that last a lifetime.

Sleep is essential to our physical and mental health.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the treatment of choice for most forms of insomnia. CBT-I has been scientifically proven to be more effective and the results are longer lasting than treatment with sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, or over-the-counter sleep aids. That’s because CBT-I treats the underlying causes of persistent insomnia or sleep disruption, whereas medication treats only the symptoms. When you run out of sleep medication, your symptoms return or even worsen. But when you complete CBT-I, you will be able to sleep better—on your own.

At your first visit, Dr. Kennedy will perform a comprehensive assessment of your sleep habits to determine whether the CBT-I she provides can help you. CBT-I for sleep disorders ranges from 4 – 10 sessions in most cases.

Dr. Kennedy will work with your medical doctor or pharmacologist to safely reduce or discontinue sleep aids you may be taking.

CBT-I is available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida, where Dr. Kennedy is licensed or registered to practice Psychology. Sessions are conducted remotely, using a HIPAA compliant video platform. CBT-I is a form of psychotherapy and may be covered by your insurance (out-of-network only) or HSA/FSA.

Remote Sleep Coaching

Outside New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Florida? Dr. Kennedy can coach you to better nights.

Sleep coaching is available to individuals and companies outside of states where Dr. Kennedy's NY license applies. This service differs from psychotherapy and CBT-I in that it focuses solely on strategic behavioral changes and cognitive strategies. Dr. Kennedy will meet with you remotely via video or phone to assess your sleep problems and coach you through a sleep plan to break bad sleep habits and restore healthy sleep patterns. Although this service does not address broader underlying psychological concerns, Dr. Kennedy can consult with your local treatment provider to maximize benefit of the coaching program.

Sleep Coaching is not a medical or mental health service and is not covered by insurance or FSA/HSA.


Sleep troubles may be only part of the equation.

Dr. Kennedy provides CBT, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and traditional, insight-oriented psychotherapy for treatment of a variety of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, adjustment disorders, issues related to aging, issues related to identity.

Psychotherapy is available remotely throughout New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida, where Dr. Kennedy's New York license applies.

Click here to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kennedy.

Website: https://NYCSleepDoctor.com

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