It's Complicated

Find a therapist that can help with Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where you have trouble falling or staying asleep, and it's one of the torments most likely reserved for only humankind. Somnus was the Roman God of sleep, and “in-“ is the Latin prefix for negation. Different philosophers and scientists have approached insomnia throughout history and it has been mainly discussed as a byproduct of other issues, i.e. a co-existing symptom of general dissatisfaction with life, accumulation of sexual tension (Freudian anxiety neurosis), obsessiveness (inability of letting go, fear of losing control), death anxiety or death concerns (interestingly, Somnus was a brother of Death, named Mors), attachment difficulties and relational losses. People suffering from insomnia may also experience symptoms of fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, irritability, decreased performance in work or at school, and a depressed mood.

Since insomnia can have a very direct and major effect on our daily lives, it has become a common practice to treat it with medication. However, regardless of whether you take prescribed chemical pills or natural baldrian drops, perhaps even having a glass or two of wine before bed, this initial alleviation can close the door to uncovering its message. Think of it as a chain of alarms that your 'body-mind' sets off when your system is in distress. Just snoozing an alarm for 5 minutes doesn’t mean the alarm won't ring again. And even if you managed to somehow turn it off for now, it might start ringing in another form or with another tune at another later time. This is when therapy comes into play. Regardless of the modality, therapy tries to follow the 'chain of alarms’. Therapy works with what has been setting the alarms off in the first place.

So, if you are struggling with insomnia and wish to explore its roots then consider starting a therapy process. You might even be able to snooze the insomnia alarm for good.

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Christian Mahlow

Clinical Psychologist
Adjustment disorders • Burnout • Family therapy • Insomnia • Men's Work • Personal development • Transitions
Adjustment disorders • Burnout • Family therapy • Insomnia • Men's Work • Personal development • Transitions
80/session
Online and Text
Berlin
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Gamze Tekin Larsson

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Insomnia • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Insomnia • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks
50/session
In-person and Online
Istanbul
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Nermin Hani Mosaad

Accredited Integrative Cognitive-behavioral Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist (M.Sc.)
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Counselling • Crisis Response • DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy • Depression • EMDR • Insomnia
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Counselling • Crisis Response • DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy • Depression • EMDR • Insomnia
60/session
Online only
Cairo
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Dr.Mete Hakan

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Insomnia • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Somatization disorder • Therapy for Expats
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Insomnia • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Somatization disorder • Therapy for Expats
50/session
Online and Text
Tokyo
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Rita

Integrative Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Insomnia • Integrative therapy • Online therapy • PTSD
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Insomnia • Integrative therapy • Online therapy • PTSD
65/session
Online only
Madrid
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Taylan Zimmermann

Klinischer Psychologe & Psychotherapeut
Burnout • Counselling • Depression • Gender identity • Insomnia • LGBTQI • Mindfulness
Burnout • Counselling • Depression • Gender identity • Insomnia • LGBTQI • Mindfulness
110/session
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Berlin
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Basilia Frankel

CBT Therapist, Psychological Counsellor and Coach
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Counselling • Depression • Insomnia • Online therapy
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Counselling • Depression • Insomnia • Online therapy
30/session
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Podgorica
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Johna Hansen

Counsellor
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Couples therapy • EMDR • Insomnia • Relationships • Trauma
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Couples therapy • EMDR • Insomnia • Relationships • Trauma
120/session
In-person only
Berlin

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

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