Matthew R. Ebben, PhD obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology at the City University of New York in 2004. While at the City University, Dr. Ebben completed an internship in sleep medicine at the New York Methodist Hospital. He subsequently came to Weill Medical College of Cornell University to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in sleep medicine in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and is a licensed Psychologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and holds a certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Research interests include insomnia, sleep apnea, and medical device development.
In addition to the description of my experience and approach as noted above, I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In addition to CBT-I, I provide comprehensive DBT, including leading skills groups for adults and families.
I am a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and have been providing sleep psychology services for the past eight years. I see patients across the age spectrum including young children, teens, adults and the elderly. I see patients with a wide variety of sleep concerns including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and behavioral insomnia in children.
My focus has been trauma-centered, recovery, and person-centered therapy, which means that I am sensitive to the difficult experiences people come to share and provide a non-judgmental, comfortable space for sharing. I have hope that individuals can thrive, recover and move beyond devastating circumstances. Through this trauma work I have encountered many cases of individuals who struggle with sleep, and currently use the CBT-I intervention. Trauma cases aren't my sole focus in the CBT-I work as I have treated people that have been referred for Insomnia with a variety of different perpetuating factors for their Insomnia.
Ellen offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to adults anywhere in Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor and registered polysomnographic technologist with 35 years of experience in behavioral sciences & sleep medicine.