I am interested in sleep widely and in complex clinical presentations as well as fairly straightforward sleep problems. I have experience with or exposure to almost all the sleep disorders and across the entire life span (some exceptions, of course), and many co-morbidities. I am not a specialist in any one area. While I have more experience with adults with sleep disorders than with children and adolescents, the larger portion of career before developing an exclusive sleep focus was children, adolescents and families. Sleep patterns and symptoms were often included in my assessment and treatment, especially in ADD/ADHD and Bipolar Disorders
I'm a Clinical Psychologist, located in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. I work with individuals, couples, and families to deal with psychological and health concerns, improve quality of life and relationships, and help people meet their goals.
Dr. Ahmed is a clinical Health Psychologist who completed her doctoral training in 2017. She further completed a SBSM accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in 2017-2018. Dr. Ahmed is currently employed at University Hospitals in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine as a behavioral sleep medicine provider. She has experience treating adult patients with chronic medical conditions including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, OSA, and psychological symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety) related to sleep. Specific treatments offered include individual and group-based CBT-I treatment for insomnia, systematic desensitization for PAP adherence, image rehearsal therapy for nightmare disorders, and behavioral techniques for Circadian Rhythm Disorder and management of Narcolepsy.
Moira is a registered Health Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Health Psychologists. Moira has been working in the sleep field since the mid 1990's and has written chapters for textbooks and articles in peer-reviewed journals on sleep disorders. She practices CBT-I, MBT-I, hypnosis and also provides general supportive counselling. Moira is open to referrals relating to sleep disorders of any kind as well as any inter-personal or other health issues. She is also able to provide supervision to peers. Moira is affiliated with Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre as well as Monash University, Melbourne Australia.
I am on the clinical faculty at Stanford University and a practicing psychologist with offices in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA. I specialize in the treatment of sleep difficulties such as insomnia, anxiety and stress, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. I practice evidence-based treatments supported by scientific research. These treatments are generally brief and provide sustained relief from distress. My approach to treatment is warm and collaborative; together we set goals and work to achieve them.
I received my PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine where I specialized in evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety and sleep. I have ten years of experience providing psychotherapy across a variety of settings, including hospitals, community clinics, university medical centers and as part of federally-funded research programs.