Can't Sleep?

Dread going to bed at night? Or wake up frustrated, knowing you won’t be able to get back to sleep? Our expert therapists and counselors can help..

Staying up late or waking up in the middle of the night and finding it impossible to go back to sleep? We offer CBT-I, a first line treatment for insomnia, proven to improve sleep and reduce sleeping pill use in 90% of clients.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia happens when we have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Most people experience some insomnia at some point in their lives, but chronic insomnia (3+ nights/week for 3+ months), can particularly concerning, as it can impact our mood, daily functioning, and overall health.


Chronic insomnia can cause irritability and low mood. Insomnia can also increase anxiety and worry about sleep that can make it more difficult for you to obtain quality sleep over time.

Daily Functioning

Chronic lack of restorative sleep can also impact your energy levels, your performance and productivity at work or school, and your ability to take care of daily responsibilities.


Poor sleep can lead to habits that negatively affect overall health, like consuming caffeine or stimulants to stay awake, drinking alcohol to fall asleep, or skipping exercise because of daytime fatigue.

We Can Help!

Although it can feel daunting to tackle your insomnia, the good news is that there are proven methods to treat chronic insomnia and improve your quality of life.

At Coronado Psych, we offer Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a form of therapy specifically designed to help clients improve their nighttime sleep. CBT-I works by directly addressing your the sleep-related thoughts and behaviors that cause chronic insomnia. It is a safe and effective treatment for those struggling to get a good night’s rest.

We are now accepting new clients and are providing therapy and counseling services through telephone and secure video-conferencing.

We invite you to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services.


“I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Tanaka since 2013. I have observed first-hand her ability to provide expert psychological services carefully tailored to the individual needs of each client. She does so with the utmost warmth and empathy.

Dr. Tanaka is truly dedicated to providing the best service to her clients–which is evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback provided by her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a psychologist. San Diego is fortunate to have her as a mental health resource.”

Dr. Adrienne Kovacs, Ph.D.

Our Clinicians Who Can Help You

Dr Rika Tanaka

Dr. Rika Tanaka

Founder/Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License #: PSY30925
Specialties: Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illnesses, Life Transitions

Dr Palack Kothari

Dr. Palack Kothari

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License #: PSY29842
Specialties: Insomnia, Sleep Related Disorders, Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Learn More

If you would like more information about our services or fees, please contact us by phone (619-554-0120), email ( or schedule a initial complimentary consultation.
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