About Confluence Health Psychology
I am Dr. Kyle Davis, a licensed clinical psychologist. I moved to Boise, Idaho in 2013 after completing a PhD program in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and have focused my career on helping people improve their physical and psychological well-being. If you would like to learn more about me and my career, please click here!
In 2021, I launched Confluence Health Psychology to provide effective, efficient, and timely services to help people manage a range of chronic health conditions. At this time, my practice is primarily focused on helping people manage insomnia and related sleep disorders. I also love to teach and regularly present to health care providers as well as community members.
If you are interested in meeting with me, please click this link and you will be redirected to the online platform I use for scheduling and communicating with clients.
Specializing in Treatment of Insomnia
Are you having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking early and not being able to get back to sleep? Are you dependent on medication to sleep and want to reduce or stop using these medications? If so, you are not alone. Approximately half of all adults in the US report problems with sleep and 20% meet diagnostic criteria for insomnia.
Fortunately, an effective treatment for insomnia exists. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a short-term evidence-based treatment for chronic insomnia. CBT-I is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and highly efficacious. While participating in CBT-I, you can expect to learn more about how insomnia develops over times, how behavior and thought patterns contribute to insomnia, and how to get your problems with sleep back under control. A typical course of treatment often involves changing your sleep schedule (at least temporarily), learning behavioral strategies to associate being in bed with being asleep, learning relaxation strategies, developing a helpful bedtime and wake up routine, changing unhelpful thought patterns related to sleep, and improving sleep hygiene.
I also routinely help clients decrease use of medications they use to help them sleep. In these situations, I will help you sleep as well as possible on your current medication(s) and then work with you and your prescriber to develop a plan to slowly taper off the medication(s). Clients I work with are often amazed that they are able to stop using medications they thought they would have to use for the rest of their lives.