Get Back To Sleep!

Natalie Stroupe, PhD

Back to Sleep is not currently offered through Portland DBT Institute.

If you are interested in this group, please visit our sister clinic,
Heal THRIVE Grow Behavioral Health.

Tuesdays | 7 weeks
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Portland DBT Institute
5200 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

Presented by
Natalie Stroupe, Ph.D.
Portland DBT Institute

If you are interested in attending this group and are not a current client, please fill out our electronic referral form to be added to the waitlist for this group.


Dr. Natalie Stroupe’s interest in sleep research and circadian rhythms began as an undergraduate, when she worked as a research assistant in a biorhythms lab at Rush University. She later trained in the Veterans Affairs system, where she provided group and individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via group and individual therapy to Veterans with complex mental and physical health conditions. She is passionate about CBT-I because she has seen the speed with which it improves sleep quality.


Research suggests that decreased quantity and quality of sleep make us more vulnerable to emotion mind and exacerbate symptoms of many mental and physical health concerns. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has significant research support as an effective treatment for reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and increasing the amount of time asleep during the night. It has been shown to be as effective as medication in the short term and more effective in the long term, without the physical side effects or dependence some experience with medication use.

This seven-week course is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of sleep generally and provide skills to reduce symptoms of insomnia. Homework includes daily logging of sleep (to provide individualized sleep prescriptions), as well as practice of skills introduced. At the end of the course, participants will have the option to transition to limited individual sessions to finalize their sleep prescription, if needed.


This class is for those who are ready to make changes to their sleep habits and patterns to reduce symptoms of insomnia. Participants need to be willing to log their sleep daily and complete weekly homework assignments to benefit from this treatment. In general, we ask that participants:

  • Are currently seeing a PDBTI therapist
  • Have not had active high risk behaviors within six months
  • Do not currently have untreated or uncontrolled sleep apnea or seizure disorders

“Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker


We ask all individuals who wish to participate in services at Portland DBT Institute to complete an intake session in order to review goals of group, answer questions about the group process, create a brief treatment plan, and answer questions about billing and insurance procedures.

Please Contact Natalie Stroupe, PhD | | 503-290-3285