Dr. Shelby Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in White Plains, New York who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine (BSM), working to improve the sleep of everyone from babies through older adults using evidence-based methods. She is also a specialist in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression in adolescents and adults. Her unique expertise is frequently sought out by colleagues and well-respected medical institutions world-wide. She is one of the very few board-certified BSM specialists in the northeast, with less than 160 clinicians worldwide who hold this distinction. She is frequently sought to train and supervise students in CBT for Insomnia, the gold-standard treatment for the disorder. Dr. Harris was formerly the director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, and has helped countless people - of all ages - improve their sleep, anxiety, and mood. 

Dr. Harris relies upon treatment methods that have clear empirical support behind them, with a particular emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Her methods are active, direct and educational; she works to solve the problems her patients face here and now. CBT is a relatively brief, skills-focused treatment that has been shown to be effective for a wide variety of psychological problems. Clients work collaboratively with Dr. Harris to address their interconnected thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.


“Most insomnia books do not address the unique biological alterations of sleep throughout a woman's life even though insomnia disproportionately impacts women. In this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind book, Shelby Harris finally talks directly to women about this issue. She is, without a doubt, the best sleep psychologist, having helped countless women sleep wonderfully through the night. It summarizes with ease a complex yet essential treatment modality for insomnia, i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. After reading it, women from any stage of life can conquer their insomnia once and for all!”

Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY


“The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia: Get a good night’s sleep without relying on medication”

Based on Dr. Harris’ work with women of all ages, this book emphasizes the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the first-line treatment for insomnia. Although insomnia is highly prevalent, few clinicians are true specialists in this field, with many women struggling to find face-to-face help. This book brings Dr. Harris’ methods straight into the home to help women understand how sleep changes throughout a woman's lifetime; giving her the tools and techniques to improve upon the problem