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Who is Dr. Tal?

Hi, I'm Dr. Joshua Tal, a licensed psychologist offering sleep therapy online across 30 states and with private practices on both the Upper West Side of New York City as well as in Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. I help people suffering with health, sleep, or insomnia problems. I've seen too many driven, ambitious people think they will never be themselves again or that they will rely on medications forever. That is not the case! Cognitive behavioral sleep therapy works, and will help you reach your fullest potential.

Are you struggling with persistent insomnia or other sleep issues? You're not alone. With online sleep therapy, 85% of patients reach their therapy goals with us in 4-8 sessions. You can reclaim restful nights and vibrant days. I'm here to help.

My Journey as a Sleep Therapist


I used to think that sleeping pills were the answer. I previously worked as a sleep technician in a sleep lab. Many patients would come in complaining of insomnia, and when the sleep test came back saying they did not have sleep apnea, pills were recommended.


Sleeping pills are great for short term crises, but many of were enduring insomnia for so long; sleeping pills were a temporary crutch that turned into a habit. There is a better way!

Empowering You Beyond Insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is an incredibly effective way of alleviating chronic, severe insomnia. Research shows it works as well as sleeping pills in short term measures, and the results stick well when beyond treatment ends. I’ve seen this in my practice. Whether it is the determined hedge fund manager staying up all night worrying about how he will function on so little sleep to the new mom tossing and turning and only getting that light, shallow sleep, I’ve helped them reach their sleep goals and achieve their ambitions. 


Recently, I found a similar issue is happening to people who survive concussions or cardiac events. They follow medical protocols, get better, but still feel they have not reached 100% of their pre-injury state. Doctors tell them they are all better, but they don’t feel better. 


I help striving athletes and motivated leaders get that 5% of themselves back again following a concussion. Using cutting edge and research based cognitive behavioral treatments, I will help you focus away from concussion anxiety and scanning your head for symptoms and instead building confidence to conquer the work and personal challenges in your life.


Curious about how online sleep therapy works? Eager to explore the techniques that have transformed the lives of countless individuals? Book a free phone consultation with me. Let's discuss how I can assist you in rediscovering yourself and the joys of a peaceful night's rest.


  • Master's of Science and PhD from Palo Alto University and Stanford University School of Medicine with an emphasis on Neuroscience in Women's Mental Health

  • Practicum and Internship at the Palo Alto and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Hospitals

  • Advanced certificates in Motivational Interviewing and Compassion Focused Therapy.

  • ​Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and English from McGill University

When I'm not providing therapy,  I love to...

  • Ride bikes with my two kids, Ella (9) and Judah (6).

  • ​Take apart mechanical watches and put them back together...unsuccessfully

  • Experiment with recipes in the kitchen, recently making fermented and crunchy hot sauce.

  • Binge dramadies on Netflix with my wife, although she always seems to fall asleep in the middle and we have to re-watch it the next evening.

  • ​Sleep!

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