FEATURED MEMBER - MICHELLE SIEGEL, PsyD, dBSM
Dr. Siegel earned her Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM) in 2019 and transitioned full time to the VA’s Sleep Medicine Clinic. In her current role, she provides evidenced based treatment for insomnia and migraine headaches.
Dr. Siegel provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) on an individual basis, and collaborated with the Sleep Medicine team to develop and implement a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) adherence group. As part of her partnership with the hospital’s migraine clinic, Dr. Siegel brought biofeedback to the DC VAMC and provides treatment for headaches. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Siegel is also involved in teaching and supervision. She trains VA medical staff from across the country through her role as a consultant for the national VA training program for CBT-I. Dr. Siegel is also responsible for supervising both pre-doctoral psychology interns and externs. She provides didactics for these students, and has spoken at Neurology Grand Rounds to medical faculty, Neurology fellows, residents, and students on behavioral management of chronic pain and insomnia. When she is not working, Dr. Siegel enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends in Washington, DC.