Kristin Daley, Ph.D., DBSM


I am an incredibly visual person, and I love solving complicated puzzles. My clients typically have these questions:

  • Why do I do what I do?

  • Why can’t I control this really important thing?

  • How can I communicate better with the people that matter?

  • What can I do to get my needs met?

  • Can I actually resolve this issue?

I will always tell you why we are doing what we are doing, as I think it is really important to gain understanding of the brain patterns that can interfere with our ability to do well. Some of our work will feel like physical therapy, whereas some of our work will feel like coaching. I may be able to see more of your path, but the journey is up to you.


  • Health Psychology

  • Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

  • Chronic pain / Tinnitus

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Family Therapy / Parent Coaching

  • Life Transitions


  • Sleep:

    • Adults: It can sometimes be helpful to include your partner in sleep treatment, but we will make that determination as treatment moves forward.

    • Older children and adolescents: I will initially meet with parents and child, then continue with the child and only meet with parents as needed.

    • Children: I will meet with the parents of children under the age of 10, and we can involve the child if needed.

  • For non-sleep issues, I see adults and older adolescents (16 and up).

  • Family therapy and/or parent coaching starts with meeting with parents and then additional family members are added as appropriate.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Master of Arts in Clinical/Community Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship specializing in sleep practice at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Assoc., Charlotte, NC

  • Pre-doctoral Internship at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

  • Cancer Patient Support Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Intensive Outpatient Program at Carolinas Behavioral Health, Charlotte, NC


  • Diplomat in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


  • Presentations on Behavioral Sleep Medicine for American Academy of Sleep Medicine, North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine, Carolinas Sleep Society, and Georgia Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Parenting series offered at Charlotte, NC churches

  • Mindfulness and Neuroscience talks for North Carolina Psychological Association