Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)

  • Minimal use of medications to get you sleeping again

  • Complete assessment of daytime symptoms; anxiety, depression, and habits to improve sleep


Sleep is something we all have done naturally. We spend one third of our lives asleep, and the effects of poor sleep can impact every aspect of life; especially memory, mood, and the overall ability to enjoy time

With specific expertise in sleep medicine, we employ the most natural, conservative, and effective solutions to restore this most essential part of life (and health). Our goal is to get you sleeping soundly again, and keep it that way, ideally, with as little or no medication as possible.

As part of our program, clients see two specialists - Alex Dimitriu, MD and Lauren Varma, NP with complementary expertise in sleep medicine, pharmacology, and behavioral treatments for insomnia. 

With expertise in sleep medicine and psychiatry, there is no aspect of day or night that we cannot improve together. Let's get started today.


ONE in THREE adults suffers from insomnia - whether it's trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; a lack of sleep and fatigue can have tremendous impact on focus, energy, mood and productivity. 

Insomnia most commonly results in daytime fatigue and night time frustration. By day, low energy can result in low mood, and increased anxiety - as many as 40% of patients with insomnia will also have a coexisting psychiatric condition - most often depression and anxiety. Unrestorative sleep also causes memory impairment, has been associated with immune dysfunction, and can also exacerbate pain symptoms.


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Dr. Dimitriu completed fellowship training at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Center. He is experienced in both medication based, and non-medication treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi). His expertise allows him to combine knowledge of psychiatry (how we feel by day) and pharmacology (how medications affect us) to provide effective, all-encompassing solutions for insomnia. 


CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

REGIONS COVERED:  We serve clients of the Bay Area, including the communities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Atherton, Sunnyvale, and San Jose