Kelly Krietsch, PhD Clinical Health

Clinical Health Psychology / Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Dr. Kelly Krietsch, PhD will be working full time alongside Dr. Ruchir P Patel, Medical Director, and our other sleep clinicians, in establishing our behavioral sleep medicine program for dedicated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Dr. Kelly Krietsch is a clinical-health psychologist whose experience includes: Clinical Psychologist, Mountain Heart Health Services, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at Northern Arizona University, and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Applied Health Psychology. Dr. Krietsch has extensive experience in behavioral sleep medicine, along with many other behavioral medicine specialty areas such as primary care psychology, chronic pain and illness, behavioral cardiology, behavioral neurology, and pre-surgical evaluations for patients being considered for neuromodulation and orthopedic surgery.

He not only works extensively with insomnia but with a broad range of other sleep disorders, especially those that are embedded in complex medical conditions. He performs psychological assessments and coordinates care with sleep specialists, primary care physicians, and other specialty providers to develop effective treatment planning. Dr. Krietsch has 15+ years of experience with CBT-I in managing insomnia and related sleep disorders in a wide variety of outpatient settings.

He is especially interested in the impact of sleep disorders on other health conditions such as depression, chronic pain, diabetes, obesity and various forms of cognitive dysfunction. Dr. Krietsch has successfully developed and implemented protocols for improving CPAP compliance and addressing other coping and adaptation issues associated with breathing related sleep disorders.