Kelly Krietsch, PhD

Dr. Kelly Kriestch, PhD, is a behavioral sleep medicine psychologist and works alongside Dr. Ruchir P. Patel, Medical Director, and other sleep specialists at The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona’s Scottsdale location. Dr. Krietsch played a critical role in establishing The Insomnia and Sleep Institute’s behavioral sleep medicine program for dedicated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Dr. Krietsch is a clinical psychologist who joined The Insomnia and Sleep Institute with an impressive background and experience, including:

  • Clinical psychologist at Mountain Hearth Health Services
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northern Arizona University
  • Coordinator of the graduate program in Applied Health Psychology

He has extensive experience in behavioral medicine specialty areas including behavioral sleep medicine, chronic pain and illness, behavioral neurology, primary care psychology, and behavioral cardiology, as well as performing pre-surgical evaluations for patients under consideration for orthopedic surgery and neuromodulation.

Dr. Krietsch works extensively with insomnia patients, but also helps patients with a wide range of additional sleep disorders. At The Insomnia and Sleep Institute, he performs psychological assessments and coordinates with sleep specialists, primary care physicians, and other specialty providers in order to develop individualized treatment plans. Dr. Krietsch has over 15 years of experience with CBT-I in the management of insomnia and related sleep disorders, having served patients in a multitude of outpatient settings.

He is particularly intrigued by the impact of sleep disorders on other health conditions, both mental and physical, such as depression, type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, obesity, and cognitive dysfunction. Dr. Krietsch has developed and implemented various successful protocols for improving CPAP compliance and addressing adaptation and coping issues related to breathing-associated sleep disorders.

Kelly Krietsch PhD | The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona

“Every time I have been here has been great. I did an overnight sleep study a few weeks ago. The staff was very courteous, helpful and very insightful. I can call them whenever I have questions about my CPAP machine or my sleep health. 5 out of 5”

– Real Patient Review