Osher Center Sleep Group

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

What is this group?

This is a non-pharmacological, behavioral treatment that does not utilize drugs and is designed to help with a variety of sleep problems. People who have trouble with falling asleep, staying sleep, waking up too early, or something else related to sleep quality or duration may be a good fit for this form of treatment.

Who is Dr. Ashley Mason?

Ashley Mason, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 26991) in the State of California and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mason completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona, where she learned the nuts and bolts, as well as the full administration, of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) from its creator, the late Dr. Richard (Dick) Bootzin. Dr. Mason completed her residency in Behavioral Medicine at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Center for Health Care Evaluation in 2013 before joining UCSF as a research fellow. Since becoming an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2016, Dr. Mason has resumed select clinical work – specifically, clinical work related to the treatment of sleep problems.

How does this group work?

There are three types of sessions that you will complete related to this group:

  • One in-person individual intake with Dr. Mason a week or so before the first group session

  • Five weekly group sessions with Dr. Mason and other group members

  • One in-person individual session with Dr. Mason after the final group session

How much does it cost?

What is required to be in this group?

You need a diagnosis of Primary Insomnia from your primary care, or other, physician. This is ICD code F51.01.

When are upcoming group cycles?


  • Tuesdays September 22 - October 20, 2020 - CLOSED

  • Tuesdays November 24 - December 22, 2020 - CLOSED

  • Wednesdays February 3 - March 3, 2021

  • Wednesdays June 2 - June 30, 2021

  • Thursdays August 5 - September 2, 2021

  • Thursdays October 7 - November 4, 2021

Are additional follow-up “booster” sessions available if I want to work on my CBT skills or want additional help?


  • Yes. If you have completed CBT-I with Dr. Mason, and would like to schedule an individual booster session with Dr. Mason, please email her directly at the email address listed below.

  • Please see the insurance information page for coverage information.


How do I get started? 


Send an email to osher.sleepgroup@ucsf.edu to get in touch.