Neurofeedback

A non-invasive, painless, and minimal side effect way to retrain your brain to work better!

Neurofeedback has been around for decades, and has been a proven method to reduce ADHD symptons, decrease stress and anxiety, improve insomnia, increase motivation, get rid of migraines, and overall make people feel better. This is a non-invasive way to retrain the brain to work more efficiently by focusing on irregular brainwave activity.   
Through Operant Conditioning, an individual makes an association between a particular behavior and consequence (B.F. Skinner, 1938)    

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How Does Neurofeedback Retrain the Brain?
Neurofeeback uses a form of training called operant conditioning.  Through operant conditioning, an individual makes an association between a particular behavior and consequence (B.F. Skinner, 1938).  

I use leads on the scalp to read the electrical activity in the brain.   This allows me to see what is going on in real time, and I can then set protocols to retrain the brain to work more efficiently.  The sensors feed into an amplifier which turns the brainwaves into auditory rewards like beeps, and visual displays like seeing a movie get brighter.  The feedback the brain is given (beeps and screen changes) helps create new neural pathways.  Everytime the client gets a positive reward, the brain wants to continue the healthier brainwave activity.
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Who can benefit from neurofeedback and how can I get started?  Most people can gain some benefit from neurofeedback, however, everyone's brain is different and may respond differently.  Neurofeedback has been known to help kids, adolescents and adults with:
  • ADHD
  • emotional regulation
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • PTSD. 
  • migraines
  • autism
  • chronic pain, etc. 
The first steps to doing neurofeedback would be a consultation.  Let me know what is going, and I can help evaluate whether I think this type of treatment would be beneficial.  During a consultation you could ask any questions as they pertain to you.  I am passionate about neurofeebdack and would love to talk more about it so just ask!

How Do I Know if Neurofeedback is Working?
Often times the people closest to the client will start to notice a difference first.  The changes tend to be subtle at first, and you may not even know there has been change until someone actually tells you!  But, if you are in school, most likely a teacher will start to take notice when someone is paying attention easier in class, or homework is starting to look more organized or turned in on time.  People at work may find that they are focusing better on their tasks and getting things done quicker.  You may start to notice your sleep is improving, your mood has gotten brighter, and you aren't ruminating over things that may have stuck with you in the past.  These are just some examples of the subtle changes that you may start to see in the beginning, 

Neurofeedback Commitment
Neurofeedback is not a one stop shop.  It is brain training.  Think of it like going to the gym for your brain. A consultation is required to make sure I know what you are hoping to accomplish, and testing is required so I can see what is going on in the brain.  However, not everyone may need testing.  You would need to budget for 40-60 sessions twice a week, however, you are very likely to see improvements before that time.  I do offer bundling options which will give you a discount if you pay for 20 sessions at a time.

Costs: 
Initial Consultations: $150
Individual sessions: $150
Paying for 20 sessions at a time, gives you a 10% discount

Neurofeedback

A non-invasive way to retrain your brain to reduce stress, manage sleep, have more motivation, calm
your emotinos, and live a happier life.

Neurofeedback has been around for decades, and has been a proven method to reduce ADHD symptons, reduce stress and anxiety, improve insomnia, have more motivation, get ride of migraines, and overall make people feel better. This is a non-invasive way to retrain the brain to work more efficiently by focusing on irregular brainwave activity.   
Through Operant Conditioning, an individual makes an association between a particular behavior and consequence (B.F. Skinner, 1938)
How Does Neurofeedback Retrain the Brain?
Neurofeeback uses a form of training called operant conditioning.  Through operant conditioning, an individual makes an association between a particular behavior and consequence (B.F. Skinner, 1938).  While using leads, we are able to read the electrical activity in the brain.   We can see where we need to help train new neural pathways to work more efficiently by giving it rewards like hearing beeps or seeing something on a computer screen.  Everytime the brain hears a beep it wants to continue the healthier brainwave activity.
Why haven't I heard about neurofeedback?   Because neurofeedback is a time commitment, it is expensive, and insurance companies aren't willing to reimburse quite yet.  However, this non-invasive, little-to-no side effect approach to your health and well-being is a long term way to change your mood, sleep problems, motivation issues, concentration concerns, etc.