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Neurofeedback for Mental Health

Welcome to our Neurofeedback Brainwave Training Center! Here, we are committed to helping individuals of all ages gain control over mental health conditions including anxiety, panic attacks, ADD, ADHD, poor sleep, depression, eating disorders, and more—without medication or with reduced reliance on medication. We believe in harnessing the power of the brain for improved mental health and wellness.

Available in-office or by telehealth

Enhances the results of the therapy you are already doing. Achieve therapy goals faster and prevent relapse.

Improves energy, focus, mood, sleep, emotion regulation, overall health, performance, and wellness

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Conditions We Treat

Neurofeedback can support the recovery of nearly any mental health condition and can enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy. Here are some of the most common conditions we treat with neurofeedback:

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Eating Disorders
Sleep Dysfunction
Behavioral Problems

Learning Disorders
Sensory Integration Issues
Chronic Pain

Chronic Fatigue

How Neurofeedback Supports
Your Mental Health

Neurofeedback improves self-regulation of emotions, thoughts, and behavior through a process known as operant conditioning, a type of reinforcement learning. This process guides the brain to adopt healthier patterns, hence improving many mental health conditions. Here's how neurofeedback works:

 

Real-time Feedback

During a Neurofeedback session, you will sit in a comfy chair, in front of a monitor. Electrodes will be placed on your scalp in patterns that correspond to the therapeutic effects we are targeting. The electrodes detect real-time brainwave activity. This activity is then displayed on the monitor in the form of a game, movie, or sound. The type of brainwave activity being reinforced is represented in the feedback.

 

Reinforcement Learning

The principle of reinforcement learning comes into play here. When the brain produces the desired brainwave activity, positive feedback is given (for example, the movie plays smoothly or the game advances), reinforcing that particular pattern. If the brain deviates from the desired activity, negative feedback occurs (the movie pauses or the game stalls), guiding the brain back towards the target activity. For example, a client struggling with anxiety is guided to produce brainwave activity associated with a calm mind. A client struggling with ADD is guided to produce activity that lifts energy, focus, and attention.

 

Learning and Adaptation

Over time, with regular training, the brain learns to associate the positive feedback with the healthier brainwave pattern. Through this repeated reinforcement, the brain becomes more adept at entering these healthier states on its own, leading to improved self-regulation and reduction of problematic symptoms. This is much like learning to ride a bike: with practice, the brain learns to maintain balance and coordination.

 

Improved Self-Regulation

As the brain learns to better regulate itself, individuals experience improvements in emotional regulation, thought patterns, and behavior. For instance, someone who struggles with anxiety will learn to bring their brain into a calmer state, thereby reducing anxious feelings and thoughts. Similarly, someone struggling with impulsivity will learn to produce brainwave activity associated with calm and focus, reducing impulsive behaviors.

 

Through this process, neurofeedback can help improve a wide range of mental health conditions by enhancing the brain's ability to self-regulate.

Neurofeedback therapy offers a range of benefits to support individuals with mental health recovery. Here are some key advantages:

Improved Self-Regulation

One of the primary benefits of neurofeedback is improved self-regulation. Through real-time feedback, individuals learn to control their brainwave patterns, leading to better regulation of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. This can have a significant impact on managing and resolving various mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.

Non-Invasive and Drug-Free

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to mental health resolution. This makes it a valuable option for individuals who may be sensitive to medications or prefer not to use them. Since neurofeedback relies on training the brain rather than altering its chemistry, it also tends to have fewer side effects than many traditional treatments.

Personalized Treatment

Every individual's brain is unique, and neurofeedback accounts for this uniqueness. The therapy can be tailored to each person's specific brainwave patterns and mental health needs, making it a highly personalized form of treatment. This increases the likelihood of successful outcomes, as the treatment is designed to address the individual's specific challenges.

Long Lasting Effects

Neurofeedback training has the potential for long-lasting effects. As individuals learn to self-regulate their brainwave activity, these new patterns can become ingrained, leading to sustained improvements in mental health even after the treatment has ended. This is particularly beneficial for individuals seeking a long-term solution to their mental health concerns.

LEARN ABOUT IT

Neurofeedback Brainwave Training

In this video, founder Alison Ross, LMFT provides insight on how neurofeedback supports eating disorder recovery by reactivating the brain's natural ability to regulate itself, assisting with emotion and eating regulation.

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How Neurofeedback Works

Training the Brain into Wellness

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Relax in a Comfy Chair

During your neurofeedback session, you will sit comfortably in a chair while observing a pleasant scene or engaging in a neurofeedback game on a monitor.

2

Watch a Pleasant Scene

Electrodes will be placed in specific patterns on your head to capture brainwave activity without any invasive procedure. These electrodes transmit the brainwave data to a computer, which then analyzes the information and sends signals back to your brain through the scene on the monitor.

3

Develop Inner Peace

Your brain will adapt its activity in response to signals, finding a regulated state. With training, and over time, this regulated state becomes your new baseline, fostering mental clarity, productivity, wellness, and a profound sense of tranquility.

"Before I started neurofeedback training, I struggled with maintaining focus - both at work and in my personal life. It was like my mind was a television with someone else constantly changing the channels. After several sessions of neurofeedback training, I’ve noticed a significant change. I can concentrate on tasks for longer periods without getting sidetracked, my productivity has increased and I feel more present in my day-to-day life. It's like I finally have control of the remote."

Greg S.

EASY STEPS

4 simple steps to get started
Step 1
Contact us to book a FREE 15 min information call.

It’s the best way to know how we can help you.

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Step 2
Get matched with a therapist that fits your specific needs. 

We’ll support you each step of the way.

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Step 3
Meet with your therapist in-person or online in a safe, judgment free environment.

Work together to create a plan personalized to meet your needs.

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Step 4
Celebrate your success.

Lead a mindful life and feel like yourself again.

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