Frequently asked questions
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Neurofeedback therapy, also known as Neuromodulation therapy, trains the brain for optimal performance by measuring brain waves and providing a feedback signal through audio or video.
Essentially, Neurofeedback therapy teaches your brain to self-regulate and self-control functions. The procedure uses your body’s own signals, such as heart rate and body temperature, to positively change brain function and behaviors.
Neurofeedback has a range of therapeutic applications.
Neurofeedback therapy harnesses the link between brain function and behavior to promote health changes in your life.
There are five different types of waves produced by the brain: alpha, beta, delta, gamma and theta. The EEG can identify them and measure activity levels. Dysfunction often stems from disproportionate amounts of each of these waves. Neurofeedback therapy aims to reset the balance.
In our practice, we perform qualitative EEG (qEEG) brain mapping for our Neurofeedback therapy patients. The signals we scan in your brain are analyzed by our team and then reviewed with you. The scan shows us the electrical activity in your brain.
We can then determine if your brain is underactive or overactive in specific areas and if an imbalance of brain wave activity is responsible for the symptoms that you are experiencing.
Based on that activity, your provider will design a protocol to target your symptoms and treat your condition.
Completing neurofeedback is much like learning other skills, from riding a bicycle to swimming or knitting. Once you acquire the skill, you retain it. We find that some patients do return and review on a regular basis. In particular, pediatric patients who are continuously growing may need to return occasionally.
Neurofeedback is pain-free and completely non-invasive. All you have to do during the session is relax.
Neurofeedback is a suitable treatment for children of 6 years and up, as well as for adults.
Every patient is different. Most of our patients start to feel the benefits of Neurofeedback therapy in three to four weeks or six to eight sessions.
No long-term side effects have been reported in the 50 plus years neurofeedback training has been available. Short-term side effects are infrequent but can include headaches, dizziness or low energy levels.
Neurofeedback will not interfere with medications or other therapy treatments. We encourage you to continue undergoing therapy or taking any medications as recommended by your physician.
First, contact our office and schedule a free consultation to come in and talk about the symptoms or conditions you’re experiencing. At this session, we can teach you more about how Neurofeedback therapy works and also answer your specific questions.
If we determine that you may be a good candidate for Neurofeedback therapy, we’ll set up your qEEG sessions to evaluate your current condition.
From there, we’ll customize a program designed to target your specific needs.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a type of behavioral training that allows for medication-free treatment of mental health issues. Treatment is simple and consists of playing a video game with your mind. This is a great way to augment your psychotherapy or psychiatric care.
QEEG Brain Scan and Report Creation
$705 to conduct the procedure, analyze your scan, and develop your treatment protocol plan.
Ask about discounts based on need. Brain map is often excluded from insurance coverage by carriers.
Cigna and Anthem accepted for sessions with some exceptions. Session cost rate $165-$200 per session.
Services like letter writing or off site meeting support (IEP/504) are available at typical session rates plus reimbursement for travel time.