What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback (also knowns as neurotherapy and EEG biofeedback) has been in use by medical professionals for over 40 years to treat a wide range of neurological disorders.  Neurofeedback, meaning ‘brain’ and ‘input’, specifically monitors and measures brain wave activity to identify irregularities.  Once identified, a signal designed to correct the irregularity is produced and the brain waves are guided back into a healthy pattern. With repetition of this process over time, the brain will learn to stay in healthy ranges without the aid of the computer.The result is an improvement in brain regulation, which in turn can reduce or eliminate most neurological symptoms.  Unlike many other treatments that address the symptoms of neurological disorders, neurofeedback therapy trains brainwaves to alter the structure and function of the brain.  As such, many patients report permanent positive changes to their behavior months and years after ending the therapy.

Neurofeedback Success Rates

Clinical success rates for treating common neurological disorders and improving cognitive performance.

Disorders Treated

ADHD

ANXIETY

DEPRESSION

AUTISM

CONCENTRATION

OCD

Who We Help

Help For Children

At its core, Neurofeedback therapy promotes the biology of learning, and no other brains learn more rapidly than the young, malleable brains of children. Neurofeedback teaches the young minds of children to become more organized, to balance and self-regulate, and to function more efficiently. These shifts lead to vast improvements in focus and concentration, emotional reactivity, learning and retention, and social bonding. Many common problems successfully addressed by Neurofeedback therapy, Psychotherapy, or both include ADHD, learning difficulties, stress, oppositional and defiant behavior, and the social issues attributed to the autistic spectrum. Whether facing problems in the classroom or at home, Neurofeedback can assist your child in their personal development, interpersonal growth, and academic achievement.

Help For Teens

Teenagers process the world in a very particular way. As they experience this stage of development with its increase in responsibilities, greater social demands and drastic hormonal changes, they face daily situations that challenge their ability to self-manage and thrive. Neurofeedback therapy has been shown to address many of the behaviors that can impede on one’s ability to thrive during adolescence such as eating disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, smoking, ‘huffing’, and impulsive or risky sexual experimentation. Neurofeedback is also highly effective in treating various mood disorders, which begin to take root during this time and affect the type of adult a teen will grow into. The greatest benefit of starting Neurofeedback therapy at younger stages of development is the ability to address behavioral concerns and maladaptive coping mechanisms before they become hardwired traits in adulthood. Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback therapy can help your teen be the adventurous, creative, and successful individual they strive to be.

Help For Families

No matter the internal dynamics, families are complex social units. Relationships between each member of the family often depend on the health and self-management skills of each individual person. While parents can feel overwhelmed by the daily juggle of work, finances, play dates, dinner and doctor appointments, children and teens can struggle with school, homework, social pressures, and self-understanding. Regardless, stress is a potent energy that can subconsciously affect all members of the family. This is because we have social brains that constantly respond and adapt to those around us. If one of our loved ones is suffering, we often feel it. Neurofeedback therapy can help parents and kids alike overcome the obstacles that overwhelming stress and confusion create. Psychotherapy can guide families towards healthier coping mechanisms and improved communication. Whether in a single session or a series, internal strife can be resolved and families units can flourish.

The science behind neurofeedback treatment

Delta Brainwaves

are associated with deep, dreamless sleep and regeneration. Delta brainwaves occur when you are asleep and are responsible for healing the body.

Alpha Brainwaves

occur when you are awake but relaxed and not processing much information. When you first get up and right before you fall asleep, you are generating Alpha waves, as well as when you close your eyes to rest.

Theta Brainwaves

are associated with light sleep or extreme relaxation. When your subconscious takes over you start producing Theta brainwaves.

Beta Brainwaves

are associated with the mental state most people are in during the day and most of their waking lives. When you are alert and focused, you are producing Beta brainwaves.