Neurofeedback therapy optimizes brain function.

Through this form of EEG biofeedback, your brain can heal the root causes linked to your symptoms. Customized neurofeedback therapy can offer long-lasting positive changes.

Even without a diagnosis for a specific condition, neurofeedback therapy can help relieve the symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and learning disabilities.

Neurofeedback therapy has the potential to improve your overall mental well-being and cognitive functioning, making it a valuable option if you are seeking to improve your quality of life. If you’re interested in seeing if Neurofeedback therapy can be helpful, book a call to learn more.

 

 

The first step would be to set up a free Neurofeedback phone call consultation with one of our technicians who can answer any questions you have. During this free consultation, our experienced professionals will guide you through the science behind neurofeedback and its potential benefits for your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking improved concentration, stress relief, or better sleep, this personalized session will provide valuable insights into how neurofeedback can empower you to achieve your mental wellness goals.

If you have questions about or are interested in neurofeedback, you can book a free 20-minute consultation with one of our clinicians/technicians!

 

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Neurofeedback Therapy

How the Neurofeedback process works:

1. Neurofeedback Intake

A detailed interview where we discuss your symptoms, your current health, and goals for treatment. This is also an opportunity to ask us any questions you have about Neurofeedback therapy.

2. QEEG Brain Map & Results

A baseline recording of your brainwave function is recorded and analyzed to understand your symptoms further and create your customized treatment plan.

3. Neurofeedback Treatment

Customized Treatment sessions are 30-60 minutes, one to three times a week. No surgery, no medication.

Step 1

Neurofeedback Intake

When you contact us, you will be booked for a 50-minute intake with one of our specially trained clinicians. This appointment is your opportunity to let our team know what you have been experiencing and better understand your treatment goals. During this intake session, we will also discuss the various therapeutic options available to tailor a personalized treatment plan that suits your unique needs.

We will spend this time getting to know you, as well as gather information about your symptoms/experiences, history, and indicators of brain arousal patterns. This initial assessment is crucial in tailoring our approach to best address your unique needs and provide the most effective Neurofeedback training.

This information will allow us to give you feedback about whether you are a good candidate for Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback therapy, or if any further assessments may be beneficial. This is also your opportunity to ask questions and understand how these treatment options can help you move forward. We want to support your well-being and help you achieve your mental health goals.

After this session, we will guide you to the next step in the Neurofeedback therapy process and/or offer Psychotherapy options.

The intake fee is covered under most insurance plans.

Step 2

QEEG Brain Map Assessment and Results

A Quantitative Electroencephalograph (QEEG) is an extensive analysis of an individual’s brain activity. The QEEG is the gold standard of Neurofeedback therapy assessments used to understand brain function, arousal patterns, and neural pathways. This process involves two appointments.

In the first appointment (QEEG Acquisition), you will come into the office for one hour so we can place a cap with sensors on your head to create a visual map of your brain activity called a QEEG. We will ask you to sit still during the process so we can take an eyes-open and eyes-closed recording of your brain activity. Once the recordings are complete, we will remove the cap, and you can leave the office.

After this session, we analyze your QEEG for any activity that could be related to your symptoms (e.g., excess high beta activity that may relate to anxiety), compare your brain functioning to a ‘normative’ database, examine connectivity/neural pathways (e.g., important for concussions, learning disorders, and autism spectrum disorder) and EEG morphology.

All of this information is used to help us understand the underlying brain function that could be contributing to your identified symptoms. Taking all of this information with the history you provided us during your intake consultation, we will collaboratively form a treatment plan with you during the feedback session. It is in this second appointment (QEEG Feedback) that we will review the data together. At this feedback appointment, you will be provided with a summary and images of your brain activity.

The cost to complete the QEEG Brain Map assessment is covered under most insurance plans.

Step 3

Neurofeedback Treatment

We offer multiple types of Neurofeedback therapy treatments, including Traditional Neurofeedback (Single-Channel Training), LoRETA Z-Score Training, High Performance Neurofeedback (HPN), Neuroptimal Neurofeedback and Audio-Visual Entrainment. Each of these treatments have slight variations in how they work to allow your brain to make changes. The number of sessions and the length of the sessions will be customized to your individual needs. A typical course of treatment may be attending the office twice per week for 3-4 months, followed by once per week for an additional 1-2 months.

When tracking progress, some types of neurofeedback therapy treatments will rely on weekly monitored data, while other types will rely on symptom reports. For LoRETA Z-Score Training, after 12 sessions, you will receive a complimentary review session with one of our clinicians to discuss your progress and determine if changes to treatment need to be made. For Traditional Neurofeedback (Single-Channel Training), this review happens at around 20 neurofeedback sessions and may be a part of your sessions or booked separately with a clinician.

Treatment sessions can range in price, with the average cost being $100 per session.
Covered under most insurance plans.

Types of Neurofeedback Available

Traditional Neurofeedback

At our neurotherapy center, we are proud to offer Traditional Neurofeedback therapy as an effective and evidence-based approach to improving brain waves. In Traditional Neurofeedback therapy (also known as single-channel training), we place sensors on two sites of your head, and during the session, you play a video game with your brain waves. This system is based on the theory of operant conditioning, where the client is rewarded with beeps, points, and gameplay when they change their brain waves to healthier patterns. In addition to Traditional Neurofeedback therapy, we also provide state-of-the-art QEEG brain mapping to tailor your treatment plan for the most personalized and effective brain training experience.

It is recommended to do a QEEG Brain Map before beginning this type of Neurofeedback therapy. The brain map allows us to see the precise parts of the brain that are dysregulated, which helps with ensuring the sensors are placed on the correct sites of the brain that need feedback. This detailed information from the QEEG Brain Map also enables us to tailor the neurofeedback therapy protocol to address your specific brain patterns and optimize the effectiveness of the therapy.

Traditional Neurofeedback is the most well-researched, and The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently rated this type of Neurofeedback therapy at the same level of efficacy as stimulant medication for use with those dealing with ADD and ADD/ADHD. It is stabilizing for anyone who has imbalances in the QEEG. The effectiveness of Traditional Neurofeedback therapy in addressing ADD and ADD/ADHD symptoms, combined with its stabilizing impact on QEEG imbalances, makes it a promising non-pharmacological option for individuals seeking alternative treatments.

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LoReta Z-Score Training

(Low-Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography)

LoReta Z-Score Training (also referred to as LoReta Neurofeedback) is the most advanced form of Neurofeedback training. It helps regulate the deep structures of the brain and improve connectivity between the brain networks, unlike any other type of Neurofeedback therapy. This cutting-edge therapy uses precise electrical brainwave measurements to target and optimize neural activity, enhancing cognitive and emotional well-being.

The goal of LoReta is to reinforce the stability of information processing in dysregulated networks and connections based on the client’s symptoms. It targets the specific areas of the brain and connections between nodes that are linked to the symptoms. In doing so, it specifically targets deep brain structures that are out of balance. Similar to Traditional Neurofeedback (single channel Neurofeedback) training, it provides operant conditioning (rewards) based on your brainwaves compared to the brainwaves of a healthy population. One of the benefits of LoReta is that it can target many networks of the brain and symptoms at the exact same time. For this reason, clients often require fewer sessions than traditional Neurofeedback therapy. By simultaneously addressing multiple brain networks and symptoms, LoReta not only reduces the number of required sessions compared to traditional Neurofeedback therapy but also offers a more comprehensive approach to restoring brain network balance.

LoReta Z-Score Training offers potential benefits in optimizing brain function and addresses any neurological or psychological challenges. It can be particularly advantageous for those with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, and other neurological or mental health disorders. Additionally, individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries or looking to enhance cognitive performance, such as athletes and professionals seeking peak mental performance, may find LoReta Z-Score Training valuable. Its personalized approach, based on an individual’s unique brain waves, allows for targeted training to help regulate brain wave patterns and improve overall mental health.

In each session, a cap with 19 sensors is applied to your head. During training, your brain waves learn to become balanced and normalized as they are rewarded. This non-invasive and drug-free therapy has shown promising results in addressing conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, and sleep disorders. Over time, this neurofeedback therapy can help improve various cognitive functions and emotional well-being by promoting healthier brainwave patterns.

High-Performance Neurofeedback (HPN)

High-Performance Neurofeedback (HPN), which is sometimes referred to as NeuroGen neurofeedback, gently pushes the brain out of stuck patterns. As your sessions progress, your neurotherapist will move the sensors gradually across ten different sites of the brain, providing feedback to the whole brain. The sensors pick up on the dominant stuck patterns in the brain, and then the system sends a slightly different frequency back to the brain. But don’t worry, you don’t feel a thing! Though the brain is receiving a signal, the signal going back to the brain is about 4,000 times weaker than what your brain is exposed to when you hold a cell phone to your head. The brain is basically given, for a few seconds, something new to do. The brain is a copycat, so it follows the lead of the frequency that it is sent and copies it for a few seconds. This gently nudges the brain out of its dysfunctional stuck pattern (such as racing thoughts due to fast-firing neurons, inattention, depression, poor motivation and concentration, or brain fog due to excess slow wave activity in the brain).

High-Performance Neurofeedback (HPN) can benefit students looking to enhance their focus and academic performance, professionals aiming to boost productivity and reduce stress, athletes striving to optimize their mental resilience and performance, and individuals struggling with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or anxiety disorders. Additionally, HPN may be beneficial for those in the field of neurorehabilitation, helping individuals recovering from brain injuries or neurodevelopmental disorders regain cognitive function and overall quality of life. With its potential to fine-tune brain waves, HPN offers a versatile solution for those looking to unlock their cognitive potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

No effort is required on the client’s part, and results can be felt quickly! Some people even feel the results before the session ends. Most people will feel a difference within their first four sessions. HPN is used for children as young as two years old and is great for kids who have trouble sitting still, as the sensors are placed on different sites of the head for only a few seconds at a time. HPN is a very global treatment, targeting many symptoms and imbalances at the same time.

Audio-Visual Entrainment

Audio-Visual Entrainment is a simple, non-invasive device that uses a coordinated series of light and sound at specific frequencies to gently and safely guide your brain into the desired patterns. The frequencies and patterns produced can aid in meditative practices, calming the mind, boosting mood, improving sleep problems, and/or helping with mental clarity. This innovative technology is convenient for those seeking natural ways to enhance their overall well-being and cognitive performance.

AVE is a drug-free approach to some conditions such as Anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, and ADHD. It has also been shown to heighten performance and improve cognition. It is a proven way of exercising the brain, as these pattern changes can be quantified using QEEGs or brain mapping. Research has also shown stimulation of frontal regions of the brain increases synaptic density. The use of the AVE can help the brain recover, repair, and restore its equilibrium. Furthermore, AVE has gained recognition for its potential to enhance overall brain function and reduce the reliance on medication in managing these conditions.

It can be particularly valuable for those dealing with stress, anxiety, and sleep-related issues, as AVE can help induce states of relaxation and reduce anxious feelings. If you are looking to improve your focus, concentration, and cognitive performance, you may also find AVE beneficial, as it can help enhance mental clarity and alertness.

We are proud to introduce Audio-Visual Entrainment as an adjunct to your regular neurofeedback therapy treatment and/or psychotherapy sessions. AVE aims to entrain the brain into desired states, such as relaxation, stress reduction, or enhanced focus. It has been used for a variety of purposes, including managing stress, improving sleep quality, and supporting meditation and mindfulness practices. You can speak with your therapist and decide together what type of protocol you want to try, and we will develop a treatment plan with you. Audio-Visual Entrainment is a safe and non-invasive therapy technique that uses synchronized light and sound to enhance your therapeutic experience, promoting relaxation and aiding in the achievement of your therapy goals.

What Would a AVE Session Entail?

  1. You will enter into a quiet, dimly lit space where you can lie down or sit comfortably.
  2. You will place sanitized glasses over your eyes and headphones over your ears.
  3. As you relax, with your eyes closed, we will start the session and you will notice light coming through the glasses and hear sounds from the ear phones. In general the experience is very comfortable and calming.
  4. Once the session is done, you are welcome to take a minute and when ready exit the office and resume your day.

There are usually no side-effects reported post session besides feeling calm and relaxed. The only known contraindication for AVE is that it is not recommended for anyone with a seizure history.

FAQ

NuVista Mental Health Neurofeedback is versatile and effective in addressing various neurological and psychological conditions. These may include but are not limited to traumatic brain injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and other disorders impacting the central nervous system. By targeting specific brain wave abnormalities, such as slower brain wave activity or irregular alpha waves, this therapy assists in alleviating symptoms and enhancing cognitive processes.

Yes, NuVista Mental Health Neurofeedback is a safe and non-invasive therapy method. It does not involve any medication and is well-tolerated by most individuals. The therapy is conducted under the supervision of trained professionals in clinical neuroscience, ensuring optimal safety and effectiveness throughout the treatment process.

The timeline for experiencing results with NuVista Mental Health Neurofeedback may vary depending on individual factors such as the severity of the condition and the patient's responsiveness to the therapy. While some patients may notice improvements after a few sessions, others may require more extended treatment duration. Consistency and adherence to the treatment plan are key factors in achieving optimal outcomes.

Yes, NuVista Mental Health Neurofeedback is suitable for individuals of all age groups, from children to adults. The therapy can be tailored to accommodate the specific needs and developmental stages of each patient, making it a versatile option for addressing neurological conditions across different demographics.

To begin your journey with NuVista Mental Health Neurofeedback, simply reach out to our experienced team of professionals. We will schedule a comprehensive assessment to evaluate your specific needs and determine the most appropriate treatment plan. Our dedicated staff will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a personalized and effective neurofeedback experience tailored to your unique requirements.

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