That's because your brain's biology can also affect how you think, feel, and function. In mental health conditions, brainwave patterns can get stuck in unhealthy patterns associated with brain fog, depression, and fatigue. Neurofeedback is an innovative treatment approach that helps your brain retrain itself to support healthier brainwave activity.
Our neurotherapy clinicians start by helping you get comfortable and placing electrodes on your scalp to obtain a real-time measurement of your brainwave activity (i.e. electroencephalography, or EEG).
Unlike talk therapy, neurofeedback doesn't ask you to actively process your thoughts and feelings. Instead, the EEG communicates with your brain directly, while you watch a movie, read a book, or listen to music.
When your brainwave activity moves into a healthier state, the EEG rewards your brain with positive feedback. With repeated sessions, your brain consolidates these improvements for more long-term changes.
* The actual number of sessions vary depending on patient’s condition. Patients with more complex conditions may need more sessions for optimal results.
Neurofeedback is a research-based treatment approach that was born in academic centers like the University of Chicago and University of California Los Angeles.
Neurofeedback has been studied for a wide range of brain-based conditions:
+ PTSD AND TRAUMA
+ LEARNING ISSUES
Neurotherapy is an emerging field, and research continues to evolve. We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest scientific literature. For more information, please see our disclaimer.
Neurofeedback is a painless and non-invasive procedure that simply offers the brain the opportunity to learn new and healthier patterns of activity. No serious or long-term risks have been identified when neurofeedback is done with a qualified mental health provider.
Occasionally, patients may notice temporary fatigue and an increase in symptoms. These symptoms are usually mild and resolve within 24 hours. With proper adjustments to the treatment protocol, they do not typically recur.
Yes, we welcome the opportunity to support patients who are working with other therapists or doctors for complementary treatments.
Coverage for Neurofeedback services varies based on insurance plan, provider, and condition treated. We recommend contacting your insurance company to find out whether Neurotherapy may be covered for you. Before scheduling a visit, our team can confirm which code will be used for that session.
Neurofeedback therapy involves regular training over time, usually at least 3 to 4 months for best results. For this reason, it is usually best to work with a center that is within driving distance to you or your loved one.
If you are located beyond commuting distance to our Bethesda, MD office, we hope that the resource below may be helpful in finding another provider closer to you and your loved ones:
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