Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens during the Evaluation?
    You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire detailing symptoms of your current complaint(s) as well as any history of head injuries/traumas, allergies, medications, etc.. This will then be discussed in detail with you. Afterwards, you will receive your first treatment.The 2nd Evaluation visit will be to assess your response to the initial treatment, develop a protocol to address your needs, and provide a second treatment.
  • How does a Treatment work?
    Your brain waves are sent to a computer screen via electrodes positioned on different sections of your head. These electrodes are conductive only, which means there is no electricity being sent to your brain. The brain waves are viewed on the practitioner’s screen, while you, the client, are engaged in a video display that is geared to introduce and enhance particular brain wave function.
  • What happens in subsequent Treatments?
    Each visit will consist of a discussion to gauge your response to the previous treatment. Adjustments are then made to your treatment plan to better suit your progress and goals.
  • How do I know it’s working?
    As a rule, measurable changes are noticed within the first 6 treatments. Usually, results are subtle and noticed more by the absence of symptoms and the increased ease of function. Among, but not limited to, are such responses as: decreased anxiety, decreased pain, improved memory, enhanced mood, more energy, better and deeper sleep, improved focus and concentration, decreased and/or alleviation of headaches, and improved social ease.
  • Why 10 or more Treatments?
    Like learning to ride a bicycle, the brain needs time to become familiar with the new pattern and to have it reinforced. As the brain gains familiarity, it incorporates the new pattern(s), and repetition helps to make it permanent.
  • What happens if I am taking Medications?
    With successful Neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower dosages as the brain takes over the role of regulating itself. It is important for clients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding their medications and Neurofeedback.

I am happy to answer any other questions you may have about Neurofeedback. Please feel free to call me at my office.