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Neurofeedback-A Number of State of the Art Treatment Options at the Center for Integrative Psychology (CIP)

Neurotherapy is done together with psychotherapy.  The CIP Neurofeedback/Psychotherapy fee is $200./session. 

The Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) is a diagnostic assessment which serves as the map for treatment.  CIP has a number of advanced diagnostic procedures which help us understand the electrical activity in your brain and develop a treatment plan specifically designed to help that brain shift out of dysfunctional patterns into more adaptive ones.

Dr. Jay will interpret the QEEG and develop an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Patients (and their parents or partners) are asked to watch for changes over the 24 hours following each neurotherapy session and asked to email their therapist with their observations.

There are a number of Neurotherapy treatment techniques available at CIP:

Neurofield is a suite of state of the art Neuromodulation (neurostimulation) techniques that include Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequencies (PEMF), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS), Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS), Transcranial Pink Noise Stimulation (tAPNS) and the Neurofield Dehabituator.  The length of a course of neuromodulation treatment is typically between 20 and 40 sessions. 

Traditional Neurofeedback (i.e. amplitude training, Real Time Z score training on phase and coherence, Loretta Neurofeedback) is also done at CIP, often as part of the last stage of treatment-(the icing on the cake).   It does not matter which technique(s) are used, or how long the session is, the fee is always $200/session..

Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) is typically done once per week.  It is a separate course from Neurofield and cannot be done at the same time.  A clinical decision about which treatment to use will be based on the QEEG.  The length of a course of LENS treatment is usually between 20 and 30 sessions.  The patient often begins to see a change in the symptom picture in the first six sessions.  If change is not apparent in six sessions, then some factor is interfering and must be addressed (e.g. chronic sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, bacterial or viral infection, substance use).

LENS was developed by a pioneer in the field of neurofeedback, Len Ochs, Ph.D. (www.ochslabs.com). LENS has been helpful in getting some people unstuck from dysfunctional symptom patterns. This technique can usually be done in 15 minutes and does not require the volitional intention of the individual to change, so that it is useful in the healing regimen of people resistant to treatment. The Healing Power of Neurofeedback: The Revolutionary LENS Technique for Restoring Optimal Brain Function by Stephen Larsen, Ph.D. 2006 is a seminal reference on this topic.

LENS does not work for everyone, and LENS does not cure any disorder. However, people from a number of different symptom categories have significantly benefited from LENS because it helps them pay attention, makes them less reactive and helps them problem solve more flexibly:

 
 
 
 

Brain Optimization West Bloomfield | Center for Integrative Psychology - Amen_pictureLifestyle Changes and Supplements per Dr. Amen

The first phase of treatment involves identifying your brain type.At the Center for Integrative Psychology we have been trained by Daniel Amen, M.D., the author of Change Your Brain Change Your Life.  Dr. Amen (www.amenclinics.com) has done over 155,000 functional brain scans on people and identified 7 different types of ADD, and 7 different types of anxiety and depression. Each type has its own specific treatment protocol. We use questionnaires developed at the Amen Clinic to help identify your brain type. Knowing your own brain type and taking the specific supplements to support it, while making lifestyle changes at the beginning of treatment can efficiently enhance the process of change. We have an ongoing professional relationship with Dr. Amen and can refer you for a SPECT scan at the Amen Clinic if this is needed. Also, we have a working relationship with physicians in this area who can write prescriptions if this is indicated by the scan results. Supplements from the Amen Clinic www.brainmd.com are recommended in consultation with your physician.
 

 

 

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