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:
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