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What is neurofeedback and how does it work?

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, brain-training technique that helps individuals optimize their brain function. It involves monitoring brain activity through sensors placed on the scalp and providing real-time feedback to the individual. By watching their brainwaves in real-time, clients can learn to regulate and optimize their brain activity, leading to improved cognitive and emotional functioning.

What are the benefits of neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback offers a wide range of potential benefits, including: Improved Focus and Concentration: It can help enhance attention and concentration, making it valuable for students and professionals. Stress and Anxiety Reduction: Neurofeedback can reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress, and even panic disorders. Enhanced Emotional Regulation: It can help individuals better manage their emotions and moods, promoting a sense of calm and well-being. Better Sleep: Neurofeedback may improve sleep quality and help with issues like insomnia. Peak Performance: Athletes, artists and professionals in highly demanding careers can use neurofeedback to optimize their mental performance. ADHD Management: It's a non-pharmacological option for managing symptoms of ADHD.

Is neurofeedback safe?

Yes, neurofeedback is considered safe when administered by qualified professionals. The training is non-invasive, meaning there are no side effects or risks associated with the procedure itself. Some clients may feel tired or have a slight headache following training.

How long before I see results from neurofeedback?

The timeline for experiencing results with neurofeedback can vary from person to person. Some individuals may notice improvements after just a few sessions, while others may require more time. Generally, a full course of neurofeedback training may involve 20-40 sessions, with periodic progress assessments to track improvement.

Who can benefit from the use of neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is suitable for people of all ages. It can be beneficial for children, teenagers, and adults dealing with a wide range of issues, from improving cognitive performance to managing conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, and even recovering from traumatic brain injuries.

Is neurofeedback a replacement for other therapies?

Neurofeedback is often used as a complementary therapy, and its effectiveness may vary from person to person. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if neurofeedback is an appropriate addition to your treatment plan. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies and treatments for more comprehensive support.

What can I expect during a neurofeedback session?

During a neurofeedback session, you will sit comfortably while sensors are placed on your scalp to measure brainwave activity. You'll then engage in activities, such as watching a movie or playing a video game, while receiving real-time feedback on your brainwave patterns. Over time, you'll learn to self-regulate and optimize your brain function. Each session lasts less than 30 minutes.

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Does neurofeedback require a long-term committment? 

The number of sessions required may vary depending on your goals and individual needs. Some people see significant improvements with a relatively small number of sessions, while others may benefit from ongoing, periodic sessions to maintain their progress. Your neurofeedback provider can help determine the most appropriate plan for you.

Does insurance cover neurofeedback?

Most insurances companies do not cover neurofeedback because NFB is not viewed as essential to addressing acute medical or mental health conditions. Rather, NFB is seen as a wellness-focused therapy, which is a service insurance companies typically do not cover. Most HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) do recognize NFB as a qualified medical expense. It's worth noting that the landscape of insurance coverage for neurofeedback is evolving, and there may be increased coverage in the future. Contact your insurance company to request coverage for NFB.

Are the effects of neurofeedback long-lasting?

Many studies have shown the healing properties of NFB to continue well beyond 12 months or more. This is due, in large part, to neuroplasticity and the way the brain is able to rewire itself during NFB training. The duration of the effects can vary, but some individuals experience long-lasting benefits from neurofeedback. Periodic follow-up sessions may be recommended to maintain and enhance the results over time.

How much does neurofeedback cost?

Starting at $395 per month*, neurofeedback may translate into significant savings compared to the sustained costs of conventional treatments. Most treatments are 1-3 months in duration. Click on "Getting Started with Neurofeedback" below for all pricing options. Click on getting started for more information. *Call for more details.

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