We offer individual therapy to those age 12 and up for a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to:
I utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client centered, and solution focused treatments to help the patient identify treatment goals and steps to meet those goals.
Neurofeedback training is a proven, non-invasive, state-of-the-art method that uses an EEG (electroencephalogram) device for teaching the brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way. The entire process is completely painless and does not require the use of any drugs or medications.
A success rate of 75%-80% is commonly quoted by clinicians for neurofeedback training.
Sometimes the brain's electrical activity can become imbalanced, too active or dysregulated. When that happens a wide array of disorders can develop, like ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression and many others. At Better Minds Psychology I can measure and map your brain's electrical activity with an EEG and determine what needs to be adjusted for optimum mental health. Then, I use Neurofeedback techniques to correct the imbalances.
First, it's important to know that your brain is continuously producing brainwaves. Brainwaves are electrical impulses that help regulate your mood, attention span, focus, sleep, happiness and many other important neurological functions. I use a qEEG machine with small electrodes placed on your scalp to monitor and record your brainwaves. Don't worry, the electrodes sit on the surface of your scalp and are completely painless.
When you're calm, focused and relaxed your brain will produce certain types of brainwaves in specific areas of your brain. However, when you experience anxiety, depression or other negative states, your brainwaves will change. Some medications, head injuries and other trauma can also change your brainwaves.
Neurofeedback training works by monitoring your brainwaves with a qEEG machine and processing the data through proprietary software. If your brainwaves need to be adjusted, then various types of training can be used to adjust your brainwaves. For example, your brainwaves can be monitored as you watch a movie. If your brainwaves begin to become anxious or unfocused, software will overlay bubbles or clouds on the TV screen. When your brain returns to a calm, focused state, the bubbles or clouds will disappear. After a short while, your brain will learn to return to a calm, focused and relaxed state when the bubbles or clouds appear on the screen. Soon, your brain will learn to maintain a calm, focused and relaxed state all the time.
Studies conducted by Dr. Joel Lubar, a pioneer in the field from the University of Tennessee, has reported his clients maintained the benefits of Neurofeedback training 20 years later.
We can treat a wide array of psychological disorders including:
We can also use Neurofeedback therapy to preform peak performance training to help you achieve your highest possible levels of:
For more information or questions, please contact the office to set up a consultation.