What is Play Therapy

Children’s natural way of being and thriving is through play. Imagination, creativity, control, problem solving, and emotional regulation are critical factors of play and healthy child development. Hence, play therapy focuses on the above resiliency factors for children by exploring, processing, understanding, coping, and healing through play therapy. How Does Play Therapy Work? In play therapy,… Read more »

The Power of Comprehensive Assessments in Children

Every child possesses a unique set of abilities and challenges. Some of these are visible and others are hidden beneath the surface. As parents, it’s natural to be concerned about your child’s intellectual, cognitive, academic, behavioral, developmental, social, emotional, and daily adaptive life functioning. If you find yourself navigating these concerns, comprehensive psycho-educational-developmental testing can… Read more »

How Much Does Neurofeedback Cost

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, involves training the brain to regulate its electrical activity, promoting better cognitive function and emotional well-being. Widely used for conditions like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more, neurofeedback has shown promising results. Yet one question looms large—how much does neurofeedback cost?  Factors Influencing the Cost of Neurofeedback Therapy There are… Read more »

ADHD in Adults: Sign and Symptoms and The Role Gender Plays

In recent years, our understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has evolved. As a result, research reveals a gender disparity in diagnoses, with men more commonly identified with ADHD and medicated more than women. Historically, the prevailing assumption has been that ADHD is characterized by overt, externalizing behaviors—such as impulsivity and hyperactivity—that may be… Read more »

ADHD Treatment in the U.S.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals across multiple age groups. According to recent statistics, the prevalence of ADHD in the United States is staggering. For example, in the age group of 3 to 5 years, an estimated 265,000 children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Similarly, among 6 to 11… Read more »

Does Neurofeedback Work?

Neurofeedback therapy is non-invasive and FDA-approved therapy has gained significant attention for its potential to enhance various aspects of cognitive and emotional well-being. As a result, patients often ask us, ‘does neurofeedback work?” In this post, we’ll explore the intricacies of neurofeedback, answer that question, and more.  What is neurofeedback?  Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological,… Read more »

Adult ADHD Assessments and Interventions

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is often considered a childhood condition. However, it’s essential to understand that it doesn’t magically disappear once you reach adulthood. In fact, an estimated 8.7 million adults in the United States are living with ADHD, and many of them may not even know it. The consequences of undiagnosed and… Read more »

Learning Challenges In College: Guidelines for Student Success

Parents and students often worry and ask if someone with learning challenges can attend college successfully?  Yes! With the right assessment, accommodations, support, and interventions, most students with learning differences can successfully pursue a higher education. In this article, we describe how to increase the chances of success for students with learning challenges in college…. Read more »

Psychological Assessments, Diagnostics and Testing

One of the biggest challenges faced in the world of mental health treatment is misdiagnosis and inaccurate psychological assessments. This occurs due to the fact that many psychological disorders have overlapping and interconnected symptoms, or physicians and clinicians don’t spend sufficient time testing, which makes it harder to pinpoint the root cause of a client’s… Read more »

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated?

Years ago, I read a very informative article by Dr. Tynan (Director of Integrated Health Care, American Psychological Association Center for Psychology and Health) that really stuck with me on the stunning number of young children who are diagnosed and medicated for attention-deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in the United States. The article stated that an estimate… Read more »