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Neurofeedback Therapy

As mental health professionals, we are committed to helping our patients in the safest and most efficient way possible. We offer treatment through neurofeedback in San Diego to help those suffering from depression, ADHD, anxiety, sleep disorders, and other conditions.

What Is Neurofeedback?

Medication can be useful to treat certain conditions, but it isn’t the only answer. Sometimes people are hesitant to try medications because of age, ongoing development, and side effects.

Neurofeedback therapy has become a popular and safe alternative for dults, adolescents, and children that are seeking evidence-based treatment for mental health issues without the risks of side effects or pharmacological interventions.

Neurofeedback therapy is:

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What Does Neurofeedback Help With?

Advances in neuroscience provide a more complex understanding of the mechanisms of EEG, allowing for improved treatment across different types of neurofeedback, especially in Z score training.
There are different types of neurofeedback: surface EEG trains only the amplitude of the waves, while Z score training trains the amplitude (power), the coherence (connectivity) and the phase lag (timing). This system is used to effectively treat many conditions including:
What Does Neurofeedback Help With

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

Neurofeedback Therapy

This form of therapy includes EEG sensors that monitor your brainwaves and a computer to send feedback to you and your brain.

It is suitable for both kids and adults and typically involves playing a game, listening to music, or watching a video. The stimuli (game, music, or video) only operates smoothly when your brainwaves are functioning within an optimal range. This acts as a reward for your brain.

When your brainwaves fire at a rate that is not optimal, you receive negative feedback (your movie pauses, the game doesn’t work, the music stops, etc.). This feedback tells your brain that something is out of balance and causes it to “figure out” how to return to a seamless movie, music, or game.

Over the course of a training program, your brain learns from this feedback. This can promote lasting changes within your brain. The brain then consistently operates within a more optimal range outside of your training sessions, alleviating your symptoms.

Initial Assessment

Brain Diagnostics

Treatment Protocols

We utilize the latest 19 sensor neurofeedback machine here in our clinic. This allows us to train 19 different areas of your brain simultaneously. You wear a cap fitted with 19 sensors that produce a visualization of your brain waves for your provider to observe on a monitor. Your active and passive brain waves are measured, and then you are exposed to music, videos, and games dependent on the treatment goal.

The intent of the games, music, or movie is to have you focus on the desired outcome. In doing so, you change your brain frequencies, frequently without realizing it, to achieve the task. You receive instant feedback when your brainwave frequencies fall within the desired treatment range to change volume, size, or the game outcome. Your provider guides you to achieve target results and reinforces certain frequencies while inhibiting other frequencies. At the same time, your brain learns what frequencies to change and how to change them, often without you being aware of the process.

Benefits of Neurofeedback

Benefits of Neurofeedback?

The brain’s ability to change across a lifetime is known as neuroplasticity. With neurofeedback training, the brain learns how to change and function more effectively, enabling the brain to learn and develop new skills.
It strengthens activity in many areas of the brain and reinforces the connections or communications between areas. This results in a decrease in symptoms, a significant increase in function, and enhanced performance to:

Trusted San Diego Neurofeedback Therapy Specialists

Seeking a neurofeedback assessment may be the first step in building the roadmap to your health and recovery. We integrate neurofeedback treatment to other treatment protocols or provide it as an independent treatment plan based on your unique needs.

If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, attention, ocd, migraines, sleep, or other conditions, but would rather avoid medication, reach out to us. Aspiring Families is proud to offer LORETA Z score 19 channel neurofeedback in our clinic, which is FDA approved.