FAQ

Is neurofeedback and biofeedback an appropriate treatment for you?

*Are you having trouble with attention, anxiety, or mood, and are not receiving adequate help from medication and/or therapy? *Are you willing to commit a few months of training in order to be less anxious, more motivated, and happier?  *Are you uncomfortable relying on medications or drugs and would like to successfully manage your life with less or without them? *Have you spent lots of time in talk therapy, yet aren’t experiencing growth-ful change? *Do you prefer to use methods that are both holistic and scientifically verifiable? *Are you ready stop waiting for the right person, treatment, or pill that will ”fix” you, and start actively engaging in your own healing with proven technologies? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you are likely a great candidate for biofeedback or neurofeedback training!

How old do you have to be to do neurofeedback?

We see clients from age four (generally) to adults of any age.

Is there scientific evidence that neurofeedback is effective?

Yes, there are thousands of scientific articles published on the effectiveness of neurofeedback. Many more articles pertaining to neurofeedback and ADD/ADHD, as well as other conditions are available through The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. Read client testimonials as well as a personal account of what is like to live with an attention deficit and other related conditions by our Director, Langdon Roberts, MA, CMT.

What does a typical session look like?

The first session is usually a consultation and assessment. You will also have the opportunity to try biofeedback. The second session is a physiological assessment called a Quantitative EEG, or QEEG. The result is a detailed map of brain function in 19 different areas of your brain, which will help us to develop a personalized training program. A typical program consists of one to three neurofeedback trainings a week for several months in order to create lasting and substantial change. Sessions are usually 50 or 75 minutes, though appointments can be shorter or longer. We may also recommend additional support, such as psychotherapy or massage to help you integrate the work. While our practitioners guide you through the process, neurofeedback requires an on­ going commitment and engagement.

Things to know before coming in for the first time:

  We have a very relaxed environment. Dress comfortably.   Limit caffeine intake the day of appointment.   Be sure that you are not hungry on arrival.   Arrive 15 minutes early to fill in our intake forms.   Neurofeedback is best done earlier in the day when the brain is not tired.

How much does it cost? Does insurance cover neurofeedback?

Most trainings require many sessions. We do our best to work within your budget, offering tiered fees depending on your income. We are happy to work out payment plans with you as needed. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Depending on your health care plan and diagnosis, you may receive partial reimbursement for biofeedback and psychotherapy. We can provide you with a superbill. We also offer discounts from 10 to 20% for multiple sessions paid in advance. We sometimes have lower income options for work with our qualified interns as well as low­ income and financial hardship options.