Neurofeedback Helps with ADD, ADHD, and more
Friends of the Center,
Happy July! DCNE has been busy the past few months caring for clients and updating our services. In this newsletter, I provide information about neurofeedback, DCNE’s newest offering and an effective alternative to medication for ADHD.
We’re always taking new clients – so forward this email to others who might benefit from our services.
New Client Discount: New clients now get over 25% off of our assessment and neurofeedback package. That’s a 2 hour assessment and 8 neurofeedback sessions for $999 – an almost $400 discount.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment for ADHD, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and other mental health conditions. Studies show that it can be as effective for ADHD as stimulant medication – without the side effects.
A neurofeedback session lasts 50 minutes, the same amount of time as a counseling session. It includes an assessment with the therapist, about 30 minutes of brain training, and debriefing.
During the session, the therapist will gently place electrodes on your scalp at specific places. The electrodes send your brainwave activity to a computer, which the therapist uses to set the parameters for the training session. Nothing is ever sent into your brain from these electrodes.
The training begins when the therapist turns on a TV and you watch a DVD of your choosing. The TV screen will dim or brighten and a gentle tone in the background will become higher or lower. When this happens your brain is being trained to remain within the specific brain wave frequency set by the therapist with your input.
Noticing changes in brightness to the movie and pitch of the tone is the feedback. This allows your brain to to focus, improving your cognitive dexterity – including attention, awareness, and your control of emotions and behaviors.
About neurofeedback, Dr. Basel Van der Kolk says, “I had never come across a treatment that could produce such a dramatic change in mental functioning in so brief a period of time.”
For best results, we recommend two training sessions per week. The results have been shown to be lasting, so once you’ve attained your optional brain function, which can take 20-30 sessions, you can move on to bigger and better things.
Register for Neurofeedback at DCNE:
DCNE offers neurofeedback on a sliding scale basis. Neurofeedback is covered by most insurance companies.
Don’t ever let money be a barrier to your health. We are committed to helping you however we can.
Contact me or call DCNE (202-998-ADHD (2343)) to learn more about how neurofeedback may be helpful for you or to begin treatment.
Schuyler Cunningham, LICSW
Washington, DC Center for Neurocognitive Excellence LLC