What happens when the standard of care for ADHD doesn’t work for you? The standard of care for treating ADHD is medication and talk therapy. It has been this way for decades.
BUT… What Happens When:
- There is a medication shortage? You can’t get your medications.
- When you can’t eat because of your medication? You crash.
- Or when your work is really important? You end up running out of meds.
- When you change prescribers? They want a new assessment.
- You move to DC. Your new prescriber wants a new report.
- Your therapist goes on a month-long vacation. You have no support.
Neurofeedback for ADHD at DCNE helps you avoid addictive stimulants and other unwanted side effects of medications.
Furthermore, Neurofeedback for ADHD helps you avoid tired “Uh-huh tell me more” therapists.
Neurofeedback Solves Your ADHD Problems
Schuyler Cunningham, our Director, has written a book on neurofeedback and his chapter on neurofeedback is published in the Social Worker’s Desk Reference Guide (see chapter 60).
Neurofeedback is a clinically tested and validated form of ADHD treatment. It is as effective as stimulant medication for people with ADHD. 50 years of advanced research shows how neurofeedback is more effective than the current standard of care.
This study from 2020 found that nearly 50% of people who received neurofeedback for ADHD had fewer ADHD symptoms. Even more exciting is that the results lasted for up to 12 months. Our clients report the gains they make with neurofeedback sticks.
Neurofeedback for ADHD
Neurofeedback is the actual practice of training the brain to work better. There are a few different kinds of neurofeedback. The most validated form of neurofeedback for ADHD is called Alpha/Theta training. It is amplitude training where the neurofeedback raises the brain waves called Theta and Alpha. These tend to be low in people with ADHD and have challenges with executive functioning.
DCNE also uses other forms of amplitude training to target brain waves, z-score training, and infra-slow fluctuation (ISF) neurofeedback. These are accepted forms of neurofeedback and can be very effective. These other forms provide a wider range of tools to help meet your specific issues. We don’t fit you or your brain into a box.
What to Expect During Neurofeedback for ADHD
We begin our neurofeedback process with a QEEG. The QEEG is the baseline measure of your brain wave activity. We turn the data from a QEEG into a Brain Map. The Brain Map is a summary of the brain wave activity during the QEEG.
See the Change You Wish to Be
Our motto is a reframe of the famous Gandhi quote “Be the change you wish to see.” We say “See the change you wish to be!” A QEEG allows you to see how you’re improving with neurofeedback for ADHD.
We have invested in the extensive training required to administer and interpret a QEEG. That means you will know how the neurofeedback training is going. Many other practices don’t know how to do this. We do.
Moving Forward From the Brain Map
From the Brain Map we decide the best form of neurofeedback training for your brain and to meet your goals. When you’re done with your neurofeedback training we take another QEEG and make another Brain Map. Then we SHOW YOU the results so you can see for yourself.
A QEEG cannot be used to make a mental health diagnosis. It can support and further explain a diagnosis.
Neurofeedback Training Process Begins
Neurofeedback training is the next step after the QEEG. It is the actual practice of training the brain to function better.
Neurofeedback trains the brain to function better but rewards and/or inhibits brain waves that might prevent the brain from functioning most healthily. The goals of the training are always set by you so that we know which mental health symptoms we want to reduce or enhance.
You are Involved Every Step of the Way
This can be very hard to understand. Three are technical words, abbreviations, and YOUR BRAIN!
To bring you along during your neurofeedback for ADHD we will send you several emails during your neurofeedback training. These emails educate you about the process. They also seek your input about how it is going. We want to hear from you about what you’re experiencing. You are the most important part of this equation.
Your Commitment to Neurofeedback for ADHD
Neurofeedback for ADHD sessions is usually about 45-60 minutes long. We encourage training two times per week. It makes the whole process faster for you and people tend to get better results.
Most people do at least 25-30 sessions. The number of sessions you need will be determined as we go. That is why you’re involved every step of the way.
We offer neurofeedback for ADHD because it is effective, we have seen it work, and we want to offer an effective treatment other than medication. There is the potential for side effects and we are happy to discuss those before neurofeedback for ADHD begins.
Our clients see a marked improvement in their mental health symptoms after using neurofeedback for ADHD. Many of them can reduce or even stop their medication entirely. In fact, we do neurofeedback because so many of our clients asked for something besides medications.
Begin Neurofeedback for ADHD in Washington, DC
If you’re sick of the medication rat race. If you’re sick of tired “Uh-huh, tell me more” therapists, if you are ready for something new, being neurofeedback for ADHD now.
Our clients love the results they get from neurofeedback, that it sticks over time, and that they can often come off or reduce the dose of their medications.
We will guide you through the process. We offer consultations for anyone interested in our services or who wants to know more. You can book your consultation on our website, by texting us at 202-998-2343 (ADHD), or by emailing [email protected].
We offer free consultations because we want to answer your questions before we begin neurofeedback for ADHD. We are your resource, even if you don’t work with us.
Beyond Neurofeedback for ADHD
In addition to cutting-edge neurofeedback, we offer:
- Comprehensive mental health assessments
- ADHD mental health assessments for children and adults
- EMDR-focused therapy for trauma
- ADHD focused therapy
- Therapy for Anxiety
- Therapy for Depression
We aren’t just an “uh huh, tell me more” kind of therapy practice. In addition, we want to get in there with you and provide real tangible results. We do this through assessments, behavioral counseling, and emotional processing to deal with the stigma of mental health and not feeling good enough.
It is a complete package to get you where you want to be. Get in touch with us today. See the change you wish to be.