Our Services

We offer a variety of neurological services including neurocognitive testing, brain mapping (qEEQ), counseling, biofeedback, peak performance training and much more.

Training for the Brain

Neurofeedback therapy is a natural process that uses our ability to measure your brain waves to help you regulate undesirable brain activity, and enhance desirable brain activity, without medication. Using specialized computer equipment, an amplifier, and sensors placed on the scalp, we display real-time qEEG results. These illustrate the brain activity and allow you to see what’s happening so you’re able to recondition and retrain the brain back to balance.

Much like an exercise training session for the body, neurofeedback therapy is training for the brain. Based on the strategy developed in the first steps of our therapy process, clients either engage in a video game with their mind or watch a movie while we measure strength, type, and location of activity in the brain while providing visual and audible feedback to help reach a desired brain wave pattern.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body’s functions, such as your heart rate. With biofeedback you are connected electrical sensors that help you receive information (feedback) about your body (bio). We can gain greater awareness to improve health, performance, and physiological changes that occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts emotions and behavior. With training the changes may be maintained without use of the biofeedback equipment.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a method for assessing the effects of stress on your body. HRV is measured the time gap between your heart beats that varies as you breath in and out.

Skin Temperature Training in biofeedback in applied in relaxation exercises. Like heart rate skin temperature is controlled involuntarily by your nervous system. Monitoring skin temperature supports the client to relax, reducing anxiety and stress.

Counseling

At Amazing Brains we offer counseling in addition to neurofeedback or as a stand alone.  Many times parents will bring their children in for treatment, develop a relationship with their clinician and later return for personal counseling.  Also, many times individuals will seek us out for counseling because someone close to them has referred them that has a relationship with us or knows our expertise in the brain, the intersection of neurophysiology and psychology, mindfulness, awareness, personal responsibility, growth, contact, the mind body connection and somatic counseling.  Counseling supports the psychology of an individual while neurofeedback supports the neurophysiology of the individual. The combination of both is powerful. We are a group of licensed psychotherapists or pre-licensed psychotherapists at the master’s and doctorate level.

We have orientations including integrative, gestalt, somatic experiencing, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment based and approach counseling holistically, existentially and experientially.  We focus on the individual’s experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person’s life and the self regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.  We focus on process (what is actually happening) over content (what is being talked about). The emphasis is on what is being done, thought and felt at the present moment (the phenomenology of both client and therapist), rather than on what was, might be, could be, or should have been.  This awareness practice, or mindfulness, enables the client to become more fully and creatively alive and to become free from blocks and unfinished business. This humanistic approach is incredibly powerful.

We invite you to discuss the option of counseling with your clinician.  Where ever you are in your journey of life, counseling can provide not only a remedy to pain but an opportunity for incredible personal growth.  

Brain Waves

Amazing Brains provides a brain map, or a qEEG. This process is a simple, painless step to take a “photo” of the client’s brain waves. Patients will wear a non-intrusive cap and sit very still for 10 minutes, first with their eyes open, and then again with their eyes closed.

The qEEG allows us to see how the brain functions. The map it produces is how we can see what it looks like when the client is functioning at their peak and or when they’re not, and what is causing the interruption. The areas of interruption are dysregulation and where the neurofeedback therapy is focused. After about 20 therapy sessions, twice a week, we will do a remap to measure improvement and plan continued strategy.
For Doctors
Amazing Brains can provide referenced qEEGs for your clients. In addition to brain maps, we are also available for consulting and integration of neurofeedback into your patient’s health care plan.

Measurable Results

Clients currently engaged in other Amazing Brains services have access to neurocognitive testing or what’s called the CNS Vital Signs (CNSVS), a computerized test. We measure the following:
  • processing speed
  • executive function
  • social acuity
  • reasoning
  • sustained attention
  • working memory
  • simple attention
  • motor speed.
Neurofeedback therapy usually results in one standard deviation improvement across many of these test areas, depending upon which area of the brain we’re working on. CNSVS allows us to illustrate measurable results.

For Clients

Neurofeedback can address certain components of an issue, but we realize it’s not the only aspect of a long-term health care plan. From general practitioners and mental health professionals, to teachers, nurses and more, we collaborate with the people on your team to create treatment plans individualized to your needs.

For Doctors

Amazing Brains can provide referenced qEEGs for your clients. In addition to brain maps, we are also available for consulting and integration of neurofeedback into your patient’s health care plan.

Neurofeedback Therapy, a branch of biofeedback has foundations in applied neuroscience and is the intersection between psychology and neurophysiology.  This painless, non-invasive intervention uses monitoring devices to provide real time information to an individual about their physiological functioning, which is not consciously available. Neurofeedback feeds back an individual’s Electroencephalography [EEG] so they can create changes in surface electrical activity associated with the central nervous system.  Beginning with a qEEG or measurement of the electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp, this measurement reflects the cortical electrical activity or brainwaves. The qEEG is used to guide treatment protocol selction. During neurofeedback training, sensors are placed on an individuals scalp and connected to an amplifier and computer that amplify the brain waves and records brain activity.  This information is fed back so they can create desired brain wave changes thus demonstrating neuroplasticity.

Dr. Cory Hammond (2011) from the University of Utah, School of Medicine explains that ordinarily patients cannot reliably influence their brainwaves patterns because they lack awareness of them.  When they can see brainwaves on a computer screen a few thousandths of a second after they occur, it gives them the ability to influence and gradually change them. The mechanism of action is Operant Conditioning and involves reconditioning and retraining the brain.  At first, changes are temporary, gradually however they become long lasting as the brain learns new patterns.

In neurofeedback, clients are shown direct feedback of brainwaves with the intention of shifting maladaptive patterns.  Clients learn how to increase or decrease amplitutes and connectivity of surface electrical activity in the brain through auditory and visual feedback, through playing a video game or a modulated movie that is controlled through the client hitting targets predetermined by the clinician.  

Research in neurofeedback demonstrates improvement occurs in 75-80% of cases enhancing brain functioning in Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, insomnia, autism, addiction, enuresis, stroke rehabilitation, developmental trauma, PTSD in addition to training athletes and executives for peak performance.  Research shows that microstructural changes are present in white and grew matter after neurofeedback training in an MRI study (Ghaziri et al., 2013) and in the same study researchers found improvement in visual and auditory sustained attention after neurofeedback training.

Neurofeedback Therapy, (capitalize Therapy when used in Neurofeedback Therapy) a branch of biofeedback has foundations in applied neuroscience and is the intersection between psychology and neurophysiology.  This painless, non-invasive intervention uses monitoring devices to provide real time information to an individual about their physiological functioning, which is not consciously available. Neurofeedback feeds back an individual’s Electroencephalography [EEG] so they can create changes in surface electrical activity associated with the central nervous system.  Beginning with a qEEG or measurement of the electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp, this measurement reflects the cortical electrical activity or brainwaves. The qEEG is used to guide treatment protocol selction. During neurofeedback training, sensors are placed on an individuals scalp and connected to an amplifier and computer that amplify the brain waves and records brain activity.  This information is fed back so they can create desired brain wave changes thus demonstrating neuroplasticity.

Dr. Cory Hammond (2011) from the University of Utah, School of Medicine explains that ordinarily patients cannot reliably influence their brainwaves patterns because they lack awareness of them.  When they can see brainwaves on a computer screen a few thousandths of a second after they occur, it gives them the ability to influence and gradually change them. The mechanism of action is Operant Conditioning and involves reconditioning and retraining the brain.  At first, changes are temporary, gradually however they become long lasting as the brain learns new patterns.

In neurofeedback, clients are shown direct feedback of brainwaves with the intention of shifting maladaptive patterns.  Clients learn how to increase or decrease amplitutes and connectivity of surface electrical activity in the brain through auditory and visual feedback, through playing a video game or a modulated movie that is controlled through the client hitting targets predetermined by the clinician.  

Research in neurofeedback demonstrates improvement occurs in 75-80% of cases enhancing brain functioning in Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, insomnia, autism, addiction, enuresis, stroke rehabilitation, developmental trauma, PTSD in addition to training athletes and executives for peak performance.  Research shows that microstructural changes are present in white and grew matter after neurofeedback training in an MRI study (Ghaziri et al., 2013) and in the same study researchers found improvement in visual and auditory sustained attention after neurofeedback training.

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