Frequently Asked Questions

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback teaches the brain through operant conditioning (think Pavlov's dog!) how to adjust electrical patterns and neuronal connections that contribute to difficulty in behavioral change. More details can be found here.

What conditions does neurofeedback treat?

While most brains can benefit from neurofeedback, the conditions that neurofeedback most commonly treat include generalized anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, PTSD/C-PTSD, insomnia, memory loss and more.

Are the results of neurofeedback permanent?

Relatively, yes! While no treatment program can completely ease the effects of unpredicted stress or future trauma, our clients tend to feel more resilient and confident in managing stressors without neurofeedback after their treatment program.

How does neurofeedback help behavioral change?

Neurofeedback assists in calming the nervous system which allows the client greater access to making behavioral changes. Many individuals know they need to change a behavior, but their nervous system is acting from a trauma response that keeps them in repetitive destruction patterns. Neurofeedback regulates the brain to a calmer, safer baseline state that then allows the client to mindfully choose new behaviors and perspectives with the assistance of a licensed therapist.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not currently accept insurance. We accept HSA/FSA cards and are able to provide superbills at request.

Can I complete EMDR, TMS or another form of trauma treatment while completing neurofeedback sessions?

Yes! Many of our clients take a holistic and well-rounded approach to mental health treatment and complete multiple types of treatment at once. At a minimum, we suggest completing talk therapy throughout your time in neurofeedback.

How many sessions of neurofeedback do I need to complete?

Most clients complete a minimum of 40 sessions, with some requiring 80+ sessions. The number of sessions a brain needs is determined from a QEEG Brain Map.

Are there side effects to neurofeedback?

Most clients leave session feeling more calm and relaxed than when they entered the room. Sometimes, a mild headache or some aggitation are experienced in the 24 hours after session. These effects are minor, infrequent and dissipate quickly.

I have more questions! Who can I talk to about Neurofeedback and see if it's right for me?

Integrative Neurocounseling offers free 20 minute consultations for clients interested in neurofeedback, counseling or the combination of the two! Fill out a contact form here to talk with a licensed clinician today.

What our clients say

"Wow! Michela is awesome! Letting someone see inside your brain is both fascinating and a little scary. Michela was great to work with from the moment I stepped foot in her office. The brain map was incredible. It was like she could see inside and tell exactly what I struggling with."