Counseling and Neurofeedback Treatment for OCD & Perfectionism
Women are 1.6x more likely to have OCD than males. We use empirically backed data and neurofeedback to treat OCD and counseling to help soothe the inner perfectionist's voice.
What You Experience
Compulsive + Intrusive Thoughts
Needing Control to Feel Safe
Difficulty Connecting to Your Body
How Connected Brain Counseling Can Help
Neurofeedback Therapy for OCD
Did you know that trauma and OCD are frequently linked in study as comorbid diagnoses (meaning they are often diagnosed together)? Some research suggests that OCD is actually a response to trauma - where the prefrontal cortex attempts to adapt to trauma by overthinking.
If you experience obsessive thoughts that do not serve you, excessive cleaning/arranging, a difficulty tolerating the feeling of uncertainty or an urge to repetitively behave in a way that may not logically serve you...Connected Brain Counseling can help.
Neurofeedback is a safe and effective form of treatment for OCD with little to no risk of adverse side effects. Through a qEEG Brain Map, your neurofeedback specialist will help you understand how OCD is affecting your day to day life.
You can expect to leave treatment with a greater ability to choose your thoughts, let go of old patterns that no longer serve you and feel more deeply connected to the reason why OCD has surfaced in the first place.
Is Neurofeedback Therapy Safe for OCD?
Yes, Neurofeedback is arguably more safe than traditional forms of treatment for OCD as it works with your brain's natural functions. By encouraging neuroplasticity, clients can expect to feel a greater sense of control over impulsivity and regulation within the nervous system.
Most clients leave sessions feeling relaxed and calm. Over time, the small changes that neurofeedback promotes compile and create lasting changes. Connected Brain Counseling's clients self report a reduction in symptoms between 30-70% over the course of their program with the majority of our clients seeing a 20% reduction in symptom severity just the first 10-15 sessions.
Side Effects of Neurofeedback
Side effects from neurofeedback are uncommon with Connected Brain Counseling, though clients sometimes will report a minor headache or agitation following the session that usually subsides within the next 24 hours.
Neurofeedback is an Effective Form of Treatment for OCD Treatment
One scientific study showed that all of the 36 patients who received neurofeedback training to treat their OCD showed improvement. More than two years later, the majority of patients in this study (19 individuals) maintained the improvements in their symptoms.
Another report by Foa, Steketee, and Ozarow (1985) on over 200 patients showed that 51% of 200 patients reduced their symptoms by at least 70% with this form of behavioral therapy.
Connected Brain Counseling's approach to treating OCD with neurofeedback starts with a qEEG Brain Map, a baseline assessment that measures electric activity on the surface of the skull that helps your clinician understand what parts of your brain are over working to create symptoms associated with OCD. This informs your customized treatment program and can also guide a counseling program for your therapist, where they will use empirically backed methods proven to assist with symptoms of OCD.
Counseling and Neurofeedback for Perfectionism
It is largely misunderstood that the perfectionist woman is actually a woman who is seeking safety. You may have been called Type A, an overachiever, a little controlling or another term that landed poorly with you. That can be tough feedback to swallow.
Our team of therapists (meet us here!) understands how perfectionism can bleed into all areas of life. At some point in history, doing things really really well likely was a positive coping mechanism for you! Maybe your parents were only showed affection when you got straight a's. Or, maybe your grandmother only praised you when you were at your thinnest. This type of reinforcement as a child teaches the perfectionist's brain that in order to be worthy, you must be perfect.
In the ever changing, complex world that we live in this is a losing game to play. We're here to tell you that vulnerability, authenticity and genuine connection is the water that puts out the fire of perfectionism. Rewiring your old thought processes to know that vulnerability can be safe and authenticity does feel better than being perfect is an uphill climb. But, if we know anything about your inner perfectionist...we know you are ready for the challenge.
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