Treating The Whole Person

Neurofeedback Therapy

Caron uses neurofeedback to address mental health symptoms that may hinder a patient’s progress.

Neurofeedback room with a chair and tv at the Caron Pennsylvania campus.

At a Glance

  • This brain-training exercise

    alleviates mental health symptoms and reinforces healthy brain function.

  • Integrative neurofeedback therapy

    is offered at both our Caron Pennsylvania and Florida campuses.

Pennsylvania & Florida

Highlights of Neurofeedback Therapy

What is Neurofeedback Therapy?

Neurofeedback is a brain-based therapy that gives patients a way to regulate dysfunctional activity and reinforce healthy brain function. It can help patients:

  • Reduce levels of general stress and discomfort.
  • Increase attention and the ability to focus.
  • Process and reduce levels of anxiety.
  • Manage moods and emotions better.
  • Adopt new, healthy behaviors and deal with the triggers that may lead to relapse.

Integrative neurofeedback therapy is best used as one component in a multidisciplinary approach to treating substance use and mental health disorders. We use neurofeedback therapy at our Pennsylvania and Caron Florida treatment centers to alleviate mental health symptoms that may block a patient’s progress. Our neurofeedback specialists work with the patient’s treatment team to develop an integrated plan.

How does neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback begins with a brain mapping session that provides a baseline assessment of brain function. While the patient is comfortably seated, the neurofeedback specialist places a cap with sensors on the patient’s head. The sensors detect electrical patterns produced by the brain using a non-invasive technique called electroencephalography (EEG).

During hour-long neurofeedback sessions, a brain-video interplay teaches patients how to regulate their brain activity by playing a game. The more patients play, the better they become at regulating how their brain functions. By regulating brain function, patients can increase their focus and relaxation.

We monitor progress with both objective data from the brain and subjective data from questionnaires. Because neurofeedback is a learning process, the more sessions a client completes, the stronger the effects will be. We recommend at least 10 sessions of neurofeedback and up to 20 if a patient’s treatment stay permits. The effects vary for each individual.


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