Each session is scheduled for one hour.
Neurofeedback is a brain-based therapy that gives patients a way to regulate dysfunctional activity and reinforce healthy brain function. When paired with other therapeutic modalities, neurofeedback teaches patients a way to regulate and reinforce healthy brain function.
How Neurofeedback Sessions Work
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 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.
Step 1: Brain Mapping
A brain-mapping session provides a baseline assessment of brain function. A technician places an elastic cap with sensors on the patient’s head. The sensors detect electrical patterns produced by the brain using electroencephalography (EEG).
Developing a Treatment Plan
Working with clinical staff, the technician creates an individualized treatment plan with specific areas of the brain to train.
A brain-video interplay teaches the patient how to regulate your brain activity by playing a game based on real-time brain activity. The more you play, the better you become at regulating how your brain functions.
Benefits of Neurofeedback Therapy
Neurofeedback trains the brain to help patients:
- Reduce levels of general stress and discomfort.
- Increase attention and the ability to focus.
- Process and reduce levels of anxiety.
- Better manage moods and emotions.
- Adopt new, healthy behaviors and deal with the triggers that may lead to relapse.
A team of dedicated specialists provide neurofeedback therapy.
We recommend at least 10 sessions of neurofeedback. More sessions help to reinforce results.
No. Neurofeedback is safe, painless, and drug-free.
The length of neurofeedback effects varies by individual. Studies have reported sustained results from six months to two years after neurofeedback training ended.
The benefits become more noticeable over time. The more sessions you complete, the stronger the effects will be. We monitor progress with objective data from the brain and subjective data from self-report questionnaires.
No. Integrative neurofeedback therapy is one component of a multidisciplinary approach to treating substance use and mental health disorders.