IF I COME TO YOU…

At the Advanced Therapy Center we begin by getting to know what your biggest challenges are and what your goals are. We review the steps you’ve taken in the past toward these goals. Then we gather information about how your brain is working by taking a Quantitative EEG. This information gets compared to a normative data base made from brain recordings of people who have no complaints about function. If your Q shows differences in areas that relate to your challenges, we have a target for Neurofeedback training.

As we work together, charting the progress each session, further suggestions may arise such as diet changes, social supports, brief trauma treatment and exercise regimes. We do not want to waste anyone’s time or money and will keep focused on your goals.

HOW DO YOUR METHODS DIFFER?

Our methods rely upon understanding the brain’s plasticity. Symptoms and problems do get stuck in our neural wiring as a survival mechanism, that at one time was adaptive. However with the proper reward structure and feedback we can bring your neurophysiology back in line with your current reality and potential.

We understand complex human dynamics and how the brain adapts. Our job is to team with you to create change within you that leads you closer to your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Advanced Therapy Center we tailor each treatment plan in consideration of your unique symptom complaints with a focus on the biological bases of them. A Quantitative EEG (Q-EEG) uses computerized analysis tools to study your brain. We collect 19 channels of EEG simultaneously to create a map of how the different areas of your cortex are communicating with each other and with deeper brain structures. By comparing the way your brain is working to individuals’ with no brain based difficulties, we are able to pinpoint patterns that may be making your life harder than it could be. With a Q we are able to develop an individualized treatment plan to make your life more comfortable.
Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that focuses on brain function. All biofeedback is principally a stress reducing methodology. One reduces stress when one decreases interferences and inefficiencies in function.
There are many forms of NeuroFeedback. At ATC we use the Q to decide how best to help a person release inefficient patterns of neural functioning. We may use a training program based upon 3-D imaging of brain function called Loreta Neurofeedback. We use traditional amplitude training at times and we use Z-score training with from 2 to 19 electrode contacts. Many individuals come to us for the LENS (Low Energy NeuroFeedback System) that is particularly useful for recent head trauma and complex medical situations. We can create a unique training program for each client based upon their complaints.
The training process is designed to be pleasant, as that is rewarding. We may use a movie that you enjoy as feedback, music or small games. We have fun in the process!
“Researchers (Thornton & Carmody, 2005) have noted that neurofeedback is the most effective method for returning to healthy function following a traumatic brain injury.”

Neurofeedback encourages the brain to reorganize itself guided by the natural instinct to heal and rewards presenting during the training. Clients report that the treatment has positive results in a wise array of symptoms such as:
• Anxiety
• Headaches and Migraines.
• Brain and Head injuries – fog and fatigue
• Depression – medication reduced or eliminated
• ADHD – medication reduced or eliminated
• Autoimmune Disorders – fibromyalgia
• Attachment Disorders
• Autism and Autism spectrum disorders
• Substance Abuse
• Peak Performance