WHAT DOES THE NAME OF THE PRACTICE MEAN?
Our main treatment modalities are TRAINING the use of cognitively mediated coping tools, in addition, to TRAINING the brain's firing patterns through the use of Neurofeedback and TRAINING heart rate variability (HRV). Everyone can TRAIN to improve their lives! Our treatments are custom designed for each individual to utilize the best of applied neuroscience to maximize human potential.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Our office does not accept insurance. We offer concierge-type care with affordable rates. Most treatments are geared towards building your positive self-regulation skills within 20-30 sessions. Superbills are provided for those with out-of-network benefits.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Our initial session will be an hour and fifteen minutes, At this time we will take a complete history and genogram. This extra step greatly helps guide your progress. Subsequent sessions are 45-50 minutes in length. The last 10 minutes are typically spent developing skills with mindfulness exercises or developing a list of further resources for the patient.
I'VE BEEN IN THERAPY BEFORE HOW IS YOUR APPROACH DIFFERENT?
Our practice prides itself on the integration of both psychotherapeutic and physiological approaches to enhancing mental health. Used together these treatments are additive and have a synergistic effect. We are also versed in the collaborative care model and will work closely with your psychiatrist, or allied health professional to coordinate care.
IS NEUROFEEDBACK SAFE?
Neurofeedback is a safe and effective treatment that has been in use for the past 60 years. Side effects are NOT common. Evidence for the efficacy of neurofeedback for various conditions can be found here https://isnr.org/resources
DO ALL PATIENTS PARTICIPATE IN NEUROFEEDBACK?
During our initial meeting, we will meet to determine how to best approach your care, in certain circumstances such as ADHD/Insomnia/TBI/ Chronic Pain Neurofeedback is highly recommended. You are always in charge of what treatment approach best suits you.
Neurofeedback is also offered as a stand-alone service by our practice. We often collaborate with outside therapists who continue to provide therapeutic services to their patients while referring to us for Neurofeedback services.
WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?
Neurofeedback is brain training, much like physical training. Through the use of sensors, your brain's activity patterns are monitored and displayed on a television screen. While watching a movie mental shifts in brain waves that are toward an ideal and stable brain state are rewarded. In some respects, Neurofeedback is like putting the brain on a stair-stepper to exercise regulatory functions. This is applicable to treat a wide variety of symptoms. It is a gradual passive learning process.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Individuals of any age can benefit from EEG training.
Neurofeedback can help a variety of childhood problems including insomnia, ADHD, ASD, seizure disorders, and other forms of disruptive and conduct behaviors.
Neurofeedback can assist Adults and Adolescents who struggle with anxiety depression, chronic pain, and migraines, PTSD, and complex trauma.
Neurofeedback can help anyone maintain good brain function as we age. Peak performers also use EEG training to enhance their abilities in sports, business, and the arts.
HOW DOES NEUROFEEDBACK HELP?
Neurofeedback helps the brain self-regulate. Self-regulation is necessary for optimal brain function. Self-regulation training enhances the function of the central nervous system and thereby improves mental performance, emotional control, and physiological stability. With neurofeedback, we target the bioelectrical functioning of the brain.
This can provide an alternate approach to help those who have not found remission of symptoms with the use of pharmaceutical approaches. By detecting brain waves going “off track” through the use of EEG, we can train the brain back toward enhanced stability, and improve brain function. We thereby help the brain re-regulate itself.
HOW IS NEUROFEEDBACK DONE?
Brain waves are analyzed by passive sensors are attached to the scalp with EEG paste. This is painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain. IT IS ENTIRELY NON-INVASIVE.
A computer processes your brain waves and visually displays brain activation patterns on the television screen in front of you in real-time. You are able to see the ebb and flow of your brain waves. We instruct you on how to increase regulated brain waves by making pixels on the screen green using only your brain waves. (Everyone can do it.) The specific brain wave frequencies we reward and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual.
Clinicians and researchers have had more than fifty years of experience using Neurofeedback. It has been academically and scientifically studied and its positive results have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. There is a significant body of research regarding the benefits in the treatment of ADHD. More recently, researchers are investigating the use of Neurofeedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder because of promising emerging results. For more information, please contact our office.
WHY TRAIN WITH US ?
Clinical results depend on equipment and clinician knowledge. The state-of-the-art equipment used at Train of Thought is FDA-approved. All of our protocols are first reviewed by a team of Medical Doctors, with specialty training in psychophysiology in addition to our Clinical Director who is Board Certified in the analysis of QEEG. Similarly, performing Neurofeedback in conjunction with other psychotherapy, and mindfulness exercises can often provide enhanced results for patients.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.