Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions about our Neurofeedback Training.
We do not accept any insurance for our services.
Coverage varies by provider but it is often not a covered modality and unfortunately many exclude neurofeedback specifically. Please check with your carrier and ask, the CPT code for neurofeedback is 90901. It must come with an appropriate diagnosis code.
Insurance covers medications to mask your symptoms but you’re here looking for a better solution.
The equipment reads your brainwave activity and presents it back to the brain to show how it’s performing in real-time, and your brain determines the decision to move to a better state of function. Since no electrical currents or magnetic charges are put into your brain, the process is quite safe.
When you come to our office, we attach tiny sensors to your scalp with a conductive paste; you sit in a comfortable chair and watch your chosen visual content while your brain observes pattern changes that it learns to recognize and take control of.
The content is wide-ranging and entirely up to you to pick; the neurofeedback is built into the program. It can be enchanting digital landscapes of waterfalls and forests, rocket ships flying through tunnels, random patterns of light and sound, movies, fiction, or documentaries. Every client finds something that they enjoy. You will too.
Research on neurofeedback has been going on for decades. A casual look at PubMed or a Google search will yield voluminous results on its efficacy for various conditions. For a well-organized look at the current state of research, see this link> http://www.eeginfo.com/research/.
Medications flood the brain with chemicals that have a fast-acting and powerful effect on brain function. They can be very useful for acute symptoms, but there are drawbacks; the effects only last as long as you take them, and there are side effects.
Neurofeedback is a way to teach brain self-management techniques that optimize brain function in a natural, side-effect-free way.
With EEG training, the brain is empowered to take control of all aspects of its function by training the regulatory networks responsible for our behaviors. That is how so many symptomatologies can be positively affected; mastery over brain state is fundamental for all we do in our lives, from sleeping to working to expanding our consciousness.
This a very common question and difficult to answer since every brain is different. The severity of symptoms is variable, and the general physical health of the client is another. Are you eating well? Do you have a positive social and spiritual life? Wellness is a holistic concept, and we’ll discuss all of that.
Generally speaking, training takes approximately 40-60 hours, depending upon the person and their goals. The training frequency is usually two to three times weekly and can taper to once a week until training is finished. Sessions are booked by the hour, and clients receive approximately 45 minutes of training. The key is regularity and frequency, like any other training.