NEUROFEEDBACK INTAKE CONSULTATION
When you contact us, you will be booked for a 50 minute intake appointment with one of our specially trained clinicians. This is your opportunity to let our team know what you have been experiencing that has led you to seek treatment and what your goals are. We will spend this time getting to know you, gather information about your symptoms/experiences, history, and indicators of brain arousal patterns. Together this information will allow us to give you feedback at the end of the session about whether you are a good candidate for psychotherapy, neurotherapy and whether any further assessments may be beneficial. This is also your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about all of our services. If after this session, you want to proceed, we will guide you to the next assessment or treatment steps. This can include a QEEG mapping if you are interested in neurotherapy, psychodiagnostic assessment if you are seeking clarification about your symptom patterns, or directly to a clinician for psychotherapy if this form of treatment is more suited to your needs.
QEEG BRAIN MAP ASSESSMENT
A Quantitative Electroenecephalograph (QEEG) is an extensive analysis of an individual’s cortical activity used to help us understand brain function, arousal and pathways. During the QEEG acquisition, you will come into the office for one hour so we can place a cap with EEG sensors on your head to acquire the digitized EEG. This EEG is the a multi-electrode, multi-channel measurement of your cortical activity that we utilize when completing our statistical analyses. We analyze your raw EEG (e.g., looking for EEG phenomenon that could contribute to your symptoms, such as beta spindling associated with anxiety), compare your brain functioning to a ‘normative’ database, as well as to evaluate your individual EEG ratios (e.g., theta:beta ratios that can help understand ADHD), neural pathways (e.g., important for concussions and autism spectrum disorder) and EEG morphology. All of this information is used to help us understand the underlying brain function that could be contributing to your identified symptoms. Taking all of this information with the history you provided us during your intake consultation, we will collaboratively form a treatment plan with you during the feedback session. You have the option to receive your QEEG results in the feedback session verbally or with the addition of a written report (6-10 page write up of the results with corresponding photos of your brain).