Neurofeedback Training Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology -  - Psychologist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

When you struggle with anxiety, depression, focus problems, or difficulty managing stress, it can hurt your work performance, daily life, and personal relationships. Neurofeedback training teaches you to control how your brain responds to situations, thoughts, and feelings so you can remain relaxed, calm, and focused. The highly trained team at Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan has extensive experience using neurofeedback training to address attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and many other conditions. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or make an appointment online.

Neurofeedback Training Q & A

What is neurofeedback training?

Neurofeedback, also known as electroencephalograph (EEG) biofeedback, is a noninvasive treatment that makes you aware of your own brainwave activity in real time. Neurofeedback helps you understand how your brainwaves respond to your thoughts and actions. 

With practice, neurofeedback helps you learn to control your brainwave activity to maintain concentration, relaxation, and emotional balance. This medication-free therapy is known as neurofeedback training.

How does neurofeedback training work?

During your neurofeedback session, your therapist or psychologist at Thriving Mind Psychology places several electrodes on your scalp. These electrodes are attached to an EEG machine, which measures electrical impulses to track your brainwave activity.

The EEG machine displays your brainwaves as visual patterns on a computer monitor in real time. Your practitioner helps you interpret this feedback and guides you as you discover which thoughts, emotions, or actions trigger a specific brain response.

Which conditions can be addressed with neurofeedback training?

Neurofeedback training can improve a range of mental health concerns and help reduce or eliminate the need for medication. Clinical studies show that neurofeedback training is very effective in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, teens, and adults.

Some of the other conditions neurofeedback training addresses include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse 
  • Early stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism 

In addition, neurofeedback training is useful in peak performance training, a therapeutic approach that maximizes your capabilities to enhance your skills in athletics, performing arts, and other professions that require in-the-moment physical and mental processing.

Are there any risks with neurofeedback training?

Neurofeedback is a noninvasive procedure with no side effects and is safely performed on most individuals. However, there are some medical conditions, such as heart rhythm disorder, that are contraindicated for the procedure. Your practitioner carefully reviews your health history before recommending neurofeedback training.

Neurofeedback training can improve your emotional and mental health, which has an impact on your physical health and overall well-being. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or ADHD, or you’d like help managing stress in your daily life, schedule a consultation with one of the experienced practitioners at Thriving Mind Psychology. Call the office or make an appointment online today.