Is neurofeedback right for me or my child?
There has been a lot of research on neurofeedback and the disorders it helps with. Neurofeedback has been used for over 50 years and has shown to have many positive results. Neurofeedback has been seen to reduce adhd, anxiety, depression, and learning disorder symptoms with great success. It has also increased focus, concentration, and emotional control in thousnds of subjects. Neurofeedback is FDA approved for relaxation.
Since every person is different, the best first step is to get a Quantitative EEG assessment (brain map) to get a full picture of your brainwave functioning. You will receive results of your assessment with a proposed treatment plan. Neurofeedback is not effective with everyone nor with every condition. We will consult with you to determine if neurofeedback may be effective with you.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason aren’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, we’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way–teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing you business.”
Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for one or two sessions a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with us, we would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, we can work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
Jeffrey and Casherie Bright founded Neurofeedback and Counseling of Utah in 2010. Jeff Bright is a leader in the innovative, effective use of neurotherapy for brain-based healing. Our therapists are skilled at helping children and teenagers who have experienced trauma and emotional or mood problems. Our main office is in Clearfield, Utah, and serves many clients in Davis and Weber County including in Layton, Clinton, Syracuse, West Point, Roy, Ogden, South Ogden, Riverdale, Kaysville, and Hooper. Contact Neurofeedback and Counseling of Utah at 801-855-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.