Kristian “Kit” Baker, one of our exceptional therapists, wrote a description of what we do. It is eloquently written, I thought it should be shared with you. Thank you Kit!
I’m with Neurofeedback and Counseling of Utah located in Clinton. The address is1407 N 2000 W, Ste J, Clinton, UT, 84015. The phone number is (801) 855-7999.
We provide individual and family therapy for children, teens, and adults using a variety of methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), play therapy, solution focused therapy, systemic family therapy, to name a few.
We also provide neurofeedback, either with or without psychotherapy, and we are one of only four providers in the state of Utah who are nationally board certified with neurofeedback. Neurofeedback trains the brain to regulate it’s electrical activity through positive reinforcement. It is used to help treat conditions such as ADHD, OCD, mood and anxiety disorders, impulse control and emotional regulation, trauma, learning problems, etc. Neurofeedback is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical with few, if any side effects.
We begin neurofeedback, or neurotherapy by doing a brain scan, or quantitative EEG (QEEG) which records the brain’s electrical activity at all 19 site locations of the scalp; we are one of only two providers in the state to provide the full 19-point QEEG. The results are displayed in what are called brain maps, graphical representations showing which areas of the brain are over- and under-functioning. Research and clinical experience show that particular patterns of over- and under-functioning manifest as symptoms seen with the aforementioned conditions. Clients receive copies of the summaries.
The neurofeedback protocols for the particular client are then determined by the patterns shown on the brain maps, thus creating very personalized, accurate protocols. Since neurofeedback is a form of operant conditioning and intermittent reinforcement, we require that our clients come in at least twice a week for best results. Research shows the typical treatment time is between 25-40 sessions (sometimes more) depending on the severity of the problems. Our clinical experience supports this. We then provide a followup QEEG at around the 20th session to help measure progress with before-and-after comparisons. Upon completion, the results remain more or less permanent. There are occasions in which symptoms may start to return a year or two after completing treatment. In those cases, two or three booster sessions using the same protocols are usually enough to quiet symptoms.
We provide “homework”, i.e. skills to practice between sessions, relaxation techniques, etc, to help maximize the effectiveness of neurofeedback. As previously stated, we provide neurofeedback for a variety of conditions such as ADHD, OCD, mood and anxiety disorders, impulse control and emotional regulation, trauma, learning problems, etc. Our methods are research based, and we are one of only four providers in the state who are nationally board certified in neurofeedback. Feel free to visit our website at https://ntcutah.com/. To learn more about the principles of neurofeedback, the research, and certification, feel free to visit https://www.bcia.org/ and https://www.isnr.org/. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the office at 801-855-7999.
Kristian “Kit” Baker, LMFT
Neurofeedback and Counseling of Utah