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Brain Mapping & Neurotherapy

We partner with Houston NeuroSolutions to provide brain mapping, neurofeedback and neuromodulation interventions such as transcranial direct current. The initial assessment consists of quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) and event-related potential (ERP) assessments, which provide information on how the electrical activity flows through your brain at rest and when involved in tasks. This information provides a personalized signature of your current brain activity, including specific areas of low or high responsiveness, connectivity, dysregulation, or imbalance. 

What Can I Learn From Brain Mapping?

The combination of qEEG and ERP assessments allows us to evaluate your brain's unique electrical "fingerprint" to guide diagnosis and treatment.

 

These technologies have been applied and studied for decades in clinical populations, allowing for the identification of certain patterns of brainwave activity that align with diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, PTSD, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. The assessments also provide an indirect glimpse into your baseline metabolic, or resting energy state, which could indicate underlying nutritional deficiencies or systemic inflammatory or toxic processes.

Research has also documented the electrophysiologic impacts of psychiatric medications, which allows us to use your results to identify which medications are likely to be most effective for you.

Lastly, this baseline assessment provides a roadmap to define a specific approach for neurotherapy interventions, such as neurofeedback or transcranial direct current stimulation.

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What Is Neurotherapy?

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback uses real-time EEG monitoring of your brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain function. After analyzing your initial qEEG and ERP, your therapist will determine a step-wise approach for addressing areas of imbalance or dysregulation.  You will attend sessions wherein you will passively watch a video, and the quality of the video will optimize as your brain achieves the desired pattern.  This type of experiential learning occurs unconsciously and instinctively.  With time, your brainwaves develop a new resting state pattern.

 

 

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive approach that uses low-level electrical current to modulate neural activity.  Your therapist will identify the specific areas to target based on your initial assessment results, and will place electrodes on your scalp accordingly.  A low-intensity current is then passed from one electrode to the other, passing through the intended brain region to modulate nerve cell activity. TDCS can be a useful to enhance cognition, focus, improve depression, anxiety, reduce cravings and addictive behaviors, and reduce the perception of chronic pain.

What Are The Costs of Treatment?

The FDA has approved the use of certain neurofeedback and tDCS devices for general wellness and relaxation purposes; however, as they have not been approved for the treatment of any specific psychiatric condition, insurance will not cover the treatment.

qEEG + ERP $2000

Includes assessments, interpretation of results, feedback session, detailed report of findings, and recommendations for your next steps in treatment.

Treatment Sessions with Laura Childers $275

Laura specializes in tDCS interventions.

Treatment Sessions with Riikka Clifford $175

May include neurofeedback, psychotherapy, or tDCS.

A young, generally healthy individual usually requires around 15 sessions for the desired clinical benefit.  Older individuals, those with underlying medical or functional illnesses, or those living with significant ongoing psychosocial distress, are likely to require additional sessions.

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"This practice is going to help a lot of people. The amazing ladies who run it are experienced in a wide array of medicine...this includes promotion of gut health, lab testing to discover sensitivities, balancing diet, etc. What was once considered new age is now essential in our daily health."

-Brian

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