Our intention is to maximize personal growth for children and adults by integratinging biofeedback and neurotherapy into more commonly used psychotherapy techniques.
A BIT ABOUT OUR APPROACH TO THERAPY
Electroencephalography (EEG), commonly known as a picture of brain waves, was first discovered in the 1940's. By the 1970, feedback devices were used for therapeutic purposes. The name for this is Neurotherapy or Neurofeedback. More recently, faster computers, better equipment, and databases of people with normal EEG have caused an explosion of research into the therapeutic uses of EEG. In our practice, we use neurotherapy to augment common therapeutic techniques such as Heart Rate Variability Training (HRV), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness. All interventions are useful for children and their parents as well as for adults. In addition, these techniques are integrated into medical and dietary interventions provided by your physician and dietician. We feel this provides a well rounded and more effective approach to providing care for those we work with.
The 3 phase approach
The initial session uses several components to determine an individual's treatment needs. This would include a diagnostic interview, review of pre-existing records, psychological testing, and a qEEG. Also during this phase, a medical assessment would occur with your physician if it has not yet been conducted. Assessment information is available to be forwarded to medical professionals. These assessment tools can serve as a benchmark against which improvements can be measured.
One component of the assessment may be the use of NeuroLink. A free self assessment can be conducted using the NeuroLink app linked below. Should you chose to see us, this data can be sent to our computer system and integrated into our neurofeedback system when you receive care.
Based on the discoveries from the Assessment, an approach to addressing the problem is developed. This often integrates counseling techniques and bio/neuro-feedback techniques into a comprehensive plan for addressing the problems that were discovered. A report overviewing the results of the qEEG and psychological testing is provided for medial providers who wish to use the information for their own treatment planning or for documentation of your progress.
This phase implements the interventions to be used for growth. It typically involves practicing biological (including neurological) changes designed to manage, reduce, or eliminate symptoms. Practice sessions at our offices can include practice at home to maximize change and decrease the amount of time required in our office. Practice can also include changes in behavior that are desired, but were not first practiced in our office.
To arrange your first consultation,
contact Tara Meskowsky, Psy.D. at
(916) 789-7082 ext. 310
Valley Psychological Center
1891 East Roseville Parkway,
Roseville, CA 95661