Hello and welcome to West Coast Neurofeedback.
This website was designed for two purposes primarily: one, to aid those looking for a neurofeedback practitioner to be able to find me, and two, to very briefly describe how I treat. The bulk of my clients come from referrals from health care professionals, educators, and individuals who already know the usefulness of neurofeedback. For those first learning about neurofeedback, I have included some background in the FAQs, and I encourage those seeking more information or assurances about the efficacy of neurofeedback to visit one of the many neurofeedback professional association websites such as ISNR.org, AAPB.org, or BCIA.org.
My in-office method of treatment employs the simultaneous application of LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System by Ochs Labs) along with traditional neurofeedback, the latter of which is accomplished by manipulating images on the computer screen (see below). Except in cases where the client is unable to focus on the screen, all in-office clients receive both LENS and traditional neurofeedback in every session. Sessions done remotely, which account for the majority of my work, are done through the use of a client-bought Brainmaster Atlantis 2×2 neurofeedback system (not LENS-capable), and FaceTime which allows me to both observe the client’s EEG, and direct the client’s training. While remote clients don’t get LENS treatment, they have the benefit of being able to treat themselves between our sessions, making treatment time and effectiveness of treatment the same as if they were training with the LENS component.
Further, rather than playing games on the screen (which are really not games, but are, in effect, watching the reward move across the screen), or sitting in front of a monitor waiting for a movie to play, my clients manipulate the frequencies of their spectrograph (the mathematically-derived moving graph of their raw EEG broken down into component frequencies), and in so doing, approximate (the term used to describe bringing something closer to its desired outcome) their EEG toward optimal. The reasons I use this method are several: it allows both the client and clinician to see the whole frequency spectrum live enabling us both to assess neuronal activity and effects of treatment moment-by-moment, training can be done on more than two frequency bands at the same time, the client is able to consciously change their EEG rather than relying on the subconscious to figure out the goal of a particular exercise, and last, we can shift frequency amplitudes left and right, rather than only increasing or suppressing them. In addition, considerable emphasis is placed on enhancing the entire low beta frequency band — even more than Margaret Ayers did — for everyone, not just the clients I see for peak performance training. This has profoundly positive effects for all conditions, especially head injury, dementia, and learning disability.
That’s pretty much the gist of it. If you know you want neurofeedback training for yourself, your kids, your spouse, your parents, or a friend, give me a call. I’m happy to help. We can do it here in Park City, Utah, or anywhere there’s an internet connection!