Spokane Valley, WA      Boise, ID

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Spokane Valley, WA: 509-891-5900
Boise, ID: 208-576-6692

Neurotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

Neurofeedback is a therapeutic approach that enables individuals to alter their brain waves.

When information about a person’s own brain wave patterns are made available for their understanding, they can learn to change them. Think of it as physical therapy for the brain.

what is neurofeedback?
Quantitative Echoencephalography (qEEG) shows activity in the brain. This is an example of brain activity.

To start, we offer a free initial consult to obtain a description of symptoms, treatment goals, and review health and family history. It is also an opportunity to answer any questions regarding symptoms or treatment. During the next session following the initial consult, a treatment qEEG (Brain Map) is done to develop an individualized treatment protocol. Additional testing may be done as needed to aid in developing treatment protocols.

The Neurofeedback training session is generally considered a painless, non-invasive procedure. One or more sensors are placed on the scalp, and one to each ear. Brain waves are monitored by means of an amplifier and a computer-based instrument that processes the signal and provides the proper feedback. This is displayed to the individual by means of a video (movie). As activity in a desirable frequency band increases, the video plays normally, or some other reward is given. As activity in an adverse band increases, the video is inhibited. Gradually, the brain responds to the cues that it is being given and new, more functional, brain wave patterns develop. The new pattern is one which is closer to what is normally observed in individuals without noted symptoms. Subsequent sessions last about an hour, and are generally conducted at least one time per week.

qeeg brain map
When starting neurofeedback, a full brain map, or QEEG, is routinely obtained.

There are numerous research studies, clinical reports and case histories concerning the effectiveness of neurofeedback for the following therapeutic applications. See the conditions listed below, as well as Therapeutic Applications of Neurofeedback at EEGSpectrum.com.

See also in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Emerging Brain-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents: Overview and Clinical Perspective (pages 12 & 13).

Read more at Dr. Corydon Hammond's website »

It is not possible to predict with certainty that neurofeedback will be successful for a particular condition. Each individual is unique. We offer a free consultation to obtain a description of symptoms, treatment goals, and review health and family history, in order to help our therapists and individuals make an informed decision regarding treatment. For the more common conditions we see, a reasonable prediction of outcome is usually possible. More important, however, the effectiveness of neurofeedback can usually be assessed early in the course of treatment.

Contact our Spokane Valley or Boise offices to schedule a free consultation.

Treatment sessions should be a minimum of one session per week. However, additional sessions can be added based on an individual's treatment goals and our therapist recommendation. Frequency of sessions can be reduced based on response to therapy and achieving goals.

We are currently contracted with Tri-Care, and WA Labor and Industries. These are typically the insurance companies Neurotherapy Northwest will bill directly.

We are considered out-of-network with all other insurance companies and we can provide a statement to be used to bill your insurance company. Our statement contains all the required information necessary to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It will be the responsibility of each individual to verify insurance coverage if planning to bill and request reimbursement from your insurance company.

Our policy is to receive payment in full at time of service (TOS) unless other arrangements have been previously made. Our fee schedule is provided at your first visit or by calling our Spokane Valley or Boise offices.

Please contact our office at 509-891-5900 or info@neurotherapynw.com for more information on standard fees.

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