Neurofeedback Treatment in Towson, MD
Neurofeedback is the process of getting information and measurements from your brain.
Also called electroencephalography (EEG), Neurofeedback is a non-invasive way to control and measure your brain waves and body temperature.
Nicole Munoz specializes in psychotherapy and neurofeedback at her clinic in Towson, MD. To learn more about neurofeedback training and if it is the right option for you, call (410) 494-6668 to schedule your consultation today!
What is Neurofeedback Training?
Neurofeedback can be used as a form of training or therapy. Nicole Munoz can help to retrain your brain through conditioning.
Most of what goes on in our brain seem involuntary, meaning we don’t think about it much. Our body processes and brain waves can be adjusted through conditioning and training.
It’s a helpful form of therapy for those who have been prescribed medications or have seen doctor after doctor without relief. Getting to the core of the issue is what neurofeedback aims to do.
Nicole Munoz utilizes LENS neurofeedback and NeurOptimal. LENS neurofeedback allows her to treat people of all ages including babies. LENS neurofeedback allows testing to be done without the need to focus on a screen or sit for long periods of time. Nicole can help you by providing real-time feedback so people understand the psychological/emotional changes they are going through during the neurofeedback process.
Nicole also provides home rentals for neurofeedback equipment. This allows you to complete neurofeedback therapy from the comfort of your own home.
What is Neurofeedback Training Used For?
Neurofeedback training has become a popular therapy method for many conditions of the brain.
If you suffer from anxiety and depression or even concussions and migraines, this may be the right treatment for you.
Neurofeedback training aims to help relieve symptoms of:
- Addiction Recovery
- Sleep Disorders
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
- Peak Performance
- Traumatic Brain Injury
What are the Benefits of Neurofeedback Training?
Neurofeedback training helps your brain get back to functioning at its best. There may be some areas of your brain that are out of balance. For example, with depression or anxiety, you may have some brain waves that aren’t working well together.
With neurofeedback training, Nicole Munoz will be able to analyze these areas and improve the alignment in all areas of your brain. The goal is to get you back to your functional best by evaluating your brain waves.
Neurofeedback gives you a look at what is really going on inside your brain and focuses on the core issues.
What Happens During Training?
- Assessment and analysis
- Define a neurofeedback parameter, or which area you are going to train
- Training process
This three-step process can be repeated by Nicole Munozr to help you with your individual case.
In the assessment stage, several electrodes are usually required for analysis. Nicole Munoz will assess your brain as you do a number of tasks and record them in a database.
The next stage of treatment is defining which area of the brain you and Nicole Munoz decide to train. The brain has several associations and finding areas that may need improvement might take some time. You can talk with your provider to make sure you understand which parameters you want to work on.
The last stage is the training process. Electrodes are again placed on the brain and visual, auditory, or tactile tasks will be evaluated again. Whatever the method used, you concentrate on the feedback and intend to learn the association between the parameter and the brain.
How Does Neurofeedback Training Work?
The aim of neurofeedback is to train this parameter DOWN, if there is a lack of some other EEG characteristic, the corresponding neurofeedback parameter is trained UP. The method works like a bulldozer filling in the cavities and excavating the bumps in terrain.
When you begin neurofeedback treatment, you’ll start mapping out the brain through quantitative EEG (qEEG). This will help identify what specific areas of your brain are out of alignment. Once you have this important baseline information, your neurofeedback training can be tailored to the areas that need a little TLC.
During your session, sensors placed on targeted areas of your head will show the current state of your brain compared to what it should be doing. Sounds or music played through headphones will adapt to push your brain closer to a more comfortable state. Neurofeedback training is pain and drug-free, and completely non-invasive.
Are there any risks involved?
Any adverse side effects reported after your treatment are used as feedback to let us know how your brain is responding. This information is used to adjust your next treatment.
Side effects can include:
- feelings of anxiety
- brain fog
Schedule a Consultation for Neurofeedback Training in Towson Today!
If you are interested in neurofeedback training to treat any of the symptoms listed above, contact Nicole Munoz to discuss your candidacy. Call (410) 494-6668 to schedule a visit at her psychotherapy clinic in Towson, MD today.